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From 25 January to 5 February 2016, the Land Portal Foundation will be holding a debate on the Global Land Tool Network’s Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC), which was created to assess the effectiveness of land tools in supporting women’s land rights. The discussion will focus on sharing best practices and lessons learned for supporting women’s land rights.

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The Feminist Map of Projects (FemMap) is using technology to document initiatives around the globe that focus on achieving gender equality. The idea behind it is to create a worldwide database of feminist activities, including various categories from politics to local community actions, giving us an idea of how feminism is acting in different parts of the world.

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UN-Habitat has invited students or recent graudates to apply for an internship position in their Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch.

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UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development (Urban Development Department) is looking for creative planning and design ideas for sustainable urban development in Kenya.

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Abstract submissions are invited for the International Conference on Climate Change, to be held at Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology (Ogbomoso, Nigeria) from 18 to 20 May 2016.

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Research Committee 21 (RC21) invites paper submissions towards its 2016 conference, themed 'the trangressive city'.

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Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October, 2016. The UN's Second Committee recently released its draft resolution on the procedures and rules to be followed in Habitat III.

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The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. Their 2014 Annual Report provides a broad and comprehensive summary of their activities and operating information.

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AAPS content partner UrbanAfrica.net is posting daily reports from the proceedings of the 2015 Africities Summit of African city leaders and local governments being held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Follow the news and discussions here.

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The South African Cities Network (SACN) has published a report on the current and future state of urban food security in South Africa. The report is available for download here.

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As part of De Montfort University's VC2020 lectureship programme, the Department of Politics and Public Policy is looking to appoint an outstanding early career researcher to a lectureship in public policy, with a specialism in urban studies.

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The fourth State of City Finances report from the South African Cities Network (SACN) shows cities' financial management continues to improve, that the nationally determined cost of electricity is presenting affordability challenges for cities and households, and that transforming urban environments will require increasing and ongoing financial support.

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Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has recently published its annual report for the period 2014-2015. 

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The University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa) has advertised Researcher/Senior Researcher positions to work on the theme of urban spatial change.

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The International Journal of E-Planning Research invites abstract submissions for its first annual conference to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 31 March to 1 April 2016, at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon.

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The Everyday African Urbanism programme of the Africa Centre has published a report on the dynamics of food security and access in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

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Contribute to Amplify's Urban Resilience Challenge to help urban slum communities become more resilient to the effects of climate change.

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The AUC, OSAA, ECA, and UNIDO have issued a joint communiqué arguing for the importance of industrialization and urbanization for African development.

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has published an introductory booklet outlining the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame the global development agenda for the next 15 years.

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The University of Zambia (UNZA) recently launched the Centre for Urban Research and Planning (CURP), an exciting new urban research initiative seeking to promote community-based approaches to research and settlement upgrading.

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