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02-06: Capacity Building for Scaling Land Administration
Body Of Knowledge
International Association of Assessng Officers, United States of America
Local jurisdictions in the United States have developed one of the most progressive and efficient property tax assessment systems in the world. The International Association of Assessing Officers was formed in 1934 to assist in developing the standards by which that system is measured and through which it is improved. Subject matter experts within that group are currently taking those standards and the education material that has been developed over the years and combining them into a set of documents that will be collectively referenced as a body of knowledge. These documents will describe what is needed to be an effective assessor working in several disciplines of the profession. It is divided into eight broad subject areas, each of which will contain information needed by those learning that particular discipline as well as those who have been practicing several years. These documents will then form the basis for future IAAO education programs and provide direction for our professional designation program.
The National Land Capacity Building Model for Informatization – an ICT based model to strengthen human resource capacity for the sustainability of land administration modernization projects
1LX Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation, Korea, Republic of (South Korea); 22E Consulting; 3GEOMEXSOFT.,LTD
No matter the size of a country, land is always a scarce resource. Therefore, it is important that land is managed effectively and efficiently and good land governance take place. A way this can be achieved is a modern land administration system based on ICT based land information system and many countries seek to do so. But when they embark on such projects, human capacity strengthening happen once projects begin, preventing the country to be in charge of the project.
Based on this understanding LX, the Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation and Consortium developed a capacity building model that aims to tailor-make a capacity building model that is suitable for the country so that its own experts can lead a project. Called the National Land Capacity Building Model for Informatization, this model focuses on the analysis, construction, development, maintenance of land service or system, digitally based, by looking at different sectors from policy, planning, land data, data acquisition, expertise, etc. It is systematically designed into three areas -- tool to analyze the capacity of the country in land administration, tool for development of capacity building, and finally methodology for strengthen the capacity in this sector. This paper examines it.
Towards a Curriculum on Responsible Land Administration
1RMIT University, Australia; 2Ardhi University; 3Global Land Tools Network; 4University of East London; 5University of Florida; 6University of Twente
The New Urban Agenda commits UN member states to promote increased security of tenure for all, recognizing the plurality of tenure types, and to develop fit-for-purpose, and age-, gender-, and environment-responsive solutions within the continuum of land and property rights, with particular attention to security of land tenure for women as key to their empowerment, including through effective administrative systems. This is the essence of ‘Responsible’ Land Administration.
Improving the capacity of higher education institutions to teach principles of responsible land administration and land governance will be needed to achieve the goals of the New Urban Agenda.
In late 2016, an Expert Group Meeting was held at the University of East London and the outcome of discussions fed into an expanded draft curriculum outline that will form the basis for the development of teaching materials. The EGM was charged with designing and to establishing a RLA curriculum that will help develop a new wave of graduates. They will become change agents for seeking tenure security and housing for all, using pro-poor and gender-responsive approaches. This curriculum will be discussed in this paper.
Curriculum reform in land governance education: the need for transforming existing curricula in Africa
1Chair of Land Management, Technical University of Munich; 2Licensed Surveyors Association of Ghana, Ghana; 3Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Higher education curricula in African are not adequately responding to Africa’s needs in capacity development in land. This calls for a (re)conceptualization of the role curricula play in capacity development in the continent’s land sector. The African Land Policy Initiative recognized this in its assessment report on the continent. However, there is a lack of follow-up research to investigate more carefully the best ways forward. This study contributes beyond theory by examining curricula in land education from 10 African countries. The countries are Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Kenya, Mauritius, Uganda, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania. The study examined curricula from selected institutions from these countries to ascertain their adherence to current needs in Africa. Using a track system derived from African Land Policy Initiative’s assessment report, the study critically investigated these curricula’s relatedness to the current requirements in land education in the continent. It makes specific recommendations for improving curricula in land education in Africa.