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Personal profile

I am assistant professor in Land Policy and Land Management at the PGM Department since April 2014. I hold an MSc degree in Geo-Information Science from Wageningen University (2003); and a PhD degree in Land Administration (2011 – also from Wageningen University). My PhD research focused on the land rights of nomadic pastoralists as exercised through their seasonal migrations (thus moving land rights in time and space), in the context of formal land administration – which focuses on fixing land rights on land parcels through adjudication, surveying and rights registration. The study explored the land tenure options suitable for supporting pastoralists’ moving land rights in the formal and administration system.  During my PhD tenure I was also involved in the development and testing of the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) prototype – a pro poor land registration tool supported by UN-Habitat. I did work with the Dutch Kadaster (Kadaster International) 2005-2007 in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands before starting my PhD in 2007. 

Expertise

Currently at ITC, my research focuses on two areas. First, in understanding the social-spatial-temporal influence first Innovative Approaches for Land Administration on tenure security.  Tenure security emanating from innovative registration approaches may influence how people view their land rights and consequently decisions they make to use the land in space and time. A social-spatial-temporal analysis quantifies the relationship between the tenure security and observable spatial changes on land. Secondly, in understanding the influence of regulatory policies on land owners and consequently their actions in response to these policies. The aim of this research is to provide a theoretical base on how land management policies influence individual choices for compliance to land policies and regulations. A social-spatial-temporal analysis support outcomes on compliance. Results have implications on tenure security and suggestions for policy inclusions.

Teaching

Activities in education

I have been involved in various aspects of education – development of curricula, evaluation of curricula, course design and implementation. In 2012 I started a BSc program in Land Administration and Management INES-Ruhengeri in Rwanda.  While in Rwanda I was the Executive Secretary for the Eastern Africa Land Administration Network (EALAN), a platform where mainly academic partners share ideas, experiences and plans for improving land administration education/training and research in the Eastern Africa Region.

My teaching areas relate to:

  • Land policy
  • Land management (Expropriation and compensations; Land Reforms; Land Use Planning; Land Readjustment)
  • GIS; Participatory GIS Mapping
  • Land Administration and Land rights and tenure systems
  • Innovative Approaches for Land Administration – Land Administration Domain Model, Social Tenure Domain Model , Fit for Purpose Land Administration, Innovative Tools for Land Administration
  • Impacts of land policies on land rights on nomadic pastoralists 

Research interests

Activities in research

Topics covered by current and past research include:

  • Pastoralists seasonal land rights in land administration in Northern Kenya (PhD Thesis)
  • First experiences with high resolution imagery based adjudication approach for social tenure domain models in Ethiopia
  • Influence of STDM on tenure security in Mbale, Uganda
  • Influence of urban land policies on land markets and people’s livelihoods in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Impacts of land policies (zoning regulations) on property rights in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Impacts of land policies (zoning regulations) on land rights - in customary areas in Accra, Ghana
  • Compulsory land acquisition and resettlement on customary lands: a governance perspective – in Ghana
  • registration of land rights for women and its impacts on food security in Rwanda

Projects

Activities in capacity development

I am currently coordinating a 4 year project (2016-2019) project “Strengthening the Regional EALAN Network to Build Capacity in Land Administration and Land Governance in the Great Lakes Region” (SEALAN). The project is funded by the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education (NICHE). This project aims to strengthen the capacity of the Eastern Africa Land Administration Network universities in providing education, short courses and conducting research in three thematic areas i.e.: i) Land administration ii) Land governance and policies, and iii) Access to land for women and vulnerable groups, and of course to support the network to be more professional. As the lead party, ITC collaborates with the Dutch Kadaster, MDF, and a Kenya-based Land Development and Governance Institute (LDGI) to implement the project. The EALAN network currently constitute of 12 member universities across 8 countries in the Eastern Africa Region i.e. Makerere University (Uganda), Technical University of Kenya, Ardhi University (Tanzania), Bahir Dar University (Ethiopia), University of Burundi (Burundi), Universite Evangelique du Afrique (DRC), University of Juba (South Sudan), RCMRD (Kenya), INES-Ruhengeri (Rwanda), University of Rwanda, University of Nairobi (Kenya) and Woldia University Ethiopia.

I have also contributed in a number of short courses/Tailor Made Trainings (TMT) for Land Administration professionals as follows:

  • Maputo, Mozambique: New Approaches in Land Administration and Cadaster. NICHE sponsored TMT.
  • Nairobi, Kenya: Innovative Concepts, Tools and Practices in Land Administration. Organized by the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), GLTN (Un-Habitat), Kadaster and ITC
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Innovations in Land Registration and Titling - Towards Pro-Poor Land Administration. Organized by School of Land Administration studies (ITC/Kadaster) & Ardhi University.

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Research Output 2009 2019

Land institutions’ credibility: Analyzing the role of complementary institutions

Koroso, N. H., Zevenbergen, J. A. & Lengoiboini, M., 2019, In : Land use policy. 81, February, p. 553-564 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

credibility
land reform
land tenure
property rights
land
Open Access
File

An overview of initiatives to innovate land tenure recordation: 2011 to present

Lengoiboini, M., Richter, C. & Zevenbergen, J. A., 21 Mar 2018, World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2018: Land Governance in an Interconnected World : Washington, D.C. March 19-23, 2018. Washington DC: The World Bank, p. 1-31 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

Open Access
File
Process design
Data acquisition

An Overview of Innovative Tools for Land Tenure Documentation

Lengoiboini, M., Richter, C. & Zevenbergen, J. A., 21 Mar 2018, World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2018: Land Governance in an Interconnected World : Washington, D.C. March 19-23, 2018. Washington DC: The World Bank

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionProfessional

Open Access
land tenure
land registration
documentation

Compliance with Residential Building Standards in the Context of Customary Land Tenure System in Ghana

Offei, E., Lengoiboini, M. & Koeva, M. N., 2018, In : Planext. 6, p. 25-45 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
tenure system
land tenure
compliance
land rights
orthophoto