Date: Thursday 23 May
Time: 13:30-18.00
Venue: La Palm Royal Beach Hotel
Fee: 50 USD

With flexibility, inclusiveness, participation, affordability, reliability, attainability and upgradeability in perspective, join us to dive into the Future of Land Administration at FIG Working Week 2024!
This event promises riveting discussions on "Adapting, Adopting and Evolving Approaches to Land Administration; Towards Effective Upscaling of FFP Approaches."
A portion of the event will focus on the connection between FFPLA and WLR, and how FFPLA can help improve women's access to land and security of tenure. By highlighting the importance of FFPLA in this context, we can emphasize its role in promoting gender equality and women's empowerment.

Join us at FIG Working Week in Ghana 2024 for an enriching journey through innovative ideas and transformative discussions! #FIGWW2024 #LandAdministration

#SecureTenureForAll #WomenLandRight #ProPoorLandTools


  • Collect quantitative and qualitative data on FFPLA implementations to support the upscaling of FFP approaches
  • Examine misconceptions about the FFPLA concept and emphasise its ability to address the specific needs of communities
  • Illuminating ideas toward successful upscaling of the FFPLA Approach
  • Agree on the main points from FFLPA that consider and promote WLRs.
  • Identify the main lessons learned from FFPLA implementations with regard to advancing WLRs
  • Agree on a structure and draft content for an article discussing how the FFPLA contributed to advancing and securing WLRs, with the country’s case studies and real-life examples.
  • Agree on methodology for describing country case studies (TORs)
  • Identify key people to write a report and have a clear plan of who will write what parts of the document.
  • Building a case for ‘World Land Tenure Day’


  • Responses to a survey that should contribute to a proposed FIG publication on “Upscaling FFPLA Approaches Towards Achieving Secure Tenure for All”. The publication should show the Status, Successes and Scaling of the FFPLA approach.
  • Knowledge sharing on best practices for upscaling FFPLA approaches
    • Agreed article structure
    • Methodology for country case description
    • List of country cases to be incorporated
    • People – article sections allocation
  • Awareness on the importance of a World Land Tenure Day






13:30 - 13.40

Setting the scene (What should be achieved) – 10 mins

By Israel Taiwo, Chair of FIG WG

The Origin of the FFPLA Concept - 15 mins

By Stig Enemark, FIG Honorary President

Rethinking Misconceptions about the FFPLA Concept – 15 mins

By Israel Taiwo, Chair of FIG WG


Towards Effective Upscaling of FFP Approaches; Experiences from Implementations – .

  • Christelle van den Berg - 45mins
  • Salah Abukashawa - GLTN Partner 15mins
  • Markus Kopper - Trimble - 15mins
  • Brent Jones - ESRI - 15mins

Designing FFPLA Approaches towards Upscaling – SLAS – 60 mins

Panel discussion to be coordinated by Israel Taiwo


FFPLA Publication (Survey, content, responses, etc.) - 10 mins

By Israel Taiwo, Chair of FIG WG

  Interactive / Rejuvenating Activity - 10 mins

Initial Presentation of the request/idea – 5 mins

By Marisa Balas (based on CLPA and AUC request)


Presentation on FFPLA and WLRs  - 15 mins

This part of the session is intended to bring some light into how the FFPLA promotes and secures WLRs, a list of countries where it has been implemented, and from which there is data to validate its benefit towards advancing WLRs

By Israel Taiwo, Chair of FIG WG


Discussion FFPLA and WLRs - 20 mins

This part of the session is intended to bring into the discussion different points of view of how FFPLA promotes WLRs and how this can move forward


 Potential Article discussion - 20 mins

This part of the session intends to discuss a proposed structure for the article, and engage key people to contribute to specific parts of the paper.

  • Introduction
  • FFPLA and WLRs
  • Good practices and lessons learned from country implementations –  (to be confirmed)
    • Mozambique
    •  Benin
    • Chad
    • Ghana
    • Rwanda
    • Tanzania
    • Uganda
    • Ghana
  • Scaling up good practices – way forward
  • Conclusions

Interactive discussion - 10 mins

  • Building a case for ‘World Land Tenure Day’.
17.50 - 18.00 Wrap up - 10 mins


Stig Enemark is Professor Emeritus of Land Management at Aalborg University, Denmark, where he was Head of School of Surveying and Planning for 15 years.  He is Honorary President of the International Federation of Surveyors, FIG, where he served as President 2007-2010. He is a well-known international expert in the areas of land governance, land administration and spatial planning, and related issues of education and capacity development. He has consulted widely in these areas, especially in Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa. He has published several books and more than 400 scientific papwrs. See:

Marisa Balas is a PhD candidate in the field of Social Sustainability and Development at Universidade Aberta in Lisbon. For the past 15 years, she has been engaged in land reforms, revision of land administration processes, and implementation of land
information systems. She is an active member of FIG, including as chair of the Commission 7 Working Group on Women’s Land Rights, a member of the SDG Task Force and the  FFPLA Working Group.

Salah Abukashawa, an experienced surveying engineer and esteemed fellow of the Sudan Engineering Society, brings over 20 years of expertise in land governance and policy, urban/rural development, and conflict resolution. As the founder of ISTIDAMA (Centre for Land and Environmental Governance) in Sudan, he serves as a researcher and lecturer, shaping policy and land governance standards. With consultancies for organizations like the GLTN of UN-Habitat and JICA, his proficiency includes land governance, strategic planning, and mapping. Holding a master's in International Relations and a Masters in Geoinformation Science, Salah's commitment to sustainable development is evident through his alignment with various Sustainable Development Goals.

Dipl.-Ing. Markus Koper is a survey engineer working for Trimble’s Cadastral Surveying team. His  focus is on Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration and cadastral boundary surveying.
He is based in Bochum, Germany, loves road cycling and collecting vinyl records.
Markus started 1998 in land surveying with a 3-year educational training. He finished with a degree as a surveying technician and a lot of field experience.
Afterwards Markus started studying geodesy at Bochum University of Applied Sciences.
After finishing this with an engineering diploma in geodetic survey, he started his career with Trimble in 2012.

Israel Oluwaseun Taiwo is a geomatics lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti and a PhD Scholar at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. Israel is a registered Surveyor with the Surveyors Council of Nigeria and a member of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors. Israel currently chairs the FIG working group 7.2 - Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration (FFPLA), where he focuses on engaging the challenges of scaling up FFPLA approaches and fostering efforts to ensure the security of tenure for all.