Seminar: Land Governance and Local Livelihoods in the Great Lakes Region
LANDac, IKV Pax Christi, Van Vollenhoven Institute and African Studies Centre invite you to the seminar: Land Governance and Local Livelyhoods in the Great Lakes Area
Date: Tuesday 3 April 2012, 13.30- 17.00, with drinks afterwards
Venue: Leiden – ‘Oude’ Sterrewacht, Sterrenwachtlaan 11 (ingang Kaiserstraat 63) zaal B104
Registration: Please register at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
13:40 Opening by the chair: Frits van der Wal (DDE, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
13:45 Land politics and rural practices in Burundi and the DRC
• A legacy from the past hindering the future: land conflicts in Ituri (DRC) by Joost van Puijenbroek (IKV Pax Christi)
• A new land law in Burundi: innovations and challenges ahead by Dominik Kohlhagen (University of Antwerp) Discussion
15: 15 Views from below on the pro-poor growth challenge in Rwanda
• Looking behind the screen: National development versus local survival in rural Rwanda by An Ansoms (Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve)
• Sharing scarcity: access to land in South-east Rwanda by Margot Leegwater (African Studies Centre) Discussion
16:15 – 16:45 Final discussion with panel (names to be confirmed).
16:45 – 17:00 Book launch ‘Natural Resources and Local Livelihoods in the Great Lakes Region of Africa: A Political Economy Perspective’, Editors: An Ansoms and Stefaan Marysse, published by Palgrave in 2011.
The book can be purchased during the conference for € 60 (normal price ± € 85).
17: 00 Drink