Sustainable Land Governance in Support of the Global Agenda

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Land governance is about the policies, processes and institutions by which land, property and natural resources are managed. Land administration systems are the operational component of land governance and provide a country with an infrastructure for implementing land policies and land management strategies in support of sustainable development. This paper provides an overall understanding of the land management paradigm in this regard.

Land governance and administration support the global agenda through addressing the key challenges of our time such as climate change, poverty reduction, human rights, rapid urban growth, and the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Land Governance and administration therefore need high-level political support and recognition. This relates especially to developing countries where there is an urgent need to build simple and “fit-for-purpose” land administration systems that will meet the needs of society today and that can be incrementally improved over time.

This paper is work in progress and draws from previous research. The paper supports the public lecture on Sustainable Land Governance in Support of the Global Agenda given at NUST 4 March 2016.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNamibia University of Science and Technology
PublisherIntegrated Land Management Institute (ILMI)
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016
SeriesLand, Livelihoods and Housing programme 2015-18


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