Twenty Years of Building Capacity in Land Management, Land Tenure and Urban Land Governance

Walter Timo de Vries, Uchendu Eugene Chigbu, Pamela Duran-Diaz

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Being the basis of economy in most of African territory, land is subject of conflict in the increasing demand for food, fuel, dwellings and natural resources. In this continuous struggle, governance plays a major role in decision-making regarding the use of and access to land, for which capacity development is crucial among practitioners. This chapter presents the 20-year based experience of the international master’s programme in Land Management and Land Tenure from the Technical University of Munich and its transition to Land Management and Geospatial Science, together with the research model ADLAND “Advancing Collaborative Research in Responsible and Smart Land Management in and for Africa”, a project designed to support academic training in selected African universities, committed in developing and sharing skills, tools, knowledge, data and resources across Africa based on the framework of Responsible Land Management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLocal and Urban Governance
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameLocal and Urban Governance
VolumePart F11
ISSN (Print)2524-5449
ISSN (Electronic)2524-5457


  • Capacity development
  • Land Management and Land Tenure
  • Transitions
  • Urban governance


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