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New technologies
To be even more effective in their mediation on rural land, traditional chiefs should benefit from the
contributions of new technologies. This would secure and allow the tradition to be more credible. It is
also important for the government and donors to coordinate, in their willingness to clarify and secure
land rights, respecting the tradition. The introduction of new technologies in the villages should help to
clarify the rights of each individual, enables to scan and save the traditional knowledge without editing
them. Training for the use of new technologies goes hand in hand with the improvement of the local
land Governance. Here again, tradition and modernity must not be opposed but be complementary so
that the new tools (GPS, mapping,) constitute a real support that helps village chiefs to secure the land
and reduce conflicts
Improve territories land management
Created by a decree of 13 October 99, in the enforcement of the rural land act of 98, the CVGFR
(village committees for the Rural Land management) must be a real consensual management body,
that will establish confidence between villagers and administration and improve the living together, in
order to strengthen the virtuous circle of the interaction between villagers and the government. We
could notice that some CVGFR are somewhat in sleep. Several reasons can explain this lethargy: the
members of these CVGFR have only the land certification procedure as mission and their responsibilities
are not well known by villagers. It is therefore necessary to raise awareness and act from information to
action at the same time. For this, it requires a methodology based on a qualitative and participatory
approach, involving the use of tools such as the AMPR (active method of participatory research), the
problem tree and the classification matrix by pair. We could also submit to the villagers a sheet on
which we have the names of potential members. The proposed organization would include a decision-
making body (village chief as the President of Honour, the Land chief as President, Coordinator, and
Treasurer …) and a technical body (surveyors, archivists, computer scientist …). A contextualized
internal regulation would clarify roles, missions and the pace of meetings.