Geospatial toolkit

Geomatics and land tenure

Geospatial technology and participatory methods for securing tenure rights

IFAD and FAO are offering an online learning programme to support projects and partners in finding solutions to secure tenure rights through the combined application of participatory methods and geomatics technology.

The pilot edition of the GeoTech4Tenure programme ran in the first half of 2021.
 

Webinar series: Geospatial technologies for land recordation

The learning programme is accompanied by a series of webinars where technology providers present their software solutions for land recordation and give examples how they are applied in practice. Each webinar is 30 minutes.

 

SOLA & Open Tenure | 1 July 2021
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SOLA & Open Tenure are open-source software to help protect tenure rights and support the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests. These tools include solutions for land administration (SOLA) and community tenure recording (Open Tenure)

Presenter: Maria Paola Rizzo, Land tenure officer and field geo-data collection tool specialist at FAO

 

Community Land Value Chain Approach | 8 July 2021
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The Community Land Value Chain Approach (CaVaTeCo) is a conceptual model and a platform of tools that help rural communities in Mozambique to secure and leverage their land rights under Mozambican Law. The methodology provides step-by-step guidance and support for the first time registration of land rights, both at community level, and then for individual households.

Presenter: Simon Norfolk, Director of Terra Firma

 

Cadasta | 15 July 2021
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Cadasta develops and promotes simple digital tools and technology to help to efficiently document, analyse, store, maintain and share critical land and resources rights information.

Presenter: Frank Pichel, Co-founder and chief programs officer of Cadasta Foundation

 

Mobile Applications to Secure Tenure | 29 July 2021

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USAID’s Mobile Applications to Secure Tenure (MAST) is a tool-agnostic approach that uses common land administration and resource management data standards and can be adapted by any development partners and stakeholders to test and scale new methods for participatory land and resources management.

Presenter: Ioana Bouvier, senior spatial data science and technology advisor, USAID

 

Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) | 9 September 2021

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The Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) is a pro-poor, participatory and affordable land information tool to represent people-to-land relationships along the ‘continuum of land rights’ frameworks. It is a system based on open and free software packages. It has been applied in both rural and urban contexts in different contexts in various countries.

Presenter. Danilo Antonio, programme management officer, UN-Habitat

 

Contact

GeoTech4-Tenure@fao.org  
landtenure@ifad.org

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