About the Conference
The 2017 Conference on Land Policy in Africa will take place on 14-17 November 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of this Conference - “The Africa We Want: Achieving socioeconomic transformation through inclusive and equitable access to land by the youth” - shows that there is recognition that youth concerns will be core to most of the discussions.
The Conference is a policy and learning event whose goal is to deepen capacity for land policy in Africa through improved access to knowledge and information on land policy development and implementation.
Conference participants will therefore include governments, parliamentarians, farmers, researchers, civil society, private sector, land practitioners (surveyors, mapping companies, administrators), and donors.
Conference organizers hope that key decisions on land policy reforms will be made so that youth become actively involved in decisions on how land is managed and used in order to increase productivity, ensure food security for all and contribute to industrialization.
November 14, 2017 TO November 17, 2017
The Africa We Want: Achieving socioeconomic transformation through inclusive and equitable access to land by the youth
2017 being the African Union year of the Youth and in consideration of Africa Agenda 2063 and the 2030 global agenda for Sustainable Development, the conference is centered on this theme and the following sub-themes.
Strengthening land governance and administrative institutions including the adoption of technology and innovations for securing land rights
Addressing persisting bottlenecks in women’s land access rights and gender equality.
Inclusive, transparent and sustainable land based investments, economic justice and environmental management.
Empowerment of youth through strengthening their land rights.
Migration & Violent Extremism
Migration, radicalization and violent extremism and linkages to youth employment, entrepreneurship and access to land for investment.
Best Practices in Land Policies
Planning, monitoring and evaluation experiences and emerging best practices in developing and implementing land policies (rural and urban)
Rapid urbanization, land use and spatial planning policy and development control
Speakers at the conference include government representatives, researchers, civil society, private sector and land practitioners.
Abstracts & Presentations
Participants submitted anumber of abstracts, papers and presentations. These were reviewed by a Scientific Committee consisting of highly respected land policy experts and are available for download.