• Wednesday 19 Oct 2016
  • Broadening Participation in the Implementation of the NUA through Technology

    Networking Events
    Venue: R13
    Lead Organization:
    • ACTogether Uganda.
    Partner Organization:
    • UN Habitat Global Land Tools Network (GLTN) Civil Society Cluster Members.

    Communities that are able to manage their own land information have greater negotiating power with local and national governments, and can take a more active role in informing sound development programs, policies and implementing the New Urban Agenda, which requires building capacities for data collection, monitoring, and evaluation at the local level. This panel will discuss how technological tools can add value by improving community participation, disseminating technical knowledge, connecting communities and stakeholders, and by informing and monitoring implementation of development programs. Members of the GLTN’s Civil Society Clusters will bring lessons from their own experiences in Kenya, Uganda, Philippines, Bolivia, the Land and Poverty Conference, and the World Urban Forum in Medellin to a larger audience, and discuss how such tools and technologies can be made more accessible. GLTN civil society members will discuss efforts for crowd-sourced land information, and data sharing with national or local authorities to support incremental improvements in tenure and living conditions.