The Land Use Monitor is initiated and designed by Lukey Kwadraat, an independent research company based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The task of further developing a content based website like The Land Use Monitor is too large for just one company. Therefore, we are welcoming organizations who are interested in further spreading information on land use and land issues and who are therefore willing to participate, content wise, in The Land Use Monitoring Initiative.
Organizations, like NGOs, with an interest in land issues can participate in The Land Use Monitoring Initiative. If your organization wants to make land issues known to a wider public, The Land Use Monitor can be a great way to do so. Are NGO’s the only organizations who can participate in The Land Use Monitor Initiative? Universities, governmental organizations and research organizations are also welcome to participate. In addition to these organizations, companies investing in land, can contact us with their information on specific land use cases as well. If your organization wants to participate in further developing The Land Use Monitor, you can consider to join The Land Use Monitoring Initiative.
The Land Use Monitoring Initiative is consisting of organizations that recognize the need for transparent information on land use and land deals. The initiative is looking for opportunities to share land use information with a broad public and to make the information beneficial to local communities, local NGOs, international NGOs and lobbyist groups. Through The Land Use Monitor, the initiative is helping to make land investments not only beneficiary to investors but also to local communities.
By becoming part of the Land Use Monitoring Initiative you have several benefits:
- Land use cases suggested by your organization can be added to the map and will be available to the visitors of The Land Use Monitor website.
- You can strengthen the lobby and advocacy efforts for your organization by using The Land Use Monitor.
- The Land Use Monitor can make your information on land use cases public for you: there is no need to build your own website or to develop your own GIS skills.
- By participating in The Land Use Monitor Initiative your organization helps in bringing much needed information on land use and land issues to the general public.
It is important to mention that The Land Use Monitor operates on a non-profit base. Organizations who are interested in participation can do so according to different partnership types. Please be in touch (by dropping an email) with The Land Use Monitor if you want more information on participating in The Land Use Monitoring Initiative and the available options.