Webinar on COVID-19 and Tenure Security | Land Portal
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The Land Portal is a Foundation registered in the Netherlands in 2014.

The vision of the Portal is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.

The African Land Policy Centre, formerly called the Land Policy Initiative (LPI), is a joint programme of the tripartite consortium consisting of the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Its purpose is to enable the use of  land to lend impetus to the process of African development. The programme is governed by a Steering Committee that meets periodically, while a joint secretariat implements day to day activities. The secretariat is assisted by an African Taskforce on Land. 



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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. The Conference was organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected the Sahelian countries of Africa.

The European Commission represents the general interest of the EU and is the driving force in proposing legislation (to Parliament and the Council), administering and implementing EU policies, enforcing EU law (jointly with the Court of Justice) and negotiating in the international arena.

Language of the event: 
English

9th Capitalization Meeting of the EU Land Governance Programme 

 3 NOVEMBER 2020, 10.00 – 11.30 CET (9.00 – 10.30 GMT) 

Project implementation in all countries and at the transversal level have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Anecdotal evidence from many countries suggest that the pandemic has had tremendous effect on tenure rights and tenure governance. Project implementers of the in-country projects have reported that government-imposed restrictions with respect to movement of people, travel restrictions and closure of borders, social distancing and gatherings involving large numbers of people in a bid to reduce the spread of the virus, have affected project implementation activities. The active project countries that will participate in the 9th meeting are: Cameroon, Colombia, Ghana (two projects), Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Sudan and Uganda.

The last session of the meeting will be organized as a webinar on COVID-19 and tenure security. The objective is to increase knowledge on the impact of the pandemic on tenure rights, tenure security and tenure administration/management and to capacitate the project implementation teams with the requisite skills such that in post-COVID-19 era tenure rights will be more secured, and governance improved.

Expected Outcomes
The expected outcomes of the capitalization meeting will include:

  • Implementation of country level projects reviewed, focussing on results achieved, success factors, lessons learnt, key challenges and critical issues for future projects;
  • Capacity of project staff in using mediation to resolve tenure disputes increased;
  • Experiences in project implementation shared and lessons learned;
  • Good practices experienced by projects collected and included in communication products;
  • Knowledge of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on governance of tenure and mitigation measures to ensure secured tenure increased.

Agenda/Presenters:

9th Capitalization Meeting of the EU Land Governance Programme - Day 3 - WEBINAR ON COVID-19 AND TENURE SECURITY

 

Webinar begins at 9.00 GMT

West Africa – 09.00 am

Central Africa – 11.00 am

Europe – 10.00 am

Southern Africa – 11.00 am

East Africa – 12.00 noon

Pakistan – 02.00 pm

The webinar will last 90 minutes and includes a Q&A session. 

Simultaneous translation services will be available (English-French and French-English) 

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