2020 - 2030
Gender, Community & Inclusion
Project Design, Monitoring & Evaluation
The Allodial Land Use Registry is a web platform which stores, processes and provides access to recordings pertaining to allodial land ownership, land use permits and sub-leases of First Nations. The registry is creating potential to facilitate economic independence of many Indigenous peoples’ globally through their allodial lands. [https://alur.world]
Early in 2020 the Director of Treaty Council and First Nation Gudang-Yadhaykenu clan, Alex Wymarra, approached Land Equity International (LEI) seeking technical assistance for the development of the Allodial Land Use Registry (ALUR), an Indigenous mapping and permit initiative for first nations people on the great southern land. With our extensive history of facilitating equitable access for people to land all around the globe, we felt well placed to assist the Treaty Council of Australia in developing a system for recording land use permits for lands owned by First Nation people. By September 2020, we had a functioning Proof of Concept, and together with the Treaty Council, launched the public domain platform in November 2020. You can read all about the platform and become a registered user: www.alur.world .
The Allodial Land Use Registry (ALUR) is a registry of Allodial Lands. The allodial rights and any agreements to permit the use of allodial lands is certified by the allodial owners through their authorized representatives.
There are two levels of recording of rights in the ALUR. The first is the recording of the perpetual Allodial Ownership of the land owned by the First Nation where a Certificate of Allodial Ownership can be issued. The second level of recording is the Permit system. Allodial Owners grant a Permit over all or part of the land covered by the Allodial Ownership recorded in the registry to a Permit Holder for a period of up to 99 years for a defined use under conditions as set out in a Permit Agreement.
The ALUR has been developed using software from the Solutions for Open Land Administration (SOLA) suite of open-source software. More specifically, the web application, “Community Server” for the cloud-based ALUR registry, and as well, “Open Tenure” an application for mobile devices to capture, map and transmit new ALUR recordings to the cloud based ALUR registry. The SOLA software was developed by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, as part of its support for the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure for Land, Fisheries and Forests. This software has been adapted by Land Equity International for the purpose of the Allodial Land Use Registry. The SOLA software is based on international best practice for service delivery and complies with the Land Administration Domain Model (ISO 19152). SOLA software is designed to be adapted to meet different country’s (and communities within countries) tenure arrangements including those of indigenous communities.