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The Dar es Salaam Institute for Land Administration and Policy Studies (DILAPS) now
invites qualified applicants to apply for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Policy Processes
1. Background
Land Access and tenure are vital to human development and to the custodian of natural
resources. Land and natural resource degradation and conflicts are on the rise in all countries
thus presenting serious threats to livelihoods, human security and economic development. Such
a vast and important resource cannot wholly be under private holding but reasoning requires that
its general ownership be communal (at a national level) with an administrative mechanism for
individualization equitably to citizens. In this regard it is necessary that policies and appropriate
policy instruments are put in place to guide land distribution, accessibility, tenure security, and
use. Poor policies are a major factor in catalyzing the existence and increase of challenges to
land access and use that include land use conflicts. There is a limited number of individuals who
have been trained on policy processes enough to guide policy makers and land administration
authorities in the good governance of land and resources hosted on it. Against this background,
DILAPS is stepping in to address the gap by building capacity for the land and natural resources
sectors through a tailor made Postgraduate Diploma in Policy Processes (PDPP) .
2. The Programme
This will be a nine month programme covering in detail three components or modules. Each
component/module has several topics to be covered as outlined below;
I. Policy making processes (3 Months)
· Definitions and Types
· Essence of Policy Making, Evaluation and Policy Reviews
· Situation Analysis and Agenda Setting
· Policy Making and Participation
· Policy Strategy
· Institution Building
· Policy Implementation Platforms
· Activity Costing
· Monitoring and Evaluation
II. Strategic Planning (3 Months)
· Situation Analysis is covered under module 1
· The SMART (Sustainable, Measurable, Attainable, Result Oriented and
Timely) Criteria
· SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) Analysis
· Options in Strategic Planning Options
· Strategic Principles
· Strategic Objectives
· Activities
· Actors and Time Frame
III. Action planning (3 Months)
· Situation Analysis (also covered under 1 and 2)
· Context (Obstacles and Opportunities)
· Strategic Approaches
· Major Action Areas
· Actors, Actions and Time Frames
· Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
· Communication and Dissemination
· Sustainability (see SMART under module 1)
Each component carries a requirement for every student to write a technical report and each topic
is finalized by a student submitting course work. Both of these requirements are gradable.
3. Admission requirements
The programme organizers are mindful of the fact that all humans are land users and potential
land owners at one time or another in their lives. Also, the actions of the land administration
machinery or of other people may have adverse effect on the way a land user/owner may wish to
enjoy his/her rights over land. Within such a broad interest has this programme been designed. It
shall therefore be open to willing persons with the right background level. To be admitted for
this course, candidates should possess an Advanced Diploma, Degree or higher in any area of
knowledge, from an institution of higher learning and be able to read, write and communicate
fluently in the English language.
4. Course duration
This programme will take nine months (9) to complete and this year’s intake is scheduled for the
2nd March, 2015. Provision is made for individuals who may wish to take a component/module
or two only of the full course. Also those wishing to take a break after completing a module or
two should let management be aware at registration time. Please make your wishes known. It is
highly advised that strategic planning and action planning make the policy process whole and
individuals will benefit more by taking all three components.
5. Tuition fee
Registration fee for the full course or a module is US$ 500.00. The tuition fee for the full
programme is US Dollars 6,000.00 or its equivalent in Tanzania Shillings payable in full or
agreed installments. Each component shall cost USD 2,500.00 or equivalent in Tanzania
Shillings payable once. For this purpose 1 USD shall be fixed at TAS 1,750.00. We do not
offer accommodation but may assist with reservations.
6. Application guidelines
Send your application (all relevant academic certificates) through email: or
contact the course organizer Mkami Amos-Mazenzele on and +255-
762-827266 or +255-712-746740 for an alternative way of sending your application. Please also
visit us on and at our headquarters in Makongo Juu, in Dar es Salaam to learn
more about us and this new programme.
7. Deadline for application
The deadline for applications is 25th February, 2015. Registration will take place on
Monday 2nd March 2015 at our headquarters in Makongo Juu.
8. All applications should be addressed to:
Rector and Managing Director
The Dar Es Salaam Institute for Land Administration and Policy Studies
P.O. Box 35424,
Dar es Salaam,


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