Dr. Hussein Farah, the Director General of the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) handed over the final report of an ambitious capacity building programme to Ethiopia’s Minister of Urban Development and Housing, H.E. Mekuria Haile on 23rd December, 2015. The programme trained and certified 5,968 staff of the ministry and local governments in cadastral surveys, land registration, urban planning, land and property valuation and land information systems.
The aim of the programme is to improve land management and administration and service delivery in the land sector. The programme lasted for a year and was conducted in five centers, namely, Addis Ababa, Baha- Dar, Hawassa, Adama, and Adigrat. RCMRD partnered with three other institutions to implement the programme.
The minister thanked RCMRD for successfully completing the capacity building programme and said that it will greatly support Ethiopia’s ambition to modernize land administration systems as a core component of achieving sustainable development and good governance.