The Land Policy Initiative is a joint programme of the tripartite consortium consisting of the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Its purpose is to enable the use of land to lend impetus to the process of African development. The programme is governed by a Steering Committee that meets periodically, while a joint secretariat implements day to day activities. The secretariat is assisted by an African Taskforce on Land.
Dr. Joan Cuka Kagwanja is the Chief of the African Land Policy Centre (ALPC), an initiative of the African Union, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). Dr. Kagwanja is a Kenyan national and holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has over 15 years experience in African development, having held several positions at UNECA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).