NSW Land Administration Webinar: Projects and experiences from indigenous to international arenas
Date & Time
Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021
- 1:00 pm
This webinar will discuss the journey Kate Rickersey and Kate Fairlie have made being involved in land administration solutions from policy to practice in numerous countries, contributing to the design and testing of the land administration toolkits and project initiatives, as well as their respective roles in the management and project directing of projects like the Mekong Region Land Governance project across four Mekong countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) and spatial planning for the reduction of deforestation in Indonesia.
They have consulted with various government, civil society, private sector and academic stakeholders to develop innovative solutions to address tenure security and governance issues, particularly those related to large scale land acquisition and insecure customary tenure arrangements.
Locally, they have helped the Treaty Council develop the Allodial Land Use Registry to pursue the initiative to register land use of First Nations, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The registry was conceptualised by the Treaty Council to help communities to record land use relationships existing in their First Nations, and the registry software was customised by Land Equity International as a proof of concept prior to wider data integration and roll out for First Nation users. The registry web platform stores, processes and provides access to recordings pertaining to allodial land ownership, land use permits and sub-leases of First Nations (https://alur.world).
In 2019, LEI was awarded in the “People and Community” category of the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Regional NSW Awards for 2019, attributed to the Indonesia PMAP7 team from the MCA-Indonesia project. This award recognised the dedicated project engagement approach where the LEI project team made a difference to issues affecting communities via ‘grass roots’ initiatives and services through spatially enabled products and services. LEI has extensive experience in developing and implementing community participation activities and involving women and disadvantaged groups in community consultation processes.
Managing Director Land Equity International
Kate has worked on land administration development assistance projects in more than 10 different countries over the last 15 years. After graduating from her PhD in Land Administration, Kate worked across various Land Equity international projects with teams in project design, policy analysis through to project implementation and evaluations, including countries such as Papua New Guinea, Zanzibar, Philippines, Lesotho, Ethiopia, Vanuatu, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam. Dr Kate Rickersey is a driven and energetic leader with a passion for translating policy and project goals into actionable and achievable plans that can be solved and implemented with national counterparts. Working on land tenure security programs are most often very complex and there are so many pathways required for sustained change and impact, it is change that requires committed teams and building these and seeing change is a great passion for Kate.
Land Administration Specialist
Kate specialises in Land Administration, Survey and Technologies and Urban Development with expertise that combines urban land issues, technology, youth and environment, Kate Fairlie brings a dynamic, interdisciplinary perspective to LEI’s projects.
Kate is the Project Director for the FCDO UKCCU Papua Spatial Planning project. She frequently provides strategic institutional and systems-level advice to governments through projects for the World Bank, UK government, UN-Habitat, FAO and national governments. Her past work includes developing a roadmap for national urban cadastral reform in Ethiopia, developing action plans to improve property registration and cadastre management in Indonesia and Egypt and designing low-cost methods and processes for issuing Certificates of Rights of Occupancy in Tanzania.
Kate’s international career began as a consultant to UN-Habitat, leading an action research project on youth access to land and decision-making spaces. She has worked with regional government in Australia, managing the development of spatial tools to support inter-governmental coordination on conservation mechanisms. Kate is passionate about imparting her knowledge and has been mentoring young professionals, as well as sharing and communicating in various land platforms in her spare time.
By registering below, you receive access to the watch the webinar live OR if you can't watch it live, you receive the link to the recording 24 hours after the event date. You can then watch the recording at your leisure.
This event is worth one SSSI CPD Point. Note, only the individual registered for the event is entitled to receive the associated CPD points.
Katie Le Miere