E-learning curriculum on "The Responsible Governance of Tenure - E-learning to support the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests, in the context of National Food Security”.

The curriculum includes a series of e-learning courses that:

  • aim to create awareness about the importance of responsible governance of tenure;
  • help to improve the capacity of various groups to implement the Guidelines in their countries;
  • use a range of instructional methods, including storytelling, case-based scenarios, interactive tests and exercises
  • provide additional online resources and links to additional reading.

    Target Audience

    The curriculum is aimed to support people working on tenure, including:

    • Policy makers
    • Administrators
    • Service deliverers in public and private sectors
    • Dispute resolution actors
    • Advocacy, control and monitoring professionals
    • Civil society
    • Private sector
    • Academics
    • Researchers


    The material is being developed through the EU-FAO Programme on Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction which is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    The first course "Introduction to the Responsible Governance of Tenure" is now online

    The course illustrates what is meant by "responsible governance of tenure" and identifies responsible ways of governing the use and control of land, fisheries and forests. It aims to help people understand the Guidelines and to apply the principles to practical situations in their countries, as well as to raise the general awareness of responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests. It explains the concepts and principles, and then illustrates how they can work in practice by offering a wealth of examples and case studies.

    (5 lessons, for a total of 4,5 hours of self-paced instruction)

    The e-learning material is available for free on the web and on CD-Rom


    Modules coming up


    Responsible governance of tenure and...

    • Making tenure rights more secure
    • Valuation & taxation
    • Dispute resolution
    • Spatial planning and managing reform
    • Situation assessment
    • Markets & investments
    • Climate change
    • Monitoring & promoting policy change
    • Transparency



    FAO - Climate, Energy and Tenure Division (NRC)
    Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
    00153 Rome, Italy
    Email: VG-tenure@fao.org