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10-04: Capacity Development for Land Governance
Thursday, 22/Mar/2018:
10:30am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Charl-Thom Hilgardt Bayer, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
Location: MC 6-860

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Land Govenance In Higher Education: Missing Link between Research, Policy, And Stakeholders' Needs In African Societies

Michael Kirk

University of Marburg, Germany

How to better integrate land governance issues into African postgraduate training? The paper discusses, with an economic focus, objectives, outcomes, content and admission requirements of Master courses in land governance. It identifies economic theories and methodologies needed to address modern, complex governance issues; it highlights the dynamics in land relations and their impact on (good) land governance. It focuses on links to other policies, takes rural and urban problems into consideration as well as contributions to achieve (global) environmental goals. Not only the role of the state is at issue; a master course has to concentrate as much as on private business, land sale and rental markets and spill-overs to other factor markets and stakeholders’ interests in civil society. In future multi-layer, polycentric governance is asked for, more complex models have to be identified to adequately address different levels. Experiences to measure impact (LGAF) will be discussed as well.


Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration: Capacity Development for Country Implementation

Stig Enemark1, Robin McLaren2, Danilo Antonio3

1Aalborg University, Denmark; 2KnowEdge, United Kingdom; 3GLTN/UN-Habitat, Kenya

This paper aims to analyze the requirements for capacity development as a precondition for implementing Fit- For-Purpose (FFP) Land Administration Systems at country level. The FFP concept is not a technical fix. It is about applying the spatial, legal and institutional methodologies that are most fit for the purpose of providing secure tenure for all by addressing the current constraints and allowing for incremental improvement over time.

“Don´t start what you can´t sustain”. This phrase is particularly relevant for implementing land administration systems at country level. This paper identifies five key steps for addressing this quest for capacity: (i) Analysis of the country context, (ii) Capacity assessment; (iii) Capacity development strategy, (iv) Implement capacity development strategy, and (v) Monitoring and evaluation.


Technical and Vocational Education and Training initiative on Rural Cadastre and Land Registration: The Case of Ethiopia

Zerfu Hailu Gebrewold1, Tigistu G/Meskel Abeza2, Tommi Tenno Tenno1

1NIRAS/Ethiopia, Ethiopia; 2Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources

In accordance to the TVET strategy and requirement, the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) has initiated production of trained manpower at a technical level recently for Rural Cadastre and Land Registration. With the support from the Government of Finland, through the Responsible and Innovative Land Administration (REILA) project in October 2014, a new Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) program on Rural Cadastre and Land Registration launched in Assosa Agricultural TVET college at Level III. From this initiative, two batches graduated on Rural Cadastre and Land Registration, in 2016 11 graduates and in 2017 63 graduates. Putting together the 2016 and 2017 graduates, the total number of technicians on Rural Cadastre and Land Registration reached 74 in the land sector of the Benishangul Gumuz region. Out of this number 21 of them are female graduates that makes the female graduates more than 28%.


Advancing collaborative research in responsible and smart land management in and for Africa: The ADLAND model

Uchendu Eugene Chigbu, Walter de Vries, Pamela Duran Diaz, Anna Schopf, Tobias Bendzko

Chair of Land Management, Technical University of Munich, Germany

This paper presents the "Advancing collaborative research in responsible and smart land management in and for Africa" (ADLAND) model of capacity development. ADLAND advances the concept and praxis of responsible and smart land management, in the context of, and for, being able to address the needs of African land policy. The paper discusses the ADLAND model and how its activities are planned and (will be) implemented towards roadmaps that will culminate into the development of a responsible and smart land management capacity in selected universities and research institutions in Africa. It presents its ADLAND methods for capacity development in land management education in Africa focusing on the responsible and smart land management concepts, the ADLAND networks and partnerships approach and its programme of activities.