Responsible Scaling of Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration: Balancing Tech & Governance Challenges | Land Portal
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Neil Sorensen,

The Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency – in short Kadaster – collects and registers administrative and spatial data on property and the rights involved. This also goes for ships, aircraft and telecom networks. Doing so, Kadaster protects legal certainty. We are also responsible for national mapping and maintenance of the national reference coordinate system. Furthermore, we are an advisory body for land-use issues and national spatial data infrastructures.

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This thought-provoking webinar that explored the challenges and future directions to scale Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration (FFPLA) based on on-the-ground experiences. FFPLA approaches are broadly recognized and applauded for being more affordable, faster and flexible (in terms of spatial identification) than conventional land administration methods.  




The FFPLA standard, which was developed over a decade ago, is intended to build on spatial, legal and institutional frameworks. The debate around scaling FFLPA often focuses on technologies and their vast possibilities to collect data at an unprecedented speed, low cost and scale. But how does that speed coincide with changes in legal and institutional frameworks- which often are processes that are of a longer-term? If data can be collected and effective systems can be built at a low cost, what about the costs and capacities required in the long-term when it comes to maintenance and updating systems.

This webinar addressed the often-overlooked yet critical aspects of legal and institutional frameworks that underpin sustainable changes in land governance. Understanding the balance between technological and governance processes, and how they work at different speeds is vital when striving to achieve scalable and lasting impact. The challenges and lessons learned in combining these approaches were explored, with a particular focus on engaging non-technical stakeholders in the debate.

The webinar aimed to gain a comprehensive understanding of how fit-for-purpose approaches can be scaled responsibly, steering us towards a just, inclusive, and sustainable land governance worldwide.

This event took place in English with interpretation into French and Spanish.




Rohan Bennett

Rohan Bennett ,  Land Administration Advisor, Kadaster International (Moderator)


Israel Taiwo

Israel Taiwo, Young Professional and Chair FIG Commission 7.2


Christelle van den Berg

Christelle van den Berg, Regional Manager, Kadaster International


 Rémy Ndayiragije

Rémy Ndayiragije, Country Representative, VNG International


General Director of Land and Spatial Survey and Mapping


Virgo Eresta Jaya,General Director of Land and Spatial Survey and Mapping, Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency, Indonesia

This is the first webinar in a ‘Responsible Scaling’ series, initiated by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Land Portal Foundation as part of the the LAND-at-scale program. LAND-at-scale is a Dutch land governance support program, financed by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by RVO.

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