Further information

Institutional Partners:


Supporting organisations




International Federation of Surveyors


Welcome to FIG Regional Conference 2024

Climate Responsive Land Governance  and Disaster Resilience: Safeguarding Land Rights

14-16 November 2024, Hotel Yak and Yeti, Kathmandu, Nepal


Theme and topics

The main objective of the event is to build knowledge and capacity in the Asian region to address climate change and disaster-induced challenges in safeguarding land rights of vulnerable communities, emphasizing the critical role of land governance and disaster resilience.

The second objective is to foster collaborative partnerships among national and regional institutions, academics, and professionals from various organisations, including non-state actors, Non-Government Organisation (NGOs) and private sector, to facilitate multistakeholder dialogues, knowledge sharing and technology transfer at the regional level.

NICS and FIG aim to promote the important role of surveying professions and surveyors in translating sustainable development goals into action and enhancing community resilience to climate change.

The overall theme is

Climate Responsive Land Governance  and Disaster Resilience: Safeguarding Land Rights

Uncovering regional land agenda topics:

  1. Climate Responsive Land Governance
  2. Natural disaster resilience for communities, professionals and organizations
  3. Cooperation and partnerships to safeguard land rights
  4. Capacity Development for communities, professionals and organisations

Full call for papers



The local hosts, Nepal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NICS) was established in 2008 and has organised several events together with FIG. NICS seeks to create a unique opportunity in Nepal and beyond to focus on resolving regional land-related issues for the betterment of vulnerable communities.

The conference will be a major milestone in achieving the FIG vision on rethinking the way we approach the climate challenges of today. It will contribute to the responsibility of FIG towards achieving the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

A ‘Call for Action’ publication will be produced based on the conference to engage regional governments, professionals, and stakeholders. It will feature recommendations derived from the event.


 Supporting Organisations

Local host and organiser:

  • Nepal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NICS)

Main partners:

  • World Bank
  • UN-Habitat GLTN
  • Kadaster, Netherlands


  • FIG Task Force on Climate Compass
  • Task Force on FIG and the SDG's
  • FIG Commission 2 - Professional Education
  • FIG Commission 5 - Positioning and Measurement
  • FIG Commission 8 - Spatial Planning and Development
  • FIG Commission 9 - Valuation and the Management of Real Estate

Local supporters:

  • Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation
  • Survey Department
  • Land Management Training Center
  • Department of Geomatics Engineering,
  • Kathmandu University
  • Paschimanchal Campus, Tribhuvan
  • University, Pokhara
  • Himalayan College of Geomatic Engineering and Land Resources Management,
  • Purvanchal University
  • Nepal Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society

The Conference is supported by: