Wednesday, April 24, 2013


TRAINING: 2013 Utrecht Summer School, Land Governance for Development

The course will take place from 8 - 19 July, 2013 at  Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

In July 2013 LANDac organises the Utrecht Summerschool Land Governance for Development for the fourth time. The two-week intensive course will introduce students to the multiple dimensions of land governance in Africa, Asia, Latin America and beyond. It offers ample opportunities for learning, updating and deepening knowledge, improving analytical skills and exchanging ideas and information with professors, co-students and experts in the field.

Students will acquire the most up-to-date knowledge on new land pressures (the ‘global land rush’) and learn how to place these in broader theoretical debates. In addition, they will learn about best practices in land governance from different contexts and on different levels: local, national and international. The guiding question is how to optimize the link between land governance, sustainable development and poverty alleviation. At the end of this course students will have a thorough knowledge of current problems related to land and development, but they will also have practical knowledge of possible solutions. The topics are discussed in lectures and workshops led by recognised experts from academia, policy and practice. All participants will make an in-depth analysis of a case of their choice, which will be presented in oral and poster format at the end of the course.  The course is useful for Masters' and PhD students and practitioners from anywhere in the world who are interested in or work in the fields of land governance, development studies, natural resource management, conflict studies etc.

More information.

Deadline: May 1, 2013

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