On April 18, 2017, in Lomé, the Prime Minister of Togo opened the National Land Forum.

Effective land governance is critical for both Togo’s social cohesion and economic growth. The forum, aimed at developing a new legal land framework, plays an essential role in the implementation of land reform in a country where tenure insecurity threatens to impede economic development. 

Along with representatives from neighboring countries, UN agencies and the African Development Bank, SGS was invited to participate in the opening and present best practices for improving land governance. At the forum, SGS raised the issue of property rights registration as a means of ensuring land tenure security and generating economic activities, and as a tool for ensuring transparency within land administration.

Following the national event, SGS will work with the government of Togo to design a proposal for supporting the Ministry of Urban Planning, Housing and Living Environment in its effort to transform the National Land Forum into a national action plan for the implementation of land reform.

SGS Land Management

The SGS Land Management solution was created in 2016 in response to increasing demands for land tenure security, which drives economic development in emerging economies. A unique, comprehensive solution for connecting people to land, it aims to improve land governance and strengthen the sustainable management of land and natural resources.

SGS's Land Management solution is designed for use by local, national and regional institutions. It focuses on land policy formulation, legal frameworks and the modernization of land management processes and systems through the modeling of a fit for purpose, decentralized and inclusive land administration.

For more information, please contact:

Florian Bruyas
Governments and Institutions (GIS)
Land Management Project Manager
t: +41 22 73 99 345

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