The following are the key activities conducted by LANDnet in 2015.
- Capacity building on land Governance and Food Security
Through Partnership with LANDac of the University of Utrecht, an inaugural training program for NGOs was designed and implemented in November 2015. A total of 35 institutions participated in the training. Since this was a pilot, the success from this training has enabled the designing of a new program for a period of 5 years.
Through Partnership with Lantmateriate of Sweden, LANDnet developed a proposal for funding for capacity development on Land Governance in 5 African Countries Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Zambia. The five year project will focus on gender mainstreaming of land administration systems and involve both NGOs and technical staff of the decentralized land governance structures.
- Membership and staff capacity building
In 2015, LANDnet decided on which institutions it would have strategic partnerships with. The following were identified as viable networks given LANDnet’s mandate.
- Food Rights Alliance – Land Governance and Food Security
- CSBAG – Financing for the Land Sector
- UDN – Follow the money
- National NGO Forum
- Human resource and administration functions
During the year, LANDnet was able to develop its human resource and administration function as follows:
- Developing the staff performance methodology
- Installing the financial management software,
- Developing LANDnet policies and procedures particularly the human resource policy, Financial Manual, Risk Management and Mitigation Policy, Gender Policy and the procurement policy.
- Institutional Set up
LANDnet identified premises and with agreement with the landlord embarked on renovations and furnishing of the premises. A five year contractual relationship was entered into to ensure stability of the institution.
These relationships will be explored further in 2016.