Comprehensive Capacity Needs of LSAs and development of HRD Plans
The Human Resource Development Component will involve a comprehensive assessment of the capacity needs of the land sector agencies and key players, namely the: Lands Directorate of the Ministry, Lands Commission, Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands, Town & Country Planning Department, Customary Land Secretariats (CLSs), and NGOs involved in land administration.
Based on the results of the needs assessment, a Capacity Building Strategy and 3-year Human Resource Development Plans for short (six months) and long term will be developed for the LSAs and land related NGOs on the legal (registration, titling, customary law, alternative dispute resolution, outreach), technical (geomatics including, geodetic networks and models, surveying, mapping, ground truthing, demarcation, integrated land information systems, systems security and audits, land administration, valuation, estate/facilities management), social (participatory techniques, gender, policy and social analysis), Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E), ICT, as it relates to land administration, governance, environment and climate change, and sustainable land management.
The project will also undertake mapping and assessment of the CSOs working in land administration and reforms and identify areas of their capacity development including: understanding and knowledge about concepts relating to land e.g. ownership, interest, rights, leases, land management practices, etc.; gender mainstreaming of land as resource and as socio-economic right; research capacity on land and land related issues; advocacy on policy issues and legislative reviews; governance of land linking cultural practices, customary land issues, etc; alternative dispute resolution; and environmental/sustainable land management;
The project will also identify recognised public academic and private sector institutions for delivering of training and assess their capacities to ensure that they have the levels and resources required for the program.
The capacity building will include training and in special cases, post-graduate courses in-country. Outside-country post graduate training will be determined on a case by case and only when the course is not offered in-country. Twining arrangements between national and outside faculties will be encouraged to facilitate knowledge sharing.
Other support under this component includes,
- technical assistance support, particularly for the surveys, title registration and information systems.
- Study tours
- provision of logistical support to perform statutory roles in providing efficient service to clients
- public awareness programs.
- provision of Technical Assistance in the following areas: (i) GRN; (ii) remote sensing techniques; (iii) transformation parameters and system converters between old and new systems including conversion of analogue parcel data to digital format and digital maps from the current to the International Terrestrial Reference Framework (ITRF); (iv) business process re-engineering and automation; (v) Land Title registration; and (vi) Land use planning
Support for Implementation of Strategic Plans of LSAs
The component will also build capacity in support of the implementation of the Strategic Plans of the main land sector agencies, (Lands Commission, OASL and TCPD), the private sector landowner/traditional authorities, judiciary, NGOs and other stakeholders and NGOs (CICOL in particular) to deliver better services, participation as well as build better customer awareness and ensure efficient project management.
The component will also support better working environment by way of construction of a regional office for the LC in Kumasi to facilitate service provision in the Ashanti region.
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