This week, students and staff from the University of Sheffield have been in Senegal attending the 2015 Global Land Forum.

The Global Land Forum brings together over 500 grassroots organisations, activists, local and international NGOs, researchers, multilateral organisations and government agencies from around the world, with the aim of creating opportunities for participants to learn from, and contribute to, land governance successes and challenges in Senegal and Africa.

This year, a select cohort of Sheffield students have been able to attend as part of Global Learning Opportunities in Social Science (GLOSS), which enables high-achieving students to attend and engage with major international meetings and summits.

Accompanied by SIID’s Deborah Sporton and Tom Goodfellow, the students have been tweeting and blogging their thoughts and experiences of the forum. Follow the discussions on twitter via @GLOSSsheffield & @landcoalition, and head over to the Global Land Forum website to read the student and staff blogs on emerging issues from the debate.