Online Training Courses for Land Issues

This is an open topic to share online training courses and other professional development opportunities for land protection practitioners. Please recommend other courses that you know of.

  • E-learning - Responsible Governance of Tenure: Learn about how to make access to land, fisheries and forests more equitable; how to protect people’s tenure rights; options to simplify the administration of tenure and make it accessible to all; how to ensure disputes are resolved before they degenerate into conflict.

  • Training - Qualitative Methods for Assessing the Impact of Development Programmes on Food Security: A new e-learning course entitled: “Qualitative Methods for Assessing the Impact of Development Programmes on Food Security” is now available free of charge online and on CD-Rom at: The course was jointly developed by Wageningen University and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This course promotes a common methodological approach and a set of practical tools to provide guidance and assist, programme managers, and monitoring and evaluation officers, on the use qualitative methods to conduct the assessment of food security and nutrition impact, of development programmes. This course is part of a series of three courses in this thematic area, accessible from the same website, namely: “Assessing Impact of Development Programmes on Food Security” available in English, French and Spanish and “Monitoring and Evaluation of Food and Agriculture Programmes” soon available in English.

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The FAO has added new training courses to their set of free, online courses. These are available at and more are planned for the future!

Addressing tenure issues in the context of natural disasters One of the impacts of climate change is an increase in the incidence, severity and unpredictability of natural disasters. This e-learning course explains how livelihoods and tenure rights are affected by natural disasters, and illustrates how responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests can support a disaster management process through improved prevention, mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, and recovery and reconstruction.

Addressing corruption in the tenure of land, fisheries and forests This e-learning course provides an overview of corrupt practices in the tenure sector. It analyses the drivers and impact of corruption on the livelihoods and food security of poor and vulnerable people. The course also introduces a series of options and tools that key players, including states, organizations and citizens can utilize to identify, assess and tackle corruption.

Addressing Disputes and Conflicts over the tenure of Natural Resources This e-learning course provides guidance on managing competition over the use of land, fisheries and forests. The course introduces a process for analysing the underlying causes of disputes and conflicts. It also illustrates a range of dispute resolution mechanisms and some options for policy and legal reforms to prevent disputes and reduce vulnerability to conflict.

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