Research

Harnessing Technology to Advance Citizen-Centric Land Administration in Rwanda

Harnessing Technology to Advance Citizen-Centric Land Administration in Rwanda

Ailey Kaiser Hughes et al. Rwanda is recognized as a global land governance leader due to the successof its Land Tenure Regularisation Program (LTRP), which resulted in theregistration of over 11 million parcels and the issuance of 7 millioncertificates of title, and the establishment of the Land AdministrationInformation System (LAIS). These notable achievements have contributed toland market...

Harnessing Technology to Advance Citizen-Centric Land Administration in Rwanda

Cryptographic Digital Technology For The Prevention Of Property Theft

Jethro Jones Property registry fraud is a form of identity theft used to steal property by forging documents in the name of the property’s rightful owner. Property registry fraud impacts land rights across the globe and, in the United States, is a crime that commonly affects the most vulnerable: the elderly and families of the recently deceased. Many times, property registry fraud is not...

Zambia: Private Sector Investment In Security Of Land Tenure. From Piloting Using Technology, To National Rollout

Zambia: Private Sector Investment In Security Of Land Tenure. From Piloting Using Technology, To National Rollout

Didier Giscard Giscard SAGASHYA Zambia has grappled with implementing the land titling from 2017 when it started the piloting of the National Land Titling Programme through the seventh National Development Plan (2017-2021). The implementation started in 2017 with a small pilot project conducted in Lusaka City in areas called Madido and Kamwala. In 2018, the Ministry of Lands and Natural...

Land is Not an Adult Only Affair

Land is Not an Adult Only Affair

Olipa Katongo Kunda Access to and control of land is one of the challenges that young people face in Zambia. Land is a valued resource which youth are often expected to access through adults, or wait until they are adults to acquire.

Realising women’s land rights in the context of inheritance in Zambia

Realising women’s land rights in the context of inheritance in Zambia

Dimuna Phiri Simpaya Closing the gender gap worldwide could reduce hunger for 100 million people and yet Zambian women have unequal rights to land, a fundamental building block of food security and poverty reduction. Women face multiple challenges that limit their ability to realise secure land rights, including social, cultural, economic, and political factors. Inequality and uncertainty in...

Systematic Land Titling Using Open Source Geospatial Software and Machine Learning: The MLG Experience

Systematic Land Titling Using Open Source Geospatial Software and Machine Learning: The MLG Experience

Mehran Ghandehari, Mariam Paul, Sky Young, Didier Sagashya, Trent Larson, Ailey Kaiser Hughes, Ben White, and Duane Johnson Dimuna Phiri Simpaya Discussing the use of open source software technologies including: geospatialsoftware (e.g., GDAL, QGIS, Geoserver, PostGIS, Open Layers) to gather, store, manage, analyze andvisualize geospatial data, machine learning to extract building footprints...