Webinar organized by IIED July 6, 2016 at 12pm-1.30pm GMT+1 (UK).
This webinar will shed light on how online technology can assist CSOs, communities and governments to access crucial information on land deals and local conflicts. Coupled with other forms of legal empowerment, web platforms can promote transparency and accountability, demonstrate best practices and target efforts to resolve conflicts.
Speakers: Sam Szoke-Burke from the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and Wai Wai Lwin from Open Data Myanmar (ODM). Sam will introduce the Open Land Contracts web database, which contains publicly available investment contracts for large-scale land projects. Wai Wai will present ODM which uses web technology to share unbiased and verified data on land conflict in Myanmar to resolve conflicts and improve land governance. Both initiatives have associated legal empowerment mechanisms.
Sam and Wai Wai will tackle questions such as: what role is currently played by web platforms to promote transparency in natural resource investments and protect land rights and resolve conflicts? How can CSOs make use of such platforms to protect the rights of citizens? What are the challenges, and how can they be addressed?
Further details: Should you or your colleagues be interested in participating in this webinar, please contact legaltools(at)iied.org.