ONLINE DISCUSSION - Land and Corruption in Africa


From 17 July to 7 August 2019, the Land Portal is holding an online dialogue on Land and Corruption in Africa in 3 Topics. The discussion will address the role of traditional leaders in customary land administration, forced evictions as a form of land corruption and its impact on women's land rights and an analysis of alternative dispute resolution systems in addressing land corruption.

The aim of this dialogue is to:

  • Collect recommendations in improving the state of affairs, and engaging in a gender responsive approach towards managing forced evictions.
  • Examine the legal, institutional reforms and progress made towards making access to justice for all a reality.
  • Collect recommendations to better secure customary land rights within a dual land system particularly in the context of the rising pressure on land brought about by the arrival of investors.

The results of this dialogue will be summarized in a report and will inform the Conference on Land Policy in Africa, CLPA-2019: “Winning the fight against Corruption in the Land Sector: Sustainable Pathway for Africa’s Transformation," which will take place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from 25-29 November, 2019.

This dialogue is co-hosted by the African Land Policy Center with the Conference on Land Policy in Africa, GIZ - German Cooperation, the Land Portal Foundation, Transparency International Kenya and the Ghana Integrity Initiative, the national chapter of Transparency International.