JOINT REGIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOP
“RECENT TRENDS IN LAND ADMINISTRATION: SOCIETAL NEEDS, TECHNOLOGY AND ORGANIZATION”
The African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (AFRIGIST), School for Land Administration Studies of the University of Twente (ITC) and the Dutch Kadaster (the Netherlands Kadaster, Land Registry and Mapping Agency) together with UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) are organizing a five (5)-day training workshop on “Recent trends in land administration: societal needs, technology and organization” from 25th to 29th September 2017 at AFRIGIST in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
The workshop is a regional initiative for building the capacity of West African professionals working in land administration and cadastral management in the region.
The targeted participants are from both English and French speaking African countries and are required to have a strong motivation for training, an affinity and experience in land administration and land reform. It is necessary for these participants to be actively engaged in land administration institutions and related agencies, including ministries or departments of land, local governments and city administrations responsible for land management, land registration and land taxation agencies, mapping agencies and/or NGOs promoting sustainable land rights, land tenure and land use.
AIM OF THE WORKSHOP
The aim of the workshop is to have a regional meeting for a joint learning from each other on land administration issues in order to share innovative approaches to land administration and registration.
OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED RESULTS
Upon completion of the course the participants will be able to:
• describe common and specific problems in current land administration projects from different countries
• describe available technical, managerial and methodological tools to modernize land administration
• link land administration outcomes to strengthen poverty alleviation, good governance and gender sensitization endeavors.
• assess the feasibility of technical and managerial solutions to modernize the land administration system in their own context.
• jointly develop appropriate land administration solutions in a specific social and organizational context.
• relate to a network of professional and academic peers.
• gain access to recent land administration literature.
- Knowledge transfer on recent updates in the tools that can support land administration and their embedding in the processes and frameworks of land administration
- Knowledge sharing by assessing current land administration challenges of land administration practitioners in western Africa and collaborative formulation of solutions
- Sensitization on gender issues in land administration
- Hands-on practice of spatial data tools and site visits
- As part of sharing experiences participants are requested to prepare one brief presentation each on land administration policy in their home countries, as well as the examples of successes / achievements recorded, the main challenges and/or innovative solutions in dealing with them.
- Participants’ presentations should reflect organizational issues (Cadastral Surveying versus land registration) and developments to be expected
At the end of the workshop participants are requested to make an action plan including the following:
- What they learned – for example 3 main “take-away-lessons”
- Address issues that could be on the agenda in their organisations / countries
- Preparing reports/presentations for their own Ministries/ organisations, etc.