311 Applied Land Governance, land registration

Duration
Part 1: September 15 – October 5, 2019
Part 2: October, 2019 - March, 2020 - Change Project Implementation
Part 3: March 8 – 14, 2020
Location
Part 1: Gävle, Sweden
Part 2: Participants country
Part 3: In one of the Participants country
Number of participants
25
Target Region
Africa
Closing date for applications
April 5, 2019

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.

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 encourage land administration authorities to create and establish platforms and dialogues among land actors to implement in practise the often very well defined intentions given in different national land policies. By doing so, the service deliveries in these areas would improve trust for land management among the citizens.

The programme includes organisational integrity, improved cooperation and awareness of the role as public servants with regard to land management. Furthermore, aspects on gender equality, human rights, corruption prevention and sustainable development permeates and streamline the entire programme.

The programme strives for concrete and effective results through change projects towards organisational and institutional change as well as enhanced knowledge and skills.

Target Group

It is strongly recommended that each country send a mix of applicants representing both central and regional governance, municipalities and civil society (local administration). 

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

Each country should nominate an approximately equal number of women and men among the candidates. 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 organisation.
  • Have a university degree in relevant fields or similar knowledge acquired in another way.

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.

 

This third year, the overall subject (or theme) for the Change project is called "Land registration". Land registration is in general interpreted as the processes about ownership, possession or other rights in land, including how to legally and safely record them, provide evidence in title, facilitate land transactions and prevent unlawful disposal. The information recorded and the protection provided varies by jurisdiction. 

Coming years the subject (or theme) each year will be "Valuation and Taxation" and "LandInformationSystems". New applications will be requested to participate in those courses.

To ensure that selected change project is in line with the local context and according to national policies and strategies on land, the change project will be formulated in advance before the programme starts and under lead of appointed "focal point" appointed by responsible public organization on Ministeral high level. It will be elaborated in close cooperation with land actors 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 frames for the change project including the issue of women's right to land. The change projects will be further designed during the Swedish training phase. The elaborated results to be achieved must be realistic, well anchored and desirable. It is important to ensure that the formulated change project is in line with these conditions. Experienced mentors from Sweden and an appointed regional advisor will participate and support development and implementation of the projects during the whole course period.

Contact

Organisation

the Cadastral - Mapping and Land Registration Authority of Sweden

Name

Tobias Lundberg

Address

International Services Department
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