We are excited to announce the newly updated LandWise Library website. LandWise is Resource Equity’s online library for primary legal materials, articles, and other practical resources. These resources are organized by country, topic, language, and document type. To see a quick overview of the library’s contents you can visit the browse page.
In addition, LandWise houses a number of women’s land rights and land tenure security practice guides and tools that were created specifically to assist practitioners working in the field of women’s land rights. These guides include general frameworks for understanding land rights and inheritance and country-specific guides for Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
LandWise was initially launched in 2013. Over the years we continued to maintain and populate the library as new research was published and new laws were passed. However, as with any digital tool, the need for site maintenance increased as time went by. We recognized that LandWise was long due for a larger overhaul!
While the general appearance of LandWise remains the same, some major upgrades were made behind the scenes. In addition to numerous user interface improvements, the search functionality on the site is now much faster and more robust. Also, since a growing number of site visitors are on mobile devices, the entire site is now mobile responsive. We hope these changes improve your experience when you use this valuable resource.
We have also re-introduced special features for users who register an account. Registered users can “favorite” resources by selecting the heart icon at the top of a resource. These “favorite” resources are saved to a user’s account for future reference. Registered users can also sign up for email notifications so that when new resources that match their indicated interests are added to the library they receive the information right away.
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If you have any resources you think we should include in the LandWise Library, please contact us at rc[at]resourceequity.org.