Using technology to disrupt land-grabbing

Published 19 September 2018

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Land-grabbing is the acquisition of land by corporations or governments under conditions of uneven bargaining power, often without prior or informed consent of residents. It can leave affected communities hungry, homeless and with very little recourse. It can further lead to migration, conflict and environmental damage.

In cooperation with the municipality of The Hague, T.M.C. Asser Instituut is organising a Hackaton Challenge during which you are invited to build a tool that identifies patterns of past land grabs to mark areas which are vulnerable to future land grabs and provide them with a risk rating. This would inform communities that their land is vulnerable and allow them to prepare resistance.

The Hackaton Challenge is part of the Hackaton for Peace, Justice and Security, that takes place in The Hague on 17 and 18 November 2018.

For more information and registration, click here.