Land issues top October development agenda as ECA, partners launch multiple studies across Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
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The Land Policy Initiative launched the third in a series of studies to promote evidence-based land policies across the Continent. According Ms Joan Kagwanja, Head of the Land Policy Initiative at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the series of studies, associated reports and advocacy material will facilitate knowledge generation and dissemination that should promote policy formulation that is based on scientific evidence. Speaking to ECA’s Information and Communication Services (ICS), Ms Kagwanja said that the studies will focus on mainstreaming land in strategies and programmes for Africa’s development; improving access to land and security of land rights for women in Africa; and large scale land based Investment in Africa.