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Kenya has a land size of 582,646 Square Kilometers, 97.8% comprising of land and 2.2% water surfaces. 20% of the land area is classified as medium to high potential land and 80% as Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL). Land has a central position in Kenya’s social, economic and political history. An estimated 75% of the country’s population depends on land for their livelihoods, making the ownership, management and control of the resource of great importance.

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Land Corruption in Kenya

Interview with Mary Maneno from Transparency International Kenya on the Potential of Open Data in Fighting Land Corruption

12 March 2021

  Neil Sorensen · Interview with Mary Maneno from Transparency International Kenya     This is an interview with Mary Maneno, who works for Transparency International Kenya (TI Kenya) as the Senior Regional Officer in TI Kenya’s Coast Region Office. She also coordinates and implements TI-Kenya’s…

Eric Kinaga on open data initiatives to fight land corruption in Kenya and beyond

Eric Kinaga on open data initiatives to fight land corruption in Kenya and beyond

5 February 2021

KickBack - The Global Anticorruption Podcast · 47. Eric Kinaga on open data initiatives to fight land corruption in Kenya and beyond Eric Kinaga (@EricKinaga) is a Kenyan-born writer, social justice enthusiast, working for Transparency International Kenya (tikenya.org/) and is the campaign…

Opportunities for Malaysian palm oil companies to cultivate African land, says Bidco Africa group co-founder

Opportunities for Malaysian palm oil companies to cultivate African land, says Bidco Africa group co-founder

6 January 2021

Main photo: Bidco Africa group co-founder and chairman Vimal Shah said the uncultivated land mass could cater for a longer term perspective with wide open opportunities available for both countries. — Reuters pic Malaysian palm oil companies have been invited to enter the African market by…

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The Case for Open Land Data

The Case for Open Land-Data Systems

30 March 2021

In countries where accurate, accessible land records are not maintained, it is the marginalized and vulnerable who are the worst affected by corruption and covert land grabs. But the ongoing revolution in information and communications technology provides unprecedented opportunities to digitize…

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State of Land Data & Information in East Africa: Catalyzing East Africa's Land Data Ecosystem

There is no doubt the Global Data Revolution has reached the land sector. Government data portals, open access academic journals, community mapping initiatives and other citizen-generated data - there is a palpable positive drive across the world that allows processes such as data collection to be…