IGN FI will once again be attending the 20th Annual Conference of the World Bank, which is on the theme of Land and Poverty. The theme of the Conference, which will take place in Washington from March 25-29, is Catalyzing Innovation. The main stakeholders in the field of land governance (funders, recipient countries, corporations, NGOs, academics…) will be presenting the latest research and innovations in the field of land governance policy and good practice around the world. This conference has become one of the most important international events relating to land governance, and attracts 1,500 participants from all over the world each year.
IGN FI will be talking about the experience it has built up in the course of its many land administration projects (list and link of the presentations made by IGN FI or GEOFIT):
- Master scheme for the simplification and digital transformation of urban land management in Ivory Coast
- A new approach for the establishment of a regional multipurpose cadastre in La Mojana, Colombia – how to overcome large-scale cadastral operations challenges through technological and methodological innovations
- Data conversion and integration in the implementation of national land information systems in Uganda and Tanzania
- National land information system as a catalyst for the greater integration of spatial data in Uganda
- Implementation of an integrated land information management system (ILMIS) for Tanzania
Within a period of just a few years, IGN FI has established itself as a key player in the field of land administration. It has achieved this by carrying out ambitious developmental land administration projects on behalf of the initiating countries. The following are some examples:
- Setting up a land information system covering 6 districts (Uganda – funded by the World Bank)
- Rolling out the LIS at national level (Uganda – funded by the World Bank)
- Designing, supplying, installing and rolling out a land management information system for a pilot zone (Tanzania – funded by the World Bank)
- Supervising the development of a land information system (Ethiopia – own funds)
- Designing of the integrated methodology for the implementation of multi-use urban and rural land registry tool for the region of Mojana (Colombia – French Agency for Development )
- Devising the master plan for simplification and digital transformation of urban land administration (Ivory Coast – own funds )
- Developing a national land survey information system (Ecuador – Inter-American Development Bank)
- And providing technical support to the reform of urban land management (Senegal – European Union).
And finally a contract was signed on 30 November 2018 between the Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs (AGLA) of Trinidad & Tobago and an international consortium comprising IGN FI, GEOFIT and the University of the West Indies at St Augustine, for the setting up of a new land registry system.