Land Governance for Sustainable Development

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Description
Course Format
Dates and Fees
Course Overview

This Land Governance for Development course from Knowledge Tree International Institute, LLC provides a multidisciplinary analysis of the ‘land rush’ within the more general context of land governance in Africa, Asia and Latin America including: the history and drivers of the process; the diversity of stakeholders and networks involved; and the global policy instruments of which inclusive land governance is an integral feature such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda; as well as highlighting the urgency of current challenges and discussing innovative governance solutions.

The design of the course allows for participants to closely work together with professionals, experts and fellow students from a variety of backgrounds. Topics are discussed from a range of perspectives, with contributions from development practitioners, representatives of farmers’ organizations and government policy advisors.

 You will learn about
  • Basic definitions and principles of land management, degradation and restoration
  • The participatory SLM land use planning approach
  • SLM tools and methods (WOCAT global network, the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) initiative and their 6+1 approach)
  • The use of financial and non-financial incentives for an enabling environment, to overcome barriers and encourage SLM adoption and uptake
  • SLM in the context of the global policy agenda, specifically SDG goal 15
  • The concept of Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN)

Program Structure:

The course provides participants with thorough knowledge of current problems as well as academic and policy debates related to land and development. Participants also build understanding of practical knowledge and possible solutions. The guiding objective is how best to optimize the link between land governance, inclusive sustainable development and poverty alleviation.
 
 
Target Audience:
The course is designed for Master’s students, PhD students, academics; as well as for practitioners from development organizations, projects and governments who are interested in or work in the fields of land governance, development studies, natural resource management, planning, human rights and conflict studies.
$3,950.00 Fees + VAT as applicable

(including coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily)

Duration: 10 Days

10th – 21st June, 2024

 14th – 25th October, 2024

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