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Webinar Video: Driving Dispossession

Driving Dispossession: The Global Push to “Unlock the Economic Potential of Land” is a new report from the Oakland Institute that sounds the alarm on the unprecedented wave of land privatization that is underway around the world. Through six case studies – Ukraine, Zambia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, and Brazil – the report details the myriad ways by which governments – willingly or under the pressure of financial institutions and Western donor agencies – are putting more land into so-called “productive use” in the name of development.

This webinar brings together activists and experts from three case countries, who expose the drivers and impact of efforts to privatize land, explore their interconnected nature, and overview the change of course required for the people and the planet.

Panelists

Frédéric Mousseau, Lead Report Author & Policy Director, The Oakland Institute

Anuka Vimukthi, Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) & Member of the International Coordination Committee of La Via Campesina, Sri Lanka

Jason Gelbort, Upland Advisors, Myanmar

Pamela Avusi, FORCERT, Papua New Guinea