GMO trains staff on land rights

In a bid to improve its supervision of gender balance in the ongoing land registration exercise, the Gender Monitoring Office (GMO) has embarked on capacity building of its staff. Aquiline Niwemfura, the Executive Secretary of GMO, said that the training was necessary to improve some of the weak areas within their workforce, which she said would ensure reliable results.  Cynthia Caron, the head trainer from Landesa Institute, USA, said that the staff would be more efficient after the training.
 GMO Executive Secretary Aquiline Niwemfura (R) with Cynthia Caron a senior research and evaluation manager at the workshop yesterday. The New Times /John Mbanda
GMO Executive Secretary Aquiline Niwemfura (R) with Cynthia Caron a senior research and evaluation manager at the workshop yesterday. The New Times /John Mbanda

In a bid to improve its supervision of gender balance in the ongoing land registration exercise, the Gender Monitoring Office (GMO) has embarked on capacity building of its staff.

Aquiline Niwemfura, the Executive Secretary of GMO, said that the training was necessary to improve some of the weak areas within their workforce, which she said would ensure reliable results. 

Cynthia Caron, the head trainer from Landesa Institute, USA, said that the staff would be more efficient after the training.

 “We hope that land registration will be more helpful to women, because the surveyors will learn more about monitoring and evaluation systems, and be more efficient on the field”.

Niwemfura noted that one of the main challenges in the registration process arises from polygamous families where women are left without property once their husbands marry more wives.

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