There has been rapid urbanisation in the last decade with nearly 40% of the Africa’s population occupying urban areas. Thus there is need for effective and transparent governance of land and natural resources in order to realise sustainable development. Additionally, there is need to develop land policies that promote spatial planning so as to address efficient delivery of land resources. 

The special topics in this thematic areas will include:

  • Land information systems
  • cadastral survey
  • Topographic survey
  • Engineering survey
  • Hydrographic survey
  • Land valuation
  • Land conflict