The two days event brought together representatives from several Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and relevant technical staff of the Liberia Land Authority from the departments of Administration and Customers Services, Land Administration, and Land Policy and Planning.
Day one of the two days of training focused on the following:
- Brief discussion of the customary land information management tool
- Experience to date and organizations that haven’t been loading information and why?
- Tool setup and administration
- How CSOs can upload data and how to query data
- Resources, review logins and introduction, roles and responsibilities, and
- Getting information from the tool
Further, day one of the training also focused on several exercises where participants were allowed to ask questions and as well practically engage the system. Day two focused on LLA data review and approval, exercise on retrieving LLA’s comments, updating data, exercise on data submission and update, how CSOs with data in the platform can update their data and how CSOs with no data can upload new data, editing of the geometry and attributes in bulk.
However, during the brainstorming session, communication with the LLA, how to reach CSOs after the approval, the standard for data review, challenges, and opportunities were discussed extensively. The brainstorming session was held to encourage a smooth flow between CSOs and the LLA. Moreover, at the end of the training, representatives were allowed to present challenges affecting them when using the platform and as well allowed to discuss other relevant issues relative to the effectiveness of the platform.
Speaking at the end of the two days event, Christopher Byren, Project Manager, ILAMP, thanked participants for coming and encouraged participants to continue to make the land sector a better place. Mr. Byren further called on all to keep doing what is best for Liberia's land sector. He encouraged CSOs to take ownership and as well commit themselves to the platform.
The training was facilitated by Diana Kyalo, Program Specialist, Cadasta. Diana Kyalo serves as a program specialist where she works with Cadasta partners to design field collection surveys and provides training on technology and data collection approaches as well as general partner.
Reported By: Emmanuel Chedeh Davis - Communication & Outreach Officer, LLA