Support the CNULM and the ILC by Giving us Your Feedback!

This spring, with the expansion of its projects and its stakeholder networks throughout the region,  The Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management (CNULM) is seeking membership to the International Land Coalition (ILC) on behalf of its Caribbean constituents.  A global initiative, born from the Conference on Hunger and Poverty held in Brussels in 1995, the ILC brings international organizations and members of civil society together ‘to promote secure and equitable access to and control over land for poor women and men.’

The CNULM is particularly enthused about this potential new partnership with a global alliance focused on what might very well be (given current urbanization trajectories) one of the most significant global development challenges over the next century.

 

ILC is currently seeking feedback from its members on the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization Zero Draft titled  “Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure, Land and Other Natural Resources”.

We need your help!  To initiate dialogue and to support the ILC with its desire for input on this report,  we have attached this draft document for review from our website audience. Let us know what you think of this report by inserting your thoughts in our comments section below, contacting the blueSpace Secretariat‘s Dellarue Howard at dellarue.howard@sta.uwi.edu, or by filling the prompted ILC questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you!

NSUS Annual Policy Meeting

The NSUS Project Annual Policy Meeting is an opportunity to involve academics, policy makers and stakeholders in a discussion about strategic priorities related to urban and land management in the Caribbean.

This year’s meeting titled ‘Establishing a Policy and Research Agenda for the Urban Sector in the Caribbean‘, is focused on building an urban agenda for the Caribbean which responds to the most pressing development, infrastructure and institutional challenges in the region.

Two papers have been drafted as part of the activities of this project and will be presented as part of the working sessions throughout this meeting.  The first of which, formally a working policy paper titled Towards A Caribbean Urban Agenda’ by; Hebe Verrest, Asad Mohammed and Sarah Moorcroft, explores critical issues in urban and land management and attempts to identify priority themes to direct academic, policy and professional activities in the Caribbean. The second paper, formally a technical working paper titled; Strengthening the Development and Application of Urban Profiling Methodologies: A Review of Urban Profiling in the Caribbean‘ by Asad Mohammed and Dellarue Howard reviews some international urban assessment methodologies and brings forward especially relevant themes, indicators and suggestions for the creation of a Caribbean urban profiling tool.

For detailed information including the official programs and information about the presentations and working sessions of this meeting you can download the NSUS annual meeting program.  To find out more about the NSUS project, you can navigate towards our NSUS Project Page where you can find photo-galleries, publications and links to other databases.