Wednesday, January 22, 2014
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Coordinating partners of the Land Matrix for Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe & Central Asia
The Land Matrix partnership is issuing a call for submission for self-nominations for organisations wishing to join the Land Matrix partnership and be part of a global and independent land monitoring initiative that promotes transparency and accountability in decisions over land and investment. The initiative supports a Global Observatory (www.landmatrix.org) as well as a number of country and thematic observatories.
The initiative is currently coordinated by CIRAD, CDE, GIGA, GIZ and ILC. It is implemented through a network of in-country partners and data coordinators. Through this call, three new partners will be considered, who will respectively coordinate the data collection and facilitate regional networks, research and communication activities for Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe & Central Asia.
The three new partners will be responsible for collecting and managing data for countries in their region, including regular updates and quality control. For details of data collection procedures see www.landmatrix.org/about. A major aspect of this task will be facilitating a network of organisations and individuals in the region with an interest in providing data and using the dataset to inform their work.
Land Matrix partners are responsible for meeting their own financial obligations for their activities within the partnership. While joint fundraising is possible, Land Matrix partners will be expected to be prepared to carry a large proportion of expenses themselves. Limited seed funding of up to USD15,000 for each region may be available on an as-needed basis.
Deadline: February 15, 2014