Partnerships with stakeholders.
Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with National Land Commission (NLC) is in the process of implementing a project on Support for land and Natural Resources Governance in Communal Lands of Kenya. The main objective of the project is to support the government’s effort to secure and improve equitable access to land and natural resources for food security and socio-economic development in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs). The project will run until 2020.
The Commission has worked with Dedan Kimathi University of Technology to develop open source pilot LADM. This solution has been implemented as an adaptation of the internationally accepted model in land administration and it can be used to upscale county land information management. Other universities like Technical University; Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology University of Nairobi and Moi University have provided important library resources for Research purposes.
The Commission has collaborated with County Governments in most of its work. The land that the Commission is mandated to manage rests in the counties and has worked together in the following selected activities:
- Completed survey of 159 village beneficiaries in Mkokoni settlement scheme in Lamu County with the support of the Lamu CDF.
- Under the NLIMS programme the Commission has worked with Nyeri County Government on supporting the County’s data conversion efforts. This has helped in supporting the development of a County GIS laboratory to serve as the engine for spatial data conversion in the County.
- The Commission’s Consultative meeting with partners and stakeholders in Nakuru to develop working modalities and internalize the implications of the constitution of Kenya 2010, in the management of Natural Resources and environment (Nakuru County)
Non State Actors
The Commission has collaborated with the Grassroots Organizations.
- Operating Together in Sisterhood (GROOTS) Kenya Chapter in its efforts to have communities safeguard their Public land resources. GROOTS-Kenya has already undertaken community led participatory GIS mapping of Public land in Lari Constituency in Kiambu County.
- The World Bank partnered with the Commission on a working trip to Ghana’s Land Commission that created a forum for exchanging views, perspectives, experiences, knowledge and understanding of the land reform process within sub-Saharan Africa. The visit was also important in fostering partnerships and linkages towards strengthening land reform processes in Africa.
- PROCASUR Organization in collaboration with GLTN and UN-HABITAT funded staff from the Commission for training on ‘Inclusive Business Models in Securing Land Rights’ in Kampala, Uganda. The training was important in advancing the dialogue on land, agriculture and business models towards secure resource land rights, capacity building in land research and promotion of linkages between the Commission and research organizations as well as land stakeholders.
Nandi County Spatial plan