Land Portal Partnership
IALTA is a member of the steering committee of the global Land Portal Partnership initiated by the International Land Coalition (ILC) and Landtenure. Info, which is responsible for the design and coordination of the research coordination network component of the Portal. The latter provides various facilities catering for a wide range of thematic land-related issues to serve the informational needs of the members and the wider public. The first version of the Portal will be available in early 2011.
International Union of Latin Notaries
IALTA and the International Union of Latin Notaries (UINL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on promoting, coordinating and developing joint activities to contribute to the development goals of both organizations. UINL will contribute to the Land Portal Partnership and assist in establishing the legal structure of the Portal. Both parties will collaborate in initiating and conducting research programmes in their common interests to contribute to the internationalization of land tenure and administration as a profession and to foster lesson-learning on land reform practices especially among developing countries.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) promotes the activities of IALTA. We try to find ways by which we link the revised Land Tenure Journal to the Land Portal and IALTA.
Terre des Hommes
Terre des Hommes, an international development organization based in The Hague, has commissioned IALTA to develop and implement a research project in Jakarta, Indonesia, on land rights of evicted vulnerable groups in the informal settlements and opportunities for legal and policy changes to address their needs. This project is undertaken jointly with the University of Indonesia in Jakarta.
IALTA has consolidated collaboration with a number of universities, research institutions, NGOs, government think,tanks and government departments in China, South Africa and Vietnam and other Asian and African countries as evidenced by joint research projects on participatory farmland governance, comparative perspectives on land tenure systems and governance issues as well as projects related to agricultural land use and rural-urban development. IALTA is working with China’s Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) in sustainable land administration to implement a strategic cooperation framework between the MLR, the Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency and the University of Groningen.