Digitization of land titles in Kenya becomes a global talking point at UN summit

March 8, 2023

The digitization of land records in Kenya and its potential for enhancing women’s rights and food security has attracted global attention.

As the 67th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) gets underway in New York, US, the role of ICT in enhancing gender equality and empowerment of rural women is also getting focused on.

Kenya, Uganda and the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) have organized a high-level side event during the CSW67 titled Digitization for Gender Equality and Rural Women’s Empowerment.

Lands, Public Works, Housing and Urban Development Cabinet Secretary Zachariah Njeru is set to address the event on Kenya’s progress in digitization of land titles and the impact of the use of similar ICT solutions in empowering women.

The side event will also provide a forum to discuss the ways in which inclusive interventions involving multiple stakeholders can work to tackle the barriers to rural women’s digital inclusion.

Kenya is playing a prominent role in the CSW67 with the Government participating in several high-level side events.

Kenya’s participation in the summit builds on the country’s track record of playing influential roles in the affairs of the UN system including the leading part it played in the formulation of the Sustainable Development Goals.


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