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02-02: Implementing African Union Declarations on Land
Tuesday, 15/Mar/2016:
10:30am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Janet Edeme, African Union Commission, Ethiopia
Location: MC 13-121

Session Abstract

The African Union Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges mandated: Member States to ‘prioritise, initiate and lead land policy development and implementation processes’,   RECs to support member States in “land policy formulation, implementation and monitoring and address issues of land polices within their respective common … policy framework[s]” and continental institutions to work towards the ‘establishment of an appropriate institutional framework, take measures for the establishment of a fund and undertake measures for the establishment of mechanisms for progress tracking and periodic reporting’.  

On the other hand, with fifty four member states coupled with variety of legal regimes relating to land; it is a humongous task for any one institution to support the implementation of land governance programmes in the continent of Africa.

It is against these backdrops that Land Policy Initiative has embarked on a cascaded strategy of implementing the African Union agenda on land by selecting pilot countries, engaging RECs and mainstreaming land at continental institutions.

This session will showcase the experiences, lessons and challenges faced by a member State, Regional Economic Community and continental representative (s) highlighting the different segment of the AU Declaration and its implementation status. 

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Overview of African Union Policy on Land in Support of African Sustainable Development Agenda, in the context of Agenda 2063

Janet Edeme

African Union Commission, Ethiopia

Status of the First Phase of the Implementation of the LPI Strategic Plan and Way Forward

Stephen Karingi

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Ethiopia


Perspective of Regional Economic Communities in Enhancing Accountability in Land Governance by Member States

Tigistu Gebremeskel

Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia, Ethiopia


Land Policy Development Process, Challenges and Way Forward

Mariamu Ali El-Maawy

Ministry of land, Housing and Urban Development, Kenya, Kenya


Perspectives from African Universities in the Implementation of AU Declaration on Land : Experience from Bahir Dar University

Achamyeleh Gashu Adam

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia


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