K.O. Asiama MSc (Kwabena)

PhD Candidate

About Me

Kwabena Asiama is currently a PhD candidate at the Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management at ITC, University of Twente. His research focuses on developing a responsible land consolidation approach for customary lands based on innovative approaches to land administration. 
He acquired his Bachelor of Science in Land Economy from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana in 2012. He then undertook his one year compulsory national service working with the Land Access Department of Newmont Ghana Gold Ltd, that handled land acquisitions, compensation negotiation and payment, and community relations. In 2015, he graduated with an MSc. from ITC, specializing in land administration. In the same year, he joined ITC as a PhD candidate.

Kwabena’s background includes land valuation (with a focus on large-scale land acquisitions and compensation), land governance, and innovation approaches to land administration.


Land Consolidation
Land Value
Agricultural Land


Asiama, K. O., & Asiama, S. O. (2018). Across Traditions and Modernity: The Ashanti Woman’s Access to Land. s1-s42. Abstract from LANDac International Conference 2018, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Asiama, K. O., Bennett, R. M., & Zevenbergen, J. A. (2018). Participation, Innovative Approaches and Customary Cadastres: A Practical Experiment in Nanton, Ghana. In World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2018: Land Governance in an Interconnected World : Washington, D.C. March 19-23, 2018 Washington DC: The World Bank.
Kohli, D., Bennett, R., Lemmen, C., Asiama, K., Morales, A., Pinheiro, A., ... Zevenbergen, J. (2017). A Quantitative Comparison of Completely Visible Cadastral Parcels Using Satellite Images: A Step towards Automation. In Proceedings FIG Working Week 2017: Surveying the world of tomorrow - From digitalisation to augmented reality, Messukeskus Helsinki, Finland. 29 May - 2 June 2017 Copenhagen: International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).

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7514AE  Enschede
The Netherlands

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ITC  3-011
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7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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