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.