New platform and strategy for land rights

March 27th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Cadasta Foundation has launched its new mobile technology and strategy at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference. The first version of the platform documented and strengthened the land, property and resource rights of over one million vulnerable people living in both rural and urban communities in 17 countries. The foundation’s new strategy is to use its Esri-powered platform and tools will help document and map the land rights of eight million people in 30 countries by 2022. The event also provided a demo stations that show how the mobile applications and platform help communities, governments, and civil society easily and securely document and map crucial land rights data. The foundation’s partnership with Esri ensures that its platform and tools are more secure and scalable while giving partners powerful tools to analyse and share their information. Cadasta analysts presented their work in the Democratic Republic of Congo where the team successfully mapped and documented 3000 parcels of land and more than 17000 people using participatory methods to revive a defunct irrigation scheme and improve agricultural production in an area historically plagued with conflict.

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