Title: Managing customary land conflicts and demarcations using mobile applications tools: a case study of Zambia

Authors: Annie Mpolokoso; Jackson Phiri

Addresses: School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, The University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia ' School of Natural Sciences, Department of Computer Science, The University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

Abstract: Zambia has witnessed domestic and international customary land boundary conflicts due to improper land demarcation mechanism and partial documentation of customary land parcels. In this study we recommend utilisation and integration of Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools such as the Participatory Geographical Information System (PGIS) and the mobile application to be used in the implementation of the customary land management system. This will enable families and community groups to properly demarcate customary land boundaries thereby reducing land conflicts and providing security of tenure for customary land.

Keywords: land demarcations; PGIS; ICTs; mobile application; land allocation; boundary conflicts; customary land.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2018.097165

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2018 Vol.15 No.4, pp.323 - 334

Accepted: 21 Aug 2018
Published online: 26 Dec 2018 *

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