On January 28 the Fit for Purpose team returned to the vereda Termales to organize the second public inspection and collect the missing signatures. It was a successful day and almost everybody agreed on the boundaries of their parcels. The event finished early, whereafter they enjoyed a nice lunch.
After a socialization with de “Junta de Accion Comunal” of Costa Rica, the neighbouring village Termales, we measured almost 70 parcels in 4 days. We trained several local youngsters with the help of two grassroots surveyors that we know from our work in Termales.
Three months after handing out the first land titles in the vereda Los Mandarinos, we organized a new Public Inspection to complete the rest of the vereda.
The next day we also held an Inspection in La Balsa and El Tigre, where 160 signatures were collected.
One hour up the mountain by horse was what it took to get to La Linda. Once there, the field work was carried out in the 17 parcels of the vereda that were chosen by ANT for formalization. We will soon come back to hold a Public Inspection in La Linda.
Kadaster and the Dutch Embassy were invited to present the methodology by the counselor of the presidency, Carlos Moreno. Also, SNR and ANT were present to discuss the methodology.
On March 5, a public inspection was held in of San Jose de Apartadó. Together with ANT, the community of La Linda was invited to attend the public inspection at the local cacao distribution center. 90% of the signatures were collected.
The Dutch Embassy invited Kadaster and 7 prominent Colombian senators to a lunch at the house of the Dutch Ambassador Jeroen Roodenburg, where the Tierra en Paz project was presented and discussed. Present were Jorge Enrique Robledo, Ivan Cepeda, Rudolf Hommes, Angelica Lozano, Maritza Martínez, Jhon Jairo Cardenas, Juanita Goebertus.
The public inspection was carried out in the center of the village, with the participation of the majority of the community. The majority of the signatures were obtained and there was no discrepancy of boundaries. In 4 hours, 59 people were able to sign the boundaries of their properties. During this event, a video of the public inspection was made.
Mathilde Molendijk presented the project at the Education Days of Selper (Sociedad Latinoamericana de Especialistas en Percepción Remota y Sistemas de Información Espacial). She focused on the reasons behind land administration and the use of Geographic Information Systems. It was also the premiere of the public inspection video that was shot in Costa Rica, Vista Hermosa. Many bachelor and master students participated to this event.