NELGA – The Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa

NELGA – The Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa

Objectives of NELGA


Enhancing training opportunities and curricula on land governance

We encourage growth in the number and quality of land-related training opportunities. We strengthen and mainstream land governance issues in land-related education and higher learning programmes. We support education institutions to align their curricula to the needs of the labour market.

Promoting demand-driven research on land governance

NELGA engages in poverty-oriented, conflict-sensitive and gender-sensitive research. We generate high quality research products. We translate analytical findings into operational engagement to create policy driving evidence on land governance.

Connecting scholars and researchers

NELGA fosters South-South dialogue and knowledge sharing on land issues. It builds ties and enhances cooperation between African universities and research institutions in support of land policy development, implementation and monitoring by providing capacity building and advice for member institutions and countries.

Strengthening monitoring and evaluation of land governance

We enhance tracking, monitoring and evaluation of land policy processes in Africa. We provide relevant data on land governance topics and create a repository for data. We strengthen analytical capabilities of African research institutions for producing and analyzing data.



Through innovative research and training NELGA creates strong capacities for good land governance and contributes to implementing the African agenda on land.