A tangible contribution to global geospatial information management

Kadaster has always contributed substantially to the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). This cooperation is now further intensified with a virtual secondment.

A significant milestone

Since the establishment of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Kadaster has contributed substantially at a professional level.

With the 10 year anniversary the cooperation is further intensified with a virtual secondment. This support to the UN-GGIM’s work programme represents a significant milestone in the collaboration between Kadaster and the UN-GGIM.

From framework to practice

The secondment focuses on two key aspects of the UN-GGIM’s work programme: the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF) and the Framework for Effective Land Administration (FELA). This involves working on aspects on how to leverage the IGIF Implementation Guide, to support the design and development of IGIF country-level action plans and support in country operationalisation of FELA. The secondment will be fulfilled by Kadaster’s Land Administration advisor Eva-Maria Unger.

Some responses

Frank Tierolff, chairman of the Kadaster Board of Management: “Kadaster has always contributed actively to the work of UN-GGIM, simply because it is important. The secondment of Eva-Maria Unger and her support to UN-GGIM’s work programme is another step in this joint journey. The secondment embodies Kadaster’s key value ‘driven’: encouraging our staff to embrace constant development while serving the public cause.”

Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the United Nations Statistics Division: “The leadership of Kadaster in the field of land administration over many years is acknowledged not only at the global level but also regionally and in Europe. This virtual secondment is a new, practical, tangible, and positive contribution to support our global programme. And hopefully sets an example for other countries to follow.”

Eva-Maria Unger: “I am grateful for this opportunity. The transformational change that we need to strive towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda is centred around geospatial information. But a lot of work needs to be done. I am excited and hope that I can contribute substantially to the two key aspects of the UN-GGIM’s work programme - the IGIF and FELA. Both frameworks that can bring this positive transformational change.”