Together with the national land administration agency (ANDF) the country profile of the Land Administration Domain Model was defined, as a foundation for the cadastral IT system to be developed. The LADM model allows both formal land titles and presumed ownership to be registered, as well as secondary rights.
Recently the development of the cadastral IT system took off with a team of ANDF IT staff and hired Beninese IT developers. For the system development an Agile/Scrum approach is applied. During the development process there will be ample attention to capacity building of the ANDF staff.
At about the same moment the field data collection in two municipalities started and this will be extended to more municipalities soon. During the data collection special focus is be put on the rights of members of vulnerable groups, like women, youth and pastorals.
At the end of the project an infrastructure of systems and procedures for the initial registration and updating processes will be established, the ANDF staff will have acquired the necessary expertise and some parts of the country will be registered. Reaching national coverage is part of follow up projects.
Implementing RLMU business plan
During the renewed cooperation, the focus will be on implementing the RLMUA business plan. This plan will seek to ensure a sustainable financial and operating environment for land administration in Rwanda. First, we need to realign the plan to embed the new land use planning task of RLMUA. The government of Rwanda describes its land use planning ambitions in the National Land Use & Development Master Plan 2020-2050.
Kadaster will support with implementing this Master Plan. We will need the capacity and knowledge of academia, in both the reassessment of the business plan, and in the execution of the land use planning tasks. Kadaster will also closely work together with the International Development Law Organisation, who is involved in the national implementation of a more just decision-making process by local mediation committees (known as Abunzi).
Following up on the first NSDI development project in St. Lucia in 2019, concentrating on the legal and business analysis and reflected in a change implementation strategy, the World Bank has awarded the extension of this project to the consortium of Kadaster and KU Leuven.
The focus this time is on assisting in the different NSDI implementation aspects.
Information on the postal address
Regular mail can be sent to our general postal address:
P.O. box 9046
7300 GH Apeldoorn
Please note that the general postal address of Kadaster cannot be used for the submission of analogue documents such as judgments, provisions, curator or guardianships and seizure of real property.
Submission of analogue documents
- Documents relating to ships and aircrafts, can be submitted at our office in Rotterdam, on weekdays from 09h00 – 17h00.
- Other documents, for example on guardianships, can be sent to our office in Arnhem.
Find more information about our Rotterdam and Arnhem offices on the page Kadaster offices.
- The national cadastre is available, functional and sustainable in order to contribute effectively to the land security of a growing number of people
- ANDF implements the national land policy, in accordance with the obligations defined in the Land Law (Code Foncier et Domanial) respecting the conditions of land security and in a financially sustainable manner
- All parties in the mapping, legal and judicial chains are aware of their roles and responsibilities and assume them effectively and correctly in collaboration with other parties in the chain
- Increased opportunities for civil society and other interest groups to advocate for improved legislation, policies and implementation of policies to protect access and land ownership rights for socially and/or economically disadvantaged groups
Our 4 goals are:
- strengthening the land administration business and systems
- developing land use plans in rural areas
- strengthening decision-making processes regarding land disputes
- building academic capacity to support land administration
The 5 areas of implementation support are:
- the organizational reform by operationalising a dedicated GIS or NSDI unit, including capacity building
- developing an IT architecture and – team
- making national datasets available on the geoportal, including metadata
- strong interaction with stakeholders and users by creating some show cases
- and finally drafting the NSDI policy for decision makers
Organisation and public responsibility
Kadaster is a non-departmental public body, under the political responsibility of The Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. Its Executive Board is chaired by Mr Frank Tierolff.
The plans for reaching its goals Kadaster lays down in its Long-term Policy Plan. The plan is publicly available, it is updated every year. Also every year, Kadaster publicly accounts for the results it was able to reach in its Annual Report.
Kadaster will support with implementing this Master Plan.
We will need the capacity and knowledge of academia, in both the reassessment of the business plan, and in the execution of the land use planning tasks.
Kadaster will also closely work together with the International Development Law Organisation, who is involved in the national implementation of a more just decision-making process by local mediation committees (known as Abunzi).