USAID/EGAT in collaboration with Rwanda’s Ministry of Lands, Environment, Forestry, Water and Mines (MINITERE) organized a one-week course, Best Practices for Land Tenure and Natural Resource Governance in East and Central Africa. It was held in Kigali, Rwanda on December 2-7, 2007. The course targeted government policymakers and USAID mission staff in the region who work on land and natural resource issues. Forty-two participants from seven countries attended, including Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The course was offered under the Property Rights and Natural Resource Management Task Order contracted under the ARD/RAISE IQC.
Three overarching objectives guided the course:
- Share experiences, deepen discussion and build understanding of land and natural resource property rights issues affecting countries in the East and Central Africa region.
- Exchange experiences and broaden knowledge of effective property rights policies and approaches to address critical issues in the region.
- Learn and apply tools designed to help assess these issues and formulate targeted property rights interventions.
Training materials are linked below.