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To register, contact in your country: Ethiopia Mr. Belay Gebre-Medhin Ethiopian Civil Service College (ECSC) Global Development Learning Center CMC Road, P.O. Box 5648, Addis Ababa Tel No: (251-1) 46 30 69/46 30 68 Fax No: (251-1) 46 30 16 E-mail: Eth_bmedhin@gdln.org Ghana
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Mr. Belay Gebre-Medhin
Ethiopian Civil Service College (ECSC)
Global Development Learning Center
CMC Road, P.O. Box 5648, Addis Ababa
Tel No: (251-1) 46 30 69/46 30 68
Fax No: (251-1) 46 30 16
Ms. Vivian Attah
Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA)
Global Development Center
P.O. Box 50, Achimoto, Accra
Tel: (233-21) 401 338; 401 681-2-3
Fax: (233-21) 401 338; 405 805
TanzaniaMr. Abdulrahmman A. Mdimu
Tanzania Development Learning Center
IFM Building, Shaaban Robert Street
PO Box 3918, Dar Es Salaam
Tel: (255-22) 212 37 11-09
Fax: (255-22) 212 37 02
Mr. Wilfred Tusuubira
Global Distance Learning Center
Uganda Management Institute
PO Box 20131, Kampala
Tel: (256-41) 345 990; 259 312
Fax: (256-41) 259 314
Applicants from Kenya and South Africa should contact the World Bank Institute:
Environmentally & Socially Sustainable Devt. Division
1818 H Street NW, 20433 Washington, D.C.
Morten Frederiksen: Tel: (+1) 202 473 0192
Fax: (+1) 202 676 0978
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Land Policies for Growthand Poverty Reductionin Africa
Distance learning course developed and organized by the World Bank:
World Bank Institute (WBI)
Development Research Group (DEC)
Africa Region (AFR)
With the support of
the Government of Switzerland
February 7-10, 2005
In collaboration with the GDLN Distance Learning Centers in Accra (Ghana), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and Kampala (Uganda), and the World Bank (AFR), Washington
Visit the course website at: http://www.worldbank.org/wbi/sdruralpoverty/land_policy/GDLNAfricaEng04/
Under the overarching theme of rural poverty reduction, the course’s overall aim is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions to participate in the design and implementation of programs addressing land reform and administration with a special focus on the rural poor.
The course builds on a foundation from previously delivered Land Policy courses. It reviews the conceptual foundations and practical applications for land policies in the African context. It seeks to promote a multi-stake-holder dialogue on policy and institutional reforms in land issues for a sustained increase in rural well-being in African countries. The course also provides a platform for an exchange of experiences and good practices among countries on land policies.
This event also provides an opportunity for participants from various backgrounds to be exposed to cutting-edge knowledge on issues related to land policy and administration. Moreover, it aims at developing participants’ analytical skills to enhance their capacity to play a proactive role in the design, implementation, and monitoring of land programs. Finally, this course seeks to provide a forum to help identify additional learning needs in the countries, and to help shape a multi-activity learning program on rural development in collaboration with local institutions.
February 7 Land tenure security
and linkages with poverty
February 8 Challenges and opportunities of land transactions
February 9 Enhancing land access through land reform
This distance learning course will be delivered in English over four consecutive days. Participants meet once a day for about 4 hours in the respective country sites. The course combines synchronous and asynchronous learning approaches. Synchronous learning will be facilitated through interactive videoconferences, simultaneously linking all participants with guest speakers. For asynchronous learning, participants will have access to the course’s website containing additional learning material, and can participate in an electronic knowledge exchange forum. A course facilitator is present throughout the course in each of the sites.
Those interested in taking this course should have a broad understanding of land issues in Africa. Participants who have attended all four modules will receive a certificate at the end of the course.
February 10 Making land policies work for the poor