In partnership with Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA),Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development(RCMRD) and Global Land Tool Network (GLTN)we held a 5 day training from 14th to 18th October 2019where we brought together land officials and technical personnel in the land sector from member states of RCMRD for a joint learning on innovative and effective land administration tools and practices.
The objectives of that training were among other sharing information on key land administration cases, approaches, achievements and challenges shared, Joint learning through exchange of information, knowledge and expertise including practical illustrations and applications (case studies) using mobile devices such Open Data Kit (ODK), Motivation, understanding and land administration practice of participants improved, Plan formulated for in-country follow-up, application and learning based on gaps identified jointly by facilitators and participants
In her opening remarks, the Director General of RLMUA, Mrs Espérance Mukamana said “we are greatly honored to host such a distinguished group of brothers and sisters from across the continent and officiate the opening of the training on innovative concepts, tools and practices in land administration”.
She highlighted the importance of effective land administration and requested the participants to benefit from the training, she said “In Rwanda the effective land administration has supported the increase of agricultural production, promoted investment on land market and contributed to poverty reduction in general; it has also reduced land related conflicts and improved doing business in the country consequently improving the country’s ranking on the global scale”.
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Developmentfounded in 1975 and Rwanda joined RCMRD in 2010. It is an intergovernmental organization composed today of 20 Member States/countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. Its mission is to promote sustainable development in the member States through generation, application and dissemination of Geo-information and allied ICT technologies, products and services.
The Global Land Tool Network a specialized agency of the UN-Habitat is a dynamic and multi-sectoral alliance of international partners committed to increasing access to land and tenure security for all, with a particular focus on the poor, women and youth. The Network’s partners include international rural and urban civil society organizations, research and training institutions, bilateral and multilateral organizations, and international professional bodies.
This time the training has been attended by participants from 14 member states including Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Burundi, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi, Rwanda.