The Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) is organised biennially by the African Land Policy Centre (ALPC), a joint initiative of the African Union Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank. The goal is to deepen capacity for land policy in Africathrough improved access to knowledge and information on land policymaking and implementation. In particular, the CLPA is a platform for presenting research findings and focusing the attention of a comprehensive range of stakeholders onthe issues and status of land policy development, implementation and monitoring in Africa. The CLPA also provides a unique opportunity to showcase emerging and promising practices and facilitate networking. Conference participants include researchers, academicians, governments (including parliamentarians), women and youth organisations, traditional authorities, farmers, civil society, private sector, land practitioners and development partners. The CLPA was first held in 2014, focusing on land, investment and agriculture.A second edition of CLPA was held in November 2017 under a theme targeting youth, land and employment The most recent 2019 CLPA focused on winning the fight against corruption in the land sector.
As a result of the continuing impact of COVID–19, the fourth CLPA, to be held on November 2–4, 2021 Kigali, Rwanda, will combine online and conventional presentations under the theme: “Land governance for safeguarding art, culture and heritage towards the Africa We Want”.The Conference’s theme aligns with the African Union Declaration of 2021 as “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building Africa We Want,” which is epitomized by Aspiration 5. The focus is on African heritage and cultural dimensions of land and the potential to secure livelihoods, economic growth, and sustainable development through the creative economy in both the rural and urban settings. And by fostering innovation, stimulating social and economic value through creativity, talent, intellectual capital, expressions of the arts, and cultural entrepreneurship as envisioned in Agenda 2063.
Event category for Scientific Submissions:
i.Conference paper, roundtable (in–person or online)
iii.Online (Masterclass,among others)
1.Emerging best practices in developingculturallyresponsive land policies
2.Effectiveland governance institutions and administration reforms reflective of Africa’s cultural heritage
3.Monitoring and evaluation of inclusive land governance Cross –cutting: Youth, gender, water, climate change
Abstracts should be between 700–1000 words, written in English or French, and submitted online in Microsoft Word format before 29 July 2021. Abstracts that are less than 700 words or more than 1000 words will not be considered for review.
To submit abstract, please use the following link: https://www.conftool.org/africalandconference2021/and chose the submission type or a track of interest out of 7 available options.
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