Building on the experience of key conferences like the 1991 National Land Conference and 1994 People’s Land Conference, the LEAD Project has played a key role in the NGO Working Committee on Land Reform and has made representations to the Ministry of Lands, Resettlement & Rehabilitation regarding discrepancies between the National Land Policy and the then Communal Land Reform Bill – the Bill was passed by Parliament in 2002 and became law on 1 March 2003. In 2002 the Project published a report titled “One day we will all be equal” – the outcome of a two year socio-legal research study into Namibia’s land reform and resettlement process.

  • Training to Communal Land Boards

LEAD helped implement courses for Communal Land Boards to “implement sustainable development and environmentally sound decision-making principles” when allocating communal land rights. LEAD has also been involved in a training course to provide Communal Land Boards with improved conflict management skills.

Together with other stakeholders all of Namibia´s 12 communal land boards received regular training.

Learn more about the Communal Land Reform Act in this Guide and Training manual.
The Guide to Communal Land Reform Act is in its first edition available in  AfrikaansOtjihereroKhoekhoegowabRukwangaliSiloziOshiwambo

  • Research into the Land Reform & Redistribution Process

The Namibia Government has greatly valued LEAD’s expertise in the land reform programme, and the impact of LEAD studies on land reform has been extensive. With years of close observation of the land reform process, LEAD has authored several reports on land reform, land redistribution and land expropriation.

The following LAC produced publications are based on land reform in Namibia: