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NELGA Short Course Training

Date: 7 Oct 2018 to 13 Oct 2018
Time: 8:30 to 17:30
Across Africa, the majority of both rural and urban residents have insecure tenure rights, either in law or in practice. They face the legacy of land dispossession, colonial legal codes, contested customary tenure systems, and growing pressure on land in the face of commercial investments. How can land rights and land governance in Africa be strengthened? To address these challenges requires building a highly-skilled cohort of land professionals and land policy makers. This short course will equip these leaders to resolve the land challenges facing the continent. The course forms part of a wider initiative called the Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa which aims to strengthen African expertise on land governance. 
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) will present a certified short course on the Political Economy of Land Governance in Africa. The course will be presented by the Institute for Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) in collaboration with the African Land Policy Centre. The first course will be held at UWC in Cape Town, South Africa, and subsequent courses will be held at other universities across the continent. 
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Closing date: 14 September 2018