Landesa's newsletter: Plotlines
Project in Odisha Scaling to Seven Districts
To help the Government of Odisha bring secure land rights to its poorest families in an efficient manner, Landesa designed the Community Resource Person (CRP) program. The program relies on local youth who live in some of the most remote areas of the state to identify their landless neighbors and then act as a bridge between their communities and government officials, helping families obtain legal control over small plots of land. The Government of Odisha has now extended the program to likely help about 300,000 landless families.

2013 Visiting Professionals Program Begins 

Landesa welcomes its new class of eight Women's Land Rights Visiting Professionals to our Seattle office. While in Seattle from September 9 to October 18, they will share their in-country experiences working in women's land rights as well as strengthening professional relationships and skills with one another and Landesa's staff. More info>>

Landesa is Crowdfunding for Women & Girls

Landesa now has a partnership with a new crowdfunding site,, which gives 100% of donations to deserving projects focusing on helping women and girls around the world. Catapult is currently featuring Landesa's Women's Support Centers project in Odisha, India. Earlier this year, Catapult helped raise $10,000 for another Landesa project in India thanks to Thompson Reuters Foundation's CEO Monique Villa, Gucci's Chime for Change, and donations from 40 individuals. See our project on >> 

September 16, 2013
Landesa in the News   


The Daily Beast posted a blog by Landesa land tenure specialist, Melany Grout, on how Landesa's Girls Project is helping fight the poverty and perceptions that make girls in West Bengal vulnerable to early marriage.


Devex is running a campaign called "Land Matters" throughout September about the importance of land and secure land rights for development - much of the content is about or provided by Landesa.  


The Foundation's Impatient Optimists blog ran a post by Landesa's Odisha State Director, Sanjoy Patnaik, about our project creating Women's Support Centers in Odisha, India.
USAID's Land Tenure and Property Rights portal ran a blog post by Landesa India Program Director, Ashok Kumar, on innovative tools India is using to address landlessness.

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