Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA-2019)

  • 27th November 2019
  • by secretary

25-29 November 2019. Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The third edition of the Conference on Land Policy in Africa convened under the theme, ‘Winning the Fight against Corruption in the Land Sector: Sustainable Pathway for Africa’s Transformation’. This theme supports the designation by the African Union of 2018 as the Anti-Corruption Year under the theme, ‘Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation’.

Organized by the African Land Policy Centre, a joint initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), the conference deepened capacity for land policy in Africa through improved access to knowledge and information on land policy development and implementation. It follows the second CLPA, which was held in November 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Extracts of the programme

Leader Perspectives: Land for Economic Transformation in Africa Location: 

  • Hon. Angela Thokozile Didiza, Minister for Agriculture and Land Reform, Republic of South Africa 
  • Hon. M. Mamadou Sangafowa COULIBALY, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cote D’Ivoire 
  • Hon. Justice Smokin Wanjala, Judge of the Supreme Court, Republic of Kenya 
  • Mr. Ali Mufuruki, Founder and CEO of Infotech Investment Group, founding chairman and CEO of Roundtable of Tanzania, and Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) East Africa 
  • Prof. Michael Lipton, Professor of Economics (Emeritus) University of Sussex 
    To win the fight against #corruption we need to ensure
    land is equitably distributed and accessed by all,
    esp women, youths and other vulnerable groups.
    It is a sad reality that women and men still do
    not enjoy the same rights over land
    AfricanUnion ‘s Amb. Josefa Sacko
  • Prof. Bitange Ndemo, University of Nairobi

High Level Panel Discussion: Rethinking Land Reform in Africa: New Ideas, Opportunities and Challenges

  • Prof. Horman Chitonge, University of Cape Town 
  • Dr. Liz Alden Wily 
  • Prof. Riel Franzsen University of Pretoria 
  • Prof. Matthew Mitchell, University of Saskatchewan 
  • Sheila Khama, formerly of the World Bank and the African Development Bank Group 

Winning the fight against Corruption in the Land Sector: Sustainable Pathway for Africa´s Transformation 

Dr. Janet Edeme
 Director of the Department
of Rural Economy and Agriculture
at the African Union Commission
  • Dr. Oliver Puginier GIZ Germany
  • Felix Schilling GIZ
  • Laura Meggiolaro , Marcello Demaria  Land Portal Foundation, Germany 

Exploring Farmer-Herder Conflicts in the West African Sahel: A Multicountry Study of Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria

  • Prof. Samuel Aderemi Igbatayo Afe Babalola University, Nigeria,  
Large Scale Agricultural Investments and Its Impact on Gender Relations and Wellbeing of Small Holder Farmers: Evidence from Kilombero Valley in Tanzania

  • Dr. John JeckoniahSokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania 
Agricultural and Rural Transformation in Burkina Faso: Does Land Rights Matter? 
  • Dr. Mikémina PiloUNIVERSITY OF KARA, Togolese Republic
Sustainability Through Agricultural Productive Efficiency: Case Of East Africa’s Wetlands 

  • Lucy Gathoni Njogu1 Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • Dr. Eric Kiprotich Bett Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • Dr. Daniel Kyalo Willy African Agricultural Technology Foundation
Nuancing Narratives On Labor Market Effects of Large Agriculture Investments in Sub Saharan Africa 
  • Dr. Perrine Burnod CIRAD and Malagasy Land Observatory, Madagascar;
  • Dr. Sara Mercandalli University of Pretoria & Cirad
  • Dr. Aurélien Reys Independent and ex Cirad
  • Dr. Ward Anseeuw  International Land Coalition
  • Dr. Markus Giger CDE – University of Bern
  • Dr. Boniface Kiteme University of Kyoto
  • Dr. Tsilavo Ralandison CETRAD  

Youth Employment and Large-scale Agricultural Land Investments Nexus in Africa: Mixed Method Insights from Nigeria

  • Dr. Karakara Karakara University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Dr. Uchenna Efobi Covenant University, Nigeria 
  • Dr. Felicia Olokoyo Covenant University, Nigeria 
  • Dr. Ibukun Beecroft Covenant University, Nigeria 
  • Prof. Evans Osabuohien Chair, Centre for Economic Policy & Development Research