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ONLINE workshop “Accelerated Digitalisation: The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Land Administration sector”, 10-11:30 CET

22 March 2021

Monday, 22 March 2021
10-11:30 CET

The workshop explored the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the application of new electronic and digital services in land administration. The webinar was jointly co-organized by the UNECE Working Party on Land Administration and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The COVID-19 pandemic has affected property markets worldwide. The pandemic has seen us experience a tremendous paradigm shift in every part of our lives. Some of the immediate impacts include accelerated digitalisation of services and processes, transformation of communication and marketing methods and changed travel patterns and routines. It will also have long-lasting effects on people, technologies and governance.

Case studies were presented by the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation and Croatia, followed by a complementary intervention from Bosnia and Herzegovina and a panel discussion. Experts in Land Administration and Management to were invited to join this discussion to explore what the benefits and opportunities are, if there have been any unintended consequences as a result of accelerated or unplanned digitalisation, how challenges have been overcome and what the longer-term implications might be.

This is the first webinar of a series of joint WPLA – FAO webinars on “Land Administration during the COVID-19 pandemic”. Conclusions, outcomes and learning from these exchanges will be presented at the twelfth Session of the UNECE Working Party on Land Administration on 31 May and 1 June 2021.

For more information, please contact Ms. Amie Figueiredo, Secretary to the Working Party on Land Administration, at [email protected]