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2017 Conference on Land Policy in Africa

“The Africa We Want: Achieving socioeconomic transformation through inclusive and equitable access to land by the youth.”

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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.

Date

November 14, 2017 TO November 17, 2017

Location

Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia.

Theme

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.

Land Governance

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

Women's 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 Empowerment

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)

Urbanization

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

Speakers

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

Cheikh Omar Ba
Cheikh Omar Ba
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Eileen Wakesho
Eileen Wakesho
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Joyce Sanjak
Jolyne Sanjak
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Harold Liversage
Harold Liversage
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Emmanuel Sulle
Emmanuel Sulle
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Prisca Mandimika
Prisca Mandimika
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Remy Sietchiping
Remy Sietchiping
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Ruth Meinzen-Dick
Ruth Meinzen-Dick
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Rexford Ahene
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Janet Edeme
Janet Edeme
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Stephen Karingi
Stephen Karingi
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Joan Kagwanja
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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.