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Global Land Alliance Parcel Post – August 2019

Check out the Global Land Alliance’s August Parcel Post newsletter. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest from Global Land Alliance Click to read


Social Risk Engagement with Communities in Dominican Republic

El mes pasado, Global Land Alliance y REDDOM se reunieron con miembros de la comunidad en la cuenca de Hondo Valle en la República Dominicana. Con el financiamiento de la Unidad Técnica Ejecutora de Proyectos Agroforestales (UTEPDA) y el  Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (@el_BID), ejecutamos encuestas, grupos focales y entrevistas en profundidad para lograr una […]


Urban Maryland Land Trust Preserved through Agricultural Easement

The Charles Koiner Center for Urban Farming (CKC), a local land trust dedicated to protecting urban land for the purpose of agriculture and education run by Global Land Alliance Associate Hannah Sholder and partner Kate Medina. The Montgomery County Council shared the above story of its origins and recent successes in sustaining the trust. “Early […]


GLA Supports Colombian Post-Conflict Municipality turn Model Case for Land Reform

Global Land Alliance is proud to have worked with USAID Colombia, the Colombian National Land Agency and TetraTech to conceptualize and design the first systematic parcel sweep (barrido predial) in the municipality of Ovejas which is being utilized as the model case for future government and USAID efforts in securing land rights as part of […]

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Prindex Methodology Highlighted Women’s Role in Land in National Bureau of Statistics of Tanzania’s May Newsletter

National Bureau of Statistics in Tanzania’s May newsletter demonstrates the important of Prindex data in assessing women’s perceptions of tenure security. “Women Must Play Active Role in Land Occupancy, and Property Ownership, Says Statistician General Women have been urged not to fear owning property; instead they should continue building confidence by owning more land and […]


Recovery, Land Titles and Displacement: Community Reflections in Puerto Rico

Last month, 35 community leaders from 10 countries across the Global South gathered in Puerto Rico to learn about Community Land Trusts (CLTs) and see how residents of a low-income neighborhood in San Juan’s Caño Martin Peña have applied the model to formalize their tenure and preserve the affordability of their housing in perpetuity, preventing […]


Launch of “Securing Forest Tenure Rights for Rural Development. An Analytical Framework”

During the 2019 World Bank Conference for Land and Poverty, an Analytical Framework for the Securing Forest Tenure Rights for Rural Development initiative was launched, a first product of a longer partnership between World Bank and Global Land Alliance, funded by the World Bank’s Program on Forests (PROFOR).  The Analytical Framework is a product of […]


33 Country Data Launch from Prindex

“Monitoring is a tool that must be yoked to a process of action and mobilization to be effective… The point is transformative change” -Malcolm Childress for the 33 Country Data Launch of Prindex on March 25th on the sidelines of the World Bank Conference for Land and Poverty. Visit for the full reports and […]


2018 Annual Report

We are excited to share with you Global Land Alliance’s 2018 Annual Report.  Since beginning operations five years ago, Global Land Alliance has committed itself to promote sustainable prosperity for people and places.  We are grateful for your continuing support and collaboration, and we look forward to our next five years in alliance with you […]


United States Announces Official Adoption of Prindex

Policymakers in countries like Tanzania have been looking at Prindex data to inform their thinking on land tenure security for some time. Now, the United States has become the first country to officially adopt Prindex as a measure of its success in meeting a key land-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). The Sustainable Development Goals represent […]


Global Land Alliance Celebrates International Women’s Day 2019

Happy International Women’s Day ♀️ Women’s access to land, safeguarding’ women’s roles & rights before, during, and after formalization, and empowering women to become local advocates for land rights is a critical intersection of Global Land Alliance’s engagements. Check out just one highlight of our work in #WomensLand for on an engagement we did in […]


Forum Sur la Politique Foncière au Sénégal avec IPAR et ILC Afrique

Fiers de soutenir ce forum sur la politique foncière au Sénégal aujourd’hui avec IPAR ThinkTank et ILC Afrique, où nous partageons les résultats du Prindex avec des responsables politiques et des journalistes. Un Sénégalais  sur 5 (21%) ne se sent pas en sécurité dans l’occupation de sa maison. Ce chiffre est inférieur à la moyenne […]


Global Land Alliance Tackles how to Measure Capacity Development

As part of the Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG) task order under USAID’s second Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights project (STARR 2), Global Land Alliance, led by Cynthia Berning, teamed with TetraTech to think through how to best measure the results of the capacity development activities that are part of the project.  Measuring capacity […]


Malcolm Childress Keynote Address at University of Twente

Today, Malcolm Childress is speaking at the University of Twente in the Netherlands on land governance challenges and opportunities related to climate, urbanization and social justice. You can see why urbanization is such a huge issue for the future:   And it’s not hard to see where the urbanization challenge is at its most intense […]

Sobre Nosotros – Colombia Rural

Colombia Rural Introduces New Policy Recommendation for Vacant Lands

Colombia Rural, Global Land Alliance partner, under the leadership of Margarita Varón Perea, introduced policy to the Corte Constitucional in Colombia this past Friday (2/8/2019) during a Public Hearing on Land Regime and Land Reform. The policy will give specific legal criteria to define vacant lands. To read the entire constitutional resolution, click the button below. To see […]

RSVP To Prindex Second Wave Data Launch

Save the Date! Prindex Second Data Wave Launch

  Save the date! If you’re going to be in Washington DC on 25 March for the World Bank’s Land and Poverty conference, join Prindex, Gallup, Omidyar Network and DFID for a reception to launch our second wave of data measuring perceptions of land rights & tenure security


ASPRS 2019 – Collaboration between GLA, University of Florida Geomatics Program and Forest Count Potawatomi

Adam Benjamin presented a collaborative UAV exercise between the University of Florida’s Geomatics Program, Forest County Potawatomi Community’s Land and Natural Resources Division and Global Land Alliance at #ASPRS2019 this week. Read the entire poster here Read more about this collaboration here


Global Land Alliance Parcel Post – Jan 2019

Check out the Global Land Alliance January Parcel Post newsletter! Click to Read

‘Defending Democracy in Brazil’ Event in DC

‘Defending Democracy in Brazil’ Event in DC

Last night Theresa Williamson and Catalytic Communities, partners of the Global Land Alliance and the GLA CLT Center, hosted a fundraiser entitled Defend Democracy In Brazil: Politics and Music at Busboys and Poets. Joining Williamson was Sports Editor of The Nation and author of “Brazil’s Dance With the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy,” Dave Zirin, and […]

Agroforestry Project in the Dominican Republic

Agroforestry Project in the Dominican Republic

Global Land Alliance is supporting the Government of the Dominican Republic’s Agroforestry project, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank. GLA is developing an audit procedure and rules for the monitoring and verification of land tenure clarification. The Agroforestry project contributes to the sustainable development of rural communities in seven rural watersheds through the adoption of […]

Highlights from the Prindex Webinar

Highlights from the Prindex Webinar

Miss the Prindex Webinar? Here are some highlights: “The question of who legally owns land still remain vague, ambiguous and complex rooted in the history and foundation of Liberia […] it defines problems around citizenship and inclusion we see today” -Alfred Brownell, Green Advocates, Liberia “Prindex data improves knowledge of the perceptions of the population, […]

Register for the Prindex Webinar!

Register for the Prindex Webinar!

Are you a policymaker, civil servant, advocate or researcher interested in land and from one of the first 15 countries in which we have collected data? Join us on Wednesday, November 28th as Global Land Alliance’s Malcolm Childress moderates an introductory webinar on how to make the most of Prindex data. Co-Hosted by Land Portal […]

2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

We are so busy in 2018 we almost forgot to send you our Annual Report for 2017, but there is a lot to share and we very pleased to share our 2017 Annual Report with you.  Here’s the link. Our first three years of operation have consolidated our belief in alliances and partnering. Our focus […]

Upcoming Prindex Webinar

Upcoming Prindex Webinar

Have you registered for the Prindex Webinar, moderated by Global Land Alliance’s Director Malcolm Childress, cohosted by Land Portal yet? November 28, 8:30am EST Details here:

We've Moved!

We’ve Moved!

Excited to announce that Global Land Alliance has moved to a new office, proudly co-locating with Cadasta Foundation! Come by and say hello! 🚚

Catalytic Communities

Catalytic Communities’ CLT Exchange in Rio

Global Land Alliance’s partner organization Catalytic Communities completed an exchange this past August with leaders of Puerto Rico’s Caño Martín Peña favela community to strengthen support and knowledge exchange for Communal Land Tenure. Check out the results of the meeting in a recent article for Rio on Watch:

PRIndex on Land Portal

Malcolm Childress on Land Portal

“Researchers, policymakers, donors, and citizens the world over will have access to data that gives all of us a truly global picture of what we believe to be an urgent challenge of the 21st century: insecure land and property rights.” Malcolm Childress was published this week on the Land Portal following the release of new […]

PRindex team in action

Prindex Team in Action

Malcolm Childress and the rest of the Prindex Global team in action as they launch unprecedented data on perceptions of property rights from 15 countries in Rome, Italy. #LandRights #WomensLand #TenureSecurity 👏👏👏👏

International Day of Rural Women

International Day of Rural Women

Global Land Alliance recognizes and celebrates the intersectional leadership on International Day of Rural Women #LandRights #WomensLand #RuralLand

CLT Center at Ground Solutions Network Conference

CLT Center at Ground Solutions Network Conference

The CLT Center joins community leaders from across the US and world as participants in Intersections 2018, hosted by Grounded Solutions Network happening October 1-4th. Excited to build partnerships and knowledge sharing in lasting affordability, community land trust, diversity, equity, inclusion and sustainability.

Espacio Feminista at Global Land Forum

Espacio Feminista at Global Land Forum

Global Land Alliance partner Patricia Chaves of Espacio Feminista shared at the Global Land Forum 2018 today that the global meeting in Bandung, Indonesia underscores the need to have such a global network! As a point of improvement, she challenges: “We need more women’s organisations in our Coalition” #WomensLand #landrights #WomensRights. Chaves recently wrote a […]


Leveraging the SDGs to Improve Womens Land Rights

  Landesa published a document today which validates and offers a replication model of a collaboration between Espaço Feminista, Landesa, and Global Land Alliance to strenthen women’s land rights through local, women-led processes. (See post from Landesa here) The Sustainable Development Goals have created an extraordinary window of opportunity to increase the attention to women’s rights […]

GLA Engagement in Haiti

GLA Engagement in Haiti

This past month, Global Land Alliance began work with the Comité Interministériel d’Aménagement du Territoire (CIAT) on a study to examine the relationship between land tenure security and agricultural land use in #Haiti, in support of the Rural Land Tenure Security Project financed by the Inter-American Development Bank. This study uses data collected during Phase […]


GLA at Social Production of Habitat Platform

We are excited to be a part of the collaborative efforts on community led housing solutions. Hannah represented the Global Land Alliance and Center for CLT Innovations last June with partners of the Social Production of Habitat Platform, coordinated by urbaMonde. #SettingTheAgenda #Exchange  


UAV Technical Demonstration with Forest County Potawatomi

Global Land Alliance (GLA), in collaboration with professors from the University of Florida’s Geomatics Department and the Forest County Potawatomi Community Land Information Department, conducted a hands-on, technical demonstration in northern Wisconsin this past June, 2018; exchanging ideas on the potential benefits of utilizing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in assessing the Community’s natural resources and physical infrastructure. […]


Liderazgo con determinación, una necesidad del campo colombiano

Margarita Varón of Colombia Rural, a proud partner of Global Land Alliance, was interviewed for CUMBRE. Read the entire interview here Cuando las personas no están de acuerdo, o están tratando que tu no logres algo, hay una motivación detrás, cuando las personas encuentran una motivación adecuada, y ven que hay una meta común, que […]

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“Need better property rights and land tenure security data? Build in-country partnerships” David Ameyaw for ThisisPlace

  David Ameyaw was published in a blog for This is Place today entitled “Need better property rights and land tenure security data? Build in-country partnerships” on the multitude of benefits and sustainability of country engagement. Read the entire article here


Global Land Alliance at the 2018 World Bank Conference for Land and Poverty

Its great to be part of the Global Land Alliance team. Very productive week at the @WorldBank #landconf2018. More than 1800 participants from all continents to discuss the reforms, interventions, and innovations on #land governance in an interconnected world.


Prindex Methodological Report

    The Prindex Methodological Report to accompany the recent 2017 PRIndex Analytical Report is now online! Learn more here

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Q&A with Malcolm Childress

Thomson Reuters recently met with Malcolm Childress, the Practice Manager for Urban and Environment for the Land Alliance. The organization enables the prosperity of people and places by advancing learning and practice to achieve land tenure security as well as the efficient, inclusive and sustainable use of land and natural resources. In the Q&A that […]

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