Community-led development in former refugee camp reaches next phase | World Habitat: The second phase of a ground-breaking project to establish community-led development in a former refugee camp has begun in Bangladesh, using Cadasta tools. The project – which is co-funded by World Habitat – aims to secure the land in two ‘pilot’ camps, where over 6,600 Bihari families live. Learn More
Leveraging technology to lower the cost of credit to small scale farmers in Uganda | Business News: By using tools like Cadasta’s Platform to document land and property, banks can get a clearer picture of their customers to make more informed decisions and reduce the risks associated with lending to facilitate agricultural development. Learn More
Cadasta Foundation, Waatavaran to secure forest rights under FRA | Times of India: Cadasta Foundation and Waatavaran have joined hands to secure the land claims of scheduled caste and tribal communities in Western India. Learn More
Announcing a joint campaign to protect the land rights of tribal communities | Lokmat: Cadasta Foundation and Waatavaran have announced a joint campaign to protect the land rights of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Western India. Learn More
Cadasta and Waatavaran partner to empower forest dwellers with land rights | Geospatial World: Using Cadasta’s Esri-based platform—with its accessible satellite imagery, mobile tools, and digital maps—the project began data collection last month and aims to document 2,000 households, representing approximately 12,000 citizens. Learn More
World Environment Day: Reflections on land, youth and sustainable agriculture | YILaA: In June our international community celebrated World Environment Day 2020. To mark the occasion, YILaA interviewed Cadasta CEO Amy Coughenour Betancourt to discuss key issues related to land rights and how it relates to youth empowerment, environmental conservation, and the development of sustainable agriculture. This article summarizes some of the main points discussed with Amy as well as her recommendations for the international community for improved land management practices in Africa, a mission shared by YILaA and Cadasta Foundation. Learn More
OPINION: Reimagining resilient food systems for food security post-COVID and beyond | Thomson Reuters Foundation News: In her oped, Cadasta’s CEO Amy Coughenour Betancourt explains why women’s land rights are at the heart of a reimagined food system to withstand the ravages of disasters and pandemic. Learn More
Cadasta Foundation to Advance Small-scale Farmer Rights in Argentina’s Chaco Region | Geospatial World: Cadasta Foundation and Fundapaz are pleased to announce the signing of a Partnership Agreement to mutually support and advocate for improved community access to land and natural resources in Northern Argentina. Learn More
How Geospatial Surveying Is Driving Land Administration | GIM International: GIM International provides a major update on the geospatial industry, paying special attention to standardization, technical approaches, and land data acquisition in the context of global policies. The article highlights Cadasta as a solution that supports community participation. Learn More
Cadasta Foundation signs NGO Climate Compact with commitments toward Environmental Action and Sustainability | Geospatial World: Cadasta Foundation is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by signing onto Interaction Forum’s NGO Climate Compact: Commitments Toward Environmental Action and Sustainability. Learn More
PRESS RELEASE: Three African Organizations Receive Cadasta’s Inaugural Data Accelerator Grants to Advance Land Rights | Land Portal: The first round of Cadasta Foundation’s Data Accelerator Grant(link is external) has been released to three African organizations to advance land rights and tenure security for vulnerable populations.
OPINION: Domestic violence survivors battle tenure insecurity in Brazil | Thomas Reuters Foundation: Millions of women across the world, particularly those who are poor and have few economic opportunities, struggle to secure their right to land, says Cadasta’s Antonio Inguane.
India’s poor risk loss of privacy, land in drive to digitise records | Thomas Reuters Foundation: Cadasta’s Amy Coughenour weighs in on the risks and benefits of land records digitization.
Behind High-Rise Buildings and Skyscrapers Hides Poverty and Inequality in Urban Angola | Land Portal [Opinion] Will skyscrapers one day represent the prosperity that every Angolan citizen has dreamed about? This is the question Cadasta’s Antonio Inguane poses. Achieving that goal requires stronger political will and more government commitment to implementing bold governance and economic reforms that are centred on people’s best interests.
GWF 2020 to highlight the value of geospatial technology in digital economy in 5G era | GeoSpatial World [Mention] The Geospatial World Forum 2020 will bring together geospatial professionals and leaders, including Cadasta’s CEO Amy Coughenour, representing the entire eco-system of public policies, national mapping agencies, private sector enterprises, multilateral and development organizations, scientific and academic institutions, and above all, large end users from government, businesses and citizen services at the Taets Art and Event Park, Amsterdam.
Land Administration: Configure, Please… | GIM International [Mention/ Quote] Having worked in land administration for many years, Esri’s Brent Jones has seen all types of projects succeed and fail. Although there is no golden ticket to success, in this column Brent describes how we can increase our chances of success by learning from these failures, using Cadasta’s transition to an Esri-supported platform as an example.
OPINION: Behind high-rise buildings and skyscrapers hides poverty and inequality in urban Angola | Directions Magazine [Opinion] Will skyscrapers one day represent the prosperity that every Angolan citizen has dreamed about? This is the question Cadasta’s Antonio Inguane poses. Achieving that goal requires stronger political will and more government commitment to implementing bold governance and economic reforms that are centred on people’s best interests.
Geospatial World Forum 2020 to highlight the value of geospatial technology in digital economy in the 5G Era | Directions Magazine [Mention] The Geospatial World Forum 2020 will bring together geospatial professionals and leaders, including Cadasta’s CEO Amy Coughenour, representing the entire eco-system of public policies, national mapping agencies, private sector enterprises, multilateral and development organizations, scientific and academic institutions, and above all, large end users from government, businesses and citizen services at the Taets Art and Event Park, Amsterdam.
Cadasta Foundation Welcomes New Director of GIS and Technology Chuck Conley | Informed Infastructure [Feature] Cadasta Foundation is pleased to welcome Chuck Conley as its new Director of GIS and Technology. In this role, Chuck will serve as Cadasta’s technology solution lead and will work alongside senior leadership to lead, analyze, develop, and implement innovative technical strategies to document the land and resource rights of vulnerable communities.