13-04: "Its4land" - innovative geospatial tools for fit-for-purpose land rights mapping
"Its4land" - innovative geospatial tools for fit-for-purpose land rights mapping
1University of Twente ITC, Netherlands; 2Hansa Luftbild AG; 3Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; 4Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität; 5Esri Rwanda Ltd; 6Institute of Applied Sciences INES Rwanda; 7Bahir Dar University BDU Ethiopia; 8Technical University Kenya TUK Kenya
Sub Saharan Africa has an immense challenge to rapidly and cheaply map millions of unrecognized land rights. Existing approaches have failed. Good land records can help to deliver tenure security, dispute reduction and good governance. This is the main goal of “its4land”, a European Commission Horizon 2020 project that aims to develop innovative tools that respond to the continuum of land rights and fit-for-purpose approach. its4land is using strategic collaboration between the EU and East Africa to deliver innovative, scalable, and transferrable ICT solutions. The project moved beyond the state of the art in all its intended impact areas: partnership building, ICT advances, end-user understandings and enhancing innovation capacity. The masterclass presents the recent achievements, findings and challenges faced during the first half of the its4land project. We believe that sharing our current results we will provoke discussions, knowledge exchange and may engage users and decision makers for future collaboration.