Secure Tenure on Zanzibar: creating a new methodology for collecting data on land
In recent years, the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar has struggled to provide title deeds to its growing population,
partially because complete records of how many properties there are on the islands do not exist. In 2019, "Secure Tenure on Zanzibar" was selected for funding under Cities Alliance Innovation Programme. The target is to set in motion activities that will enable RGoZ to adjudicate for 50% of owners in the coming months and years.
Implemented by the grantee Spatial Collective, the project has reviewed the land adjudication process in Zanzibar, assessed the efficiency of data collection methods and completed the subsequent redesign of the paper based adjudication form. A smartphone and web-based platform for digital data collection was built and tested in the field with the Adjudication Department of the RGoZ Commission for Lands. Data collection activities will now start within the pilot area.
This 2-page report highlights the key lessons learned and achievements so far and provides information on the way forward. The project is implemented by our grantee Spatial Collective, in partnership with the RGoZ Commission for Lands, Cadasta Foundation and the State University of Zanzibar.