12-06: National Land Observatories: a tool for transparency, accountability, and informed decision making over land for all
National Land Observatories: a tool for transparency, accountability, and informed decision making over land for all
1CIRAD / International Land Coalition, Italy; 2CIRAD / International Land Coalition, Senegal; 3IPAR, Senegal; 4CIRAD / ISRA-BAME, Madagascar; 5CIRAD / Observatoire foncier Madagascar
Data regarding land governance is often considered "inaccurate", "incomplete", "biased". In order to overcome these shortcomings, national land observatories are being developed, as structures, on the one hand, of data collection, storage and management, and on the other hand, of production, analysis and reporting of information and knowledge. As such, as they are nationally managed and promoting an eco-system of data, land observatories are privileged instruments for reducing information asymmetries, promoting data transparency and accountability, supporting informed decision-making, strengthening debates on land tenure issues and promoting citizen participation in land governance.
This Master class aims at:
- Offering a detailed conceptual presentation on land observatories;
- Discussing the factors of success and sustainability of land observatories;
- Presentation of a practical case – the Senegal Land Observatory
Based on an extensive study of land observatories world-wide, this master class will combine conceptual presentations as well as practical examples.