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Land is Life

Capacity development programme based on Agenda 2030

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About the Programme

The capacity development programme Land is Life at Lund University focused on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 – Life on Land – of Agenda 2030.

More information about the 17 SDGs on the UN website

The purpose of Land is Life was to build and strengthen the participants’ capacity and skills in identifying and leveraging the synergies that sustainable land management and the governance of land resources may contribute to related development sectors. These synergies include the reduction of food insecurity, improvements in health and nutrition, promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment, sustainable environmental management, and enhanced adaptation to climate change. 

Land is Life consisted of a pre-course assignment with independent studies and tasks, a two-week module in Kisumu, Kenya, a ten-day module in Lund, Sweden, and a follow-up workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. In-between the training modules, the participants developed cases on an individual basis guided by a mentor via the web.

The programme was developed and hosted by LUCSUS (Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies) together with five other departments at Lund University, Lund University Commissioned Education, and international partners. It was financed by the Swedish Institute.

About LUCSUS on their website

The Participants

Land is Life trains future leaders and decision-makers from across Africa (Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia and Uganda) to build knowledge, understand measurement and develop leadership on SDG 15. During the programme, the participants have developed cases that resulted in individual policy briefs.