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JLAEA
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Managing Editor, the Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa, Ardhi University P O Box 35176 Dar es Salaam

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Ardhi University
P O Box 35176 Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
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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. In November 2011, Ardhi University agreed to a suggestion by the newly established Eastern African Land Administration Network  (EALAN) to make the Journal, a property of the network. The EALAN  comprises of universities conducting education and training in land administration in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

 

Purpose of the Journal
The evolving need for a multi-disciplinary approach in land administration has been well captured by the United Nations institutions drawing experiences from different countries across the globe. In East Africa, land administration is increasingly becoming a crosscutting discipline and no longer limited to the mundane land allocation and use control enforcement processes. It is more diverse and anchored in information communication technology and democratic institutional systems within the land sector. For training institutions such as Ardhi University (ARU), the challenge has been to train the new brand of land administrator who will have to work with the single-discipline trained land sector specialists.

 

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 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. In November 2011, Ardhi University agreed to a suggestion by the newly established Eastern African Land Administration Network (EALAN) to make the Journal, a property of the network. The EALAN comprises of universities conducting education and training in land administration in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda

Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa Resources

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Journal Articles & Books
July, 2014
Tanzania

Objections to assessed compensation for expropriated land in Tanzania have been on increase irrespective of the changed ideologies of the country. The basis of valuation assessment as provided in the laws governing land acquisition is ‘market value’ while the local valuation practice has had limited use of the basis in compensation and resettlement assignments.

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Lessons from Dar es Salaam LGAs

Journal Articles & Books
January, 2014
Tanzania

Property taxation has a long history of implementation in Dar es Salaam; yet Local Government Authorities (LGAs) ability to raise revenue through property tax has remained low. This article examines various initiatives by the government to develop a functional property tax system capable of generating sufficient revenue for the LGAs. It observes that while there have been efforts to develop the capacity of LGAs in exploiting the property tax revenue source, the tax base coverage and revenue collection levels are still critical, calling for more attention.

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The Case of Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania

Journal Articles & Books
January, 2014
Tanzania

Selection of roads for improvement of transport network with minimum demolition of houses required in roads widening has been a challenge for many years in upgrading informal settlements. The problem is compounded by lack of a methodological tool required to assist decision makers on selecting roads that can be widened and improved for improvement of transport network with minimum demolition of houses and compensation costs.

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Journal Articles & Books
January, 2014
Tanzania

The concept in this paper builds upon basic principles of sustainability to address the problem of how a sustainable project must contribute to economic and social welfare without depleting natural resources, destroying the environment or harming human health.. With this understanding, a systems approach was used in a study that conceptualised a paradigm shift in project management system for sustainability incorporating Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Cause-effect Chain and the Socio-economic Resource models.

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A Strategy Towards Reliable Food Security Information & Early Warning Systems (FSIEWS) For Tanzania

Journal Articles & Books
January, 2014
Tanzania

The practice of food security assessment in Tanzania is based on use of food crops production data surveys of a preceding seasonal year with agro-meteorological analyses based on estimated vegetation status as reflected from NDVI computed from NOAA satellite images.  Food security assessment essentially is a prediction of food availability in predefined future time framework. It helps to establish availability or deficiency of food, thereby facilitating planning and implementation of strategies to mitigate the problem of hunger.

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Journal Articles & Books
January, 2014
Tanzania

The aim of this paper is to compute a more accurate orthometric height of Mount Kilimanjaro by utilizing the current most precise geoid model for Tanzania, TZG08, together with the 1999 and 2008 GPS campaigns ellipsoidal heights using GPS levelling method.

The result of the GPS levelling using TZG08 gravimetric geoid model and the Kil_1999 and KILI2008 GPS ellipsoidal heights is that the orthometric height of Mount Kilimanjaro is 5,894.94m. Therefore the orthometric height of Mount Kilimanjaro is practically the same as the 1952 official height of 5,895m. 

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Journal Articles & Books
July, 2013
Kenya

The cadastral system in Kenya was established in 1903 to cater for land alienation for the white settlers. Since then, a hundred years later, the structure of the system has remained more or less the same despite major changes in surveying technology. The government of Kenya has realized that the current structure is not conducive to economic demands of the 21st century and is interested in re-organizing the structure in line with the current constitutional dispensation and new paradigms in land management.

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Journal Articles & Books
July, 2013
Tanzania

The history of surveys and mapping in Tanzania has been influenced by two European cultures through its colonization; first by the German and then by the British. During the German Administration, surveys and mapping activities were carried out by the Department of Surveys and Agriculture from 1893 to 1914. When the British took over the mandate for the territory after World War I, the also used the “old” German maps until when they when they started the surveys to produce other topographic maps from 1946. In 1961, the Surveys and Mapping Division was created.

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Journal Articles & Books
July, 2013
Eastern Africa, Southern Africa

Developing countries are facing a number of challenges in search of development. Various policies and strategies have been formulated and many are already in the process of implementation in different countries. Among the policies are National Land Policies (NLP).

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The Case of Kibamba Dar Es Salaam

Journal Articles & Books
July, 2013
Tanzania

The future is increasingly urban and inevitably so. Urbanisation is increasing at unprecedented rate in both Sub-Saharan Africa and developing world (UN Habitat, 1999). Alongside this rapid expansion comes the emergence of the peri-urban areas that are characterised of increasing intensification and co-existence of urban and rural areas, marked by dynamic flows of commodities, capital, natural resources, people and environmental pollution.

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