Application Due Date: 07 June 2019

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

The Institute for Hardship, Land & Agrarian Research Studies (PLAAS) is hosting a brief course on the Political Economy of Land Governance in Africa, in partnership with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Innovation (KNUST). The brief course will be kept in Accra, Ghana from 12-16 August2019 The medium of direction and evaluation will be English.

Course Material

The course deals with the political economy of land governance to consist of the pre-colonial and colonial histories; statutory and popular period rights; land policy and land law; land administration in rural and city contexts; land corruption; big scale acquisitions, gender and class; and natural deposit gain access to and management. The curriculum deals with the continent as an entire, however each course has a local focus in which it is used in.

The very first brief course was kept in Southern Africa, and the second was kept in East Africa. In the approaching months, we will be hosting a brief course in the West Africa area.


Land professionals and policy makers on the continent who have the obligations and competence on the land governance problems.

Candidates ought to hold a bachelor’s degree and have at least 3-4 working experience.

Applicants without a university degree might be thought about, if they have 10-15 years’ work experience.


are needed to finish a pre contact task, website check out report.
and the last submission of a knowing portfolio. Individuals would.
get either:

  • A Certificate of Participation for those who go to a minimum of 80% of the sessions and take part in 50% of all in-class projects, however do not finish the evaluation activities, or
  • A Certificate of Skills for those who effectively total all evaluations.


The brief course is moneyed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), through NELGA. We have a restricted quantity of financing readily available for individuals, which covers course charges, travel and lodging. Interested celebrations ought to use as soon as the call has actually been launched.

To Find Out More:

See the Authorities Website of the NELGA course on the Political Economy of Land Governance in Africa

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