Rural Council/Governments

As representatives of their communities, these community leaders are tasked with encouraging economic investment, resolving disputes, and improving the quality of life for their constituents.

In Zambia’s traditional areas, MEDEEM’s process organizes the land inventory for the Chief while also generating a foundation of land tenure security for his/her constituents. MEDEEM’s Traditional Area Service maps provide a foundational basis for smarter and better-informed land use planning decisions. Once a comprehensive parcel service map is created, the chief is better equipped to manage the land more effectively and to plan for a brighter and more resilient community that will address the future needs of his/her constituency.

Medeem supports local governments in their mission to:

  • Resolve land disputes easily and clearly.
  • Encourage community reinvestment while increasing individual’s land tenure security.
  • Improve land stewardship, educating landowners about their rights and responsibilities.
  • Protect a vulnerable population from predatory lending or manipulative sales tactics.

Partner NGOs and Investors

Documented, legally recognized property ownership is a vital part of community infrastructure that allows for outside investment and partnership for economic growth. Medeem provides an attractive partner for organizations who finance start-up businesses, participate in rural development projects, and support locally-managed social and educational programs designed to lift families out of poverty.

The ParcelCert process provides a definitive record of ownership using methods that are transparent, reliable, and trustworthy, helping:

  • Resolve land disputes easily and clearly.
  • Encourage community reinvestment leveraging land-rights as collateral.
  • Improve land stewardship, educating landowners about their rights and responsibilities.
  • Protect constituents from predatory lending or manipulative sales tactics.

Individual Landowners

By providing documentation of their assets, landowners are more likely to receive a loan for construction and improvements, or to start a small business. Having a formal title to their land also helps families eliminate ownership ambiguity, act as responsible environmental custodians, and gives them legal standing to prevent displacement during times of political turmoil.

Medeem helps landowners:

  • Access capital for improvements, construction, or to invest in entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Mitigate potential conflicts about land rights and ownership between neighbors and secure formal documentation of assets, safeguarding against currency inflation or political turmoil.
  • Provide a sense of stability, pride of ownership, and sense of civic duty for the community.

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