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.

Latest news and events

Call for applications for research fellowships under the “Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)” during the COVID-19 crisis.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has forced the world into action. The measures taken to contain the virus have impacted the whole of society, including the education sector, with research becoming more important than ever. To help investigating how COVID-19 and related measures potentially affect housing, land, and property rights in African countries, and to deliver […]

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Land & COVID-19 Webinars

As governments press pause on economic activities and people change their work and social behaviors to halt the spread of COVID-19, there are several hidden dimensions that can put pressure on land governance and management and threaten the land rights security of millions worldwide. In this section, we’ve put together the latest news on how COVID-19 […]

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NELGA celebrates its first graduates

“Graduating from my master’s is a dream that came true at the right moment” Rebecca J. Milamo. 2019 marks a celebratory year for the NELGA scholarship programme, as we celebrate our first 10 graduates from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and Ardhi University, Tanzania. The NELGA scholarship programme is a comprehensive […]

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