Tag: SDGs

DANILO ANTONIO -Land surveys can define boundaries, the spatial elements but cannot provide tenure security

DANILO ANTONIO -Land surveys can define boundaries, the spatial elements but cannot provide tenure security

General, Interviews, land matters, Opensource
Danilo Antonio is a Programme Management Officer (Human Settlements) at the Land and Global Land Tool Network Unit under the Urban Legislation, Land and Governance Branch of UN-Habitat. He is a land surveyor by profession who has worked with the Philippine government particularly in the Land Administration and Management Program (LAMP) supported by the World Bank and Australian Aid for International Development (AusAID).   What are innovative land tools and how do they facilitate good governance in land? Ans: A land tool is a practical way to solve a problem in land administration and management. For me these instruments drive us to achieving good governance in land. GLTN has developed tools under various thematic areas like: access to land and tenure security, land administrati...
Securing Women’s Land Rights towards Agenda 2030

Securing Women’s Land Rights towards Agenda 2030

General, land matters
“There is a direct relationship between women’s right to land, economic empowerment, food security and poverty reduction” (Sida, 2015). Women make great contributions to the economy  they are adversely affected by poverty, discrimination and exploitation. Gender discrimination bars women to access of economic assets such as land, loans etc. Land is a major factor of production and an important source of security against poverty across the developing world (Eileen Alma, 2011). Land rights cut across the ability to own, access, control, transfer, and inherit and making decisions related to land. Barriers to these rights hover around inadequate legal standard and ineffective implementation of legal standards. Conflict between constitutional and international provisions are also a challe
Key opportunities in the Geospatial Industry

Key opportunities in the Geospatial Industry

Case Studies, General, Industry
The use of GIS continues to find its ways in many fields out there with time compared to some years ago. This growth has been facilitated by various factors in the industry and more plans been put in use to even better the sector. In this post, I explore the key opportunities that exist in the industry that spearhead the use and the growth of GIS. Changing Institutional Structure Over the past few year, many organizations were not leveraging the power of GIS in their day-to-day operations. This might have been due to a number of reasons(depending on the organization). As time moved by, the integration of GIS in many sectors of business, education, health, public transport has ever since improved the consumption of Geospatial products by both individuals and organizations. Today, most com...