Remittance Dynamics and Land Change

Goals and Objectives

The primary goal of this Working Group is to gather together a critical mass of interested  land system scientists to examine the multiple facets of remittance dynamics and change in land  systems throughout the world. There is a knowledge gap that needs to be addressed and the time  is now ripe to attempt a synthesis. A key output of this goal is the production of a high-profile journal article describing a theoretical framework for the study of remittances in land systems,  illustrating processes and patterns from case studies across the world, and articulating remaining  challenges and ways forward. This output will serve as the catalyst for outreach and engagement  with the broader policy community engaged in questions of both land and migration.


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The organizers and several participants of a recent Working Group Meet & Greet put together this blog post summarizing the discussions held during the event. Although it will take time to make sense of the myriad changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought and continues to bring into their lives as scientists, and into the socio-ecological land systems that they study, they identified several likely patterns of long-term change.   Read full post

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September 23, 2021
Thursday, November 11, 2021 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Three of our GLP Working Groups are planning a joint hands-on event to exchange and synthesize insights and observations deriving from the “COVID-19 global shock”. The event will be a combination of brief talks and focused discussion, including crowdsourced insights from participants via micro-posters. The event is open to all GLP members, but micro-posters are due by 27 October, so learn more today!

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January 28, 2021

We are pleased to announce three new GLP Working Groups that launched at the start of 2021. They are: Agricultural Land Abandonment as a Global Land-use Change Phenomenon, Global Dryland Socio-Ecological Systems and Remittance Dynamics and Land Change. If these topics are of interest to you, please join one or more of the WGs today.

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