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Online Discussion from 6-20 February: Connecting people, sharing knowledge and increasing transparency. Using online platforms to increase access to open data, share best practices for monitoring women's land rights

Given the rapid expansion of the internet and the increasing number of users, including in the global South, the full potential of online platforms for promoting inclusive consultation of issues of high global interest is certainly not yet realised. An online discussion was organised to share views and perspectives on how online platforms could be used more creatively and effectively to share experiences on a key area where information and lessons learned through various interventions from around the world are generally dispersed, that is the area of monitoring women’s land rights.

The objective of the online discussion was twofold: (a) engage a collective reflection on ways of optimising the use of online platforms in efforts to promote equitable and sustainable natural governance and social justice; and, (b) to share experiences on approaches to monitoring women’s land rights.

Please read the complete proceedings here.

The discussion was running simultaneously on landportal.info and across the following five platforms: Wikigender (http://www.wikigender.org/index.php/New_Home); E-agriculture    (http://www.e-agriculture.org/); AIMS      (http://aims.fao.org/); FSN-Forum     (http://www.fao.org/fsnforum/);Open-Development list (http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/open-development).

This discussion will be facilitated by the International Land Coalitions (ILC) (www.landcoalition.org) Women’s Land Rights team.

05.02.2013