Message from Tony Burns, Managing Director

Posted on 30/09/2016 by

The workshop on “Responding to Climate Change and Tenure Insecurity in Small Island Developing States – The Role of Land Professionals” (held in Christchurch, New Zealand from 30 April – 1 May in connection with the FIG Working Week 2016) was a great success and an opportunity to explore the issues small island nations will face over the coming decades. Kate Fairlie also participated in the workshop. We will cover the workshop briefly and provide some information on a future publication to be released.

Recently, LEI was engaged by the Prime Minister’s Office in Palestine to prepare a comprehensive Road Map for the Palestinian Land Sector. I have been working with a couple of National consultants in Palestine on this short project.

Kate Fairlie and I are currently involved in a project with the World Bank in Ethiopia which commenced in May this year and kicked off with a Diagnostic Mission in June.  The team has been preparing an Issues and Policy Recommendations report ahead of the second input and a two-day stakeholder workshop planned in the World Bank office in Addis Ababa for 29-30 September.

Kate Rickersey, Team Leader on the Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project, has provided an update on the highly successful Mekong Regional Land Forum that was held in Hanoi, Viet Nam in June.

Finally, John Meadows provides an update on his involvement in the IGN France International-implemented Design, Supply, Installation and Implementation of National Land Information System Infrastructure (DeSINLISI) project in Uganda.

We wish you all a prosperous end of year.