WEBINAR REPORT - Tech and Transparency: democratising data and empowering communities with cutting-edge technologies

Lack of transparency in the land and property sector prevents individuals, communities and governments from unlocking the value of the property as an asset, and undermines policies and legal frameworks that aim to provide land tenure security, potentially leading to a misallocation of rights. In fact, land governance is ranked among the sectors in which people are most likely to pay bribes for access to services, according to Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer.

This webinar took place on 25 July, 2019, and introduced a new tool produced by New America and Esri: a series of PropRightsTech Primers aimed at explaining, in simple, accessible terms, six new and emerging technologies in the land tenure and property rights space. The webinar also featured experts on these emerging technologies and land governance and explored their implications for increasing transparency and eliminating corruption from this afflicted sector.

The webinar was co-hosted by ESRI, the Land Portal Foundation and New America.

Download the webinar report here

A complete recording of the webinar is available on YouTube