Land Portal at CLPA: Open and Transparent Land Data Systems for Inclusive Land Governance | Land Portal

Wednesday, 3rd November 2021
12:30 -  1:30 pm - CET / 2:30 - 3:30 pm - East African Time

This session takes place at the Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) on 1-4 November 2021. The focus of CLPA 2021 is “Land governance for safeguarding art, culture and heritage towards the Africa We Want”.

Registration

To participate in this side event, you should first register for the CLPA conference here

 

Objective 

This session will showcase evidence of how open land-data governance systems can be used as a tool to untangle and ameliorate the damage caused by a lack of open and transparent land governance systems. The session will also seek to discuss and demonstrate how open land-data governance systems can serve as a tool to fight poverty and ultimately serve as a tool for more inclusive land governance.

 

MODERATOR

 

Laura Meggiolaro, Land Portal Coordinator

Laura Meggiolaro

 

PANELISTS

 
 
Charl-Thom Bayer
Charl-Thom
Bayer
  
   
 
Natalia Carfi
Natalia
Carfi

   
 
 
 
Nicolás Grossman, Researcher and Data Lead, Global Data Barometer
Nicolas
Grossman

   
 
Naome Kabanda
Naome
Kabanda

   
 

 

 

ModeratorLaura Meggiolaro, Team Leader, Land Portal Foundation 

 

Relevance

Good land governance is said to be efficient, effective and transparent, while ensuring participatory processes and outcomes that are equitable and secure and promotes inclusive land governance. However, data governance is key to assessing and monitoring progress and ensuring outcomes that benefit the landless majority.

Open and equitable access to land governance, land-related data and information can provide the support needed to monitor key indices, especially those related to progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as women’s ownership of land or perceptions of tenure security, among others. However, land ownership data is consistently ranked lowest on both the Global Open Data Index and the Open Data Barometer and each year this data is highlighted as the least likely to be open. Progress made with regards to improving access to data and information for inclusive land governance may be undermined by the exploitation of such open data systems to monopolise resources in a manner that instead excludes the majority of the poor.

In this context, the Land Portal Foundation and the Open data Charter have joined efforts to create an Open Up Guide on Land Governance that outlines key land governance data types, how they should be collected, stored, and published for improving land governance and transparency.

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