The Habitat International
Coalition’s Housing and Land Rights Network announces the convening of the
fourth Land Forum in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region. Every edition
of the Land Forum series brings together activists, scholars, NGOs and
community leaders to explore cases, present land struggles and exchange
experiences that set the research and advocacy agenda for the MENA region.
This year’s Land Forum will
take place alongside the events of the World Social Forum, in Tunis, Tunisia,
during the week of 24 March 2013. In order to build on the progress made in the
previous Land Forums, as well as allow crossover with the events in the WSF,
the major themes to be discussed in the Land Forum, we ask that presentations
and papers for the Forum address the human rights dimensions of land and
natural resources in the MENA region any of the following topics:
Land, revolution & transitional justice
Land and globalization/economics
Land in conflict/occupation
Land law and policy reform
Property rights/land tenure
Land & the right to the city
Gender aspects of land
The right to water
The papers presented will
determine the final program of the Land Forum. This round of the Land Forum
will include a session for researchers to develop a common methodology for
country assessments to be carried out after the forum.
Please send your proposal to
participate in the MENA Land Forum by submitting—by 31 January 2013—an abstract
of your paper/presentation (1 page or less) to Rabie Wahba (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please also let us know
then whether or not you need support for travel to Tunis for the Land Forum.
We look forward your proposal
and participation at this fourth Land Forum. The HLRN team is available for any
assistance or questions you may have regarding presentations or the Land Forum.
The dates and logistical arrangements for the Forum will be finalized by the
end of January.
For previous Land Forum
reports and papers, go to:
http://landpedia.org/~hlrn/land/index.php?title=Land_Forum or www.hic-mena.org