The Land Development and Governance Institute, (LDGI) was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization to fill the apparent gap in the land sector between pure advocacy associations and professional associations.
LDGI offers a bridge for communities and stakeholders to meet policy makers as well as for policy makers to meet communities for effective policy formulation and implementation.
LDGI has successfully engaged the National Assembly of Kenya to take on board stakeholder input into the enactment of land laws.
Our work contributes to ending land related conflicts and disputes thus bringing social harmony.
We contribute to the fight against poverty through good land use and development; thus improving quality of life for communities.
MISSION: To contribute to improved livelihoods through offering a bridge between communities, stakeholders and policy makers in the promotion of equitable access and sustainable management of land and natural resources.
VISION: To become a centre of excellence in promoting the application of appropriate land policies, laws and management practices by empowering society through innovative and knowledge based advocacy and capacity building in Kenya and the region.
LDGI values of Integrity, Trust and Professionalism influence the way we work every day and everywhere.
We endeavour to use Creative and Innovative ways to achieve our vision.
Dr. Mwenda Makathimo
TITLE: Executive Director
TITLE: Administration Officer
TITLE: Finance Officer
TITLE: Programme Officer
Mr. Ibrahim Mwathane is the chair of the Land Development and Governance Institute Board of Directors. He is keen and has been involved in the development of the profession of Surveying in Kenya, policy interventions in the land sector, driving land reforms at national and continental level. He remains active on land governance interventions at continental level and in helping to promote land administration and management in Kenya.
Mr Mwathane has written extensively for the local daily and weekly newspapers and for the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya Journals on issues relating to land policy, land governance, land reforms and land laws. He has also routinely contributes to public knowledge and sensitization on land policy formulation, land policy implementation, land administration and management through public forums, programmes on radio and television and on social media.
Mr. Mwathane holds a M.Sc. in Cadastre and Land Information Management, 1991, Polytechnic of East London, B.Sc. in Surveying and Photogrammetry, 1984, University of Nairobi and Senior Management Course, K.I.A., 1997.
He is the former chairman of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) and Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). He is also a Licensed Surveyor and Certificated Land Surveyor, East Africa (CLS).
Mr. Mwathane actively consults for various organisations national, regional and international including; Min of Lands & Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Bank and African Development Bank.