2023 Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA)

Start date: November 21, 2023
End date: November 24, 2023
All-day event
Location: AU Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From November 21 to 24, 2023 the tripartite consortium consisting of the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will be holding the Fifth Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) in the context of the ‘Year of AfCFTA: Acceleration of the African Continental Free Trade Area Implementation’, which is the AU Theme of the year.

In line with the 2023 AU theme of the year, the theme for the 2023 Conference on Land Policy in Africa is ‘Promoting Sustainable Land Governance in Africa for Accelerated Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area‘.

The overall goal of the CLPA is to deepen capacity for land policy development, implementation and monitoring with a specific focus on emerging issues and AU commitments in the land sector through: i) improved access to knowledge and information in support of evidence-based land policy making; ii) showcasing promising practices in the field of land policy and governance and; iii) facilitating networking amongst land actors in Africa. In this regard, the Conference brings together participants drawn from academia and research, government, traditional authorities, civil society organizations (CSOs), private sector, parliamentarians, and development partners with the aim of disseminating knowledge to promote dialogue, networking, advocacy, and partnerships in support of the implementation of the AU Land Agenda in particular evidence-based land policy development, review, implementation, and monitoring. The continental land conference meets the needs of African policymakers and stakeholders, and complements existing global and national initiatives. The CLPA is usually held in November every two years.

The Call for Abstracts is now open for application till 29 July 2023.

Call for abstracts: 2023 Conference on Land Policy in Africa
Concept Note: 2023 Conference on Land Policy in Africa