Property Rights and Resource Governance Issues and Best Practices


1611 N. Kent Street, Suite 700, Arlington, VA

USAID/Washington is pleased to announce the USAID Short Course on Property Rights and Resource Governance Issues and Best Practices, scheduled for Fall 2012. The course is intended for approximately 35 USG foreign assistance practitioners interested in strengthening their knowledge and skills in applying LTPR in their economic, food security, governance, climate change, and natural resource, portfolios. The course has three objectives: 1. Exchange experiences and strengthen understanding of LTPR issues, best practices and their application to USG programming; 2. Introduce LTPR concepts and approaches at improving programmatic interventions; 3. Teach USG foreign assistance practitioners tools to address land tenure and property rights issues, or use land tenure and property rights interventions to strengthen economic, food security, governance and natural resource management objectives. This course also includes cross-cutting foci on the rights of women and other vulnerable populations. Through presentations, video, discussion and practical exercises based on country case studies, participants will share experience and strengthen their skills and expertise in the following: • LTPR concepts, current issues and interventions • Land and resource tenure for women and other vulnerable groups • Secure land rights as a critical factor for land markets, investment and agricultural growth • LTPR in natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, and climate change • Land and resource-based conflict and post-conflict stabilization • Competing priorities for land (food security, climate change and commercial pressures) The course agenda and other materials, when available, are located on the Training page. This course is being offered in conjunction with the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation’s Conflict 102 course, which will be offered on October 29-30, 2012, so that interested participants have the opportunity for a full week of related training. Please register through USAID’s Learning Management System (LMS). Registration will close on October 21, 2012. For questions on how to use LMS or any other course queries, feel free to contact the course coordinators. Peter Giampaoli, Land Tenure and Climate Change Advisor, USAID Sandy Stark, Course Coordinator, TetraTech ARD Participant comments on the course “I enjoyed the course more than any other training I’ve had in Washington thus far.” “Really great course. One of the best I’ve attended so far. Made me reconsider – re-vision – the role of economic development in a land context” “This was one of the best trainings I’ve attended while at USAID. It is clear that the content and learning approaches were well thought through. I really appreciated the country case studies – the materials, the expert as part of our group, the way the exercise mirrored what we were learning, the video clips, the examples provided from actual USAID program experiences”


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