In 2008 Burkina Faso signed a compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation for assistance in four key areas, including securing land tenure. As a subcontractor to TetraTech/ARD, Trimble’s Landfolio team provided supporting technical land administration expertise to improve land rights registration and civil records management in Phase 1 of this project which focused on 17 representative communes within Burkina Faso.

In this project, the Landfolio team was tasked with evaluating the existing legal and technical land administration infrastructure  and to design the prototype for the Burkina Faso’s Land Information System (LIS). The team’s activities included stakeholder interviews, collaborative business process re-engineering, solution design, and prototype development and demonstration of the Land Information System.

The team also oversaw the implementation of a Continually Operating Reference Station (CORS) network composed of nine reference stations. The CORS network will allow surveyors to more accurately and efficiently complete survey work and map land parcels. According to the Millennium Challenge Corporation, “This will enable Burkina Faso’s land users to secure more accurate descriptions of both their legal rights and the position of their holdings, as well as reduce boundary disputes resulting from the multiple, localized mapping systems Burkina Faso has used in the past.”

Read more about this project on the Millennium Challenge Corporation website.