Residential Workshop on Land Governance and Development 2024

Jointly organised by Azim Premji University, Bengaluru and Landstack, Bhubaneswar

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The land question is at the centre of various development and governance debates with important implications for policy and research. The way land is tenured and governed and is used for growth and development are interlinked with far reaching consequences on collective actions relating to climate change, sustainable food systems, tribal livelihoods, empowerment of women farmers, nutrition security and migration. However, these interconnections are hardly discussed, investigated, and reported to help practitioners, researchers, and decision makers to take informed decisions. 

To address this gap and equip development practitioners with a better and more nuanced understanding of land and development connections, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru and the Landstack, Bhubaneswar are organising a residential workshop from 16 June – 22 June 2024. 

This is in continuation of the previous workshops held at Azim Premji and the proposed fourth workshop seeks to draw upon and build on previous experience. 

The workshop will 

  • facilitate interactive sessions by expert resource persons.
  • provide a platform for co-learning for participants who will get a deeper understanding of how good land governance plays a critical role in addressing some of the contemporary development challenges.

Last date for application: 30 April 2024

  • Working professionals associated with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) and donor agencies; private sector managers involved in corporate social responsibility, rehabilitation and resettlement and investment decisions. 
  • Young academicians, doctoral scholars/​graduate students
  • Journalists and lawyers
  • Government officials involved in land administration.

There is no fee for the workshop. Participants will be required to pay INR 5000 for food and accommodation (June 16 to 22) on campus. Participants will have to take care of travel on their own.