Learning Course – GeoTech4Tenure

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will be hosting a course in Geospatial technology and participatory methods for securing tenure rights which has named GeoTech4Tenure in short.

This free online learning programme supports IFAD and FAO projects and partners in finding solutions to secure tenure rights through participatory methods and geomatics technology.

This course is intended for development partners and organizations interested or involved in FAO and IFAD operations. It was designed with IFAD and FAO country teams and technical specialists in mind, along with staff from IFAD-supported projects whose work involves land tenure.

The next edition of the course will start on 8 November 2021. The course runs for six weeks and requires a commitment of 4–5 hours per week. This edition of the course will be conducted in English (future Spanish- and French-language offerings are being planned).

Apply here (deadline: 15 October). Please note that seats are limited.

Participants will learn:

  • The core concepts of tenure, tenure security and tenure governance
  • The challenges and opportunities surrounding tenure issues for land-based investments
  • Methods for participatory recordation and mapping
  • The use of different geospatial technologies for land recordation
  • The criteria for selecting the most appropriate technologies for a given situation.

The course contains the following components:

  • An e-learning and technical guide.
  • Peer-to-peer learning opportunities with colleagues from all over the world
  • Online workshops
  • Virtual visits to learning sites
  • Online mentoring fromexperiencedland tenure experts
  • Project work on integrating land recordation within an IFAD-supported project.

Participants will receive a certificate after successful completion of the course.

For more information, please see the course brochure.

This course has been developed in collaboration with FAO. It is funded by IFAD’s Innovation Challenge Programme.

Contact GeoTech4-Tenure@fao.org and landtenure@ifad.org with any questions.

About the Author


Kumbirai is a 4th year Surveying & Geomatics students at the Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. He is also the Founder and Team Lead at African Surveyors Connect. He enjoys spending time writing web-applications and is more of a GIS enthusiast who mainly focuses and grew interests in Health and Land Administrative Applications of Geographic Systems.

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