Summer School on Land Governance and Development | 20 – 25 June 2022

This Summer School organised by the School of Public Policy and Governance of Azim Premji University, Bengaluru and the Centre for Land Governance, Bhubaneshwar introduces participants to policy debates centered around land and development.


At a time when land has been increasingly figuring in the global and local development discourses and policy debates, participants will learn about the multiple dimensions of, and issues associated with land that are critical to achieving sustainable and inclusive development. 

The importance of land is acknowledged with concerns of land rights emerging prominently in some of the targets and indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while Net-Zero and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) targets would envisage substantive land use changes affecting local tenure regimes. 

It is now increasingly recognised that for more inclusive urban and rural developments, formalisation of land titling or improving land records are critical. A sound land governance system is also crucial for rebooting green revolution and for promoting inclusive land ownership by conferring land rights on women, indigenous communities, and other vulnerable groups and, also for more effective conservation of the environment.

What is unique about the programme?

  • Experienced academicians, land administration experts, and development and legal professionals from India and abroad will be resource persons
  • Indian and global cases
  • Hybrid mode sessions; in-person participants

Who is it for?

  • Development sector professionals: NGOs/​INGOs, donors
  • Private sector managers involved in CSR, R&R and investment decisions
  • Academia: Young faculties, Doctoral/​Graduate students
  • Journalists and lawyers
  • Government officials involved in land administration, use and acquisition

Last date to register: 15 May 2022