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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.

Expertise

Consolidation
Agricultural Land
Cadastre
Land
Valuation
Consolidation
Consolidation
Resettlement
Land Use
Dam
Rwanda
Smartphones

Publications

Recent
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).
Asiama, K. O., Bennett, R. M., & Zevenbergen, J. A. (2016). Land consolidation for Sub-Saharan Africa's customary lands : the need for responsible approaches. In Proceedings of Symposium on land consolidation and land readjustment for sustainable development, 9-11 November 2016, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands (pp. -). Apeldoorn.

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC (building no. 75), room 3-011
Hengelosestraat 99
7514AE  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC  3-011
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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