The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Saturday announced that Cote d’Ivoire will host a high-level continental Conference on Land Policy in Africa during the fourth week of November.

The conference is slated to be held from November 25 to 29 under the theme, “Winning the Fight against Corruption in the Land Sector: Sustainable Pathway for Africa’s Transformation”, the ECA said.

The conference is being organized by the African Land Policy Centre (ALPC), which is a joint initiative of the AU Commission, the ECA and the African Development Bank.

“Graft in land governance is rife in many African nations and the conference will help us come up with ways to tackle land governance deficiency issues which have led to high levels of corruption,” Joan Kagwanja, ALPC Coordinator, said on Saturday ahead of the upcoming meeting.

“If we are to attain the sustainable development goals and the aspirations of the continent’s Agenda 2063 then we need to unite as Africans through our institutions and as individuals to fight corruption which continues to affect our developmental plans,” Kagwanja said. Enditem

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