International Workshop on


February 16-17, 2023,
Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchowk, Nepal


Land Management Training Center, an ISO 9000:2015 certified organisation, under the patronship of the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Government of Nepal, is organizing an “International Workshop on Land Use Planning and Land Administration: Integration and Decentralization” from February 16-17, 2023 at its campus in Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchowk, followed by a side event on February 15, 2023.

This event is being supported by multiple national and international organisations in different capacities. The international partner of the event is the Commission 7 of the International Federation Surveyors (FIG). The World Bank (WB) and the Korean Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF) have offered their support as the strategic partners. Similarly, Kadaster International (KI), the Netherlands, and the Faculty of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, the Netherlands, are the other two international partners of the event. Nationally, the Ministry of Agriculture and Live Stock Development (MoALSD); National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA), Survey Department (DoS), and the Department of Land Management and Archive (DoLMA), have extended their support. Additionally, professional organizations including, Nepal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NICS) and Nepal Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society (NRSPS) have also offered their backing to the event. The Department of Geomatics Engineering of the Kathmandu University (DoGE-KU) is on board as the academic partner, and the Community Self Reliance Center (CSRC), Nepal, is partnering the event from the community-based organizations in the country.

A side /pre-event is being organized in collaboration with the KI and ITC on the topic “Masterclass on Land Management Integration and Decentralization.”


The main objective of this event is to create a platform to share research, international practices and professional experiences at the intersection of the fields of land administration and land use planning, among the multidisciplinary attendees.  The aim is to get ourselves exposed to international knowledge and experiences on land use planning and land administration, and particularly with regards to integration and decentralization of those functions, in order to pave way forward for the same at home. This is all in the context of the Government of Nepal’s move to implement land use planning across the country and future plans for decentralizing land administration services.

The secondary objectives of the event are as follows:

  • to foster collaborative relationships between national/international institutions, academics, and professionals for mutual benefit through knowledge sharing and technology transfer.
  • to develop a book on decentralized and integrated Land Use Planning (with reference to Land Administration) that is useful for Nepali context based on the papers presented in this event.


We have designed this event in such a way that it covers a wide range of topics and will serve as an ideal global networking platform by bringing together renowned professors, academicians, researchers, professionals and practitioners from around the globe. We encourage the presentations on the learnings from the real practices of land use planning and decentralization of land administration in different scenarios.


 Following are the major themes of the event

(A) Integrated Land Use Planning

  • Spatial Land Use Planning Tools
  • Integrated Land Use Planning
  • Urban Land Use Planning
  • Agricultural Land Use Planning
  • Forest Land Use Planning
  • Land Use Planning for Tourism
  • Land Use Planning for water bodies
  • Infrastructure Development and Land Use
  • Industrial Land Use
  • Climate change and land use planning
  • International Practices on Land Use Development
  • Education and Outreach on land Use Development
  • Disaster Risk Management and Land Use Planning
  • Mines and Land Use Planning
  • Health and Land Use Planning


(B) Decentralized Land Administration

  • Technical Issues of Decentralization of Land Administration
  • Institutional and Capacity Development in Land Administration
  • Innovations in Land Administration Technologies
  • Good Governance in Land Administration
  • Fit For Purpose Land Administration
  • Integrating Land Use Planning and Land Administration


Only invited personalities and presenters will be registered for the event. There is NO registration fee. The invitees will be selected from list of interested candidates based on their professional and academic background. You are requested to express your interest to attend the event by filling up the link

We request the presenters also to fill up this link as a presenter.

Event Schedule

The detailed schedule of the event will be published later. Different slots for the event will be as follows:
International Workshop on Land Use Planning and Land Administraiton: Integration and Decentralisation
February 16-17, 2023, LMTC Campus, Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchowk
Day I (February 16, 2023)
07:45-08:45 Registration and Breakfast
Opening Ceremony (08:45- 10:45) Chair: Mr. Ganesh Prasad Bhatta, ED, LMTC
Chief Guest: Hon’ble Rajendra Kumar Rai, Minister, MoLMCPA
MC: Ms. Jyoti Dhakal, Survey Officer, Survey Department
Time Slot Activity
Before 08:45 Taking Seat in the Hall
08:45 – 08:47 National Anthem (upon arrival of the chief guest)
08:47 – 08:52 Welcome Speech: ….
08:52 – 09:02 Welcome Song
Swasti Bachan
09:02 – 09:05 Inauguration: Chief Guest
09:05 – 09:10 Remarks: …
09:10 – 09:17 Video Message: Dr. Diane Dumashie, FIG President
09:17 – 09:22 Remarks: Ms. Lada Strelkova, World Bank
09:22 – 09:30 Remarks: Mr. Ashok Byanju, Mayor, Dhulikhel Municipality
09:30 – 09:55 Keynote Speech: Prof. Dr. Achyut Wagle, Registrar, KU- Role of Land Use Planning in Land Economics: in the context of Nepal
09:55 – 10:00 Remarks: Dr. Damodar Regmi, Secretary, MoLMCPA
10:00 – 10:05 Remarks: Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, VC- KU
10:05 – 10:15 Felicitation by the Chief Guest to the Contributors
10:15- 10:25 Inaugural Address: Chief Guest – Hon’ Rajendra Kumar Rai, Minister, MoLMCPA
10:25 – 10:35 Vote of Thanks and Closing: Chair, Mr. Ganesh Prasad Bhatta
10:35 – 10:45 Group Photograph
10:45 – 11:00 Tea Break
Plenary Session I (11:00-13:00)
Chair: Dr. Rohan Bennett, Associate Professor,; Chair, FIG Commission 7
Rapporteur: Er. Sharad Mainali, Instructor, LMTC
11:00- 11:30 Mr. Anil Pokharel, Executive Chief, Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, NDRRMA
11:30- 12:01 Dr. Wonseop Lee, KRIHS
An Introduction to National Territorial Plans, Capital Region Policy and Urban Disaster Prevention in Korea.
12:01-12:30 Dr. Shirley Ballaney, WB
Gujarat’s System of Land Use Management for Cities and Towns.
12:30-13:00 Mr. Mirwansyah Prawiranegara,Head of Sub-Directorate of Spatial Planning of National Strategic Area no. 1, ATR/BPN
The Current and Planned Spatial Planning System in Indonesia
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
Plenary Session II (14:00-15:30)
Chair: Dr.Dimo Todorovski, Chiar, FIG Commission 2, Ass. Professor, ITC Faculty of University of Twente, the Netherlands
Rapporteur: Er. Binod Humagain, Instructor, LMTC
14:00-14:20 Prof. Dr. Kevin McDougal, Professor of Surveying, School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, University of South Queensland, Australia
Land Use Planning in Australia and Nepal – Challenges and Opportunities
14:20-14:40 Dr. Jagannath Aryal, Associate Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia
“Digital Twin and Earth Observation for Land Use Planning: Trends and Opportunities for Emerging Economies”
14:40-15:10 Dr. Mahendra Subba, President, Regional and Urban Planning Society of Nepal
“a Framework for Land Use Planning Technical Guidelines”
15:10- 15:30 Dr. Sunil Babu Shrestha, Academician (Outgoing Vice Chancellor), Nepal Academy of Science and Technology
Food Green City: An Approach of Promoting Urban Agriculture Integrating with Urban Land use Planning of Nepal
15:30-15:45 Tea Break
Nepal Session (15:45-15:25)
Chair: Dr.Purna Bahadur Nepali, Associate Professor, School of Management, Kathmandu University
Rapporteur: Er. Sudarshan Gautam, Instructor, LMTC
15:45-16:05 Dr. Yek Raj Adhikari; Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development
Land Management and Land Use Planning in Nepal (Dealing with Land Issues for National Prosperity: An Urban Planning Perspective)
16:05-16:25 Ms. Sabnam Shivakoti; Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development
Agriculture Land Use Planning in Nepal – Issues, Practices and Prospects
16:25-16:45 Mr. Babukaji Dallakoti: Under Secretary, Ministry of Forest and Environment
Forest Land Use in the context of development projects in Nepal: Issues and Challenges
16:45-17:05 Mr. Shishir Koirala, Joint Secretary / Dr. Yogendra Mishra, Senior Divisional Engineer; Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation
Land Resource Mapping and Assessment of Nepal for the Irrigation Purpose
17:05-17:25 Mr. Guru Prasad Adhikari, Senior Divisional Engineer; Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport
Issue of Land Acquisitions for the Development of Highways and Railways in Nepal
18:00-20:00 Social Evening and Welcome Dinner
Day II (February 17, 2023)
07:00-08:15 Session on Sprutiality / Meditation: Stress Management (only for interested participants) – (Dr. Chintamani Gautam )
08:15-09:00 Breakfast
Plenary Session III (09:00-10:00)
Chair: Dr.Reshma Shrestha, Associate Professor / Head of Department, Geomatics Engineering, KU
Rapporteur: Er. Shivaji K.C., Instructor, LMTC
09:00-09:20 Dr. Eugene Chigbu, Associate Professor of Land / GLTN
Land use planning: The tenure-responsive concept and practice in country level interventions
09:20-09:40 Mr. Chinzorig Batbileg ;Land and Urban Development Specialist, Nomad Systems LLC, Mongolia
Planning and Developing Underdeveloped Areas, the case of Ulaanbaatar
09:40:10:00 Dr. Jungik Kim, LH, South Korea
Evolution of Land Use Planning and Urban Development in Korea
10:00-10:10 Break for Assembling into parallel sessions
Special Session on Land Use Planning for Nepal (10:10-13:00) (Invitation Only)
Chair: Mr. Janak Raj Joshi, Director General, Survey Department, Nepal
Rapporteure: Mr. Lekhanath Dahal, Director, LMTC, and …… from DoS
Sponsors’ Session (10:10-10:40)
Chair: Mr. Ramesh Gyawali, Director, Land Management Training Center
Rapporteure: Er. Khem Raj Devkota, Instructor, LMTC
10:10-13:00 Presentation from Survey Department and MoLMCPA; Comments from Invited
Experts, Q/A, Summary
10:10-10:30 Trimble
10:30-10:40 Mr. Dev Jyoti Biswas: GeoSLAM Ltd.
10:40-11:00 Tea Break
[Tea/Coffee will be served on the desk during the session] Technical Session (11:00-12:30)
Chair: Dr. Subash Ghimire, Associate Professor, Kathmandu University
Rapporteure: Er. Bhagirath Bhatta, Instrutctor, LMTC
11:00-11:15 Er. Sujan Sapkota
Comparison of Esri’s Global Land Cover Product at Regional Level using Sentinel
Imageries and different Machine Learning Algorithms; A Case Study of Nepal
11:15-11:30 Er. Sanjeev Raut
Land Cover Classification Using Decision Tree Algorithm
11:30-11:45 Er. Sunil Bogati
Perceiving, preserving and promoting Indigenous land use role model with drone mapping
in Nepal
11:45-12:01 Er. Bhupendra J K Chand
Land Banking Initiative In Nepal For Sustainable Land Management: Unfinished Agenda Of
Decentralizing Land Use Planning And Land Reform
12:01-12:15 Mr. Basudev Kaphle
Reutilization of Abandoned and Fallow Agricultural Land in Nepal: Lensing through the
Vedic Wisdom Perspective
12:15-12:30 Mr. Punya Prasad Oli: Former Joint Secretary of the Government of Nepal
Land Use Planning initiatives in Nepal
Sponsors’ Demo / Poster Session (12:30-13:00)
12:30-13:00 in their respective stalls
13:00-13:45 Lunch Break
Plenary Session IV (13:45-15:15) Chair: Mr. Madhu Sudan Adhikari, Former Secretary of the Government of Nepal
Rapporteur: Er. Nava Raj Subedi, Instructor, LMTC
13:45-14:00 Dr. Rohan Bennett, Chair, FIG Commission 7
Integration and Decentralisation: The Role of Peak Surveying Bodies
14:00-14:15 Dr. Dimo Todorovski, Chair, FIG Commission 2
Professional Education, current and future prospects that could support integration and Decentralization
14:15-14:30 Mr. Sudarshan Karkee
An Example Subdivision of a Cadastral Parcel in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
14:30-14:45 Dr. Nava Raj Subedi
Identification of Land Market Impact Factors in the Context of the Introduction of the Land Use Regulation in Nepal: Stakeholders’ Perspective
14:45-15:00 Mr. Bikash Kumar Karn, Chief Survey Officer, Survey Department
Land Evaluation Approach for Formulation of Land Use Plan
15:00-15:15 Dr. Reshma Shrestha, Associate Professor, HoD, DoGE, KU
Land Use Planning and Well Being: Looking from the Perspective of “Place Making” for Healthy Cities
15:15-15:30 Tea Break
Closing Session (15:30-16:30) Chair: Mr. Ganesh Prasad Bhatta, Executive Director, Land Management Training Center
Chief Guest: Dr. Damodar Regmi, Secretary, Minitry of Land Management Training Center
MC: Ms. Susmita Timalsina, Instructor, Land Management Training Center
15:30-15:45 Technical Review: Chair of Technical Committee
15:45-15:50 Remarks: Survey Department
15:50-15:55 Remarks: …tbc
15:55-16:05 Certificate Distribution
16:05-16:10 Remarks from Chief Guest
16:10-16:30 Vote of Thanks and Closing
16:30 onwards Hi-Tea and Farewell



We are seeking sponsorship, through direct payment to relevant party, for travel costs and internal accommodation of international invitees, lunch, dinner and other accessories. Interested organisations can contact us in this regard.


Details about the event will be published soon.

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Land Management Training Center
Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchowk, Nepal
Phone: Phone: +977-011- 415055 / 51