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K.O. Asiama MSc (Kwabena)

PhD Candidate / PhD Student

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

Cadastre
Land
Consolidation
Consolidation
Resettlement
Governance
Land Use
Smartphones
Dam
Experiments
Rwanda
Experiment
Dams
Automation
Ghana

Publications

Recent Articles
Kohli, D., Bennett, R. M., Lemmen, C., Asiama, K. O., Morales Guarin, J. M., Pinheiro, A., ... Zevenbergen, J. A. (2017). A quantitative comparison of completely visible cadastral parcels using satellite images : a step towards automation. In Proceedings of FIG working week 2017 : Surveying the world of tomorrow : from digitalisation to augmented reality, 29 May - 2 June 2017, Helsinki, Finland Helsinki: 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.
Rabanje, I., Bennett, R. M., Vrieling, A., & Asiama, K. O. (2016). Linking land use, tenure, and consolidation in Rwanda : a tale of two cases : powerpoint. In Presented at: LANDac international conference on land governance for equitable and sustainable development : Linking the rural and the urban, 30 June - 1 July 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands (pp. s1-s16)
Asiama, K. O., Lengoiboni, M. N., & van der Molen, P. (2015). Compulsory land acquisition and resettlement on customary lands : a governance perspective + abstract. In Proceedings of LANDac international conference on land governance for equitable and sustainable development, 8-10 July 2015, Utrecht, Netherlands (pp. 1-21). Utrecht.
Asiama, K. O., Bennett, R. M., & Zevenbergen, J. A. (2015). Participatory land administration : a new vista towards responsible land consolidation in customary lands? In Proceedings of Joint workshop FIG commission 3 & commission 7 : crowdsourcing of land information, 16-20 November 2015, St Julians, Malta (pp. 1-13). Malta.

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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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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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