LANDac Annual International Conference 2021: Land, Crisis and Resilience

LANDac - The Netherlands Land Academy, of which the ASCL is a partner - will organise its Annual Conference (online) from 30 June to 2 July 2021. This year's theme, ‘land, crisis and resilience’, focuses on the challenges that global, intertwining crises pose to land governance systems, processes and actors. The global pandemic and the expected economic decline play out simultaneously with ongoing effects of climate change and persistent food insecurity. 

The COVID-19 pandemic put land access and land governance under pressure, and both uncovered and deepened underlying problems. While we have only started to document the impacts of the pandemic on rural and urban livelihoods, we also need to ask how it plays out in relation to these other crises, chronic (such as poverty) or acute (e.g. climate-related hazards). To this background, the conference addresses three interconnected questions:

  • How do different global crises impact land access? (And where do we see the biggest problems?)
  • How does the land governance landscape respond? (And where does it need to do better?)
  • What can we learn about resilience in response to these intertwined crises? (And how could land governance support that?)

More information about the conference sessions and keynote speakers can be found on the conference website. Registration deadline: 15 June.


Date, time and location

30 June 2021 to 02 July 2021