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Apply For NELGA Course On The Political, Economy of Land Governance in Africa 2019



Apply For NELGA Course On The Political, Economy of Land Governance in Africa 2019 1


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.


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