Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Land Governance for Development

when 7 July 2014 - 18 July 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 895

Land is again a priority in international development research and cooperation. New actors are buying up large tracts of land in developing countries for growing export crops and biofuel crops, but also for tourism, mining, industrial development and nature conservation. As a result, access to and use of land is being reshaped profoundly. Land governance in developing countries has to find ways to deal with multiple pressures and competing claims. This course will introduce students to the multiple dimensions of land governance in Africa, Asia, Latin America and beyond.

Course leader

Femke van Noorloos, MSc

Target group

The course is useful for Masters' students, academics 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.

Course aim

At the end of this course students will have a thorough knowledge of current problems and academic and policy debates related to land and development, but they will also have practical knowledge of possible solutions. The guiding question is how to optimize the link between land governance, sustainable development and poverty alleviation.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 895: • € 895 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 560 - Course + course materials


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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