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The Africa We Want

Achieving socioeconomic transformation through inclusive and equitable access to land by the youth.

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Enhancing capacity for land policy formulation by improving access to knowledge and implementation strategy.

Sharing research and other evidence to ensure evidence-based land policy development and implementation for Africa.

Bringing together governments, parliamentarians, farmers, researchers, civil society, private sector, land practitioners.

About the 2017 Conference on Land Policy in Africa

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.

Themes

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.

Land Governance

Strengthening land governance and administrative institutions including the adoption of technology and innovations for securing land rights

Women's Land Rights

Addressing persisting bottlenecks in women’s land access rights and gender equality.

Land-based Investments

Inclusive, transparent and sustainable land based investments, economic justice and environmental management

Youth Land Rights

Empowerment of youth through strengthening their land rights.

Migration and 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)

Urbanization

Rapid urbanization, land use and spatial planning policy and development control

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Facilitated by the Africa Land Policy Center

The African Land Policy Centre (ALPC), formerly called the Land Policy Initiative (LPI), is a joint programme of the tripartite consortium consisting of the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Its purpose is to enable the use of land to lend impetus to the process of African development.

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Conference Partners

The 2017 Conference on Land Policy in Africa has been possible by the steadfast contribution of the following partner institutions

Conference Speakers

Speakers at the conference include government representatives, researchers, civil society, private sector and land practitioners.

Gilbert Houngbo
Hon. Gilbert Houngbo
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Godfrey Bahiigwa
Godfrey Bahiigwa
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Cheikh Omar Ba
Cheikh Omar Ba
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Eileen Wakesho
Eileen Wakesho
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Emmanuel Sulle
Emmanuel Sulle
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Harold Liversage
Harold Liversage
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Joan Kagwanja
Joan Kagwanja
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Prisca Mandimika
Prisca Mandimika
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Remy Sietchiping
Remy Sietchiping
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Rexford Ahene
Rexford Ahene
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Ruth Meinzen-Dick
Ruth Meinzen-Dick
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View the Abstracts and Presentations by the Speakers

We have compiled all the abstracts and presentations into PDF and Word documents for your viewing. Access is free.

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