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Sustainable Land Administration and Management


Project/programme info

Data collectionThe Sustainable Land Administration and Management (SLAM) project in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) is one of multiple initiatives of the European Union Land Governance Programme that supports member countries of the African Union to address structural problems of food security.

The objective is to develop, test and provide tools and capacities for sustainable land administration and management at local, regional, and national levels that help rural communities improve their food security. The target groups for this 32-month pilot project are the rural poor and women engaged in agriculture on Swazi Nation Land (SNL), and traditional authorities responsible for the administration and governance of SNL, in four tinkhundla (districts).

Activities and the results expected by the project, which is supported by a Technical Assistance team provided by COWI A/S of Denmark, focus on three key areas:

  1. Tools are developed and used for more efficient land administration of SNL. These tools include data collection and information management technologies, and guidelines and procedures for land administration and dispute resolution.
  2. Chiefdoms, tinkhundla and regions capacitated to use land information and manage SNL more efficiently and sustainably.
  3. Proposals for new institutional arrangements for administration of land (SNL and title deed land) are developed and accepted by stakeholders, including traditional authorities.

Swaziland locationSwazilandKingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)



Progress updates

Pilot Project Scale Up

Sean Johnson posted news 4 February 2019

SLAM pilot project coverageResults achieved in the SLAM pilot project have secured the support of all stakeholders, most importantly chiefdom communities and tradit

A Good Example of 'Why?'

Sean Johnson posted news 17 December 2018

A national newspaper, the Times of Swazi

Upcoming events

From11 September 2018
in (Swaziland)
Organised byCOWI

Key stakeholder gathering to review the Report on Stocktake of Land Institution Reforms and to consider how best to approach further reforms given that almost all recent attempts at institutional reform, such as adoption of a National Land Policy and enactment of the Land Bill, have not progresse