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TimelineFrom February 2016 to 1 February 2020
Funded byNUFFIC

The East African Land Administration Network (EALAN), an informal and voluntary network of twelve universities in eight countries, aims to improve land administration and land governance, and improve access to land for women and vulnerable groups. The network is receiving support from the SEALAN project. SEALAN wants to strengthen the management of the network, enhancing professionalism of the partners, reviewing existing curricula of the participating universities and developing new curricula; linking the education and training activities to the needs of the labor market, and establishing a shared research agenda among the partners. The strength of the network, which is stimulated by the SEALAN project, lies in the collaboration between the various universities and countries through exchange, cooperation and sharing best practices. The partners are working together on four work packages, dealing with the network and secretariat, short courses and training, education and research.

African partners in the project are: Ardhi University (Tanzania), Bahir Dar University (Ethiopia), University of Woldia (Ethiopia), INES Ruhengeri (Rwanda), University of Rwanda (Rwanda), University of Burundi (Burundi), Makerere University (Uganda), University of Juba (South Sudan), Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (Kenya), Technical University of Kenya (Kenya), University of Nairobi (Kenya) and Université Évangelique de Bukavu (Democratic Republic of Congo). SEALAN is carried out by a consortium led by ITC and including the Dutch Cadaster, MDF, and the Kenya-bsed Land Development and Governance Institute (LDGI).

Contact persons

dr. M.N. Lengoiboni
Project leader
drs. M.L. Bobbink
Project officer
Global impact

Land remains a highly complex issue, and often forms a cause for conflict at regional, national, local and personal level in view of its value as an economic resource in relation to social, political, cultural and often religious systems. The failure to adopt, at all levels, appropriate (urban and rural) land policies and land management practices remains a primary cause of inequity and poverty.

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