Certification Course in Geography, Cadastre, and Land Use Planning for Peace

The program, offered by the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, seeks to go beyond the technical and instrumental comprehension of the cadastre, with the purpose of understanding the "territorial dynamics of the implementation of the peace agreements."

The negotiation, signature, and initiation of the peace agreements implementation, have ratified the country’s structural problems relating to land access and the conflicts resulting from territorial planning.

Additionally, there has been renewed interest in the methodologies and tools, such as the cadastre, allowing progress in the understanding and management of these issues, and also generated institutional opportunities and interest in the development of novel technical and participatory processes for land and territory planning.

Hence, the relevance of the course, which examines the relationship between the cadastre and the political geography to provide innovative tools allowing the understanding of the links between property and land tenure, together with territorial processes and conflicts at different levels.

The above allows going beyond the technical and instrumental understanding of the cadastre, constituting a political geography where spatial analysis of technical instruments recover their social and political sense without losing their practical nature and application in land-use planning.

In this order, the course makes a critical update on the multipurpose cadastre and land use instruments provided in the current legislation to understand the “territorial dynamics of the Peace Agreements implementation.”

The Certification is an innovative bet for understanding the spatiality of the peace agreements in Colombia, from a broad and comprehensive geographical perspective. It is an effort to combine “technical issues” such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and land analysis with Physical and Political Geography concepts and theories. All of the above, in the light of the analysis of one of the most important processes in contemporary Colombian history: the peace agreements between the Government and the FARC and their implementation in the territories.

Who should attend?

Professionals from different disciplines of earth sciences, social and legal sciences, and professionals involved in cadastral and planning processes. Also, social organizations’ individuals interested in the operation of the cadastre together with the environmental, social, and political system of the territory.

The Certificate Course in Geography, Cadastre and Land Use Planning for Peace is coordinated by the Externado de Colombia University Social and Human Sciences Geography Program.


100 classroom hours

16 virtual hours

Registration deadline: February 20, 2018

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