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Implementing the AU Declaration on Land A partnership to build synergy and coherence in promoting the use the AU-F&G and FAO-VG Joan Kagwanja LPI/UNECA.

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1 Implementing the AU Declaration on Land A partnership to build synergy and coherence in promoting the use the AU-F&G and FAO-VG Joan Kagwanja LPI/UNECA LAND POLICY INITIATIVE

2 AU-ECA-AfDB Land Policy Initiative Dialogue on land policy related agenda to address challenges Continental/Regional Consultations; Enhanced knowledge of the challenges; gaps in processes/institutions Regional assessment reports F&G; Partnerships and Commitment Govts; RECs; CSO (Experts; Ministers; Heads of States) Devt. partenrs Clear understanding by partners of African ownership of the initiative Building synergy and providing technical and financial support to the initiative… Resource Mobilisation/partnerships (IFAD, FAO, Rockefeller Foundation, UNDP, UNHABITAT, World Bank, others)

3 LPI Goal and Objectives VISION GOAL To assist member states in the implementation of the AU Declaration on land issues and challenges in Africa in accordance with the Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa in order to achieve socio-economic development, peace and security, and environmental sustainability OBJECTIVES Advocacy for land policy development, implementation and monitoring Raising awareness Building synergies, partnerships and resource mobilization Facilitating capacity development and technical assistance Promoting knowledge generation, lesson sharing and networking Supporting monitoring and evaluation of land reforms

4 FAO- VG on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests Aim Promote food security and sustainable development by improving secure access to land, fisheries and forests and protecting the legitimate tenure rights of millions of people, many of whom are poor and food insecure How : Key areas of intervention Program Development Support to member States Awareness raising Capacity development Advisory service Monitoring and Evaluation Partnerships

5 Building a partnership for F&G-VG Application Conceptual linkages – F&G: more effective land policies in Africa – VG: governance of tenure of various natural resources (also fisheries and forestry) – Similar principles: equity, information, transparency, gender, customary rights, investments, markets, effective land administrations and institutions Supportive processes – six collaboration (i) between FAO technical divisions and the Land Policy Initiative LPI – FAO supporting and contributing to the process of preparation and elaboration of the FG ; – LPI Secretariat support to Group of African Ambassador reps to FAO in VG negotiations ensured in-built synergies between F&G and VG

6 Building a partnership for F&G-VG Application/2 ownership and legitimacy – VG and FG have complementary; non- competing status. – FG developed thru African owned process--- commitment thru a Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in Africa, – FG Derive legitimacy from AU Assembly Declaration, among other things. – VG document reflects global consensus among the 96 countries and other stakeholders under the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). – AU Declaration mentions « the need for strong systems of land governance rooted in principles of sustainability..»

7 Key actions & roadmap Program Development and Planning Related ActionsOutcomesOutputs Objective 1: Enhanced capacity to facilitate the implementation of the AU Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges (Declaration)---F&G, VG Program Development and Planning Effective strategic and planning to guide implementation (application of F&G, VG) 5-year??? Implementation Plan Work plans Budget M&E Framework/Reports Conduct study on mechanism and fund for the implementation Enhanced capacity for implementation the AU Declaration---F&G, VG Recommendations on the appropriate mechanism for the implementation of the AU Declaration on land Recruit Staff/ Consultants HR capacity enhanced to facilitate implementation of the work program towards Recruitment of staff, consultants Hold regular LPI Steering committee meetings Enhanced strategic management and oversight functions of the LPI Minutes of steering committee meetings Progress report on implementation

8 Key actions & roadmap Partnerships and resource mobilisation Related Actions OutcomesOutputsYr 3.1 Enhance synergies and coordination among partner initiatives in support of AU declaration Synergies and coordination enhanced --Strategy for enhancing synergies, coordination and joint programming of LPI and donor/development partner programmes/initiatives Advocacy/Communication materials --Presentations to partners 3.2 Mobilize resources in support of LPI program/AU declaration on land Resource mobilization LPI 5 years Strategic/business Plan for implementing the declaration on land issues and challenges 1-5 Concept notes/ proposals for res. mobilization Objective 3: Enhance synergies and coordination; and mobilize resources and in support of the AU Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges

9 Key Actions & Roadmap Knowledge generation and management Related ActionsOutcomeOutputsYr Objective 5: Enhance knowledge generation and dissemination to raise awareness and build evidence related to land policy formulation/implementation Enhance knowledge generation and dissemination to raise awareness and build evidence relevant to policy formulation, implementation, monitoring Policymakers and other stakeholders equipped with information and evidence relevant Promising practices base on case studies Report of e-discussion on land administration/governance systems Reports from the Policy fora 1-5

10 Key Actions & Roadmap Capacity Development and Training Related Actions OutcomesOutputsYr Objective 6: Enhance capacity and skills in support of land policy development and implementation in Africa 6.1 Develop and Implement a Capacity Development Framework on Land Policy in Africa Capacity for land policy development/implemen tation/monitoring enhanced at continental, regional and national level --Background paper on capacity development on Land Policy in Africa --Framework for capacity development in Africa --Training materials on capacity development in Africa --Training Programs on capacity development in Africa 1-5

11 Related ActionsOutcomesOutputsYr Objective 6: Enhance capacity and skills in support of land policy development and implementation in Africa 6.3 Conduct Action Research to fill knowledge gaps on land policy/ implementation related issues Policymakers and practitioners equipped with relevant knowledge Publications based on studies on priority land related research Provide technical assistance to member states and RECs in their efforts to address land related issues through land policy development /implementation Enhanced skills and capacity of RECs and member states on land policy development, implementation and monitoring Report of needs assessment of technical support in land policy formulation and implementation 1-5 Key Actions & Roadmap /8

12 Related Actions OutcomeOutputsYr Objective 8: Enhance monitoring and Evaluation in support of land policy formulation and implementation in Africa 8.1 Develop and implement a framework with indicators for M&E; Enhanced M&E in support of land policy formulation and implementatio n -Framework for M&E on land -Pilots on M&E on land policy -Report of the summit on progress in land policy development and implementation in Africa Key Actions & Roadmap Monitoring and Evaluation

13 Related ActionsOutcomeOutputsYr Objective 9: Emerging Issues ( Enhance the implementation of the Nairobi Action Plan on Large Scale Land based Investments in Africa) 9.1 Develop an assessment report on large-scale land- based investments in Africa Fair, equitable, profitable and sustainab le land- based large- scale investme nts in Africa Assessment Report Report of Best Practices on LSLBI 9.2 Develop Principles and Guidelines on Principles and guidelines on LSLBI 9.3 Develop and implement and M&E framework and mechanism for LSLBI Report to AU on tracking progress on LSLBI in Africa 9.4 Develop and implement a Capacity Support framework Capacity Framework; Training Key Actions & Roadmap Large Scale Land Based Investments

14 Opportunities, Risks and Challenges Effective Synergies and partnerships, joint programs – Duplication of initiatives/ waist of resources (see questions asked by member states tom LPI) – targeting same stakeholders – using same experts at country/ regional level – competing for same resources Institutional Capacities – Human Resources Resource Mobilisation

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