Empowering Women: Landesa's Visiting Professionals give us an inside look at advocating for women's lands rights in India and Africa. The Visiting Professionals will discuss their current projects and experiences in a conversation moderated by Landesa staff.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | 7:00PM
$5 at the door
FREE for Burke members or with UW student/staff ID
Tanzania's Bold Answer to the Land Rush
In an effort to ensure that Tanzania's people benefit from the global land rush, the government is creating an ambitious and very elaborate system whereby investors would, in return for land, give Tanzania some share of ownership in the investing company. Landesa was asked to analyze the plan.
We've provided recommendations to the government of Tanzania on how they might improve the system they're creating and what other systems might be worth considering. Read more >>
Barriers to Women's Land Rights in India
In rural India, women do a majority of the agricultural labor, yet often have no legal right or control over the land they farm. A new study conducted by Landesa India for UN Women uncovered the barriers to women's land rights. A report based on these findings provides recommendations to address these challenges. View the report (PDF) >>
Landesa India Program Director Ashok Sircar tells the story behind the study. Read his blog >>