Transparency in Land Management: Geotagg Recipients of Land Entitlement

Transparency in Land Management: Geotagg Recipients of Land Entitlement

Bangladesh
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Budget: 
$100,000 - $250,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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The project will collect short video statement, image and location specific (latitude and longitude) and basic data of around ten thousand women and men who received land entitlement through advocacy and negotiation and geotagg them on google map using GPS visualizer to enable the policy makers to see comprehend.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Land management and registration system in Bangladesh is plagued by inefficiency, corruption and conflict. The project will collect short video statement, image and location specific (latitude and longitude) and basic data of around ten thousand women and men who received land entitlement through advocacy and negotiation and geotagg them on google map using GPS visualizer. This will enable the marginal communities to assert entitlement over their land and persuade the administration and policy makers to make further efforts to distribute more land.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Uttaran has adopted a seasoned negotiated approach to facilitate local marginal communities access to public land. In the last once decade Uttaran’s work resulted in distribution of around ten thousand acres of farming land to around ten thousand farming families in southwest coastal region in Bangladesh. Simple and internet tools like geotagging and GPS visualizer will help upload video, image and location specific data on google map to make marginal farming communities present to the global citizens will amplify the impacts land distribution may have to eradicate poverty. In a country where land management and registration system is plagued by inefficiency and corruption, this simple intervention will make significant ripple. The project will amplify the success of negotiated approach to enable the marginal farming communities to access public land.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

As per official statistics, Bangladesh has 3.30 million acres of khasland (public land), while the number of landless farm-household is 6-7 million. Thus, it is possible to give each at least 0.50 acre of public land. This would be a historical step towards poverty alleviation, as they would own land i.e. the principal means of production, which is a sine-qua-non to fight poverty and win. The economic growth rate of Bangladesh is stagnating between 5%-6% for the last 10/12 years. If the khasland are distributed among them their poverty would be reduced, and they would participate in market as consumers, which would in turn contribute to the economy and harness the economic growth. In a country where land management and registration system is plagued by inefficiency and corruption, this simple intervention will make significant ripple. The project will amplify the success of negotiated approach to enable the marginal farming communities to access public land.
About You
Organization:
Uttaran
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Section 1: About You
First Name

Zakir

Last Name

Kibria

Country
Section 2: About Your Organization
Is your initiative connected to an established organization?

Organization Name

Uttaran

Organization Phone

+88029122302

Organization Address

42 (third floor), Satmasjid Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Organization Country
How long has this organization been operating?

More than 5 years

Your idea
Country your work focuses on
Innovation
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Impact
Actions

The project will collect short video statement, image and location specific (latitude and longitude) and basic data of around ten thousand women and men who received land entitlement through advocacy and negotiation and geotagg them on google map using GPS visualizer. Project area, southwest coastal region, is on the frontlines of the climate change and identified by IPCC as one of the most vulnerable region. Increased frequency of cyclones make it difficult to work.

Results

In the first and second year the project will collect short video statement, image and location specific (latitude and longitude) and basic data of around ten thousand women and men who received land entitlement through advocacy and negotiation and geotagg them on google map using GPS visualizer. Data collection and putting them online will be done simultaneously. Third year will be used to communicate the data to policy makers to and advocacy.

How many people will your project serve annually?

1001‐10,000

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

Less than $50

Does your project seek to have an impact on public policy?

Yes

If so, how?

Conflict over land ownership plagues land administration and hinders distribution on public land among rural farming communities and landless poor. The project will persuade the policy makers to see the potential of technology to bring transparency in land management.

Sustainability
What stage is your project in?

Idea phase

Does your organization have a board of directors or an advisory board?

Yes

Does your organization have any non monetary partnerships with NGOs?

Yes

Does your organization have any non monetary partnerships with businesses?

Yes

Does your organization have any non monetary partnerships with government?

Yes

Please tell us more about how partnerships could be critical to the success of your innovation.

Partnership with ICT sector is pivotal in the success of the project.

We would like to learn more about how your initiative is financially supported. Please explain your business plan/revenue model

My orrganization is supported by international development organizations and bilateral donors.

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

I was invited to speak a knowledge fair and was asked to tell about how to bring transparency in land administration and I was checking an website which had its office address geotagged on google map and it popped on my mind that same tools can be used in Bangladesh and its available online for free!

Tell us about the social innovator—the person—behind this idea.

I stared to work on social issues in university days and has been on the road since then.

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Newsletter from Changemakers

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Additional
Which (if any) of the following strategies apply to your organization or company (check as many as apply)

Policy advocacy to strengthen property rights or increase security of tenure, Developing/applying technology for surveying, mapping and documenting property rights.

Please explain how your work furthers one or many of the above strategies (if you selected “other”, please explain your strategy)

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