The African Land Policy Centre (ALPC), formerly called the Land Policy Initiative (LPI), is a joint programme of the tripartite consortium consisting of the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Its purpose is to enable the use of land to lend impetus to the process of African development. The programme is governed by a Steering Committee that meets periodically, while a joint secretariat implements day to day activities. The secretariat is assisted by an African Task-force on Land.
After having developed the Framework and Guidelines (F&G) on land policy in Africa, and received the mandate from the African Union (AU) to use it in support of national and regional land policy processes, the ALPC is now moving towards assisting AU Member States in developing or reviewing their land policies as well as in implementing and evaluating these policies.
Building on this momentum, the ALPC, the Government of Germany (through BMZ and GIZ), and the World Bank seek to strengthen capacities for land governance in African countries in line with broader strategies for development, peace and security, and environmental sustainability.
Mandate of the ALPC: