Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
07-01: Implementing the AU Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in Africa
Wednesday, 21/Mar/2018:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Session Chair: Paul Tchawa, University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon
Location: Preston Auditorium


A Briefing on ALPC

Godfrey Bahiigwa1, Joan Kagwanja2

1African Union Commission, Ethiopia; 2UNECA, Ethiopia

to be filled


Monitoring and Evaluation of Land Governance in Africa (MELA) at Country Level

Jean Ousmane Camara1, Hosaena Ghebru2, Joan Kagwanja3

1Bâtiment de la Direction des Services Topographiques, Madagascar; 2International Food Policy Research Institute , United States; 3UNECA, Ethiopia

to be filled


The Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)

Agnes Mwasumbi1, Judy Kariuki2

1Ardhi University, Tanzania; 2UNECA, Ethiopia


The African Union Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in Africa of 2009 main objective is to promote land governance, land policy development and implementation in the continent. One of the key element of the declaration is the commitment of Heads of State and Government to take responsibility and spearhead land reform processes through strengthening institutions for effective land governance. Since then, a number of milestones have been achieved among them is the establishment of a Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA).

This paper provides an account of the process, set up, progress and achievements made in establishment of NELGA in the continent. It is noted that five regional nodes have been set up. These established nodes have made significant progress towards capacity development to strengthen human resource capacity and institutions in land administration and governance in Africa, in line with the AU Agenda on Land.


Championing the 30 Percent Campaign for Documented Land Rights for African Women

Nashilongo Katrina Shivute1, Hirut Girma2

1Public Services Commission, Namibia; 2UNECA, Ethiopia

to be filled

07-01-Katrina Shivute-1090_ppt.pptx

Integrating Land in National Agricultural Investment Plans: Lessons Learned

Joan Kagwanja1, Moses Kusiluka2

1UNECA, Ethiopia; 2Ministry of Lands, Tanzania

to be filled