LAND-at-scale Rwanda Towards a fair and robust land management and governance system connecting people for sustainable livelihoods
10/21 - 10/25
The Rwanda Land Tenure Reform Program, launched in 2009, gained international attention by regularizing land tenure at an unparalleled scale. Over eleven million land parcels were demarcated, and eight million land titles were issued to their rightful owners. Despite this, the land tenure system still faces challenges. The land administration and information system (LAIS) does not yet sufficiently address social aspects, such as incorporating informal transactions and safeguards for women, or reducing high costs of participating. Land disputes remain common, and pressure on the courts to resolve these conflicts need to be decreased. These challenges undermine the legitimacy and proper functioning of land governance. This situation is further hampered by the effects of climate change on the country
To improve and ensure sustainability of land registration and management systems and their implementing institutions for enhanced perceived and actual tenure security for the people of Rwanda.
- Institutionalize a (financially) sustainable land administration information and management system.
- Implement sustainable, climate-resilient land use planning at national level.
Implement a more just decision-making process by local mediators.
- Strengthen academic capacity to assist in the further development of a fair and just land governance system.