As a network of expert in the land sector, NELGA supports its members in the publication of scientific results. Please find some of these publications below:

Synthesis Report on Land Ethnicity and Conflict

Guidelines on Land Ethnicity and Conflict

Guidelines for the Development of Curricula on Land Governance in Africa

Lignes Directrices pour I’elaboration de curricula de formations sure la governance fonciere en Afrique

The Strength of our Network – About NELGA

NELGA Good Practice – Training

NELGA Good Practice – Scholarship Programme

NELGA Good Practice – Land Governance Policy Assessment for NAIP in Central and Southern Africa

NELGA Success Story on Capacity Development

Land Tenure Sytems in North Africa – A Scoping Study

NELGA Support for Curriculum Review at NELGA North Africa Universities

NELGA Call for Staff Exchange 2022

NELGA Call for Fellowship 2022 – Benin

NEX WEBINAR REPORT – Fixing Land Administration Systems in South Africa

Hybrid Land Administration in Rural Municipalities

Towards an Integrated land Administration System – South Africa

Review – Draft Land Governance Strategy, African Union Commission’s Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (DARBE)

Success Story from Suthern Africa NELGA Node

Aspects Contemprains du Droit Foncier Rural en Afrique Francophone, autres – Revue Beninoise De Sciences Juridiques Et Administratives

Research – Housing Development and Customary Land Tenure Systems in Ghana by Augustine Fosu (Mphil)

Masterclass publications and presentations towards a common strategy for capacity development in the Arab region

1. Building a partnership for collaboration and capacity Development ft case study from Lebanese University by Prof. Jean Doumit

2. Capacity Building on Land Governance and Land Tenure Using Geoinformatics Techniques by Prof Eltiab Saeed Ganawa

3. Capacity Development Analysis in Egypt by Prof. Dr. Heba Allah Khalil

4. Capacity Development Reflection by Prof Moha El-Ayachi

5. De la gouvernance à la géogouvernance fonciére en Tunisie Dr Salwa SAIDI

6.Enhancing Land Development and Management Prof Ousmane WAGUE

7. Masterclass 2: Common Strategy for Strengthening Capacity Development in The Arab Region

8. Masterclass on Capacity Development in the Arab Region and The role of NELGA North Africa hub

9. Methodological Framework for Conducting Scoping Studies in North Africa by Dr Nabila Zouhiri and Dr. Siraj Sait

Research Fellowship Announcement 2022

Executive Summary – Land and Tenure Systems in North Africa: A Scoping Study

Good Practice Case Study – The NELGA Staff Exchange Programme in French and English

Good Practice Case Study – NELGA African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences in French and English

Guidelines for the development of curricula on land governance in Africa

The Guidelines for the Development of Curricula on Land Governance in Africa support the implementation of the AU Declaration on land issues and Challenges in Africa, in particular the call for Member States to, “Build adequate human, financial, technical capacities to support land policy development and implementation”. The guidelines are informed by key background documents prepared by the LPI, including the Regional assessment reports on land policy in Africa which identified, among other things, the challenges in Africa’s land sector; The background document on capacity development in Africa prepared from an examination of key capacity gaps in the land sector; Assessment report on industry needs and gaps in curricula for land governance in Africa. The Curricula also tends to be technical, lacking in the social/cultural, political, economic and environmental aspects crucial to land governance. Further challenges on capacity in Africa include limited focus on Land tenure, political economy of land, autochthonous populations’ ties to land and cultural/traditional land governance. Read more

Land Governance Mainstreaming Tool – 2020

Effective land governance mainstreaming requires plans, resources and dedicated people to ensure that commitments are translated into action and actual change on the ground.

This land governance mainstreaming tool is developed with the aim of supporting mainstreaming of land governance into national priority programmes.

It is expected that this tool will help to support and inform decision making processes on land governance on the basis of participatory assessment of barriers to land governance mainstreaming.

It will further enhance participatory assessment of land governance mainstreaming barriers. With such a tool, each department or agency implementing land governance mainstreaming project is expected to adopt its action plan to structure and monitor activities for mainstreaming Land Governance. Read more>>>

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Research: Land Governance in Lesotho

In Lesotho, despite the Land Act of 2010 and the institutional framework for land
administration, created by the new law, land management remains chaotic at best, with numerous agencies, government ministries and departments holding overlapping and often conflicting mandates on land themed issues.

At national level, the control of land use/physical planning is entangled in struggles between agencies in the Ministry of Local Government and the Land Administration Authority. At local levels, similar struggles exist between local councils and customary authorities (hereditary chiefs).

There is therefore, urgent need to streamline land management functions and delineate clear lines of responsibility and enforce them. Read more>>>


Research: Rural Land Cadastre Practice and Its Contribution to Women’s Land use rights and Tenure security

In Ethiopia Amhara region, cadastre has been implemented for several years. It enables women to access and control over land use rights and improved their livelihoods.

This study examined that rural cadastre solved women’s land disputes which were violated by the deceptive practices of men. SLLC helped the security of tenure and economic benefits for women in land investment, land rental market, and made collaterally land use rights. Read more>>>

Research: Land Governance Framework in Botswana

Good land governance is vital for economic development and is often characterized by open,
participatory societies, with transparent and accountable systems of governance in Botswana. Good governance therefore, requires a political system that provides opportunities for all its citizens.

This may include: participation that ensures broad inputs in governance and development decision-making from all stakeholders; an effective system for the transfer of power and renewal of political leadership, competitive; free, fair and transparent elections; political, administrative and financial accountability; effective regulation, parliamentary oversight and auditing; transparency, predictability and availability of valid information about government decisions and performance, and public
access to this information; ethical conduct of public affairs; effective public sector management
with stable macroeconomic policy, effective resource mobilization and allocation systems;
responsiveness to citizens.