The Land Portal was set up in 2009 as a partnership project dedicated to supporting the efforts of the rural poor to gain equitable access to land by addressing a fragmentation of information resources on land, which makes it difficult and often prohibitively expensive to draw together reliable evidence in support of programs, advocacy campaigns or policy formulation, especially for grassroots organisations. The Land Portal works to create a better information ecosystem for land governance, working through a core platform and wide-ranging partnerships, and based on an open development approach.
The Land Portal is looking to complement its current board with three additional members. We are looking for expressions of interest from committed and motivated individuals with experience and interest in land issues, open data and open knowledge, ICT for Development. Those with a diverse background, expertise and a disposition towards innovation and social change are encouraged to apply.
Board members are responsible for supporting the ongoing development and innovation of the Land Portal, as well as to network and promote the Land Portal within existing land, open knowledge and grassroots ICTD communities, and also to link the Land Portal with potential donors and to build the long-term financial sustainability of the Foundation.
Deadline for Applications: December 20, 2016