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03-02: Expanding African Capacity for Land Governance
2:15pm - 3:45pm
Session Chair: Michael Toman, World Bank, United States of America
Building Research Capacity on Land in Africa: Harnessing AERC's Experience
Lemma Senbet, Innocent Matshe
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya
To be completed
How NELGA Hubs can Help Support Informed Land Policy at National and Regional Level
Charl-Thom Hilgardt Bayer
Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
The Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA) proposed that regional educational hubs be established in order to support informed land policy development and implementation. The goal is to support the establishment of networks, support curriculum development, training, research and knowledge diffusion as well as to support monitoring and evaluation in land policy development. Policy formation is a slow process and should be informed with appropriate theories. In order to better inform the policy development process it is necessary to conduct research to inform our theories and to conduct public outreach to contribute to the policy development process. NELGA hubs should integrated public outreach and research in their mainstream activities in order achieve their goals. It is suggested that the hubs consider public outreach as a key priority that runs parallel to their research activities, and that public outreach should precede research. Outreach should be conducted at different scales and should include the use of social media. Regular publication of even preliminary research work, not only in journals, is required to engage the policy makers. This provides sufficient, and appropriate, information with which to engage policy makers.
Supporting Access to Spatial Data and Capacity: A Regional Perspective
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Rwanda
To be completed
NEPAD's Role in Strengthening National Institutions for Data and Land Policy Analysis: Opportunities to Build on LGAF