The FIG Working Week has been cancelled. This is not a decision we have taken lightly and there are two overriding concerns that have caused us to make this decision at this time.

 First, the Dutch Government announced new measurements to control the COVID-19 outbreak. In the Netherlands all gatherings are prohibited until 1 June.

Second, our primary concern is always the wellbeing of you, and we would not take on the responsibility, during these times, to bring so many surveyors from all over the world together.

FIG Academic Forum on VGGT
VGGT and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification into the implementation of the Convention.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at 11.00-12.30

Jointly hosted by FAO and FIG

The session will be held as a series of presentations and floor discussion focusing on how land administration and land management (based on the VGGT) can help address land degradation, soil erosion and desertification through showcasing existing available practices and case studies. By presenting some experiences, there will be the opportunity to show case and then to explore how university research and continuous professional development courses can strengthen the role of surveyors for enhanced application of the VGGT.

Tea Dabrundashvili, Land Tenure Officer, FAO
Nexus land tenure – LDN: Why VGGT principles through LA/LM are important to apply in Survey, Spatial planning and to integrate into Land Degradation Neutrality framework (LDN)?

FAO /CBL and/or Partner CSO
What are possibilities and available tools to consider as good practices and lessons learnt for the use of such approaches (VGGT and LDN) in sustainable Land Management and Land Administration?

David Mitchell, FIG Commission 2 Chair
What are opportunities within university research and continuous professional development courses to apply the VGGT and integrate those in LDN?

Facilitated floor discussion based on the 3 questions above

Closing Remarks



The Theme
Programme at a Glance
Opening Ceremony
Plenary Sessions
Technical Programme
Technical Tours