Saturday 21, 2017

Key goals of The Dar es Salaam Institute of Land Administration and Policy Studies,DILAPS.

1. To assist in changing mindsets of land administration personnel and other stakeholders on land-use, land rights, and security of tenure. Old policies, on nationalization of personal assets and the villagisation programme of the 1970s, seriously affected mindsets and a concerted effort is needed to reverse the damage. Even after a policy reversal, on the two issues connected with the politics of the day, a new arrangement was only put in place a generation later. This goal shall be achieved through concerted effort on public education through workshops and the media tailor made for villagers and District land office staff.

2. Closely related to the first one is the goal of informing the public and stakeholders in land-use on the new and current dispensation that is supported by a new national land policy, new land laws, and a strategic plan for the implementation of the land laws, SPILL among others. The new arrangement focuses on using land as an asset for economic growth and reduction of poverty both in villages and town slums. It is the goal of DILAPS to contribute towards molding communities that uphold a culture of good custodianship and management of land from an informed perspective.

3. To actively participate in land delivery processes by providing services for: (i) village boundary surveys and adjudication of individual holdings as key stepsin the framing and issuing certificates of village lands (CVL) and certificates of customary rights of occupancy (CCRO) whilst mindful of the fact that at the current pace of delivery, many villagers will not receive CCROs in their lifetime; (ii) cadastral surveys in urban areas and participation in the upgrading of irregular settlements (slums), also mindful of the 80% of urban dwellers who live in urban centres without access to the most elementary social services and whose properties cannot be accepted in finance houses as collateral in support of loans needed in improving their livelihoods.

4. To assist in building capacity at sub professional, professional and higher levels by offering short, refresher and new courses targeted at field personnel in land administration and other willing stakeholders, such as the preparation of legal documentation, wide usage of LIS/GIS and the running of registries. The courses will carefully consider the existing policy, legal and strategic framework and focus. DILAPS will take on where institutions of higher learning stop and will concentrate on non-academic issues but on problems experienced by communities in getting access to land or generally, in enjoying their land rights particularly, in the drive for poverty reduction and economic growth.

5. To, wherever possible physically participate in solving land-use and land tenure problems by carrying out studies on practical issues of land administration and land policy including, studies on policy options for the land administration machinery to consider in the day-to-day dealings with stakeholders. DILAPS's stance is to study the challenges encountered, such as the recent upsurge in land disputes and conflicts and the centralized land administration services in Tanzania, at sufficient depth as to enable the making of informed decisions and provide sustainable solutions.

Main objectives of The Dar es Salaam Institute of Land Administration and Policy Studies,DILAPS.

 1.To conduct research on topical issues and disseminate its findings through the publication of articles in learned journals, the internet, the media, books and other forms of information exchange.

2.To undertake studies and participate in open debates regarding land, land administration, the environment and their effects on governance, human development and the economies of various countries.

3.To offer advisory services to the public and Governments in areas of expertise of the Institute.

4.To execute for willing Clients, processes that will facilitate land use for investment, poverty reduction and economic emancipation.

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