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Short Course 2021 for African Academics Institute for Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)

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Application Deadline: 28th July 2021

Type: Short course

Number of Awards: 60

About the Award: Across Africa, the majority of both rural and urban residents have insecure tenure rights, either in law or in practice. They face the legacy of land dispossession, colonial legal codes, contested customary tenure systems, and growing pressure on land in the face of commercial investments. How can land rights and land governance in Africa be strengthened? To address these challenges requires building a highly-skilled cohort of land professionals and land policymakers. This short course will equip these leaders to resolve the land challenges facing the continent.

Eligible Field(s): The key themes and concepts that will be covered in the short course will include:

  1. Pre-colonial and colonial histories of land rights in Africa
  2. Statutory versus customary land tenure in Africa
  3. Land policy and land law in Africa
  4. Land administration in rural and urban contexts in Africa
  5. Land corruption in Africa
  6. Natural resource access and management in Africa
  7. Large-scale land acquisitions, gender, and class in Africa
  8. Land policy responses and African and global land policy guidelines

Eligibility: Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree and have at least 3-4 years of work experience. Applicants without a university degree may be considered if they have at least 10-15 years of experience. Applicants should be conversant in, write and understand English.

To be Taken at (Country): The short course will be conducted online via the Zoom platform. Participants are
expected to be online for the entire duration of the 5-day short course 6 hours daily.

Value of Award: The short course is funded by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), under the Network of Excellence in Land Governance in Africa (NELGA) project. Funding is available for 60 participants to attend the short course training online. Selected participants must ensure they have access to good internet infrastructure to attend the course.

A Certificate of Attendance for those who attend at least 80% of the sessions and
participate in 50% of all in-session assignments, but do not complete the assessment
activities OR
A Certificate of Competence for those who attend 100% of the sessions and successfully complete all assessments

Duration of Award: 06 – 10 September 2021

Three sessions per day:
GMT 8.00-10.00, 11.00-13.00, 14.00-16.00
GMT+1 09.00-11.00, 12.00-14.00, 15.00-17.00 (West African Time)
GMT+2 10.00-12.00, 13.00-15.00, 16.00-18.00 (Central European Time)
GMT+3 11.00-13.00, 14.00-16.00, 17.00-19.00 (East African Time)

How to Apply: To apply, please complete this form here
Kindly note only successful applicants will be contacted by 6 August 2021.

APPLY HERE


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