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How to Enhance Transparency in Land Allocation Arabic

Date

 

From 7-8 To April 2012

 

Summary

 

The relationship between the allocation of state-owned lands and the absence of transparency has become a major public-opinion issue lately in Egypt since many investigations and court rulings have revealed gross corruption in this regard; where vast areas of these lands were turned into private property in return for cheap prices. Also, there was a manipulation of law through turning lands allocated for agricultural reclamation into luxurious residential resorts. In fact, this is not just a violation of the purposes for which these lands were allocated, since it also poses a great threat, exhausts the state resources, and complicates the housing problem in Egypt. Most importantly, it leads to the exacerbation of social polarization.

 

Training objectives

 

The training program implemented by PID aims at achieving a number of objectives as follows:

  • Help a trainee know different weaknesses and loopholes in governmental agencies authorized to allocate state-owned lands, which some people use to violate transparency and the privatization decision;
  • Help a trainee know legal loopholes which some might exploit to work in a way violating transparency and the privatization decision;
  • Increase trainees' awareness of the way citizens deal in case there is a lack of transparency in the allocation of state-owned lands;
  • Raise trainees' awareness through providing an objective explanation of the link between transparency in the allocation of state-owned lands and the enhancement of development and social justice concepts;
  • Raise trainees' awareness of the role played by local bodies in enhancing transparency in the allocation of lands in Egypt; and
  • Help a trainee get familiar with the role that can be played by CSOs in fighting the absence of transparency in land allocations.

Agenda

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