Public defence in land management, M.Sc. Oluwafemi Adekola

The title of the doctoral thesis is: Understanding Land Management Institutional Arrangements to promote sustainable use of land and its resources in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Land management institutional arrangements are rules and systems used to facilitate the sustainable use of land and its resources. While some countries and regions have established generally functional land management institutional arrangements, others (particularly in the sub-Saharan Africa region) stand in dire need of improvement. This dissertation argues that to improve land management institutional arrangements, it is important first to understand them.

This dissertation introduces three novel approaches to facilitate the understanding of land management institutional arrangements: the holistic evaluation approach, institutional analysis approach and social media approach. These approaches were employed to understand case studies in Rwanda and Nigeria. It is concluded that, to an extent, the suggested approaches are useful and effective tools that provide a more in-depth view of land management institutional arrangements.

Equipped with these novel approaches, policymakers and practitioners can more accurately picture land management institutional arrangements and ensure that well-informed strategies are developed to improve them.

Opponent: Professor Jaap Zevenbergen, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Custos: Assistant Professor Kirsikka Riekkinen, Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Built Environment

Contact information of the doctoral candidate: Oluwafemi Adekola[email protected], +358 46 952 3921

The public defence will be organised on campus (auditorium 326, Otakaari 4).

The thesis is publicly displayed 10 days before the defence in the publication archive Aaltodoc of Aalto University. 

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