Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Monday, 14/Mar/2016

Please note that the sessions below in the draft program are still subject to changes in time and location at the discretion of the conference organizers

00-01: Using LGAF as an Input for a Broader Policy Dialogue on Land: Country Examples
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Margaret Rugadya, Ford Foundation, Kenya



Using LGAF as an Input into Ongoing Law Revisions: Lessons from Ethiopia

Zerfu Hailu Gebrewold

NIRAS, Ethiopia

Lessons from LGAF for Land Policy Reform in Zambia

Augustine Mulolwa

University of Zambia, Zambia

Strengthening Land Governance in Sierra Leone: How LGAF is Contributing to the VGGT Process

Peter Kaindaneh1, Alphajoh Cham2

1: The Economic Forum, Sierra Leone; 2: Ministry of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment, Sierra Leone

Lessons form LGAF for Land Policy in Kenya

Patricia K. Mbote

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Land – National Priority Program (L-NPP): A Tool to Implement the LGAF Recommendations in Afghanistan

Jawad Peikar

Afghanistan Independent Land Authority (ARAZI), Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of

Results of LGAF Policy Dialogue in Bihar

Babu Mishra

CIMP, India

Building on LGAF to Support Decentralization of Land Administration: The Example of Rwanda

Thierry Ngoga

Country coordinator LGAF, United Kingdom

Using LGAF to Feed into CAADP Investment Plans

Mandi Rukuni

LGAF Technical Advisory Group, Zimbabwe

Day 1: Innovation Fair
Location: MC Atrium

Full day presentation of new technologies and products

8:05am 001: Pre-conference: Assessing Land Governance; Building Evidence for Directing Land Policies, and Monitoring Progress
Location: Preston Auditorium
  • Using LGAF as input for a broad policy dialogue on land: country examples
  • Collecting and sharing land data in a comparable way
  • Land governance monitoring; complementing administrative and survey data
  • Synthesis and next steps for land indicators, building evidence for guiding land policies and strengthening tenure security


00-02: Collecting and Sharing Land Data in a Comparable Way
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Moses Kusiluka Mpogole, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development, Tanzania



A Land Tenure Module for LSMS

Stein T. Holden1, Daniel A. Ali2, Klaus Deininger2, Thea Hilhorst2

1: Norwegian University of Life Science, Norway; 2: World Bank

Advances in Survey Methodology

Sydney Gourlay

World Bank, United States of America

Integrating the Land Tenure Module in “Survey Solutions”; Scope for Gender Disaggregation and Link to Broader Outcomes

Michael Lokshin

World Bank

Improving the Use and Usability of Agricultural Data and Opportunities for Land

Gero Carletto, Talip Kilic

World Bank, United States of America

Visualizing Open Public-domain Data to Address Sustainable Development Challenges (“Spatial Agent”)

Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep

World Bank, United States of America

CB01: Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
00-03: Monitoring Land Governance Using Administrative and Survey Data
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Issa Faye, African Development Bank, Tunisia



Linking Different Departments to Capture the Benefits from Land Governance Monitoring: Lessons from Rwanda

Solomon Kyewalabye1, Daniel Ayalew Ali2, Thierry Ngoga3

1: Consultant, Uganda; 2: World Bank, United States of America; 3: Country coordinator LGAF, United Kingdom

Monitoring Land Governance in a Non-computerized System: Approach and Initial Lessons from Amhara

Gebeyehu Belay

BoEPLAU, Ethiopia

Classification and Monitoring of Land Disputes in Ethiopia

Daniel Weldegebriel Ambaye

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

Monitoring & Reporting Land Governance in Ukraine

Denys Nizalov1, Rostyslav Shmanenko2

1: University of Kent, United Kingdom; 2: State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography, and Cadastre

Synthesis and Next Steps

Klaus Deininger

World Bank, United States of America

Pre-conference Lunch
Location: Front Lobby
002: Roundtable on Gender, Rights to Land and the SDGs
Location: MC C2-131
00-10: Opening Session
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Phillip Jeremy Hay, World Bank, United States of America

Welcome Remarks

Asli Demirguc-Kunt

World Bank, United States of America

Opening Remarks

Laura Tuck

Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank

Urban (land) Policies for Growth and Shared Prosperity

Paul Romer

Professor of Economics, New York University

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