311 Applied Land Governance, Land valuation

Duration
Part 1: September 14 - October 2, 2020
Part 2: October, 2020 - March, 2021 - Change Project Implementation
Part 3: Mars 8 – 12, 2021 - Final Regional Meeting
Location
Part 1: Gävle, Sweden
Part 2: Participants country
Part 3: Tanzania
Number of participants
25
Target Region
Africa
Closing date for applications
April 5, 2020

Invitation

The ITP is designed for a mix of professionals within public organisations, civil society, universities or companies qualified to participate in land related processes at different levels and hold positions in their home organisations, to initiate and manage processes of change.

It is specifically designed for participants from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

During this fourth year of the ITP programme, the overall theme or subject is entitled "Land valuation".

Land valuation (or real estate appraisal) is generally described as the process of developing an opinion of value for real estates. The course will focus on definitions and methods designed to estimate market values and facilitate the processes for land compensation and taxation.

Content

Secured land ownership rights are key elements for sustainable development. The control of land and its use is a major task for governments and legal systems. An impartial public sector is a prerequisite for effective land governance and sustainable land use. 

This ITP supports and encourages land administration authorities to create and establish platforms and dialogues amongst land stakeholders for the practical implementation of the often very well-defined intentions provided in different national land policies. By doing so, the service delivery in these areas would improve trust for land management amongst the citizens.

The programme includes aspects such as organizational integrity, improved cooperation, and awareness of the role of public servants with regards to land management. Furthermore, aspects of gender equality, human rights, corruption prevention and sustainable development permeate the entire programme.

The programme strives to achieve concrete and effective results through change projects aimed at organizational and institutional change as well as enhanced knowledge and skills

Change Project

The ITP course focuses on institutional/organizational development and strengthening the ability of the participating women and men to design and lead internal change processes within their area of responsibility that enable sustainable organizational change toward gender equality. In order to increase the participants’ opportunities to shape and influence the change process in their home organizations that will have nationwide impact over the long term, a change project is proposed per country to increase collaboration and cooperation among land sector actors. 

A Change project is the heartbeat of the Applied Land Governance ITP course. This is because the ITP is designed to provide practical solutions to problems currently experienced by course participants who are implementing land governance projects in their home countries. There will be 5 participants from each country, and they will work together on a common change project in each country. All change projects will include gender issues in order to contribute to secure land rights for women in customary areas and to gender equality in land administration.

To ensure that the selected change project is relevant  to  the local context and aligned to national policies and strategies on land, the change project methodology will be  finalized prior to the course commencing and under the leadership of the appointed "focal point" (or Project Sponsor) at the responsible public organization. The Project Sponsor role should preferably  beat a Ministeral or executive high level. Project design will be elaborated on in close cooperation with those land stakeholders selected to participate. This is done to guarantee full commitment. 

It is important that both participants and their leadership have a common understanding and vision of the scope of the change project, including the issue of women's right to land. The change project methodology will be expanded further during the Swedish training phase. Once expanded and finalized, the results the project is designed to achieve must be realistic, well anchored and desirable. Experienced mentors from Sweden will participate and support development and implementation of the project for the duration of the entire course period.

Target Group

It is strongly recommended that each country, in their application, propose a mix of participants representing both central and regional governance, municipalities and civil society.

It is particularly important that all participants have a strong interest in gender issues and adopt a human rights-based approach (especially with regard to women’s access to and control of land, and harmonization between customary and statutory land tenure systems). 

Each country’s candidate nomination should reflect an approximately equal number of women and men . All applicants should fulfil the following criteria: 

·         Have an interest in institutional development and be involved in the land administration process on national, regional or local level.

·         Have a leading or senior position in their organization.

·         Have a university degree in relevant fields or similar knowledge acquired in another way.

Contact

Organisation

the Cadastral - Mapping and Land Registration Authority of Sweden

Name

Tobias Lundberg

Address

International Unit
Lantmäterigatan 2
SE-801 82 Gavle, Sweden

Telephone

+46 (0)771 63 63 63

E-mail

internationalservices@lm.se

Fax no.

Web

www.lantmateriet.se