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02-01: Land in an interconnected world: Whose land? Whose Agenda?
10:30am - 12:00pm
Session Chair: Ibrahim Mwathane, Land Development and Governance Institute (LDGI), Kenya
Setting the agenda for Government’s catalytic role in Democratic Republic of Congo: harnessing land resources for development
Lumeya Dhu Maleghi
Ministère des Affaires Foncières, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
The Role of Customary Authorities in Facilitating Governance
Drani Stephen Izakare
to be filled
Developing requisite capacities for land governance in Africa
University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon
Secured Land Rights and Sustainable Agricultural Investments
Presidency in charge of Agriculture and Livestock, Madagascar
to be filled
Envision Integrated Land Use Policy and Planning to Enahanced Land Governance in Ethiopia: Practice and Challenges
Ato Belete Tafere
Prime Minister Office, Ethiopia
Ethiopia has committed itself to a green, rapid, inclusive, and sustainable growth trajectory of reaching middle income status by 2025 through implementing its Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE, 2011 to 2030) strategy. Despite demonstrating one of the fastest and broad based growing economy in the past decade, the incidence of poverty and environmental challenges such as land degradation, depletion of natural capital and unprecedented urbanization challenges in the country is still high. However, Ethiopia has prioritized the role of natural capital to drive growth and its prosperity while get its urbanization “right” through optimal land use decisions. With a forward-looking the National Integrated Land Use Policy and Planning initiative expected to guide the sustainable structural transformation of the rural and urban life and its natural capital by providing a very coordinated, participatory, all serving, aligned and harmonized land use plans that promote land governance.
Putting It All together: Whose Land? Whose Agenda?