NUST academics launch Land Use Planning Guide

Researchers in the Department of Land Administration have developed and published a land-use planning guide that focuses on security of land tenure.

Left to right: Prof Mutjinde Katjiua, Laina Alexander, Mario Siukuta and Prof Eugene Chigbu.The Tenure-Responsive Land Use Planning: A Practical Guide for Country Level Intervention is a handbook that guides planning practitioners, communities and governments undertaking land use planning on the best approaches to dealing with security of land tenure in the planning process. The publication was launched at the “International Conference: Land Governance and Societal Development,” organised and hosted by NUST and the Hanns Seidel Foundation (China) in December 2021.

“The guide provides practical steps and tools on how to reach mutually beneficial land tenure decisions through the active involvement of communities as partners,” said Royal Mabakeng, a Land Administration Lecturer at NUST.

The guide will be used by other countries, such as Uganda, hrough the “Scaling Up Community-based Land Registration and Land Use Planning on Customary
Land in Uganda” Project. This initiative is implemented by the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN, and will make use of the NUST publication to fast-track land registration and thereby secure land rights for approximately 30 000 smallholder farmers.

“NUST is committed to contribute to knowledge that helps in alleviating the multifaceted problems communities face around the world,” expressed NUST Vice- Chancellor, Dr Erold Naomab.

NUST is a leading member of the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), and the only African University in the network that produced this practical guide for Country-level Intervention. The GLTN is an alliance of internal partners contributing to poverty alleviation through increased access to land and tenure security for all. GLTN develops, disseminates, and implements pro-poor gender-responsive land tools that contribute to improved land governance.

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