The Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management at its fifth session noted that land, and linking people to place, is reflected in several of the sustainable development goals and that access to geospatial information is necessary to reach several of the goals, endorsed the establishment of an expert group to advance the activities related to land administration and management, to strengthen the use of geospatial information for good land governance, and to undertake work that is able to contribute to the indicator process and areas, as appropriate, including access to land, property rights, ownership, land degradation, rapid urbanization and climate change

The Committee also recognized the need to play a leading role at the policy level by raising political awareness and highlighting the importance to decision makers of the need for timely and fit for purpose land administration and management, and supported by capacity development, particularly in developing countries and vulnerable regions.

 

A. Co-Chairs

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Guyana
Mr. Trevor L. Benn
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission

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The Netherlands
Mr. Kees de Zeeuw
Kadaster International
 
 

B. Objectives

  • The major objectives of the Group of Experts are to:
  • Play a leading role at the policy level by raising political awareness and highlighting the importance to decision makers of the need for timely and fit for purpose land administration and management and;
  • Encourage the use of geospatial information tools and systems to improve the legal certainty of all citizens in the world with respect to the registration of the relation between people and land.
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    C. Terms of Reference

    The terms of reference endorsed at the fifth session of UN-GGIM

     

    D. Membership

    Members of the Expert Group (as at September 2019)

     

    E. Work Plan

    Work plan for 2017-2018

     

    F. Meetings

    Deqing Expert Group Meeting, 26 & 29 September 2018
    Delft Expert Group Meeting, 14-15 March 2017
    Addis Ababa Expert Group Meeting, 19 April 2016 Minutes Annex 1 Annex 2 Addis Declaration

     

    G. Documents

     

    H. Other Activities

    World Bank Land and Poverty Conference, 14-18 March 2016, Washington DC

    Session Report Presentation Paper

     

    Annual sessions

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