Applications are open for the NELGA Course on the Political Economy of Land Governance in Africa 2019. The Institute for Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) is hosting the short course in collaboration with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST). The short course will be held in Accra, Ghana from August 12-16, 2019.
The course addresses the political economy of land governance to include the pre-colonial and colonial histories; statutory and customary tenure rights; land policy and land law; land administration in rural and urban contexts; land corruption; large scale acquisitions, gender and class; and natural resource access and management. The curriculum addresses the continent as a whole, but each course has a regional focus in which it is offered in.
- The short course is funded by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), through NELGA.
- They have a limited amount of funding available for participants, which covers course fees, travel and accommodation. Interested parties should apply once the call has been released.
- Open to land practitioners and policy makers on the continent who have the responsibilities and expertise on the land governance issues;
- Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree and have at least 3-4 working experience.
- Applicants without a university degree may be considered, if they have 10-15 years’ work experience.