Landesa's newsletter: Plotlines
Video Calls for Land Rights to Be Included in the Sustainable Development Goals

See how the fight against poverty, gender inequality, and hunger is rooted in stronger land rights for women and men.
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Landesa Ranked #14 NGO in the World

For the third consecutive year, Landesa has been ranked as one of the top non-governmental organizations in the world. Each year, Landesa has not only made the list but also risen in the rankings from the previous year. Landesa is now ranked as the #14 NGO in the world.
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Women's Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program

The Landesa Center for Women's Land Rights is now accepting applications for the Women's Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program. The program, now in its fourth year, cultivates a network of professionals from India, China, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda who are committed to strengthening women's land rights.
Visiting Professionals Program page >>

Join Us for Landesa's Seed the Change Event on March 13

Our 9th annual Seed the Change luncheon will celebrate Landesa founder Roy Prosterman's 80th birthday and highlight Landesa's continued focus on strengthening women's land rights. 

The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Norm Dicks (WA-6th District, 1977-2013), who is also a former student of Prosterman's. The program will feature insights into Landesa's impact in the field and a special video honoring Prosterman's legacy and his life's work.

Landesa Receives Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights

The Greater Seattle Chapter of the United Nations Association awarded Landesa the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights. Landesa founder Roy Prosterman accepted the award on behalf of the organization at a ceremony in Seattle's Town Hall.
January 28, 2015


Landesa in the News

The Georgetown Journal of International Law published a blog by Landesa land tenure specialist Reem Gaafar about how land rights serve as a gateway right.


ONE Campaign posted a Landesa photo essay on how a widow and mother of three in rural Kenya gained her land rights.



This is Africa of the Financial Times posted an editorial by Landesa CEO Tim Hanstad on why land rights deserve special attention in UN discussions on a new sustainable development framework.


Food Tank

Food Tank listed Landesa as one of its 101 global food organizations to watch in 2015.



Devex posted a blog by Tim Hanstad about how strong land rights can spark an economic miracle in Africa.


The Odisha Sun Times posted an article about Landesa and the state government of Odisha partnering to allocate land to landless families using SMS.



AllAfrica shared an editorial by Landesa founder Roy Prosterman about cost-effective methods to improve land rights in Africa.


Beyond2015 posted Landesa's video about how to address poverty, nutrition, and gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals.


The National Council on Responsible Philanthropy posted a blog highlighting its most-shared posts of 2014, including Landesa Board Chair Chris Grumm's post about her philosophy of Philanthropy 3.0.
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