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Expert Group Meeting on
Land for Sustainable Urbanisation in Africa

21-22 February 2008 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Highlights for Friday, 22 February 2008

On Friday, 22 February, participants met in a brief morning plenary to conclude discussion from Thursday evening on the presentations on gender, innovative land management and the continuum of rights, and on land administration, governance and corruption. Thereafter they met in two breakout groups to discuss and develop key messages for CSD-16. Group I focused on “Sustainable urbanisation: the continuum on rights” and Group II on “Land information management and governance.” Discussion was framed around four questions: the concrete actions taken by governments; challenges encountered in implementing these actions; lessons learned; and recommendations. Plenary re-convened in the afternoon for participants to discuss and agree on the key messages to be communicated at CSD-16 and prepare the draft report.
Participants agreed to recommend that CSD-16 consider questions of access to land, security of tenure, rural-urban linkages, information management, including capacity-building of the requisite technical systems and enhancing inter-agency information sharing capacities.

ACSD-5 Chair Ali Mohamed called the Expert Group Meeting to a close at 5:33 pm.
Participants deep in deliberation over land rights in Africa
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