Advanced international training programme : Applied Land Governance, land registration


Part 1: September 15 – October 5, 2019
Part 2: October, 2019 – March, 2020 – Change Project Implementation
Part 3: March 8 – 14, 2020


Part 1: Gävle, Sweden
Part 2: Participants country
Part 3: In one of the Participants country

Number of participants :25

Target Region ; Africa

Closing date for applications ; April 5, 2019

The main purpose of this programme is to strengthen capacity of public institutions in the area of Land Management, particularly concerning the ability to effectively deliver services that would enhance people’s, and in particular women’s, land rights in a participatory and transparent manner.

The purpose is also to develop competence of participating strategic individuals to carry out necessary reforms and organisational changes in the public land administration authorities. Also, the ITP is structured to create an environment for cooperation and partnership between different stakeholders with the aim of contributing to wider societal change processes in the participating countries.

Secured land ownership rights are key elements for sustainable development. The control of land and its use is a major task for governments and legal systems. An impartial public sector is a prerequisite for effective land governance and sustainable land use.

This ITP will support and encourage land administration authorities to improve service deliveries in these areas. Each participant of the ITP will be responsible to deliver a particular change project derived from the local context. Before implementing the Swedish phase, it is necessary to anchor the selected change projects within each participant’s organisation to ensure full support and commitment during the whole programme period.

This will facilitate sustainable results after the accomplishment of the change projects.

The programme is hence about organisational integrity, improved cooperation and awareness of the role as public servants with regard to land management.

Essential aspects of land matters that will permeate and streamline the entire programme are:

• Gender
• Human rights
• Corruption prevention
• Sustainability

The programme strives for concrete and effective results through change projects towards organisational and institutional change as well as enhanced knowledge and skills.


The programme has a regional approach to promote land governance collaboration between countries in eastern Africa.

The following countries are invited to nominate candidates: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The total number of participants is limited to 25 per course (5 participants per country).


The first course included one person at Ministerial level, nominated by the Top leadership at relevant Ministry. This person acts as the focal point and henceforth monitor and supervise the setup of subsequent courses.

It is strongly recommended that each country send a mix of applicants representing both central and regional governance, municipalities and civil society (local administration).

It is particularly important that all participants have a strong interest in gender issues and take on a human rights based approach (especially with regard to women’s access to and control of land, and harmonisation between customary and statutory land tenure systems).

Each country should nominate an approximately equal number of women and men among the candidates. All applicants should fulfil the following criteria:

• Have an interest in institutional development and are involved in the land administration process on national, regional or local level.

• Have a leading or senior position in their organisation.

• Have a university degree in relevant fields or similar knowledge acquired in another way.


The programme will be organised and conducted in English, without any translation. All applicants must be fluent in English


It is recommended that the candidates undergo a medical examination before filling in the Medical Statement in the application form as the programme includes travel and work away from home in a new environment.

Participants accepted to the programme will be obliged to participate in all phases.

Substitutes will not be accepted for any phase.

As computers and e-mail will be used continuously in the programme, each participant needs access to a computer with Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Basic computer skills and a valid e-mail address will be necessary.

Family members are not allowed to accompany participants to the scheduled training exercises.


International travel to Sweden and the regional seminar, board and lodgings, programme fees and literature are covered by Sida.

The participants’ organisations will be required to to cover costs for personal expenses, salaries for the participants during the scheduled exercises and work with change projects, domestic travel, visa fees, local airport taxes and departure fees


Participants are responsible to obtain all necessary visas and requirements on passport validity. As soon as possible after admission to the programme, inquiries should be directed to the respective Embassy/Consulate of Sweden or other Schengen representation entities.

More information is available on the Swedish Migration Board website:


All participants will be accommodated at the same hotel in single rooms with private bathrooms.


Participants are covered by a group insurance for emergency medical care in case of acute illness or accident during the stay in Sweden or the Regional phase. Medical and dental checkups are not included. Participants are not covered during the Regional phase, if it is held in his/her home country.

Application process

Application form (pdf 92,65 kB)

The application should be submitted by e-mail to the programme organiser at

Applicants experiencing difficulties with the online application should submit the paper application to the Swedish Embassy in your country.

For more information,please visit Applied_Land_Governance_2019_webb.pdf


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