UCLA African Studies Center and ERI are excited to invite you to join us for the 1st Africa's Readiness for Climate Change (ARCC) virtual forum from April 19th-23rd 2021. This FREE five-day conference will include four prominent African Keynote Speakers, Panel Discussions with local and international experts, breakout rooms for Design Thinking Jam Sessions, a Virtual Networking Gallery, a Storytelling Session, and cultural entertainment weaved throughout. The virtual format will allow us to reach a broader, international audience to connect leaders and innovators in the climate action community.


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In partnership with the government of Cote d'Ivoire, we are ready to launch our extensive climate action initiative for Abidjan, starting with the city of Cocody.  The World Bank has approved our budget and we are excited about implementing our projects soon in 2021 now that the elections are over. 

More details to come in January 2021



Land Rights & Land Value Capture

Under the direction of ERI Co-founder/Executive Director Alanna Hartzok, she is currently director of a 34-member International Advisory Group which is developing a Land Value Tax/Capture Program in association with the United Nations Habitat Global Land Tool Network. An online course and certificate training program where individuals or groups can learn the basics of land value capture and land tools will be soon updated and offered to the public.

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Living Lab
A Living Lab is a local-global collaboration providing space to research and design innovative processes and solutions for community needs. It’s a highly participatory 'hands-on' and contextual environment for co-creation
A high quality, low impact way of living that leds to the lowest per capita footprints in the industrialized world.
We have on-going projects through out the year as well as specialized projects all over the world.
Earth Rights advocates policy implementation and movement building through educational initiatives, lobbying and outreach activities


Earth Rights Institute funds many of its programs through external grants. We recognize that an important aspect of enduring social and environmental change on a global scale is collaborating at local and international levels by securing partnerships with governments, groups, organizations and skilled individuals who share common goals and vision of global social and environmental change.

Our goal is to use our grant funds in resourceful ways to benefit each community we serve.



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Earths Rights Institute is constantly seeking interns and volunteers year round. We are grateful to all of our committed interns and volunteers who donate their valuable time and skills to make our programs successful. At Earth Rights Institute there is an abundance of opportunities for college-age students, recent graduates, or graduate students to gain experience working in the field of international development by practicing our unique approach.

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Our Co-Executive Director, Annie de la Bouillerie Goeke, is now an ambassador for the REDES - Network for Ecovillage Emergence and Development in the Sahel, Senegal. Earth Rights Institute considers this as one of the best models for development and education available to promote. It is a system that is an integral part of our mission and is what we believe is our main guideline as an organization addressing poverty, climate change and sustainability.

AFRICA RISE - A Virtual Global Event on December 5th, 2020 JOIN AND SUPPORT THE COALITION OF AFRICA FOR HEALTHCARE Featuring Afro-Jazz, Afro-Beat, Reggae, and World Music including human interest stories.  A 3-HOUR SHOW: FAST-PACED AND HIGH IMPACT  Invited are Africa's Best Musical Talent, International Performers, Sports Players, Authors, and Acclaimed Actors and Artists. OUR HEALTHIER AND STRONGER VIRTUAL EVENT - is a call to strengthen Africa's healthcare services infrastructure to improve health and well-being in all 54 countries. 

Janet’s Good News sends out a daily newsletter with all the news that is good from a left-wing perspective. We believe that good news includes the following types of activities:  Blowing the whistle on abuses of power Protesting and demonstrating against things that are harmful  Experimenting with positive alternatives for all the institutions  Protecting life on earth  Devoting resources to making peace instead of war  Increasing the amount of kindness and generosity in the world


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The Earth is the birthright of all people

Earth Rights Institute (ERI) is designed to be an equilateral knowledge platform, where local people collaborate with academics and development professionals, both local and foreign, by exchanging skills, experiences, and knowledge to solve crucial development issues such as widespread poverty, land right disputes and environmental degradation.

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