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The Vice Chancellor, Prof Kioni, at the launching of a US AID funded research project at the University in a workshop on Harmonization of workflow processes in land transactions for the implementation of Land Administration Model (LADM) for Kenya in January, 2015 .

This is a collaborative research project between the Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development( RCMRD), SERVIR-Africa which is a USAID research project targeting several countries in Africa and Dedan Kimathi University of Technology’s Institute of Geomatics, GIS and Remote Sensing (IGGReS).

The key stakeholders include, Kenya National Land Commission, Nyeri County Government, Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Wildlife Service, Tana and Athi Development Authority, Central Kenya RCE, Muringato WRUA, Water Resource Management Authority(WRMA), Ministry  of Roads and Infrastructure and Community in the area.

The primary aim of the research is to develop a land administration system that will help in improving land administration, resilience to climate change, managing natural resources, encouraging better management of land to promote sustainable growth and development. The pilot  study area is Nyeri County. A system evaluation and feedback workshop is planned for mid June 2015. This project is due to end by 30th June 2015.