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Support for practitioners

This page contains documents for practitioners;  the purpose of building a Community of Practice in land reform, a tool to assess the capacity of Communal Property Institutions, and a document outlining the process of  Transformative Scenario Planning.


Building a Community of Practice
 1 While Communities of Practice (CoP) may serve different purposes – from building relations to working together and producing new knowledge – Vumelana’s encouragement of a land reform Co P is to enhance learning and the development of good practice.

            Cost Benefit Analysis Tool
  The Objective of this toolkit is to introduce the use of cost benefit analysis in projects supported by the Vumelana Advisory Fund. Vumelana uses cost benefit analysis to help assess the potential of currently unproductive community land through partnerships with investors.

            Results Chain Tool
  The Vumelana Advisory Fund (Vumelana) is adopting the results chain approach for its projects. This is a tool that outlines the logic of the project at each stage of intervention, from activities to outputs to outcomes to impacts.The result chain method explains the sequence of events and causal linkages leading to the achievement of project objectives and helps measure the performance and impacts of a project.

            CPI Capacity Assessment  Tool Guide
 2 The purpose of this CPI Capacity Assessment tool is to assess the needs of Communal Property Institutions (CPIs) in respect of governance structures and processes, membership management, administrative management, financial management and property management. It is designed to be used by development practitioners in projects that are supported by Vumelana. It is hoped that it will also be useful for other practitioners and the CPI governing bodies.

            Promoting land reform scenarios
 3 Land reform scenarios provide an opportunity for a range of actors from different points of view to construct a set of relevant, challenging, plausible, and clear stories about what could happen—not about what will happen (a forecast) or about what should happen (a wish or proposal)—and then to act on what we have learnt in a more coherent way than is currently possible.

            Opportunities for investment in Pro-poor Economic Growth
20150303_Picture2_Guide for investors Vumelana produced a series of partnership guides that demonstrates how to structure commercial partnerships to promote job creation and rural development for communities living on restored and communal land. This guide shares lessons learnt from the MABEDI projects, contextualises commercial partnerships in the post-land settlement process and presents a commercial partnership model that has been tested.

            An orientation guide for the Implementation of Commercial Partnerships
 Picture_Community Guide Vumelana produced a series of partnership guides that demonstrates how properly facilitated and carefully structured commercial partnerships can promote job creation and rural development in communities living on restored and communal land. This guide provides technical guidelines on:

  • types of partnership models
  • the deal structuring process
  • the commercial partnership model
  • the legal framework for commercial partnerships
  • critical issues affecting the partnership process
  • facilitating community projects.

         A Guide for Community Leaders
 Guide for Communities_English Vumelana produced a series of guides that demonstrates how properly facilitated and carefully structured commercial partnerships can promote job creation and rural development in communities living on restored and communal land. This guide explains how commercial partnerships work. It tells the story of a community frustrated because they don’t have the money and skills to run a business on the land that belongs to them. It also shows the nature of benefits that can accrue to the community as it enters into a commercial partnership with private investors to work its land.
Click here to read the guide in Sepedi and Tsonga.

 

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