Our team had a great week at the World Bank Land & Poverty Conference in Washington D.C. We were a key sponsor and contributor for this conference, and with a global gathering of more than 900 government, academic, and civil society representatives this is also one of the most important conferences of the year for our international team.
Through our customers, our partners and our team – much buzz has been generated at and around the Conference. I have attempted to consolidate all of this together for a one-stop location for these.
Highlights of media activities thus far this week:
- First, you can follow all of our social media activity on Twitter and LinkedIn.
- Donald Peele, Thomson Reuters VP International Operations, kicked off the week with a preview of this week’s activities on the TRTA blog.
- VIDEO: Keith Nichols, Managing Director for Thomson Reuters in Africa, was interviewed on Monday’s Voice of America’s live Africa 54 broadcast. Keith discussed challenges across Africa and profiled the Ugandan Ministry of Lands & Housing land registry modernization project supported by Thomson Reuters. The segment begins at minute 12:30.
- Gasant Jacobs, Business Development Manager – Africa, blogs on our work in Uganda, where the Ministry of Lands has recently completed Phase 1 of a LIS project. They will do a presentation together this week (Thursday).
- Thomson Reuters.com posted our Uganda infographic as its “Graphic of the Day” on Tuesday.
- The Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org, dedicated a special coverage landing page: Special Coverage: Land and Poverty. Includes the following articles:
- An interview with Uganda’s Minister of Land: INTERVIEW-Uganda Land Minister promotoes women’s land rights with help from World Bank
- Giving people land title and passing new land laws fall short in addressing poverty
- Zambia is making progress toward a new land policy – Minister
- Insecure land tenure holds back post-conflict African societies, say experts
- Show me the money: Do land rights really equal cash?
- Let’s give women a bit more; they’ll give a lot more back
- Consumer backlash threatens investors who ignore land rights
- Foreign investors often blamed for Africa land grabs conducted by local ruling elites
- Women’s land ownership stymied by local laws that conflict with constitutional laws
- VIDEO: Hon Daudi Migereko, the Uganda Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development appeared on Straight Talk Africa to discuss how land reform in his country is helping to reduce poverty.
- Robert Buergenthal, Senior Director of Strategy, blogs on the importance of rule of law and good governance promotion in connection with land rights to aid in solving development issues for countries around the world: The Intersection of Economic Development and Land Rights