MEASURES TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT OF APPROPRIATE LAND GOVERNANCE CAPACITY IN AFRICA: Empowerment for Africa’s Youth | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
September 2018
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
AJLPGS:13366
Pages: 
7
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Copyright (c) 2018 African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences

The Continental Land Policy Initiative, now the African Land Policy Centre, has made tremendous progress in generating knowledge on land governance since inception in 2006. A key milestone was the formulation of a Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa in 2009 upon which the African Union Declaration on Land Issues in Africa was prepared and endorsed in Libya in July 2009. The Declaration urges member states to prioritise and allocate enough financial resources to land policy development and implementation, and to this effect, build enough human, financial and technical capacities. However, it was noticed that to realize the aspirations set out in the Declaration, AU member states need to have the relevant technical competencies. To understand the competencies relevant to Africa’s contemporary needs, a continent-wide study, discussed in this paper, was commissioned. The highlighted results will help Universities and institutions of higher learning to re-align their curricula accordingly.                      

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

MWATHANE, IBRAHIM

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The African Land Policy Centre, 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. The programme is governed by a Steering Committee that meets periodically, while a joint secretariat implements day to day activities. The secretariat is assisted by an African Taskforce on Land. 



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African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences is a journal specialized in publishing research activities carried out in the field of geo-spatial sciences and land governance. It aims to encourage innovation, promote the exchange of knowledge and scientific outcomes related to its themes. The journal's target community is made-up of researchers, professors and professionals working in the newspaper field. The journal also aims to promote scientific articles and productions at the African, regional and global levels.

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African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences is a journal specialized in publishing research activities carried out in the field of geo-spatial sciences and land governance. It aims to encourage innovation, promote the exchange of knowledge and scientific outcomes related to its themes. The journal's target community is made-up of researchers, professors and professionals working in the newspaper field. The journal also aims to promote scientific articles and productions at the African, regional and global levels.

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