Africa FIG Capacity Development Network

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Africa Regional Network:

2017 Africa FIG Regional network: East Africa Capacity Development Workshop

21-23 November 2017, Innes, Musanze, Rwanda

The challenge of Sustainable Urbanisation: What does it take for Land Professional to lead and support Country Infrastructure Endeavours?

A further great partnership opportunity has been brokered with ESRI Rwanda, and our host will be our FIG Academic Member INES Ruhengeri - Institute of Applied Sciences. Together we will hold the 2017 ARN workshop in Rwanda.   

The ARN Roundtable is to be held in partnership with ESRI Rwanda.

  • The Africa Regional Network focus is to build the capacity of African Surveying Associations and individual surveyors to act as agents of positive change and encourage the process of development and growth for the benefit of Africa and its people.  /span>
  • TThe 2017 workshop focus is on the African Surveying Profession and how it can best contribute to face the challenges and opportunities of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) particularly facilitating the sustainability of professional land businesses, societal and big data trends.

Meeting in Kigali to transit to Musanze as a group, we will be holding the ARN workshop in English and will appeal to those wishing to have an understanding of how land professionals’ fit into International land governance initiatives, particularly SDG11 (Cities) thus bridging across to societal benefit and it will touches upon land professional disciplines associated with land survey, valuation, QS, Urban & Estate management and planning.

The program is designed to be informative, highly participatory and productive and above all mixed with some fun as we will conclude with the opportunity of a joint sightseeing field trip.  The outline program is available on this site; do watch out for further updates in the next few weeks

Over the past few years, Rwanda Ministries have been involved in ground breaking African approaches to land administration. The organisers are currently liaising with the Key Ministries to ascertain the possibility of a short study visit whilst the group is in Kigali- this will be subject to confirmation early in October.

Our partners are to be fully engaged:  

  •  ESRI Rwanda will be supporting on day two of the workshop along the themes agreed in ARN’s business plan, and ratified by General Assembly. 
  • The YSN Africa will be assisting with content delivery.
  • And INES will be coordinating the logistics and assisting you to navigate around the city.

We are all looking forward to welcome you in Rwanda for highly stimulating days in the company of great networks.Registrations and flight/ hotel bookings will need to be concluded by 9th October 2017.  Because places are limited, any people who register after the due date do please notify the organisers who will place you on a reserve list.

Look forward to meeting you November 2017

Diane Dumashie, Vice President FIG and Chair ARN



Detailed draft programme

Outline Program:

Monday 20th November  – arrivals- Kigali

Tuesday 21st November  – [Study visit TO BE CONFIRMED] & transfer to INES

08.00 Arrival and registration

10.00 Study Tour- tbc

14.00hrs Transfer to INES

Wednesday 22nd November

Cities: Large Scale Infrastructure: Trends & Talent


Welcome (FIG& INES)

& Setting the workshop theme - FIG Vice President, Diane Dumashie




Session 1: Trends: the nature of urbanisation/SD11        


Session 2: The nature of Infrastructure


Group activity


Session 3: The Nature of Good Land Governance & leadership


Session 3: Group activity


Session 4: Talent: The Nature of Manager skills and Networks


Session 5 Group briefing & activity: Skills


Session 5 continued: Delivery


Session 6 Reflections: Group rapporteurs: what they have heard


Summary &  Closing: Dr Diane Dumashie

Thursday 23rd November

Infrastructure: Technology



Opening: FIG Vice President, Diane Dumashie


Sessions 7:  Feedback


Session 8: Thought on Leadership and setting your own path ahead


Sessions 9:   Technology  - ESRI Rwanda 


Session 10: Plenary - DD

Pulling it all together:  Plenary & Group Rapporteurs


Closing: Dr Diane Dumashie

16. 45

Potential for early evening visit to local Musanze cave -INES




Particiation is limited to 40 attendees. Geographical diversity will be sought with quotas holding for each Africa region (West, East and Southern). Expresseions of interest should be made to Diane Dumashie.



INES Ruhengeri - Institute of Applied Sciences (  

INES Ruhengeri is a higher learning Institute of Applied Sciences located in the Northern part of Kigali in Musanze District / Northern Province. This is around 90 km from Kigali, circa 2 hours drive.

INES Ruhengeri is involved in various researches, including, among others, assessing the outcomes of the Rwandan Land Tenure Regularization (LTR) program, funded by USAID Land Project. Currently, the institution is involved in the EU funded program, its4Land, which aims to deliver an innovative suite of land tenure recording tools that respond to sub Saharan Africa’s immense challenge to rapidly and cheaply map millions of unrecognized land rights in the region.



La Palme Hotel

La Palme Hotel is a three star Hotel, located in Musanze City; offering Luxurious accommodation to business and Leisure tourists to Musanze.

For more information, please visit 

Hotel Muhabura

Their rooms range from $ 45 for a single room, $ 55 double room and $ 70 Twin room. There is no internet in the rooms but can be found in the restaurant. For more information, please visit their website

Fatima Hotel

It is a new hotel that recently opened in Musanze. Their rooms range from $ 70 for a single room, $ 80 double room and $ 90 Twin room. The internet is available in the rooms and there is a swimming pool. For more information, please visit their website

Note that:

  • Additional hotels are available on request from INES
  • Transport to/from workshop will be arranged for delegates staying in one of those three hotels.



If you have any questions, on

Registration, please contact  dianeawodumashie[at]

Logistics, please contact graciouslyojos[at]

Programme, please contact dianeawodumashie[at]