Uncovering Land Data Opportunities: The Cases of Senegal and Namibia | Land Portal
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Lilian Lee
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The vision of the Portal is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.

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The French colonies of Senegal and French Sudan were merged in 1959 and granted independence in 1960 as the Mali Federation. The union broke up after only a few months. Senegal joined with The Gambia to form the nominal confederation of Senegambia in 1982. The envisaged integration of the two countries was never implemented, and the union was dissolved in 1989. The Movement of Democratic Forces in the Casamance has led a low-level separatist insurgency in southern Senegal since the 1980s, and several peace deals have failed to resolve the conflict.

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The Open Data Charter is a collaboration between governments and organizations working to open up data based on a shared set of Principles. With 73 government adopters and 53 organizations endorsers, our goal is to embed open data as a central ingredient to achieving better solutions to the most pressing policy challenges of our time.

Language of the event: 
English
French

This event will be postponed to a later date.
 
 

The momentum is increasing around international land monitoring initiatives, together with an unprecedented demand for free, accessible, and usable land data and information. The land sector must find ways to seize opportunities presented by open data innovations while negotiating a rapidly changing data environment. 

The Land Portal and Open Data Charter have been working with the Government of Senegal to open up land data, following the guidance set forth in the Open Up Guide for Land Governance. The Open Up Guide is a practical guide for governments who are seeking to better collect, publish, and use land data for the public good. As Phase 1 of this project, the team has published the State of Land Information in Senegal (SOLI) Report. SOLI reports are research-driven analyses of the current state of land data that assess the available land information against open data standards. 

Concurrently, the Land Portal is researching and publishing SOLI reports for other countries in Africa, including Namibia, Malawi, and others. 

The webinar will share the latest results from the Open Up Guide implementation pilot in Senegal and the SOLI research in Namibia. We will ask and answer pressing questions concerning the interest in and maturity of open data in the two countries and specifically in the land sector. 

Speakers

  • Moderator: Dr. Mark Napier, Principal Researcher of  Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Oumou Kalsom Khoule Seck, Director of the National Agency for Spatial Planning (ANAT)
  • Natalia Carfi, Executive Director of the Open Data Charter 
  • Royal Mabakeng, Lecturer in the Dept of Land and Spatial Sciences at the Namibia University of Science and Technology
  • Charl-Thom Bayer, Project Lead of the State of Land Information reports for Namibia and Senegal and co-leads the open data work at the Land Portal.

Interpretation will be provided in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

 

Related content: 
Library Resource

An Open Data Assessment

Reports & Research
September, 2022
Senegal

This State of Land Information (SOLI) report is an analysis of the current state of land data in Senegal, assessing the availability of land information and the compliance of this information with open data standards. 

Library Resource

Une Évaluation des Données

Reports & Research
September, 2022
Senegal

Ce rapport sur l'état des informations foncières (SOLI) est une analyse de l'état actuel des données foncières au Sénégal, évaluant la disponibilité des informations foncières et la conformité de ces informations avec les normes de données ouvertes. 

Library Resource
Reports & Research
November, 2022
Africa, Namibia, Global

This is a brief summary of the State of Land Information in Namibia report. The SOLI Namibia reports serves as a diagnostic for the land information ecosystem in Namibia and enable targeted interventions for improved information management at a later stage. 

The full report can be found here: https://landportal.org/library/resources/soli-namibia-english

Library Resource

An Open Data Assessment

Reports & Research
November, 2022
Namibia, Global

This State of Land Information (SOLI) report is an analysis of the current state of land data in Namibia, assessing the availability of land information and the compliance of this information with open data standards. 

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