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06-11: Fit-For-Purpose Approaches: Land Professionals' Role
Wednesday, 21/Mar/2018:
10:30am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Christophe Dekeyne, IGN FI, France
Location: MC C1-100

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The Geodetic Surveyor in the Heart of the Land Management: towards the Concept of « Sustainable Fit for Purpose »

Maurice Barbieri, Vladimir Krupa, Nicolas Smith, Jean-Yves Pirlot

CLGE (Comité de Liaison des Géomètres Européens), Belgium, Europe

The paper presents the importance of the sustainability of Fit for Purpose projects.

Results of different events or projects will be presented and compared to current publications about this topic:

- a workshop on Fit for Purpose held in Postdam (DE), 30 September 2017

- the ongoing International Land Measurement Coalition Project

- a round table about the sustainability of Fit for Purpose approaches held in Paris (FR). 29 January 2018

As land professionals, we believe that the idea of making "fast and cheap" lacks sustainability. To implement a Sustainable Fit- For-Purpose land administration it is important to call-in specialists who have mastered the subject and who can demonstrate the effectiveness of the systems recommended by their experience. On this condition, participatory methods are quite conceivable and even desirable. Indeed, local owners are best placed to indicate the supposed position of their parcel boundaries


The Role of the Private Land-Related Sector in Supporting the 2030 Global Agenda

Cecilie Ravn-Christensen, Kenneth Norre, Gert M. Henningsen

LE34, Denmark

This paper describes the role of the private land-related sector and land professionals in general in achieving the SDGs. It explains why the involvement of the private sector is crucial not only for achieving the SGDs, but also for the companies themselves in order to create a sustainable and long-lasting business.

Additionally, the paper focuses on the importance of incorporating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies as a driver for the involvement, and how private companies can meet the challenge of contributing to the 2030 global agenda.

In this regard, a number of reasons for private companies to engage in the development efforts are identified – arguably leading to a win-win situation for all parties involved.


Tackling Corruption in Urban Land Governance – The Under-Explored Route of Professional Integrity: Learnings from a Pilot and Promising Ways Forward

Dieter Zinnbauer

Transparency International - Secretariat, Germany

Corruption is a major obstacle to land governance. Yet, some of the most recent advances in anti-corruption thinking – a shift from narrow, punitive approaches to curb corruption to a broader emphasis on nurturing integrity - are so far not being harnessed fully in initiatives that address corruption in land governance.

This paper will report on an innovative pilot initiative to translate this broader emphasis on integrity into practical action: a course module on corruption and integrity for urban planning education and training, jointly developed and piloted in early 2017by the African Center for Cities at University of Cape Town and Transparency International. The paper elaborates on the rationale for such a module, presents its content, shares the lessons learnt from the pilot and offers a policy-practical outlook on where such a promising approach could venture next to live up to its significant potential to support integrity in urban land governance.


Trust on Land

Stefan Svensson1, Esther Obaikol2

1Lantmateriet, the Swedish mapping, cadastre and land registration authority, Sweden; 2LANDnet Uganda

Land is one of our ultimate resources for human beings to exist on earth.

From that perspective it is necessary that we take care of the land respectfully in a sustainable manner. This said not least in the view of SDGs and Agenda2030, signed by most of the countries in the UN.

Many countries have also adopted nice land policies and political intentions to manage land efficient without discrimination on sex, ethnic background, status etc.

Coming to practice and implementation, we have seen a huge number of fail and mistakes. Why is it in that way? We believe that one important key is that real actions on land must be built on trust.

From these starting points we will discuss the matter on how to build trust, giving examples from a common training programme for 5 countries in eastern Africa.


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