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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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Piloting the Open Up Guide for Land Governance in Senegal
The stakeholder workshop, which will take place with select stakeholders in Dakar, will introduce the first phase of the "Open Up Guide for Land Governance" project in Senegal; identify networks and stakeholders in the open land data sector; and increase awareness regarding open data in the land sector. The Open Up Guide on Land Governance Data is a tool for governements to improve the quality, availability, accessibility and use of land data.
The excerpt highlights the top three challenges any government faces in opening up their land data. Navigating these challenges is a top priority for the Land Portal as we begin to collaborate with national governments to put the Open Up Guide into practice.
The Open Up Guide on Land Governance is a resource aimed to be used by governments from developing countries to collect and release land-related data to improve data quality, availability, accessibility and use for improved citizen engagement, decision making and innovation. It sets out:
Key datasets for land management accountability, and how they should be collected, stored, shared and published for improving land governance and transparency;