Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
03-02: Expanding African Capacity for Land Governance
Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017:
2:15pm - 3:45pm

Session Chair: Michael Toman, World Bank, United States of America
Location: MC 13-121


ID: 1076 / 03-02: 1
Invited Paper

Building Research Capacity on Land in Africa: Harnessing AERC's Experience

Lemma Senbet, Innocent Matshe

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya

To be completed


ID: 1077 / 03-02: 2
Invited Paper

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.


ID: 1079 / 03-02: 3
Invited Paper

Supporting Access to Spatial Data and Capacity: A Regional Perspective

Emmanuel Nkurunziza

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Rwanda

To be completed


ID: 1082 / 03-02: 4
Invited Paper

NEPAD's Role in Strengthening National Institutions for Data and Land Policy Analysis: Opportunities to Build on LGAF

Mandi Rukuni1, Estherine Fotabong2, Rudo Makunike2

1NEPAD, Zimbabwe; 2NEPAD, South Africa

To be completed


ID: 1083 / 03-02: 5
Invited Paper

Long-term Benefits from Supporting National Policy-making through Spatial Data and Analysis: The Example of Senegal

Assize Touré, Amadou Moctar Dieye

Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE), Senegal

To be completed