Governance of Tenure

E-learning on Tenure

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

Introduction to the Responsible Governance of Tenure

30/09/2013 - Abstract: The course introduces the main concepts and principles of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure. 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.

Addressing Disputes and Conflicts over the Tenure of Natural Resources

30/06/2014 - Abstract: This course provides guidance on managing competition over the use of land, fisheries and forests. The course introduces a process for analysing the underlying causes of disputes and conflicts. It also illustrates a range of dispute resolution mechanisms and some options for policy and legal reforms to prevent disputes and reduce vulnerability to conflict.

Addressing Corruption in the Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests

30/09/2014 - Abstract: This e-learning course provides an overview of corrupt practices in the tenure sector. It analyses the drivers and impact of corruption on the livelihoods and food security of poor and vulnerable people. The course also introduces a series of options and tools that key players, including states, organizations and citizens can utilize to identify, assess and tackle corruption.

Addressing Tenure Issues in the Context of Natural Disasters

28/02/2015 - Abstract: One of the impacts of climate change is an increase in the incidence, severity and unpredictability of natural disasters. This e-learning course explains how livelihoods and tenure rights are affected by natural disasters, and illustrates how responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests can support a disaster management process through improved prevention, mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, and recovery and reconstruction.

Governing land for women and men

31/07/2015 - Abstract: This course will help you gain a clear understanding of why it is important to take into account gender and social issues when dealing with land tenure, and what actions must be adopted so that women and men from different social groups can equally participate in and benefit from land tenure governance processes.

Spatial Planning in the context of the Responsible Governance of Tenure

31/12/2015 - Abstract: The course introduces spatial planning, identifying its rationale and benefits, its key principles and the main stages in the spatial planning process. It represents a useful reference for all those who want to promote and implement spatial planning in their countries as an instrument to reconcile and harmonize different, often conflicting, public and private interests on land, fisheries and forests.

How to monitor and promote policy changes on governance of tenure

31/08/2016 - Abstract: This course provides guidance on some of the main issues to consider when implementing a monitoring activity: from how to select the most appropriate approach or to identify the best data sources for monitoring to how to effectively communicate the results of the monitoring activity to maximize its effect on policy change.

Respecting Free, Prior and Informed Consent

31/12/2016 - Abstract: The Voluntary Guidelines on Governance of Tenure state that responsible investments should do no harm, and safeguard against dispossession of legitimate tenure right holders. They also embody international legal provisions requiring the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) from Indigenous Peoples to any project that may affect them. This course explains the underlying principles of FPIC, and sets forth practical actions.

Safeguarding land tenure rights in the context of agricultural investments

31/08/2017 - Abstract: This course has been developed in response to the concerns about increasing large-scale land acquisitions and the need to increase investment in agriculture. The objective is to provide guidance to government authorities engaged in investment promotion, approval, and monitoring activities at all stages of the investment cycle.

Putting the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure into Practice: A Learning Guide for Civil Society Organizations

01/10/2017 - Abstract: This online guide for trainers and facilitators in Civil Society Organizations presents a methodology and a set of materials to enhance capacities on the “Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the context of National Food security”. It is based on “A learning guide for Civil Society Organizations”, which provides all the information needed by trainers to deliver the learning programme on the Voluntary Guidelines. This online guide aims to make this information widely available and easily accessible through a range of devices, from desktop computers to laptops, tablets and smartphones.
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