A CONTINENTAL STUDY TO STRENGTHEN THE EVIDENCE BASE FOR EQUITABLE LAND GOVERNANCE AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY
Eligible consultants are invited to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake this work by April 12, 2018
- Develop a ranking system for regional economic communities (RECs) and other regional policy bodies, with a set of criteria designed to assess the degree to which their land policies and practices adhere to and align with international guidelines (VGGT, F&G, etc.). Once developed, the criteria of this ranking system will be applied to the various RECs to develop an index, ranking the RECs performance from best to worst.
- Develop a ranking system for national use, with a set of criteria designed to assess the degree to which their land policies and practices adhere to and align with international guidelines (VGGT, F&G, etc.). Once developed, the study will apply the criteria to eight (08) African countries to develop an index, ranking the 8 countries performance from best to worst. This ranking system could then be used by AFSA members and CSOs to evaluate their national land policy and land transactions (by the state, district, municipality, etc.). It will also allow AFSA to feed back its reports at international meetings/forum.
- Identify ten (10) countries on the continent – two (02) in each region (North, East, West, Central and Southern Africa)- that are already working to integrate the VGGT and/or F&G into their national land policies, and briefly document their progress, including the engagement of civil society in these policy processes. This will inform national CSOs advocacy work to integrate both the VGGT and F&G into national policy frameworks.
- Recommend action to support civil society networks to develop advocacy strategies promoting the implementation of land related policies within the NAFSIPs, and the mainstreaming of land governance in national and agricultural plans under CAADP, using the VGGT and the F&G as guides to minimum standards.