Provide and facilitate academic education and training for African land professional and practitioners.


Define an agenda for research and conduct applied research on land related issues pertinent to the AU agenda on land.

Academic Networks

Promote knowledge managemnt, dissemination and networking in support of land policy and governance in Africa by enhancing the community of practice for land policy experts.

Curriculum Development

Improve land-related curricula in graduate and post-graduate training courses in quantity and quality.

Data Repository

Develop a repository for data, indicators and information, in close cooperation with the LPI, RECs and governments.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Design appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems; and implement pilots to facilitate tracking of land related initiatives.

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On June 25, 2020, a digital seminar on “Covid-19 and African Food Security” was held by the Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA) and the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of the Western Cape (UWC),  as the second in a series of seven monthly online seminars. The onset […]

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Youth Engagement for Global Action on Land Rights

Did you know that empowering young people through knowledge and information on land rights can reduce poverty rates and support the development of the African continent? As the world celebrates the 2020 International Youth Day Edition, we must harness the untapped potentials in our youth as the continent has the largest concentration of young people […]

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