Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Thursday, 17/Mar/2016
11-01: Learning from Good Practices on ‘Land’ for Enabling the Business of Agriculture
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Preeti Ahuja, World Bank, United States of America

Introduction to EBA and the Land Module

Federica Saliola

World Bank, United States of America

Opening Access to the Land Cadaster to Notaries and Transferring the Rental Rights Registration Service to Private Sector

Denys Nizalov1, Rostyslav Shmanenko2

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

Deregulation of the Agricultural Sector in Denmark

Stig Enemark, Esben Munk Sorensen

Aalborg University, Denmark

Expropriation and Tender Procedures in Peru

Victor Endo

Administracion del Territorio, Peru

State Land Management in the Netherlands and (Long) Lease Contracts of Agriculture Land

Hendrikus Johannes {Rik} Wouters

Dutch Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster), Netherlands, The

Approach to Recognition and Documentation of Group Rights in Relation to Investments

Simon Norfolk

Terra Firma Lda, Mozambique

Developing Gender Disaggregated Land Records during the Establishment of the Unified Registry in Georgia

David Egiashvili, Denys Nizalov

Terra DeNovo

Synthesis of EBA Land Component and Analytical Approach

Klaus Deininger, Sara Savastano, Thea Hilhorst

World Bank, United States of America

11-02: Scope for Improving Land Governance through the Value Chain
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Judy Beals, Oxfam, United States of America

Assisting Communities and Companies in Building Sustainable Value Chains

Christopher Jochnick, Tim Hanstad, David Bledsoe

Landesa, United States of America

Lessons for Agribusiness from FPIC in the Mining Sector

J. Chris Anderson

Yirri Global, -

Including Land Governance in the Business Plan

Kathryn Elizabeth Mathias

Illovo Sugar Ltd, United Kingdom

Introductory Remarks

Duncan Pollard

Nestle, Switzerland

Reducing Land Rights Violations accross Global Supply Chains

Julian Oram

Global Witness, United Kingdom

11-03: Is It Time For New Business Models For Land Administration?
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Nicolás Nogueroles, IPRA-CINDER (International Property Registries Association), Spain



Towards an Integrated Model of Property Rights Administration in Honduras

Roman Alvarez, Dilma Ortega, Alain Paz, Golgi Alvarez

Instituto de la Propiedad, Honduras

The minimum viable cadaster: The case of Peru

Luis Triveno1, Victor Endo2, Abel Alarco3

1: World Bank, USA; 2: Administracion del Territorio, Peru; 3: NQ Quality, Peru

Colored Coins: Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Land Administration

Aanchal Anand1, Matthew McKibbin2, Frank Pichel3

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: Ubitquity,; 3: Cadasta

Looking Beyond Land Regularization In Mozambique

André Pinheiro1, Bruno Lopez1, Kemal Vaz1, José Caldeira2

1: Verde Azul Consult, Mozambique; 2: Sal&Caldeira

11-04: Consultation on UN-GGIM Expert Group on Land Administration and Management
Location: MC 4-800
Chair: Vanessa Lawrence CB, The World Bank, United Kingdom

A Group of Experts on Land Administration and Management; Objectives and Approach

Cornelis de Zeeuw1, Cecille Blake2, Mahashe Chaka3

1: Kadaster, The Netherlands; 2: UN GGIM, USA; 3: LAA, Lesotho

Land Administration and Management: Developing Country Experiences under the umbrella of UN-GGIM

Mahashe Armstrong Chaka

Land Administration Authority, Lesotho


Oumar Sylla

UN-Habitat, Kenya


Peter Sullivan

Government of Canada, Canada


Hussein Farah

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Kenya

Travelling The ‘Fit for Purpose’ Route: What Should Be Done Now to Avoid The Pitfalls Associated With Future Spatial Upgrading?

Lesley Arnold

Geospatial Frameworks and Research Fellow Curtin University, Australia


Jorge Munoz

World Bank, United States of America

11-05: Land Data Generation: Examples of Innovative Practices
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Ariane de Bremond, University of Bern, United States of America

UAV technology and Open Source Software for Systematic Registration in the Republic of Kosovo

Murat Meha1, Kathrine Kelm2, Muzafer Çaka1, Qazim Sinani1, Korab Ahmetaj1

1: Kosovo Cadastral Agency, Kosovo; 2: World Bank, Real Estate Cadastre and Registration Project in Kosovo

Methodically assessing the mapping accuracy of Aboriginal lands: Enhancing tenure security and land governance

Steven Rogers, Brian Ballantyne, Erin Heibein

Natural Resources Canada, Surveyor General Branch

A Property Surveying Time Machine

Alexander Alsup

loveland technologies, United States of America

Scalable Low Cost Technology for Land Administration

Brent Jones

Esri, United States of America

11-06: Lessons Learned from Readjustment Programs
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Shigehiko Sugita, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan

Scaling Up Land Readjustment for Urban and Industrial Development through the Town Planning Scheme in Dholera, Gujarat, India

Divya Prakash Vyas1, Jagdish Salgaonkar2, Kaushik Panchal1, Rejeet Mathews3

1: AECOM India Pvt. Ltd., India; 2: AECOM Asia Company Ltd.; 3: World Resources Institute, India

Redevelopment Models of Collective-Owned Land in Beijing and Shenzhen under China’s Dual Land System

Meicheng Wang1, Vidhee Garg2, David Smith2, Ran Tao3

1: Cornell University, United States of America; 2: Affordable Housing Institute, United States of America; 3: Renmin University of China, People's Republic of China

Community Empowerment for Successful Land Consolidation-Case Study: Banda Aceh and Denpasar, Indonesia

Haryo Winarso1, Indira Dharmapatni2, Mansha Chen2

1: Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia; 2: World Bank

Introducing Land Readjustment as an Alternative Land Development Tool For Peri-Urban Areas of Ethiopia

Achamyeleh Gashu Adam

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

Participatory And Inclusive Land Readjustment: A Pro-Poor Land Management Strategy For City Redevelopment. The Case Of Medellin, Colombia.

Maria Buhigas San Jose1, Robert Lewis-Lettington2, Rebecca Ochong2

1: Urban Facts, Spain; 2: UN-Habitat

11-08: Drawing Lessons from Land Reform Programs
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: Susan Mbaya, Sue Mbaya and Associates, South Africa

Drawing Lessons from Reform Programs in the Philippines to Offer Guideposts for Future Reform Efforts

Virgilio De Los Reyes, Jane Lynn Capacio, Rolando Librojo

Republic of the PhilippinesDepartment of Agrarian Reform, Philippines

Microplot priorities and limitations: Using household diaries to explore of land usage by beneficiaries of land titling programs in West Bengal and Odisha

Niketa Kulkarni, Karina Kloos, Elizabeth Louis, Diana Fletschner, Shih-Ting Huang

Landesa, United States of America

The Impact of Illegal Fencing on Tenure Security in the Ohangwena Region, Namibia

Jennilee Magdalena Kohima, Prisca Mandimika, Mukendwa Mumbone

Ministry of Land Reform, Namibia

11-09: New Approaches to Land Tenure Improvement in South Asia
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Michael Taylor, International Land Coalition, Italy

Land administration in Sri Lanka – Issues and Challenges

Mohamed Hafiz Zainudeen

World Bank, Sri Lanka

Poverty of Land or Land of Poverty: An Empirical Study Based on National Sample Surveys, India

Suresh Kumar Sukumarapillai, Anjan Kumar Jena

Ministry of Finance, Government of India, India

A Review of Afghan Land Administration Projects, 2003-2014

JohnDavid Stanfield1, Jawad Peikar2

1: Terra Institute, United States of America; 2: Arazi, Afghanistan

Land Administration System in Nepal

Purushotam Subedi

Ministry of Land Reform and Management, Government of Nepal, Nepal

Whose Right Is It: Towards a new set of Land Policies for Optimal Utilisation

Debabrata Samanta1, Soumyananda Dinda2

1: Chandragupt Institute of Mangement Patna, India; 2: Burdwan University, Burdwan, India

11-10: Building Capacity for Urban Land Management
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Jorge Espinoza, GIZ, Germany

Handling Land in the New Urban Agenda

Lowie Rosales1, Oumar Sylla1, Jane Katz2, Teo Chee-hai3

1: UN-Habitat, Kenya; 2: Habitat for Humanity, USA; 3: International Federation of Surveyors, Malaysia

Scaling Up Compact City Development Strategies. A Solution To Cope With Urban Sprawl In Developing Countries?

Walter Timo de Vries1, Sana Anabtawi1, Fahria Masum1, Jorge Espinoza2, Christian Graefen2

1: Technical University Munich, Germany; 2: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

The Continuum Of Land Rights Approach To Tenure Security: Consolidating Advances In Theory And Practice

Jean Du Plessis1, Clarissa Augustinus2, Michael Barry3, Christiaan Lemmen4, Lauren Royston5

1: Urban Legislation, Land and Governance Branch, UN-Habitat, United Nations, Kenya; 2: Independent Consultant; 3: University of Calgary; 4: Netherlands Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency; 5: Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa

Strengthening Analytical Capacity for Managing Urban Land in Africa

Wilbard Jackson Kombe

Ardhi University, Tanzania

CB08: Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
12-01: Improving Availability of Global Data on Land Tenure
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Iris Krebber, UK Government, United Kingdom

Who owns the world's land? A global baseline of formally recognized indigenous and community land rights.

Ilona Margaret Emody Coyle, Jenny Springer

Rights and Resources Initiative, United States of America

Back to Development- A Call for What Development Could Be

Ryan Schlief, Joanna Levitt Cea, Rowena Jessica Amon, Moon Nay Li, Bernardino Morales Tera, Sukhgerel Dugersuren, Mohamed Abdel Azim, Melania Chiponda, Jamil Junejo, Sek Sokhunroth

International Accountability Project, United States of America

Community Consent Index 2015: Oil, Gas, and Mining Company Public Positions on Free, Prior and Informed Consent

Emily Greenspan1, Michelle Katz1, Julie Kim1, Serena Lillywhite2, Chris Madden2

1: Oxfam America, United States of America; 2: Oxfam Australia, Australia

Africa Community Land Transparency Index

Teodyl Nkuintchua Tchoudjen1, Liz Alden Wily2

1: Centre pour l'Environnement et le Developpement (CED), Cameroon/ African Community Rights Network (ACRN); 2: Independant Consultant (Ind)

12-02: Preventing Real Estate Fraud and Hacking in Land Registries
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Josephus van Erp, Maastricht University, Netherlands, The

The Possibility To Hack or Commit Fraud In Cross Border Conveyancing

Jacob Vos

Dutch Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster), Netherlands, The

Safe Automation of Land Registries and the Three Proof Requirements

Rod Thomas

AUT University, New Zealand

Role of Notaries and Estate Agents to Prevent Fraud in Land (Registration) Transactions

Frederic Varin, Pauline Malaplate

High Council of Notary (CSN), France

Fraud and Land Title Registration Systems in International Comparative Perspective

Murray Raff

University of Canberra, Australia

Fraud Prevention and the Role of the Registrar

Nicolás Nogueroles, Theofilo Hurtado

IPRA-CINDER (International Property Registries Association), Spain

12-03: New Approaches to Land Policy in Africa
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Wordsworth Odame Larbi, FAO, Ethiopia

What Can Africa Learn from the Lessons of Eastern Europe and Central Asia?

Gavin Adlington, Mika-Petteri Torhonen

World Bank Alumni, United Kingdom

The State of Kenya’s Land Policy and Law Reform: A Political Institutional Analysis

Jacqueline Klopp1, Odenda Lumumba2

1: Columbia University, United States of America; 2: Kenya Land Alliance, Kenya

Why is it important that Urban land Issues are Integrated in African Land Policies

Alain Durand-Lasserve

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France, France

Grassroots Women Models For Strengthening Gender Rights In Tenure Regularization In Jinja District Uganda

Nangobi Joyce RoseMary1, Pamela Ramsom2

1: Slum Women's InitiativeFor Development (SWID), Uganda; 2: Metropolitan College New York City

12-04: Improving Land Tenure and Access to Housing
Location: MC 4-800
Chair: Catalina Marulanda, World Bank, United States of America

Colombia Policy and Achievements on Integrating Land, Housing and Infrastructure Issues

Luis Felipe Henao Cardona

Ministry of Housing, City and Territory, Colombia

Affordable Housing in Argentina

Ivan Kerr

Ministry of Interior, Argentine Republic

A Home for Every Family in Peru – Challenges and Opportunities

Zoe Trohanis1, Catalina Marulanda1, Angelica Nunez1, Van Anh Vu Hong1, Vaness Bernal1, Luis Triveno1, Luis Tagle2, Guillermo Fernandez2, Haydee Yong2, Ariel Cano1, Jorge Ramirez1

1: The World Bank Group, United States of America; 2: The Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Government of Peru

Land Governance in Informal Settlements In Egypt

Ahmed Darwish

Ministry of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements, Egypt

12-05: Harnessing Mobile Technology for Spatial Data Generation
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Stefano Ghielmetti, Trimble, United States of America

Use of Mobile SMS in Land Titling System- An Innovative Approach Towards Better Land Governance

Kishor Kumar Behera

Landesa(R.D.I), India

Towards a pro-poor customary land right security in rural Ghana: Land tenure Inventory using a Mobile Application by local youth

Derek Osei Tutu1, Lewis Abedi Asante2, Michael Appiah3, Tobias Bendzko1, Uchendu Eugene Chigbu1

1: Technische Universität München, Germany; 2: Department of Estate Management, Kumasi Polytechnic; 3: Lands Commission, Accra

Community Mapping through An Android based GIS application: An attempt towards Inclusive, Transparent and Participatory mapping of Community Forest Rights in India

Pranab Ranjan Choudhury1, G V Rao2, Kundan Kumar3, Bibhor Deo4, Tushar Dash4

1: Center for Land Governance, NR Management Consulting India Pvt Ltd, India; 2: Geolysis, Bhubaneswar, India; 3: Rights and Resource Group, Washington DC; 4: Vasundhara, Bhubaneswar, India

USAID’s Mobile Application to Secure Tenure (MAST): Preliminary Results of Crowd-Sourced Community Mapping

Yuliya Neyman1, Benjamin Linkow2, Martin Kijazi2

1: USAID, United States of America; 2: NORC, United States of America

12-06: Research on Determinants of Natural Resource Use and Tenure Security
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Forhad Shilpi, World Bank, United States of America

Multiple Use Protected Areas Can Reduce Poverty And Deforestation

Alexander Pfaff1, Maria Carnovale1, Cesar Delgado1, Charles Palmer2, Luz Rodriguez1, Stephan Schwartzman3

1: Duke University, United States of America; 2: London School of Economics, United Kingdom; 3: Environmental Defense Fund

Large Scale Agricultural Investments and Rural Development in Tanzania: Lessons Learned, Steering Requirements and Policy Responses

Michael Bruentrup, Thomas Absmayr, Jonas Dylla, Franziska Eckhard, Kerstin Remke, Konrad Sternisko

German Development Institute (DIE), Germany

Tenure Security And Household Welfare Evidence From Ethiopia

Hailemariam Ayalew Tiruneh

Copenhagen University, Ethiopia

Land Tenure Systems, Food Security and Poverty

Harriet Kasidi Mugera

World Bank, United States of America

12-07: Research on Tenure Security and Formalizing Rights
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Stein T. Holden, Norwegian University of Life Science, Norway

Defining “Treatment” For Evaluating the Impact of Land Administration Projects

Mario Gonzalez Flores1, Leonardo Corral2, Heath Henderson3, Paul Winters1,4

1: American University; 2: Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness, Inter-American Development Bank, United States; 3: College of Business & Public Administration, Drake University; 4: International Fund for Agricultural Development

Formalizing Rural Land Rights in West Africa: Early Evidence from a Randomized Impact Evaluation in Benin

Markus Goldstein1, Kenneth Houngbedji2, Florence Kondylis1, Michael O'Sullivan1, Harris Selod1

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: Paris School of Economics

Gold, Trust and Political Attitudes: Evidence from Ghana

Roxanne Rahnama-Hazaveh1, Anja Tolonen2

1: University of California, Berkeley, United States of America; 2: Barnard College, New York, United States of America

Lessons Learned in Establishing Effective Land Evaluations

Jennifer Lisher

Millennium Challenge Corporation, United States of America

12-08: Labor Market Effects of Large Scale Land-Based Investment
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: Andrew Dabalen, World Bank, United States of America

Employment Effects of Large-Scale Agricultural Investment – Conceptual Considerations and Estimated Labour Market Effects

Martin Ostermeier1,2, Kerstin Nolte1

1: GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies; 2: University of Goettingen

Female Labour Participation and Large-Scale Land Investments in Tanzania:

Ciliaka Gitau1, Evans S. Osabuhien2, Raoul Herrmann3, Uchenna Efobi2

1: University of Nairobi, Kenya; 2: Covenant University, Nigeria; 3: German Develiopment Institute, Germany

China’s Forest Tenure Reform And Institutional Change At A Crossroads

Runsheng Yin

Michigan State University, United States of America

12-09: New Approaches to Land Tenure Improvement in Europe & Central Asia
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Elshad Khanalibayli, Chair of UNECE Working Party on Land Administration, Azerbaijan

The Problems of Improvement of the Registration and Appraisal of Agricultural Land Plots in Georgia.

Nino Beraia, Marine Natsvaladze

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia

Land Use as a Function of Sustainable Land Management in Western Balkan Countries Based on Inspire Directive: Albanian Case

Ermelinda Durmishi, Xhevahir Llakaj, Rezar Tudiu

IPRO (ZQRPP), Albania

Development of Agricultural land management system within the agricultural policy in the Republic of Croatia

Blaženka Mičević1, Ivica Mastelić Ivić2

1: Agricultural Land Agency, Croatia; 2: Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb

Recording of the Relevant Legislative Reforms in Greece during the Economic Crisis and Assessment of their Effect on the Property Market

Chrysi Potsiou

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

L03: Lunch
Location: Front Lobby
SDE-03: Caucus on Women and Land
Location: MC C1-100
13-01: Challenges of Providing Affordable Housing
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Issa Faye, African Development Bank, Tunisia

Challenges for Providing Affordable Housing in Africa

El Hadj Bah, Issa Faye

African Development Bank (AfDB)

Managing Urban Land for Low Cost housing for Africa’s cities: The impact of the government condominium scheme in Ethiopia

Alebel Weldesilassie1, Berihu Assefa Gebrehiwot1, Simon Franklin2

1: Ethiopian Development Research Institute, Ethiopia; 2: Oxford university, UK

Response to the housing needs in Myanmar

Shigehiko Sugita

Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan

Slum Eradication Policies in Marrakech, Morocco: Assessing the semi-private-state nexus of the Villes Sans Bidonvilles Program

Wajiha Ibrahim

University of Michigan, United States of America

13-02: Shifting towards Sustainable Production systems for Beef and Oil Palm
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Pablo Pacheco, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia

Session with Portuguese  translation


Public and Private Actions for Value Chains Governance and Territorial Development

Pablo Pacheco

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia

Policy Action for Tenure Regularization and related Policies in the Brazilian Amazon

Eduardo Aguilar de Oliveira

Ministry of Agrarian Development, Brazil

Main Achievements and Challenges faced by Public and Private Actors towards Sustainability

Paulo Barreto

Imazon, Brazil

Perspectives from the Cattle Industry in Support of Sustainable Beef Value Chains

Fernando Sampaio

Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC), Brazil

Approaches for Sustainable Production and Landscape Management in the Brazilian Amazon: experience from south-east Pará

Ian Thompson

The Nature Conservancy, Brazil

Lessons for Developing Independent Smallholders to Support Sustainable Oil Palm in Indonesia

Triyanto Fitriyardi

International Finance Corporation, Indonesia

13-03: Good Land Governance in Public and Private Domains: Setting Donors’ Priorities
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Heath Cosgrove, USAID, United States of America

Scoping Study on Open Data, Innovative Technology-based Solutions for Better Land Governance

Jean-Philippe Lestang, Stephane Lombardo

Groupe FIT, France

Characteristics of Successful Models for Multi-stakeholder Partnerships to Improve Land Governance in Developing Countries

Darryl Vhugen

Land Tenure Investment and Policy Consultant, United States of America

Land Governance as a Corporate Performance Standard: Opportunities, Challenges and Recommended Next Steps

Karol Boudreaux

The Cloudburst Group, United States of America

Effective Approaches to Strengthen Coherence Across Individual Donor Governments Regarding Responsible Land Governance

Babette Wehrmann

Independent Consultant, Germany

13-04: New Approaches to Land Tenure Improvements in Africa
Location: MC 4-800
Chair: Carin Smaller, IISD, Switzerland

Capitalizing on Commitments – New Initiatives, Lessons, and Priority Next Steps for Engaging the Private Sector on Community Tenure

Donald Bryson Ogden, Annie Thompson, Rodney Schmidt, Andy White

Rights and Resources Initiative, United States of America

Realizing Socially-Responsible Investments in Land from a Gender Perspective: Unpacking "Zero Tolerance" to Identify Barriers and Practical Steps to Achieve Positive Long-Term Change

Leslie Hannay1, David Bledsoe2, Mina Manuchehri2

1: Resource Equity, United States of America; 2: Landesa, United States of America

Corporate Journey: Challenges Of Implementing The VGGT In The Private Sector...

David Bledsoe1, Leslie Hannay2, Kate Mathias3

1: Landesa; 2: Center for Gender and Resource Equity; 3: Illovo Sugar Ltd

The Scalability Potential Of Inclusive Business In Agriculture: Can Bigger Be Better And For Whom?

Wytske Oeke Van Der Werf, Ward Anseeuw

University of Pretoria, South Africa

13-05: Using Administrative and Spatial Data in Innovative Ways
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Pushpam Kumar, UNEP, Kenya

“Big eyes , Big Data: progressive lens on Land M&E”

Eva Benita Tuzon

Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific {CIRDAP], Philippines

Public owned Land Monitoring using Geospatial technology to prevent land use without permission

Yong Huh

LX Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

The Land Sector Has an App for That: The Evolution of Mobile Use in International Development

John Dwyer

The Cloudburst Group, United States of America

13-06: Achieving Sustainability of Regularization Programs I
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Chrysi Potsiou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Implementing The Land Investment For Transformation (LIFT) Programme In Ethiopia

John Leckie1, Menberu Allebachew Fantaye2, Gizachew Abegaz2, Owen Edwards1

1: DAI, United Kingdom; 2: LIFT Programme, Ethiopia

Beyond Land Tenure Regularisation: Achieving Sustainability

Richard Baldwin, Clive English, Gavin Adlington

DAI, United Kingdom

The Challenge of Sustaining Project-Driven Results in Decentralized Land Tenure Management in the Senegal River Valley

Kent Michael Elbow1, Alain Diouf2

1: 1. Millennium Challenge Corporation, United States of America; 2: 2. Millennium Challenge Account, Senegal

Systematic Cadastre Surveying and Inventory of all Real Estate Objects in Azerbaijan within a KfW Financed Project

Gernod Schindler1, Erik Schuetz2

1: GCI-Geo Consult International, Germany; 2: Trimple Germany

Staying the Course: A 10-year Study of Impacts of Development and Implementation of a GPS-based Simplified Land Registration System on Farmers in Tajikistan

Eric Abbott1, Nandita Jain2

1: Iowa State University, United States of America; 2: World Bank, United States of America

13-07: Research on Determinants for Land Use Sustainability
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Michael Toman, World Bank, United States of America

Does forest certification stem tropical deforestation? Forest Stewardship Council certification in Mexico

Allen Blackman1, Leonard Goff1, Marisol Rivera2

1: Resources for the Future, United States of America; 2: Institutio Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático, Mexico

Land Cover Change and Welfare in North Ghana: a Spatial Simultaneous Equations Approach

Carlo Azzarri, Zhe Guo, Beliyou Haile, Sara Signorelli

IFPRI, United States of America

Water Grabbing: is it a global syndrome?

Jampel Dell'Angelo1, Maria Cristina Rulli2, Paolo D'Odorico3

1: SESYNC - University of Maryland, United States of America; 2: University of Virginia, United States of America; 3: Politecnico di Milano, Italy

To what extent does tenure security shape agroforestry investment and impacts on agriculture and livelihoods in strong customary land systems? Evidence from early agroforestry adopters in Zambia’s Eastern Province

Lauren Persha1,2, Heather Huntington2

1: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States of America; 2: Cloudburst Consulting Group, Inc.

13-08: ECA Land Agenda: Where Do We Stand and Where Are We Heading?
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: Jorge Munoz, World Bank, United States of America

How to Build a State of the Art Digital Cadastre?

Goce Gruevski

Agency for real estate cadastre, Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of

How Lithuania Came to Be a Leader in Mass Valuation Systems in the World?

Arvydas Bagdonavičius

State Enterprise Centre of Registers, Lithuania

NSDI: The Road Forward in ECA

Božena Lipej

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy

Addressing Land Governance Issues across ECA

David Egiashvili

Terra DeNovo

State Land Management Challenges in ECA

Richard Grover

Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

Public Display Lessons from Romania

Victor Grigorescu

ANCPI, Romania

Land and Gender: How to Increase Women’s Property Ownership?

Murat Meha

Kosovo Cadastre Agency, Kosovo

13-09: Expropriation for Urban Expansion
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Victor Manuel Vergara Castillo, World Bank, United States of America

Urban Land Transfer and State Monopoly in Value Capture in Ethiopia

Daniel Weldegebriel Ambaye

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

A strategy suggestion: how a value – based urban regeneration project can be righteous in Turkey?

Nihat Enver Ulger1, Bektas Cem Ulger2, Can Iban1, Selcuk Aydemir3, Murat Kurum3

1: Okan University, Geomatics Engineering Department, Istanbul - Turkey; 2: Avrasya Land Management and Urban Regeneration Strategy Development Center, Istanbul - Turkey; 3: Emlak Konut Real Estate Investment Trust, Istanbul - Turkey

Welfare Consequences of Land Acquisition in India

Sankalp Sharma1, Haque Tajamul2, Giri Anil3

1: University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA; 2: Council for Social Development, New Delhi, India; 3: University of Central Missouri, USA

Alternatives to Eviction: Scenarios for Access to Land by the Urban Poor in Informal Settlements, Kenya

Jack Makau1, Philip Olale1, Danilo Antonio2, Rebecca Ochong2, Solomon Mkumbwa2

1: Slum Dwellers International, Kenya; 2: UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network

CB09: Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
14-01: Improving Forest Tenure to Enhance Climate Resilience
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Jintao Xu, Peking University, China, People's Republic of

Key constraints To Exercising Forest Tenure Rights By Forest Adjacent Communities In Global South

Mani Ram Banjade, Iliana M. Monterroso, Baru Mshale, Anne Larson, Esther Mwangi, Nining Liswanti, Tuti Herawati

CIFOR, Indonesia

The Impact of Formalizing Tenure on Forests and Livelihoods in Tropical Conservation Areas: A Systematic Map

Samuel Dupre1, Joel Baker1, Katie Miller1, Lindsey Gordon2, Yuta Masuda3, Margaret Holland1

1: University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States of America; 2: Chesapeake Bay Program Office, United States of America; 3: The Nature Conservancy, United States of America

How Can ‘Zero Deforestation’ Policies Accommodate the Rights and Livelihoods of Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples? Lessons from the Field.

Marcus Edward Colchester, Patrick Anderson, Dico Luckyharto, John Nelson, Messe Venant, Stephen Nounah

Forest Peoples Programme, United Kingdom

Opportunities of the Paris Climate Agreement for Zerodeforestation Policies and Community Rights

Heather Coleman

Oxfam America, United States of America

14-02: New Approaches to Land Tenure Improvement in Latin America
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Mike Mora, Organization of American States, United States of America

Session in Spanish with Portuguese  translation


Experiencias en titulación de tierras mediante el uso de Tecnologias Modernas .

Ruddy Arturo Rezza Sulca


Improving Land Administration in Brazil - from Rural to National Cadastre

Thiago Marra1,2, Kilder Barbosa1,2, Oscar Oliveira1,2, Eduardo Aguilar de Oliveira2

1: National Institute of Land Reform and Colonizaton - INCRA, Brazil; 2: Ministry of Agrarian Development - MDA, Brazil

Ethnic land restitution in Colombia: a contribution for peace in rural areas

Claudia Mejia, Luis Azcarate

Afro-Colombia and Indigenous Program (ACIP), ACDIVOCA - Colombia

Costs of fragile property rights in Brazilian forestall sector: diagnosis and some propositions based on concrete experiences

Bastiaan Philip Reydon1, Caroline Graça2, Andreia Marques Postal1, Ana Paula S. Bueno1, Glaciele Leardine1

1: UNICAMP, Brazil; 2: PENSA, USP, Brazil

14-03: New Initiatives in Land Research and Evidence Based Land Policies
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Klaus Deininger, World Bank, United States of America

Improving Quality and Accessibility of Household Survey Data to Improve (land) Policy-making in Africa

Gero Carletto

World Bank, United States of America

Capacity building for poverty analysis and development policy in Africa – Some reflections from PEP

Bekele Shiferaw

Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), Kenya

Advances in Integrating Land in Environmental Economics and Sustaining Capacity

Gunnar Kohlin

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

LSE/WB Research Collaboration on Urbanization in Africa

Patricia Ann Jones, Paul Collier, Astrid Haas

University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Augustine Langyintuo

IFC, United States of America


Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa

Zziyika and Associates and Institute for African Development, Cornell University, United States of America

14-04: Research on Land Tenure Security and Livelihoods
Location: MC 4-800
Chair: Haileselassie Medhin, ECRC/EDRI and the University of Gothenberg, Ethiopia

Does land distribution affect poverty in Latin America? A cross-sectional analysis of Colombian municipalities

Gina Paola Rico Mendez1,2

1: Mississippi State University - Social Science Research Center, United States of America; 2: Fulbright

Sufficient or Necessary? Legal Documentation, Perceptions of Land Tenure Security, and their Effects on Livelihoods

Karina Kloos, Elizabeth Louis, Niketa Kulkarni, Diana Fletschner, Shih-Ting Huang

Landesa, United States of America

A New Classification of Legal Systems Based on Property Rights and Land Tenure: 1900-2010.

Ana Marija Dabo, Prasad Sankar Bhattacharya, Mehmet Ali Ulubasoglu

Deakin University, Australia

Land Reform and Economic Growth: A Century of Evidence from OECD Countries

Rajabrata Banerjee Banerjee1, Prasad Sankar Bhattacharya2, Mehmet Ali Ulubasoglu3

1: University of South Australia, Australia; 2: Deakin University, Australia, Australia; 3: Deakin University, Australia, Australia

14-05: Potential and Limits of Community Sourced Land Data
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Kumar Navulur, DigitalGlobe, United States of America

Empowering Communities to Mark Boundaries and Map Resources with Geospatial Technology: Early Results of using UAVs in Participatory Village Boundary Setting / Resource Mapping (VBS/RM) activity in Indonesia

Martin Hardiono1, Sigit Widodo2, Kevin Barthel1, Novayanti Biringkanae3, Aris Sugiri3

1: Millennium Challenge Corporation USA; 2: Millennium Challenge Account-Indonesia; 3: Abt Associates USA

Community sourced land information influencing national upgrading projects in Colombia, Kenya, Philippines and Uganda: Evidences where the top-down and bottom-up approaches meet

Jack Makau1, Qhobela Cyprian Selebalo2, Danilo Antonio2, Steve Ouma3, Susan Rojas Williams4, Ruby Haddard5, Medie Lutwama6, John Gitau2, Rhealyn Dealca2

1: Slum/Shack Dwellers International; 2: UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network; 3: Pamoja Trust; 4: Habitat for Humanity; 5: Homeless Peoples' Federation Philippines; 6: ACTogether

Documenting Customary Land Rights in Zambia: A Low-Cost Open Source Approach

Matthew Sommerville1, M Mercedes Stickler3, Simon Norfolk2, Terence Mothers2, Stephen Brooks3

1: Tetra Tech; 2: Terra Firma Ltd.; 3: USAID

Making Village Land Use Planning Work in Rangelands: the experience of the Sustainable Rangeland Management Project, Tanzania

Kami Jason1, Deus Kalenzi2, Victor Mwita3, Fiona Flintan4, Harold Liversage5

1: National Land Use Planning Commission, Tanzania; 2: Independent Consultant, Tanzania; 3: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; 4: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) & International Land Coalition (ILC); 5: IFAD

14-06: Achieving Sustainability of Regularization Programs II
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Sarah Kulata Basangwa, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Uganda

Land Tenure Regularization in Mozambique - a fit for purpose approach

Marisa Balas1, Teresinha Pascoal2, Jacinto Tualufo2, Joao Carrilho3, Daniel Queface2, Andre Pinheiro4, Rossana Carimo1, Jose Murta1

1: EXI LDA, Mozambique; 2: Ministry of Land Environment and Rural Development; 3: MB Consulting Lda; 4: Verde Azul Lda

A New and Promising Agency for Immovable Property Registration in Tajikistan

Suha Satana1, Azizmamad Karimov Dushanbiyevich2, Akram Kaharov Nabiyevich3

1: Independent Consultant, Turkey; 2: Deputy Director, State Committee for Land Administration and Geodesy, Tajikistan; 3: Deputy Director, SUERIP, Tajikistan

Enhancing tenure security through rural parcel right demarcation: experience from the Ghana Land Administration Project.

Sarah Antwi-Boasiako

Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana

Fixing the Legal Framework to be successful in Land Management/Administration Projects

Alexander Kohli, Jürg Kaufmann

SWISS LAND MANAGEMENT Foundation, Switzerland

14-07: Research on Land Rights & Female Empowerment
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Hans Binswanger, Tswahne Institute of Technology, South Africa

Land Allocation in Subsistence Economies and Intra-Familial Time-Use Decisions

Nadege Miclanche Azebaze1, Thomas Falk2, Evelyn Korn1

1: Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany; 2: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Marital Sorting, Resource Misallocation, and Agricultural Productivity

Ardina Hasanbasri1, Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis1, Cezar Santos2, Leandro De Magalhaes3

1: Washington University in St. Louis, United States of America; 2: Fundação Getulio Vargas; 3: University of Bristol

Creating Space: Reforming Informal Land Tenure and the Rights of Previously Excluded Groups

Alexandra Hartman1, Heather Huntington2, Kate Marple-Cantrell3

1: University College of London, United Kingdom; 2: Cloudburst; 3: Cloudburst

“As a husband I will love, lead and provide.” Social processes shaping women's access to land in Ghana

Isabel Lambrecht

IFPRI, Ghana

14-08: Post-Disaster Preparedness and Land Governance
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: Josef Lloyd Leitmann, World Bank, United States of America

Long-Term Disaster Recovery Planning in Urban Centers: The Role of Land Tenure and Housing in Reducing Vulnerability

Christopher Andrews1, Cynthia Caron1,2

1: The Cloudburst Group, United States of America; 2: Clark University, United States of America

Scaling up urban DRR in Cambodia

Piotr Sasin, Tep Sokha

People in Need, Cambodia

Urbanisation in Asia and the Pacific: Challenges for Responsible Land Administration and Land Management

David Mitchell1, Donovan Storey2, Danilo Antonio3, CheeHai Teo4, Lowie Rosales_Kawasaki3

1: RMIT University, Australia; 2: ESCAP, Thailand.; 3: UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network, Kenya; 4: ASEAN Federation of Land Surveying and Geomatics, Malaysia

14-09: Technologies for Improving Taxation Efficiency
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Christopher Barlow, Thomson Reuters, United States of America

Ghanaian Municipalities Increase Locally Generated Revenue through GIS and Street Addressing; Now, They Must Analyze Impacts and Develop Policies.

Anna Lamberson1, Ishmael Adams2, Tamara Arsenault2

1: Independent Consultant, United States of America; 2: Global Communities

Development of a Geoportal for Effective County Land Administration: Case of Nairobi City County

Victor Ouna

Technical University of Kenya, Kenya

Spatial Property System (MEGSIS)

Mehmet Fatih Diri

General Directorate of Land Registy and Cadastre (TKGM), Turkey

Using Administrative Land Price Data to Assess Tax Gaps

Daniel Ayalew Ali

World Bank, United States of America

CB10: Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
Closing Plenary
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Janet Edeme, African Union Commission, Ethiopia

Concluding Remarks

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez

World Bank, United States of America

Concluding Remarks

Kaushik Basu

World Bank, United States of America

Concluding Remarks

Esther Mwaura Muiru

GROOTS Kenya, Kenya

Conference Conclusions

Klaus Deininger

World Bank, United States of America

Location: MC Atrium

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