DENR, partners, pledge their commitment to improve land tenure security
On January 24, 2023, legislators, government agencies, the civil society, the academe, private sector, and other stakeholders gathered together in a National Land Governance Summit in Seda Vertis North, Quezon City. The event was organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Land Management Bureau (DENR-LMB), the Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
This event allowed stakeholders to express their commitment to improve land tenure security. They also signified their support to enhance the Land Sector Development Framework (LSDF) 2019-2040, a long-term strategic roadmap with thematic areas on land administration, land management and governance, land information systems and management, and land valuation and market development. The document was prepared by the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) under the Responsible Land Governance in Mindanao (RLGM) project.
According to FEF’s Elmer Mercado, the updated version of the LSDF will also include the management of private lands, valuation on ecological resources, and alternative dispute resolution, taking into account the new technology that have been introduced over the years. It is also anchored on the long-term Ambisyon Natin 2040.
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