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Transparency in Land Administration – Phase 3 – Asia

Project location Asia - South and Southeast
Starting date 01 June 2010
Completion date 28 February 2011
Client United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT),
Global Land Tool Network
Partners University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC),
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia,
Kathmandu University, Nepal,
Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam
Project leader Sjaak Beerens
Project officer Paul Schoonackers
Project type Training and Capacity Building
Budget Euro 120,000 (UN-HABITAT contribution Euro 108,500)

Background

The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is a global land partnership which aims at contributing to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, poverty reduction in particular, through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure (http://www.gltn.net). In the framework of the GLTN, two of its members, the Training and Capacity Building Branch (TCBB) of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the United Nations University School for Land Administration Studies of ITC, the Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands, have jointly taken up the task to develop tools for and to build capacity in Transparency in Land Administration (TLA).

Phase 1 of the Programme (covering the period January 2007 – July 2008) aimed at the development and piloting of a new training programme, including Case studies, a TLA Toolkit and a Framework Training Programme and the try-out of the programme through a pilot course in Kumasi, Ghana early 2008.

Phase 2 of the TLA Capacity Building Programme aimed at further rolling out the programme in other regions of Africa, using the training programme and case studies that had been prepared during Phase 1. Phase 2 included three additional training workshops targeting so-called “Change Agents”. The training served to expose participants to land sector specific transparency principles, concepts and tools, including training delivery methods so that participants would be equipped to impart knowledge and skills to others in their respective countries. The three courses were implemented in Tanzania, targeting East African countries, in Namibia for Southern African countries and in Senegal targeting participants from Francophone countries in West Africa.

UN-HABITATGlobal Land Tool NetworkUNU-ITCITC

The Project

The third component of the TLA Capacity Building programme was implemented in 2010-2011, focusing on Asia and the Pacific, and targeting participants from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka (for South Asia) and Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Philippines and Indonesia (for Southeast Asia)

The three major outputs of this component included:

  1. Case studies; Eight short and eight long case studies which were front and centre in the training and vitally important to localize domestic training;
  2. Expert Group Meeting; held 20-21 July 2011 in Yogyakarta, attended by some 25 regional and international specialists of whom 11 representing the 9 benefiting countries, 4 representing regional and international organizations and another 10 representing the organizing institutions. The event served to understand land issues in the South and Southeast Asian region and to tailor the Training of Trainers (ToT) training workshops accordingly; identify areas of focus, build partnerships; and create local ownership.
  3. Training events; Two (2) Training of Trainers (ToT) workshops served to expose participants; to land sector specific transparency principles, concepts and tools, including training delivery methods so that participants would be equipped to impart knowledge and skills to others in their respective countries;
    • A ToT Training Workshop for 17 participants from South Asia was organised in Dhulikhel/ Kathmandu in Nepal from 2–4 November 2011
    • A ToT Training Workshop for 29 participants from Southeast Asia and the Pacific was organised in Hanoi, Vietnam from 7-9 December 2011

The Asia edition of the TLA Capacity Building Programme was implemented by the original partners of Phase 1 UN-HABITAT/TCBB and ITC/UNU-LAS, expanded with three regional partners:

  • Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • School of Engineering, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel/Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Faculty of Geography, Hanoi University of Science / Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam.

For more information: Transparency in Land Administration - Capacity building in Asia

Training of Trainers workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam
Training of Trainers workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

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