Detailed description of project Back
Against the background of the high level of competition over the use of land for different purposes, be that for agricultural investment or urban development, to name but a few, as well as against the clashing interests between investors and small-scale farmers, which in turn create problems such as forced settlement, malnutrition and even violent conflicts, this technical support project to NELGA, a network of over 70 African universities in over 30 countries, strives to support the establishment of an improved land governance landscape in Africa, be it by enhancing land governance capacities in support of land policy development or process monitoring.
The project is structured into four key phases:
- Phase 1: Inception Phase – focus on the conception, preparation, development, and deployment of services;
- Phase 2: Implementation Phase – provision of gender sensitive, efficient, flexible, and adaptive assistance;
- Phase 3: Closure and Handover Phase – facilitation of a comprehensive and effective hand-over of all outputs, instruments, tools, and activities, with emphasis on the management systems and repositories;
- Phase 4: Backstopping.
The key objectives of the support mission are:
- Promotion of evidence-based decision-making and inclusive land governance in Africa by strengthening cooperation among African universities and research institutions, thereby improving their capacity to conduct and disseminate high-quality research and to engage with stakeholders;
- Enhancement of visibility, accessibility and profile of NELGA AS Africa’s premier research network on land governance; enhancement of visibility and accessibility of NELGA’s research recommendations;
- Enhancement of NELGA’s good practice and successes through the production and dissemination of digital features for online contracting;
- Promotion of collaboration between NELGA and stakeholders by producing and disseminating digital features showcasing NELGA’s academia research recommendations, good practices, and successes through online platform.
Type of services provided
Project structure and deliverables:
- Workshop on research communication with NELGA members, policy makers and private investors;
- Mentoring and coaching of NELGA member participants on research communication;
- Development of a research communication reference guide;
- Organisation of a virtual introduction for MLEGA members on RCRG;
- 3 documentaries to depict NELGA successes and activities through videos, photography, interviews and testimonies;
- Creation of public awareness and outreach products, such as the production of high-resolution photos for NELGA communication platforms.
Main staff provided:
- Team leader (40 w/d);
- Expert pool on “Research and Communication” (120 w/d).