A week-long curricula review and development workshop meant to review the Jomo Kenyatta University and Technology (JKUAT) undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programmes in the Department of Land Resource Planning and Management is scheduled to commence on Monday, November 29 to Friday, December 3, 2021 in Naivasha. Over 40 participants drawn from the University, and invited consultants are expected to attend.
The workshop, organized by the African Land Policy Centre (ALPC), GIZ and JKUAT is schedule to review the BSc programme, and develop MSc and PhD programmes in the Department of Land Resource Planning and Management. The forum will also be used to help develop a short course on Land Governance and Administration.
In the auspices of the ALPC-NELGA Programme, the process further aims at supporting the University to mainstream the Guidelines for Curricula Development on Land Governance in Africa. Endorsed by the Africa Union (AU) in 2017, the Guidelines are meant to facilitate development and review of curricula to ensure that university graduates and land professionals are better skilled to address Africa’s land governance challenges. The review is in line with the University’s Mission, Vision, Motto and Objectives. The review will also refer to the country’s Medium Term Development Plan III (MTP III) enshrined in the ‘BIG 4’ Agenda and the African Union Agenda 2063.
According to Dr. Clifford Obiero, the Chairman, Department of Land Resource Planning and Management, the process will support the University to mainstream land governance and gender equity.