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Acronym: 
ALPC

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. 



After having developed the Framework and Guidelines (F&G) on land policy in Africa, and received the mandate from the African Union (AU) to use it in support of national and regional land policy processes, the LPI is now moving towards assisting AU Member States in developing or reviewing their land policies as well as in implementing and evaluating these policies.

Vision

A peaceful and prosperous Africa realized through equitable access, efficient and sustainable utilization of land.



Mission

To ensure all land users have equitable access to land and security of all bundles of land rights, by facilitating effective partnerships, dialogue and capacity building for participatory and consultative land policy formulation and implementation, as well as efficient and transparent land administration in both customary and statutory jurisdictions.



Goal

To assist Member States in the implementation of the declaration on land issues and challenges in Africa in accordance with the Framework and Guidelines on land policy in Africa in order to achieve socio-economic development, peace and security, and environmental sustainability.

Current targets of the initiative include:

Twenty Member States developing land policies and adopting implementation tools that enhance women’s secure access to land; and recognize the legitimacy of Africa’s customary based land rights and institutions by 2020

Ten Member States putting in place transparent, efficient and cost-effective Land administration systems which are reflective of Africa’s unique realities by 2020

African Land Policy Centre Resources

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Reports & Research
December 2010
Northern Africa
Algeria
Egypt
Morocco
Tunisia

The countries in North Africa share an arid and semi-arid environment with high diversity: mountainous areas run alongside maritime areas and desert. The population of the region was estimated at 160 million people in 2005 and is expected to be more than 270 million in 2030. Most of the population will live in urban areas.

Reports & Research
December 2010
Eastern Africa

The African Union Commission (AUC) and African Heads of State and Government are committed to providing a conducive environment for economic growth, poverty reduction and equitable sustainable development. In this context, the quality of governance of land and natural resources is an important factor.

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2010
Africa

En 2006, la Commission de l’Union Africaine (CUA), la Commission Economique pour l’Afrique (CEA) et la Banque africaine de Développement (BAD) ont unis leurs efforts dans le cadre d’une initiative désormais connue sous le nom d’Initiative conjointe sur les politiques foncières en Afrique.

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2010
Africa

The Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy is a joint product of the partnership and collaborative effort of the African Union Commission (AUC), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) to promote Africa’s socioeconomic development, through inter alia, agricultural transformation and modernisation.

International Conventions or Treaties
July 2010
Africa

Declaration on land issues and challenges in Africa

Assembly/AU/Decl.1(XIII) Rev.1

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