Online courses

Many third-party organizations offer online training opportunities on the topic of land governance. You can find most of them bellow:

 

GENERAL TRAINING ON LAND GOVERNANCE


E-learning course on spatial planning in the context of the responsible governance of tenure

  • Definition of spatial planning
  • Importance of spatial planning
  • Context within which spatial planning contributes to sustainable development
  • Key principles that define the scope of spatial planning
  • Steps of the spatial planning process
  • Tasks and responsibilities at the different administrative levels

http://www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/course/VG4A

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


E-learning course on how to monitor and promote policy changes on governance of tenure

  • Importance of monitoring in the implementation of the voluntary guidelines
  • Monitoring approaches and indicators for monitoring activities
  • Key principles that define the scope of spatial planning
  • Steps of the spatial planning process
  • Tasks and responsibilities at the different administrative levels

http://www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/course/VG9

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


E-learning course on addressing tenure issues in the context of natural disasters

  • Impact of natural disasters on people’s tenure
  • How insecure tenure increases vulnerability to natural disasters
  • Responsible governance of tenure and disaster management processes
  • Integrating tenure issues in prevention, mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, recovery and reconstruction

www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/course/VG8

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


E-learning course on safeguard against dispossession of legitimate tenure right holders.

  • Basic concepts of free, prior and informed consent
  • The three main phases and key elements to consider in the free, prior and informed consent process
  • Participatory engagement, negotiations and consultations as means and tool through which FPIC is achieved
  • Actors involved in the FPIC process and their responsibilities

http://www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/course/FPIC

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


 

VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES ON THE RESPONSIBLE GOVERNANCE OF TENURE (VGGT)


 E-learning course on responsible governance of tenure (available in English, Spanish and French).

  • making access to land, fisheries and forests more equitable
  • how to protect people’s tenure rights
  • options to simplify the administration of tenure and make it accessible to all
  • how to ensure disputes are resolved before they degenerate into conflict

http://www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/courses/VGGT

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


Technical Guides as basis for further training materials on the topic governance of tenure

  • General VGGT coaching on VGGT (Antti Seelaff as facilitator), financed by BMEL
  • For CSOs
  • Gender
  • Agricultural investments, financed by DFID

http://www.fao.org/tenure/resources/collections/governanceoftenuretechnicalguides/en/

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


Blended learning trainings: On the basis of these materials blended learning courses (online + face-2-face) are carried out

Possible procedure of training:

  • In-country capacity needs assessment
  • Development/ adjustment of training materials for the e-learning
  • 2-3 weeks of online training (e.g. in Liberia currently five sessions: 1 introduction to VGGT, 2 securing tenure rights, 3 participation and collaboration, 4 dispute resolution, 5 addressing corruption)
  • Approximately one month later in-country coaching, at best by nodes personel
  • In the end follow-up activities are panned by the participants

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


 

LAND INVESTMENTS


Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment Training (once yearly- expensive but highly reputed):

The program adopts an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable investments in agriculture. It provides an overview of pressing issues related to agricultural investments, as well as an introduction to relevant practical skills. The overarching goal of the course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to support responsible agricultural investment, and to facilitate a rich dialogue about best practices from around the globe. By working through real case studies with practitioners and experts in the field, participants focus on how to use analytical tools and frameworks to harness agricultural investments for sustainable development.

http://ccsi.columbia.edu/2016/07/06/executive-training-program-on-sustainable-investments-in-agriculture/

Organization: Columbia University


E-learning course on safeguarding land tenure rights in the context of agricultural investments

  • The basic principles of responsible investments in agriculture including the main
    actors and their responsibilities as set forth in the VGGT
  • Negative impact of irresponsible investments on tenure rights
  • All steps in a process for the approval of responsible investments
  • Appropriate monitoring for the duration of the investment

http://www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/course/AGINV

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


 

CORRUPTION AND LAND


 TI Toolkits (not a training, but a useful tool):

Part of Transparency International’s work is to develop and promote practical tools that reduce the opportunities for corruption and enhance the ability of people and organisations to resist it. They work with experts from companies, universities and other NGOs to create tools suited to a range of situations in many sectors of society.

From monitoring public procurement processes, to concrete guidance for companies on avoiding extortion and curtailing bribery, to reliable diagnostics for measuring and mapping corruption, our tools give individuals and institutions creative solutions to some of the most common challenges in countering corruption.

https://www.transparency.org/whatwedo/tools/

Organization: Transparency International


Anti-corruption WORKS training (e.g. carried out by denkmodell)

As a hands-on workshop format, it is best conducted in-country in order to identify and then develop potential countermeasures for corruption risks in important areas of a sector. To date, the tool has been applied in different country settings to encourage anti-corruption measures, in sectors as diverse as education, fishery, forestry, private sector development, police and security, capacity development of subnational public administration and justice sector reform.

Anti-Corruption WORKS is a two-day participatory workshop for programme staff and – if appropriate and possible – their project partners. Specifically trained anti-corruption experts facilitate the workshop and provide the necessary expertise on corruption.

Costs: approximately 10.000 – 15.000 Euro

https://www.giz.de/fachexpertise/downloads/giz2016-en-anti-corruption-works.pdf


TI School for Integrity (for young professionals- maybe from NGOs):

Transparency International School on Integrity (TISI) is an annual state-of-the-art anti-corruption and accountability training for future leaders. The upcoming TISI 2017 will take place during 10-16 July, 2017 in Vilnius, Lithuania. TISI exposes its participants to the latest developments in the field of anti-corruption and accountability and offers real opportunities to try and implement their ideas in practice.

http://transparencyschool.org/summer-school/

Organization: Transparency International


General course on anti-corruption (online course, but can also be customized for in-country training with partners):

Course content:

  • International legislation and anti-corruption
  • Implementation of anti-corruption strategies
  • Tools to analyse corruption
  • Resources and services offered by the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource
    Centre

https://intranet.giz.de/fobionline/v_event.asp?eventtype_id=32514376&show_all=false&pressed=false

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


Anti-corruption course for natural resource management (online course, but can also be customized for in-country training with partners):

This course enhances appreciation of corruption risks in natural resource management and increase your understanding of what existing tools and initiatives can achieve in this field. Course content:

  • Introduction to corruption in natural resource management
  • Corruption in the oil sector
  • Corruption in the forest sector
  • Anti-corruption approaches for natural resource sectors

https://intranet.giz.de/fobionline/v_event.asp?eventtype_id=32517207&show_all=false&pressed=false

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


Short online course on corruption and land tenure:

The curriculum primarily addresses “change agents” – i.e. people who can have a direct impact by introducing changes in how tenure is governed. They include national policy makers and administrators, surveyors, trainers, legal support providers, civil society and non-governmental organizations, advocacy, control and monitoring professionals.

http://www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/course/VG6

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


 

CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION


Courses and MOOCs (also generally on land governance aspects):

https://www.land-links.org/what-is-land-tenure/training-and-moocs/

Organization: USAID


Online course on land governance, with specific modules on conflict and peace and security:

  • Explain the importance of land tenure and property rights (LTPR) as a critical development issue.
  • Describe key terms and concepts, including the continuum of LTPR systems, from customary tenure to formal rights.
  • Become familiar with the historical, legal, and institutional aspects of land tenure and property rights.
  • Identify how insecure or unclear rights are related to negative development outcomes, including conflict, human rights violations, lower productivity levels, the overuse and misuse of resources, and unsustainable land-based investments.
  • Discuss how LTPR programming can be used to meet development goals, including women’s economic empowerment, promoting resilience and climate change adaptation and mitigation, increasing food security, and combating extreme poverty.

https://www.canvas.net/browse/usaid/courses/usaid-land-tenure-2

Organization: USAID


Short online course on conflict, disputes and land tenure:

This course provides guidance on managing competition over the use of land, fisheries and forests. The course introduces a process for analysing the underlying causes of disputes and conflicts. It also illustrates a range of dispute resolution mechanisms and some options for policy and legal reforms to prevent disputes and reduce vulnerability to conflict.

The curriculum primarily addresses “change agents” – i.e. people who can have a direct impact by introducing changes in how tenure is governed. They include national policy makers and administrators, surveyors, trainers, legal support providers, civil society and non-governmental organizations, advocacy, control and monitoring professionals.

http://www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/course/VG7

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


 

LAND AND GENDER


 E-learning course on Governing land for women and men

  • Gender-equitable governance of land tenure gender-equitable participation in
    land policy-making
  • Legal issues for gender-equitable governance of land tenure
  • Building gender-equitable land institutions
  • Technical issues in land administration and management
  • Strategies for awareness raising and gender sensitization
  • In addition you may want to consult the FAO technical guide on “Governing land for women and men”

http://www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/course/VGG

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


E-learning course on Gender in Food and Nutrition Security

  • Overview of gender concepts and principles
  • Gender in Food and nutrition security policy and legislation
  • Gender in food and nutrition security programming

http://www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/course/FG

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


E-learning course on SDG Indicator 5.a.1 – Equal tenure rights for women on agricultural land

  • Focus on women’s ownership and/or control over agricultural land
  • Introduction of key concepts, definitions and rationale of this indicator
  • Detailed guidance both on data collection and manipulation, and computation of the various sub-indicators

http://www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/course/SDG5A1

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


E-learning course  on SDG Indicator 5.a.2 – Ensuring women’s legal rights to land ownership and/or control

  • Focus on women’s ownership and/or control over agricultural land
  • Introduction of key concepts, definitions and rationale of this indicator
  • Step-by-step guidance for the countries for conducting the assessment

http://www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/course/SDG5A2

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


UN Habitat Training package on Improving Gender Equality and Grassroots Participation through Good Land Governance

This training package provides an introduction to the important, complex, and sometimes daunting theme of improving land governance as a means to enhance gender equality and grassroots participation in land matters. This training package is designed for professionals, working in the field of land, governance, grassroots participation and gender in public institutions or civil society organizations.

The goal of the training is to improve women’s land and property rights and promote the participation of grassroots communities in land processes. The focus is on gender equality and grassroots participation as vital dimensions of good land governance. The training package is prepared in two volumes: Trainee’s Handbook: Readers and References and; Trainer’s Guide and Training Tools.

https://gltn.net/download/improving-gender-equality-and-grassroots-participation-through-good-land-governance-a-training-package-eng-2010/

The GLTN also have a number of tools and reports accessible online related to gender: https://gltn.net/crosscutting-issues/#1489287113761-bbd950da-d021

Organization: UN Habitat and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN)


Physical Training across Africa with Online Resources: Leadership and Gender Training

WOCAN is a women-led international membership network of women and men professionals and women’s associations.

WOCAN was established in 2004 with the objective to address three major gaps that emerge from the knowledge and experiences of sustainable and rural development processes. These are:

  • policies regarding gender within the agriculture and natural resource management sectors,
  • roles of professional women in implementing policy objectives for rural women’s empowerment and gender equality within these sectors, and
  • organizational barriers that obstruct women from realizing positions of leadership and influence to take on such roles.

http://www.wocan.org/

Organization: Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)


E-learning courses, self-paced

The “I Know Gender”- series is comprised of 15 free sessions of ~1 hour available in English, Spanish and French.

These trainings focus on gender-related issues in general, and are not specific to gender in the land governance sector.

https://trainingcentre.unwomen.org/portal/#selfpaced

Organization: UN Women Training Centre


Land Tenure and Property Rights MOOC 3.0

Core modules include course on Gender, Property Rights and Land Tenure.

https://www.land-links.org/event/land-tenure-property-rights-mooc-3-0/

Organization: USAID


Online courses and training on gender and capacity building

This training aims at providing a platform for learning exchange and capacity development.

The Women 2030 project is being implemented in countries across different regions of the world. It is constituted by a coalition of 5 women+ and gender equality network organizations collaborating to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a gender-equitable and climate-just way. The coalition is part of a year framework partnership agreement with the European Commission’s International Cooperation arm (DEVCO) called “Women 2030 CSOs implementing SDGs Agenda.”

https://www.women2030.org/resources-trainings/online-courses-tools/

Organization: European Commission’s International Cooperation’s #women2030


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