The UTS Property Rights Research Group recently secured $30,000 AusAID International Seminar Support Scheme (ISSS) funding to co-facilitate the United Nations FAO / USP LMD Pacific Regional Seminar on Good Governance in Land Tenure and Administration in the Pacific Islands.
Bringing together land administration specialists from the region, this Fiji based seminar showcases the FAO and World Bank Good Governance in land projects.
It also promotes the AusAID Making Land Work initiative and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Land Management and Conflict Minimisation project (that the Property Rights Research Group contributed to through accessUTS).
Professor Spike Boydell is pictured with Professor Emeritus Ron Crocombe, the 'grandfather' of land tenure in the Pacific, in front of Suva lagoon.
In addition to co-chairing the event, Spike presented his research on Property Rights and the Challenge of Good Governance in Land Tenure.
Spike was also the invited keynote speaker for the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE) workshop on the establishment of a regional Pacific property and surveying profession, as a catalyst for capacity development for donor funding.