Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
06-01: Implementing the AU Declaration on Land at Country Level
Wednesday, 22/Mar/2017:
10:30am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Mamta Murthi, World Bank, United States of America
Location: Preston Auditorium

Translation French, Streaming.


How Land Issues Will be Addressed in AUC’s 4-year Business Plan

Godfrey Bahiigwa

African Union Commission, Ethiopia

To be completed


NEPAD’s Contribution to Implementing Evidence-driven Land Policy at Country Level

Estherine Lisinge Fotabong

NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, South Africa

The last decade has seen an increase in the competing use and demand of land due to rapid urbanization; infrastructure development; commercial agriculture; mining and even large scale land based investments (‘land grabbing’). Again, the impact of climate change has led to degraded and eroded lands. The increase in demand for land, necessitates a paradigm shift in addressing land issues from a sectoral to a systematic approach. Policies and investment decisions should promote an equitable, sustainable and inclusive growth, development of cities and rural areas.

Encouraged by the adoption the framework and guidelines on land policy and the principles for large-scale land based investments by the African Union in 2014, the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA) in 2015, established an integrated land governance program, for advancing rural development and structural transformation. The programme is aimed at making available data and produce evidence to raise understanding at the country and continental level of the role of land governance in Africa’s structural transformation and sustainable development. This paper will share NEPAD‘s strategic intervention on land policy in Africa.

(Keywords: Land governance, equity, social and economic transformation)

06-01-Lisinge Fotabong-1055_ppt.ppt

Harnessing the Potential of Land Policy for Madagascar's Development

Narson Rafidimanana

Ministry of State for Presidential Projects, Country Planning and Equipment, Madagascar

To be completed

Using Land Policy as an Engine for Rural Growth: Opportunities and Challenges for Implementing Malawi's Land Acts

Charles Msosa

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Malawi

To be completed


AFDB's contribution to addressing land issues in support of agricultural development

Issa Faye, Chiji Ojukwu, Rose Mwebaza

African Development Bank

To be completed