Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Course


Land is a valuable asset and high population density makes land acquisition a challenging issue in many parts of the world. However, acquiring land is investable to build infrastructure for industrialization, transportation, and urbanization. In most cases such acquisition in a haphazard manner result in legal imbroglios and adversely influences the implementation of development projects directly or indirectly affect people residing in site areas, proper resettlement of the affected people in terms of their livelihood restoration, equitable compensation and addressing issue of socio-cultural losses have assumed importance.

This course on Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation (MLAAR) addresses key concepts, tools, and techniques necessary to acquire land and manage resettlement of development induced displaced people. It also provides an understanding of international best practices and a comparative reading of country’s context from the Legal, Policy and implementation perspectives.


10 Days

Target audience

People who are involved in project planning and implementation, project managers, practitioners and people involved in project administration from public and private institutions or international financial institutions.


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
MLR03 16 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
MLR03 20 Nov 2023 - 1 Dec 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
MLR03 11 Dec 2023 - 22 Dec 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
Kigali Schedules:
Mombasa Schedules:
Nakuru Schedules:
Kisumu Schedules:
Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.

Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, you will learn how to:

  • Explain concepts and issues related to state’s eminent domain to acquire land, rights of displaced people and sustainable development.
  • Understand land acquisition and resettlement laws and policies of the government of a country and development partners.
  • Develop resettlement project by taking social and environmental impact assessments into consideration.
  • Manage conflicts in the project sites through standard consultation and communication processes.
  • Prepare and implement resettlement action plan and livelihood restoration plan.
  • Design a monitoring and evaluation system to ensure proper and timely implementation of resettlement plans.

Course Outline

Module1: displacement, equity and development

Module2: state, politics, ethics and rights

Module3: special topics in displacement and resettlement

Module 4: policy, law and practices

Module5: project cycle and avoid-minimize-mitigate(amm) framework

Module 6: social impact assessment (sia)

Module 7: environmental impact assessment (eia)

Module 8: consultation, communication and conflict management

Module 9: resettlement action plan (rap) and livelihood restoration plan (lrp).

Module 10: data management and geographic information system (gis)

Module 11: resettlement and rehabilitation programmes implementation and management

Module 12: monitoring and evaluation

Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training center or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course start date.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

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