Land Administration in Eastern Africa: Quest for Identity | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data
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July 2013
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11
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This paper looks at Valuation as an important component of land administration that has outgrown the land sector gradually becoming an independent professional discipline much to the chagrin of its hosts – the land administration. Valuation as a profession originated in the actual sale transactions in medieval Europe where buyers relied on experienced interventionists in the land/real estate market to advise on the size and buying price of real properties. Its eventual introduction to university curriculum has been diverse amongst different regions and at varying momentum. At professional level, within Africa, valuation profession is organised either within the Built Environment Disciplines such as Quantity Surveying/Building Economists and Geomatics/land surveying while in others with Land Administration/Property Management or on its own under the general theme of Real Estate.

The main argument in the paper dwells on the readiness of the old established valuation schools within the Eastern Africa region to embrace the growing needs for a hybrid discipline of land administration. The paper observes spectacular developments that have taken place within the land administration sector and advance arguments towards cementing these arguing a case for universities to devise academic education that paves way for the growth and expansion of land administration which ought to be seen as an all-encompassing 

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The Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa (JLAEA) is publication of the Land Administration Unit that was set up at ARU in November 2009. JLAEA mirrors the aspirations of the Land Administration Unit at Ardhi University (ARU) whose mission is to ensure quality education and training, research, scientific publications, information dissemination, documentation and public services through integrated cross disciplinary team work in land administration.

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The Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa (JLAEA) is publication of the Land Administration Unit that was set up at ARU in November 2009. JLAEA mirrors the aspirations of the Land Administration Unit at Ardhi University (ARU) whose mission is to ensure quality education and training, research, scientific publications, information dissemination, documentation and public services through integrated cross disciplinary team work in land administration.

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The Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa (JLAEA) is publication of the Land Administration Unit that was set up at ARU in November 2009. JLAEA mirrors the aspirations of the Land Administration Unit at Ardhi University (ARU) whose mission is to ensure quality education and training, research, scientific publications, information dissemination, documentation and public services through integrated cross disciplinary team work in land administration.

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