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Date of publication: 
avril 2019
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LPF-201904-India-Information-Ecosystem
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18
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On March 15th 2019, 27 participants from India and across the world gathered at the sidelines of the India Land & Development Conference 2019 to discuss India’s Land Information Ecosystem. Availability of accurate and up to date data and information on land rights, tenures and administration as well as on different land use, such as agriculture, forestry, mining, wildlife, water, housing and infrastructure, is critical to effective land governance and crucial for planning and managing the use of land and land-based resources. However, it is an often-repeated rhetoric that there is a lack of land data - whether it is lack of reliable or up-to-date data or a lack in the existence of any data.

 

The reality is that there are many sources of information about land, but their visibility, accessibility, consistency and completeness vary enormously. Finding solid evidence upon which to base policy and practice involves a lot of work. Policy progress on land governance is threatened by lack of good and relevant information. Now, more than ever, it is paramount that awareness is raised amongst key policy makers on the importance of information sharing, knowledge management and, more specifically the power of an information ecosystem.   

 

Land rights are finally at a point of global attention due to the inclusion of several land-related indicators in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS). Now - as the official process around the SDGs has begun - it is critical that the land sector works together effectively. NRMC Center for Land Governance, DataMeet India and the Land Portal Foundation invited key stakeholders to participate in a one-day workshop at the sideline of the India Land & Development Conference 2019, to create an active partnership to increase access to land-information and contribute to the information ecosystem on land.

 

Through inclusive discussions, we intended to identify the most effective way forward to expand the information ecosystem in terms of range of sources, but also in terms of its content, value and use. We need to ensure that the link between this information ecosystem and improved tenure security for vulnerable people around the world, is effectively made.

 

The objectives of the workshop were specifically to:

  • Identify information gaps (gaps in existence, accessibility or abilities to re-use) with regards to concrete issues related to land rights, tenure, administration and use in India;

  • Collectively raising awareness and building capacities of participants to increase access to land information and use in order to better address identified land rights and open data issues in India;

  • Collectively raising awareness and building capacities of participants to gather and communicate knowledge to reach a wider impact and be part of and promote the Indian land information ecosystem;

Collectively having participants implement and adopt action plan and become part of the Indian land information ecosystem.

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The Land Portal is a Foundation registered in the Netherlands in 2014.

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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DataMeet was started on January 26th 2011 by a handful of data enthusiasts who started a google group where people can share tips for working with data. Today the group has grown to encompass many people, ideas, projects, solutions, and challenges that using data in India presents. With 1500 people and growing on the Google Group, 5 active city chapters, trainings and events to promote and use open data, DataMeet is continuously looking for ways to bring open data to the forefront.

NRMC is a technical and managerial advisory firm in the development sector that provides evidence-based solutions for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development. 

Established in 2004, NRMC is engaged in creating impactful solutions that make a difference to the society. We achieve results at scale by catalyzing partnership with clients and communities. We believe in ethical business, nurturing talent to be courageous to push the limits of knowledge and discovering new ways of doing things.

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The Land Portal is a Foundation registered in the Netherlands in 2014.

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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