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LANDac Conference 2021

Land, Crisis and Resilience

Welcome to the 2021 LANDac Annual Conference!

30 June – 2 July

The LANDac 2021 conference ‘Land, Crisis and Resilience’ focused 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 addressed 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?)

In response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 global crisis, the LANDac Annual International Conference 2021 was held in an online format. This online format broadens the ways for participants to attend the conference: people from all over the world could join us without having to travel. It has been an inspiring, motivating and educational three days. The programme of this conference included a diversity of keynote speakers from research and practice and several parallel sessions (roundtables, workshops, discussions) that participants could actively join. On this page, you can find all the information and outputs of the LANDac 2021 Annual Conference.

The 2021 LANDac Conference report is now available!