Thierry Hoza Ngoga

For over 15 years, Thierry Hoza Ngoga has provided strategic and operational solutions in land management, land tenure and land administration issues for government and development partners across Sub-Saharan Africa. His stand-out specialty is in design of low-cost land tenure and land administration systems, a key component in the widely-acclaimed Rwanda land tenure regularization reform programme, in which he worked in various capacities, including Head of Land Technical Operations. The Rwanda programme resulted in successful titling and adjudication activities for over 11 million parcels and was the subject of his recent publication Rwanda’s Land Tenure Reform: Non-existent to Best Practice.

He has a vast experience working on policy, strategic institutional capacity development, Urban development, Land administration and Land tenure.

He is currently the Head of State Capability at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) where he works across 14 African countries, providing thought leadership in building strategic and institutional delivery mechanisms as well as supporting countries develop flagship programmes to rationalise the use of countries limited resources whilst ensuring delivery of countries agricultural investment priorities.

Thierry is also a Policy Affiliate with the IGC Cities that Work Programme.

Content by Thierry Hoza Ngoga
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Urban agriculture: a productive land-use for cities?

    As urban populations rapidly increase in the developing world, so do the challenges of feeding those who live there. This policy brief explores the ways that city governments can harness the benefits of urban agriculture, without disrupting the core purpose of a city of density and connectivity.

    12 Oct 2021 | Victoria Delbridge, Thierry Hoza Ngoga

  • Blog post

    Urban agriculture: A viable safety net for the urban poor during times of crisis?

    One of the most devastating side effects of COVID-19 and the associated national lockdowns is the impact it is having on food access for the poor. Sub-Saharan Africa, with an already fragile food system, where rapid urbanisation and the rise of urban poverty pose substantial challenges to food security and nutrition, is likely to be hit the hardest. A simulation by the IGC...

    21 May 2020 | Thierry Hoza Ngoga, Victoria Delbridge

  • Project

    Rwanda land tenure Regularisation

    The registration of land rights is one of the key challenges facing policymakers today. Secure, legally enforceable, and marketable land rights allow cities to become a platform of productivity by ensuring that owners have the security to invest and transact land. They also allow governments to plan and tax land for the public good. Theirry Ngoga Hoza - who was closely...

    18 Dec 2019 | Thierry Hoza Ngoga

  • Publication - Case study

    A quick, cost-effective approach to land tenure regularisation: the case of Rwanda

    Secure, legally enforceable and marketable land rights are critical for cities in developing countries to be able to ensure that urban land is allocated to its most productive use. However, often these cities grapple with multiple overlapping as well as informal tenure systems that ultimately hinder sufficient public and private investment from taking place. The challenge,...

    13 Mar 2019 | Thierry Hoza Ngoga

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Land reform: Lessons from Rwanda

    Thierry Hoza Ngoga (Rwanda's former Head of Land Technical Operations) discusses how Rwanda reformed its land policy through a series of interventions over several years.

    14 Feb 2019

  • Blog post

    Where are Kampala’s missing houses?

    Kampala is facing a dearth of affordable formal housing. Rural-urban migration, limited access to mortgage finance, and a host of other factors are all straining its housing sector. It is imperative for planners to think of innovative and sustainable ways to address this issue. Rapid urbanisation across sub-Saharan Africa has had far-reaching implications for housing....

    14 Mar 2018 | Astrid Haas, Thierry Hoza Ngoga

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The potential for tenure-responsive land use planning in Kampala

    Kampala is a city that is growing rapidly at an estimated rate of 3.9% per year. It is estimated that the daily workforce comprises of 4.5 million people. To date, much of this urbanisation has been unplanned. There have been various attempts at designing a planning framework. In 2012, the Kampala Physical Development Plan (KPDP) was finalised. The KPDP has faced...

    21 Feb 2018 | Thierry Hoza Ngoga

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Land tenure considerations for neighbourhood planning

    15 Feb 2018 | Thierry Hoza Ngoga

  • Project

    Considerations of urban land use planning under Kampala’s land tenure system

    Kampala is a city that was originally planned for 150,000 inhabitants. Current estimates predict that the daytime population already exceeds 4 million people. Furthermore, the city is rapidly urbanising and the World Bank estimates that the population will reach over 20 million people by 2040. However, much of the urbanisation to date has happened in an unplanned fashion,...

    9 Oct 2017 | Thierry Hoza Ngoga