Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Reducing inequality in a turbulent world: Scaling-up strategies to secure indigenous, community, and women's land rights

04/10/2017 to 05/10/2017

Inequality and the marginalization of women, Indigenous Peoples, and rural communities is driving political unrest, challenging conventional development models, and increasing calls for social, economic, and environmental security across the globe. Today, nearly a third of the world's population does not have secure rights to the lands and forests they customarily claim. This insecurity undermines global progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the climate change commitments of the Paris Agreement.

The organizing partners invite you to join us for one of the largest international conferences advancing joint efforts to secure the land and resource rights of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and women.

Today, there are unprecedented commitments by governments, the private sector, and the international community to respect community and indigenous land rights as a solution to global inequality, conflict, and an increasingly unstable climate. A new set of tools and initiatives is already supporting efforts to scale-up rights recognition. However, the pressure on community lands continue to grow, community members who protect their rights do so at grave risk, and women who are increasingly playing a leading role in forest and land management continue to face injustice in both land rights and governance.

This October, participants will convene to discuss shared progress and devise strategies for an even more consolidated effort moving forward. They'll also explore what new technologies and innovations can help us reach our shared goals.

Join Indigenous Peoples, community leaders, NGOs, governments, and private companies determined to channel the great ambition and willingness that's needed to support land and resource rights around the globe.

Please note that applications to attend the conference must be submitted before Monday, May 29th.

For more information and to apply to attend, visit the Devex website.
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