The Nordic Africa Institute


The new national land policy: what does it mean for land, water and food security in Zambia?

Men offload sacks of seed from a truck.

Men offload sacks of seed at the Afriseed warehouse in Lusaka, Zambia. Photo: CIMMYT/Kipenz Films.

Time • 29 Sep 2021 14:00 - 16:00
Place • Zoom

In May 2021, the Government of the Republic of Zambia officially launched the National Land Policy. This was a milestone given that Zambia had not had a national land policy since its independence in 1964. The objectives of the land policy include, among other things, the mainstreaming of climate change, natural resources and environmental protection in land administration and management for sustainable development.

The Nordic Africa Institute is hosting a webinar where we will discuss the governance of various natural resources in Zambia and implications of the new National Land Policy on their sustainable management. Specifically, the webinar will explore the nexus between land governance and water resources, forest resources, agri-food production and regional planning. Climate change and gender will be integrated as cross cutting themes.

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  • Dr. Therese Sjömander Magnusson, Director, The Nordic Africa Institute
  • Patrick Musole, Executive Director, Zambia land Alliance
  • Dr. Hambulo Ngoma, Agricultural Economist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) Southern Africa Regional Office. Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Ms. Patricia Malasha, Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor, USAID Integrated Land resources Governance, Zambia
  • Mr. Kasanda Bunda, Principal Climate Change Officer Adaptation, Department of Climate Change& Natural Resources, Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources
  • Dr. Byman H. Hamududu, Senior Engineer, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
  • Ms. Beauty Shamboko Mbale, Freshwater Programme Lead, WWF Zambia. Formerly Senior Hydrologist, Water Resources management Agency (WARMA)
  • Mr. Maxwell Zulu, Head of Planning and Compliance, Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone, Principal Planner, Ministry of Local Government and Housing
  • Mr. Rodwell Chandipo, Principal Inspector-Natural Resources, Zambia Environmental management Agency (ZEMA)


  • Bridget Bwalya Umar, Senior Researcher, African Scholar Programme, The Nordic Africa Institute
  • Shilpa Asokan, Senior Researcher, The Nordic Africa Institute
  • Introductory remarks
  • Keynote
  • The Zambia’s new National Land Policy- its history, objectives, hits and misses
  • Keynote discussant
  • Panel One, followed by Q&A
  • Panel Two, followed by Q&A
  • Concluding remarks

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