About the Conference

Kindly note that the online registration for the inaugural Conference on Land Policy in Africa will be closed on Sunday, 26 October 2014, at midnight UTC. We thank you for your interest in the Conference, and look forward to your participation.

The Land Policy Initiative (LPI) will host the inaugural Conference on Land Policy in Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the African Union Conference Center, from 11 to 14 November 2014. The Conference will be a policy and learning event. Its goal will be to deepen capacity for land policy in Africa through improved access to knowledge and information on land policy making and implementation. The Conference is intended to have a catalytic effect in creating a forum for presenting research activities, and focusing the attention of a comprehensive range of stakeholders on the issues and status of land policy in Africa. The Conference will also provide a platform for showcasing emerging and promising practices, and facilitating networking among land experts and land professionals in Africa.

Conference participants will include experts from governments, parliaments, Regional Economic Communities, farmers’ and civil society organizations, research institutions and academia, the private sector, land practitioners (surveyors, mapping companies, administrators), and donors. It is expected that the Conference will be attended by some 400 participants. The event will be co-hosted by the LPI and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).

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