Project with Cadasta
ZOA partnered with Cadasta on a project called “Maji Ya Amani” (water for peace) in Luberizi, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which aims to revive an existing irrigation scheme in an area that has suffered from repeated violent conflict in recent years. Cadasta worked with ZOA, the provincial and local Government, the customary authorities, and the local communities to map and document the land rights and irrigation infrastructure across an estimated 6,000 parcels, using participatory mapping techniques and the Cadasta Platform, the ODK Collect mobile application and the Trimble Catalyst. The project initially resulted in the creation of a database called “cartographie pour la réflexion” (mapping for thinking) to help the different stakeholders analyze the current land occupation pattern, resolve land conflicts, document tenure rights, and ensure equitable and sustainable access to the irrigation scheme. In the long-term this will serve to provide land users with sustainable rights to land.