Due Date: November 30, 2018

Applications are open for the NELGA Short Course Training on Political Economy of Land Governance in Africa 2019 The University of the Western Cape (UWC) will provide a backed brief course on the Political Economy of Land Governance in Africa.

Throughout Africa. most of both rural and city homeowners have insecure period rights, either in law or in practice. They deal with the tradition of land dispossession, colonial legal codes, objected to traditional period systems, and growing pressure on the land in the face of industrial financial investments. How can land rights and land governance in Africa be enhanced? To attend to these difficulties needs developing a highly-skilled mate of land specialists and land policy makers. This brief course will gear up these leaders to solve the land difficulties dealing with the continent.

The course will exist by the Institute for Hardship, Land & Agrarian Research Studies (PLAAS) in partnership with the African Land Policy Centre. The 2nd course will be hosted in partnership with Ardhi University in Zanzibar, Tanzania from February 11-15, 2019.

Course Material

The crucial styles and principles that will be covered in the course will consist of:

  • Pre-colonial and colonial histories of land rights in Africa
  • Statutory versus traditional land period in Africa
  • Land policy and land law in Africa
  • Land administration in rural and city contexts in Africa
  • Land corruption in Africa
  • Natural deposit gain access to and management in Africa
  • Massive land acquisitions, gender and class in Africa
  • Land policy actions and African and worldwide land policy standards


  • Financing is readily available for 40 individuals to cover course registration charges, travel and lodging. The course is moneyed by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), through the Network of Quality in Land Governance in Africa (NELGA).


  • Candidates ought to hold a bachelor’s degree and have 3-4 years of work experience;-LRB- ***************).
  • Applicants without a university degree might be thought about, if they have 10-15 years’ work experience.


Candidates are needed to send the appropriate supporting files:

  • Inspiration letter
  • Curriculum vitae (consisting of work history)
  • Academic records
  • Identity files or passport
  • Application

Send out the application to [email protected]

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