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Securing Land and Property Rights for All

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The Global Land Tool Network has pledged to support the North Kivu Provincial Government's efforts of strengthening the land information system by way of implementing the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) in the province. This commitment comes in response to a request by the Provincial Ministry of Lands Affairs in North Kivu calling upon technical and financial partners in the land sector to join in the initiative that is set to revolutionize land information management in the DRC. Hon. Carly Nzanzu made the appeal while speaking at a ceremony to inaugurate the land and property rights protection fund in Goma, 13 April 2016.

The fund was established in compliance with a provincial by-law No. 01/313 / CAB / GP-NK / 2015 of 30th December 2015 signed by the North Kivu Governor , Hon. Julien Paluku, since land reform, land tenure security and property rights are key priorities for the North Kivu provincial government. The land and property rights protection fund seeks to support the prevention and resolution of numerous land conflicts, multiple titling and other challenges that continue to plague the land sector in the province.

During the launch that was officiated by the Governor of North Kivu Province, demonstrations showing the collection of geospatial data were conducted by researchers from the Christian Bilingual University of Congo (UCBC). The surveyors also presented maps showing land ownership in North Kivu, highlighting conflict data of the Masiani neighborhood in Beni town.

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UN-Habitat / GLTN has a wealth of experience working in various interventions in land coordination and land mediation in Eastern DRC with several successes recorded as well in Luhonga and Rutshuru. These experiences have been well documented in the GLTN publication Guide to Land Mediation. The Social Tenure Domain Model ( STDM) intervention in North Kivu will also address issues of transparency in land administration.

 

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