Uganda’s Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development together with IGN FI, in support by the World Bank, are organizing an international conference on ‘Implementation of the National Land Information System.
The Conference, which will involve sharing Experiences, innovations and Good Practices, will run under a theme of ‘Global Modernization of Land Administration –Making your LIS a Success’.
The guest of honour will be the President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
The conference comes after the Government introduced a new National Land Information System (NLIS) with support from the IGN FI/IGN Consortium.
The Design, Supply, Installation and Implementation of the NLIS Infrastructure (DeSINLISI) fully integrates land administration, registration, valuation, surveying and physical planning.
It is a computerized system that has decentralized governance with 22 one stop Ministry Zonal Offices (MZOs) now operational across Uganda.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together key Ugandan stakeholders engaged in the DeSINLISI Project, notably technical and administrative staff from Government, IGN FI and other professionals including surveyors, bankers, lawyers along with civil society organizations and academia, and prominent players from other Governments and civil society involved in the modernization of the land sector across Africa and the world at large as well as development partners including the World Bank.
About 200 delegates from over 30 countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Liberia will attend.
The implementation of the NLIS has seen a marked increase in land transactions and a significant rise in revenue generation.
The time required to check, update or transfer land has been drastically reduced. Meanwhile, the security of land tenure has been strengthened and services have been brought closer to the public.