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15-17 August 2017. Pretoria. This Conference brought together civil society organizations, grassroots leaders, policy makers, parliamentarians, government officials, practitioners, academics and land sector specialists.
With an overarching goal of developing greater understanding of the importance of tenure security and land, it built broader capacities around policy-making and implementation strategies relevant to Africa.
- The conference explored policy-making approaches with country case studies which have particular resonance with policy makers and members of the Pan-African Parliament to ensure best practices, including principles of participation, evidence, and data driven approaches.
- It was designed to present opportunities for the sharing of experiences of implementation of land governance methodologies and approaches to surface best practices through open discussion and platforms to explore and discuss land governance approaches.
- It explored the continuum of land rights, fit for purpose, flexible land tenure policy approaches as well as GLTN land tools and strategies, in particular, the Social Tenure Domain Model and Gender Evaluation Criteria.