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How the Land Tenure Project’s Participatory Mapping Manual Provides Land Open Data to Promote Responsible Investment

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USAID Land Tenure Project Objectives
Support broad based economic development
Improve livelihoods in rural communities
Encourage sustainable land use management
Assist resilient community development

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How the Land Tenure Project’s Participatory Mapping Manual Provides Land Open Data to Promote Responsible Investment

  1. 1. 1 How the Land Tenure Project’s Participatory Mapping Manual Provides Land Open Data to Promote Responsible Investment Emiko Guthe Country Coordinator 28 February 2017 UNgweThein 10 March 2017
  2. 2. 10 March 2017 2 USAID Land Tenure Project Objectives • Support broad based economic development • Improve livelihoods in rural communities • Encourage sustainable land use management • Assist resilient community development • How? – Strengthening community land tenure and use rights – Increasing participation of rural communities – Supporting the Government of Myanmar to implement laws associated with NLUP
  3. 3. 10 March 2017 3 LTP FIELD COMPONENTS • Communications and Educational Outreach – Civil society training – Grassroots community engagement – Awareness building with local authorities • Pilot Site Activity Development – Site selection – Stakeholder Engagement – Community Mapping
  4. 4. • Guided by MOU with Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) – Forest Department • Pilot Site Objectives – Evaluate technical approaches that respond to articles of the NLUP – Engage with all local stakeholders – communities, CSOs, private sector, and local authorities – Generate lessons learned to inform development of land legislation 4 PILOT SITES 10 March 2017
  5. 5. • Methodology to document community land resources • Fast, affordable, replicable, inclusive • Capture community claims in a format that government and private sector can recognize • Utilize mobile technologies to facilitate rapid, high quality data capture and management • Civil society organizations lead the participatory mapping process 10 March 2017 5 DEVELOPMENT OF A PARTICIPATORY MAPPING MANUAL
  6. 6. 10 March 2017 6 KHINMYATMOE PARTICIPATORY MAPPING MANUAL
  7. 7. 1. Land Tenure Assessment 2. Mapping Activities 3. Stakeholder Engagement 10 March 2017 7 PARTICIPATORY APPROACH STAGES
  8. 8. 10 March 2017 8 • Coordination with local authorities, especially Village Tract Administrator • Coordination with private companies • Community members introduced to the objectives of mapping work to build trust • Tenure and resource assessment describes existing resources, community land administration and existing disputes • Process led by civil society organizations KHINMYATMOE STAGE 1: LAND TENURE AND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT
  9. 9. 10 March 2017 9 STAGE 2: MAPPING ACTIVITIES • Sketch mapping using increasing spatial accuracy – Paper sketch – “UTM” mapping – Sketch over satellite imagery • Boundary walk using GPS-enabled tablets – Mapping community boundaries • Land use inventory of land types – Mapping current land use
  10. 10. 10 March 2017 10 MAPPING OUTPUTS
  11. 11. 10 March 2017 11 STAGE 3: STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT • Tenure assessment and mapping outputs produced • Outputs are shared with local, district and regional authorities • Communities have maps and village folios that document their community boundaries and land use • Encouraging the use of maps for engagement with local authorities and private sector
  12. 12. NEXT STEPS AND OPEN DATA 10 March 2017 12 KHINMYATMOE
  13. 13. • Community members generate and document their community boundaries and land use • Tool for engagement with local authorities and private sector actors • Mapping outputs clearly document community perceptions in format that can be consumed by modern software 10 March 2017 13 TRANSPARENT LOCALIZED OPEN DATA
  14. 14. 14 SCALING AND REPLICABILITY 10 March 2017 • Four civil society contractors testing participatory mapping approach • Recognized need to develop mapping standards for interoperability • Working at project level across CSOs to develop data standards • Sharing lessons learned to help develop minimum participatory mapping requirements with other programs engaged in participatory mapping in Myanmar
  15. 15. 10 March 2017 15 EMIKO GUTHE emiko.guthe@tetratech.com

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