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Session Overview
Date: Monday, 14/Mar/2016
002: Roundtable on Gender, Rights to Land and the SDGs
Location: MC C2-131
Date: Tuesday, 15/Mar/2016
01-05: Land Value Capture and Taxation
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Joan Youngman, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, United States of America

Creating the first Latin-American Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Instrument

Angelica Nunez, Jose Luis Acero

World Bank, United States of America

Urban Land Management Strategies and Affordable Housing: Zero Carbon Development, Tenure Regularization and Taxation, Strategies for Public Land, Valuation and Valuation Capture

Barthipan Ganeshamoorthy1, I.H.K Mahanama2

1: Ministry of Lands, Sri Lanka; 2: Ministry of Lands , Sri Lanka

Leveraging Land Administration for Transparent, Diversified and Predictable Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)

Jill Urban-Karr

Trimble Navigation, Ltd, United States of America

Scaling Up Land-based Financing for Sustainable and Equitable Cities

Lawrence Walters1, Rebecca Ochong2, Liz Paterson2, Jean du Plessis2

1: Brigham Young University, United States of America; 2: UN-Habitat

02-05: Principles of Property Valuation and Taxation
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Roland White, World Bank, United States of America

The Three Key Principles For Mass Appraisal: Data Quality, Data Quality And Data Quality

Marco Kuijper, Ruud Kathmann

Netherlands Council for Real Estate Assessment, Netherlands, The

Is The Attribution Of ‘Value’ A Pre-Cursor To The Establishment Of Land & Property Rights?

James Kavanagh1, Chris Barlow2, Frances Plimmer1

1: RICS, United Kingdom; 2: Thomson Reuters, USA

In Search of a Cost Effective Way to Value Land for Property Taxation

Risto Peltola

National Land Survey, Finland

Uniform Property Valuation and Efficient Real Property Tax Collections as Competitive Fiscal Advantages for Urban Renewal

Jephte Munez

University of the Philippines, Philippines

03-05: Strengthening Valuation Technology and Mass Valuation
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: James Kavanagh, RICS, United Kingdom

Exploring the Benefits of Technology to Government and Society: A Case Example From The Valuation Office, Cape Town, South Africa

Trevor Davies

KPMG, United States of America

How modern technologies used in the mass valuation may serve the strengthening of self-governance (Lithuanian experience)

Arvydas Bagdonavičius, Albina Aleksienė, Kęstutis Sabaliauskas, Aidas Petrošius

State Enterprise Centre of Registers, Lithuania

Land Administration and Valuation Information Management System (LAVIMS) – Five Years of Operations in Mauritius

Graham Deane1, Tim Pattison1, Navinchandra Luchoo2

1: Airbus Defence and Space, United Kingdom; 2: Ministry of Housing and Lands, Republic of Mauritius

Effective and sustainable systems for valuing property for taxation: A comparative analysis

Richard Almy

Almy, Gloudemans, Jacobs & Denne, United States of America

04-05: Comparing Valuation and Taxation in Africa, Europe and Central Asia
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Riel Franzsen, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Property Valuation Challenges in Africa: The Case of Selected African Countries

Maxwell Mutema

Independent Consultant, Zimbabwe

Sales Price Register as basic and first step on the way to comprehensive Mass Valuation System in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jelena Zelić

CILAP Project - BIH, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida

Real estate valuation in Turkey: Future directions

Mehmet Cete

Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey

Property Tax Reform in Africa: Challenges and Potential

William Mccluskey, Riel Franzsen

African Tax Institute, University of Pretoria, South Africa

05-05: Roundtable on Lessons Learned in Property Valuation and Taxation in Europe and Central Asia
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Mika-Petteri Törhönen, The World Bank, United States of America

Achieving Successful Implementation of Value-based Property Tax Reforms in the ECA Region

Richard John Grover1, Mika-Petteri Törhönen2, Paul Munro-Faure3, Aanchal Anand2

1: Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom; 2: World Bank; 3: FAO

Property Sales Register as a Tool to Improve the Quality of Valuation and Market Analysis. Lessons Learned from Selected Countries

Aivar Tomson

DTZ, Estonia

Public Awareness Challenges of Valuation and Taxation

Joan Youngman

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, United States of America

Experiences of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) in ECA

Ronald Worth, Larry Clark

International Association of Assessing Officers, United States of America


Larry Clark

International Association of Assessng Officers, United States of America

Date: Wednesday, 16/Mar/2016
06-04: Benefits of Interoperability for Governments and Citizens
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Luis Bermudez, OGC, United States of America

Maximizing benefits of integrated property data via web-oriented GIS and other innovative methods of utilization. Lithuania’s strategy in action.

Aidas Petrosius

State Enterprise Centre of Registers, Lithuania

Economic and Financial Analysis of National Spatial Data Infrastructure: The Albania Case Study

Aanchal Anand, Kathrine Kelm

World Bank, United States of America

A proposition to solve the land cadaster system in Brazil: the role of CNIR and a new institutionalization

Bastiaan Philip Reydon1, Ana Paula Bueno2, Ana Karina Bueno3

1: UNICAMP, Brazil; 2: UNICAMP,Brazil; 3: PROCAM, USP, Brazil

Bridging the Information Void between Banks & Small Shareholder Farmers: How technology and information offers a pull-through mechanism from the informal to formal economy.

Saidah Nash Charter

Thomson Reuters, United States of America

07-04: Ensuring Interoperability through Proper Frameworks
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Kęstutis Sabaliauskas, State Enterprise Centre of Registers, Lithuania

National Land Soft Infrastructure (NLSI), a new concept for the development of a digital land system in Tunisia (a case study)

Beckhee Cho1, Hyoung Gun Wang2, Jaeyong Yoo3

1: LX Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation, Korea, Republic of (South Korea); 2: World Bank Group; 3: Geomexsoft.,LTD

Cloud, Mobile and Big Data Technologies in Responsible Land Administration

Geoffrey Christopher Hay

Trimble Navigation Ltd, New Zealand

Mainstreaming Spatial Data Sharing – With a Bit of Effort Performance At Scale is Here Just When You Need It!

Lesley Maureen Arnold

Geospatial Frameworks Pty Ltd, Australia

Property Taxation of 3D type properties

Kauko Jussi Viitanen1, Heidi Falkenbach1, Vincent Mangioni2, Juho-Pekka Virtanen1, Hannu Hyyppä1

1: Aalto University, Finland; 2: University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

08-05: Roundtable on Spatial Data Generation: How New Technologies Can Help
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Cornelis de Zeeuw, Kadaster, Netherlands, The



An Assessment of Different Imagery Options and Data Technologies to Support Land Administration Projects

Michael Schultz Rasmussen, Taoufik Choukri, Simon Musäus, Stephen Minnaar, Jakob Riise

COWI, Denmark

A study on the verification of the UAV utilization for cadastral renovation project

Jaekang Lee, SangGu Kang, Dusin Lee

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

The Six Fundamental Elements for Spatially Enabled Societies from a Fit-For-Purpose Perspective

Daniel Steudler

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo, Switzerland

Fit for Purpose Parcel Mapping Methodologies for a Seamless Cadastre Database

John McKenna

Trimble Navigation, United States of America

09-05: Spatial Data Generation: Conceptual Foundations and Data Models
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: John Dawson, Geoscience Australia, Australia

Ideal Cadastre Data Model and Spatial Property System (MEGSIS)

Funda Aydın Seymen, Ismail Kurukama, Gungor Guzel

General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre, Turkey

Toward Analytical Cadastre - A Basis for Efficient Land Management

Yerach Doytsher, Anna Shnaidman

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

The Key Registers in Finland

Petri Korpinen

National Land Survey of Finland, Finland

Methodology for Land Digital Data Generation

Jaeyong Yoo

Geomex Soft, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

The e-Migration: Progress on Automation and Land Systems for Better Governance in Kenya

Mariamu Ali El-Maawy

Ministry of land, Housing and Urban Development, Kenya, Kenya

10-05: Designing Data Models to Ensure Inter-Operability
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Yerach Doytsher, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Towards an effective Land Information System – The Land Management Information and Transaction System (LMITS) in Cabo Verde

Luis Pedro Maximiano, Hélio Martins

Nucleo Operacional para a Sociedade de Informação - NOSi, Cape Verde

Experiences in developing business process for Flexible Land Tenure Act implementation in Gobabis Namibia

Anna Muller1, Royal Mabakeng1, Jean Du Plessis2, John Gitau2, Qhobela Cyprian Selebalo2, Peter Rutsch3

1: Namibia Housing Action Group; 2: UN-Habitat, Kenya; 3: Independent Consultant

From Possession to Ownership: Expanding the Access of Small-Scale Farmers to Land Ownership in Piauí, Brazil

Camille Bourguignon1, Alzir Felippe Buffara Antunes2, José Osmar Alves3

1: The World Bank, United States of America; 2: Piauí Land Institute, Brazil; 3: Paraná Federal University, Brazil

Empowering Land Audit in Zambia through technology

Shlomi Sivan

Sivan Design D.S Ltd, Israel

Date: Thursday, 17/Mar/2016
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

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

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

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

Date: Friday, 18/Mar/2016
MasterClass 01-02: GLTN: An Interactive Workshop: How to Pilot the CoFLAS Tool
Location: MC C2-131

How to pilot the Costing and Financing of Land Administration Services (CoFLAS) Tool: an interactive workshop

Kate Fairlie1, Tony Burns1, Rebecca Ochong2

1: Land Equity International, Australia; 2: UN-Habitat Global Land Tool Network

MasterClass 02-02: LANDAC: Lessons Learned in Multi-Stakeholder Land Governance Dialogue
Location: MC C2-131

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue In Land Governance: Lessons Learned And Ways Forward

Annelies Zoomers1,3, Frits van der Wal2,3, George Schoneveld4, Gemma Betsema3,1

1: Utrecht University, International Development Studies; 2: Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 3: LANDac Netherlands Academy for Land Governance, Netherlands, The; 4: CIFOR

MasterClass 03-02: Managing Social Risk, Maximizing Opportunities: Why Partnering with Indigenous Peoples is Essential for Sustainable Land Governance
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Luis Felipe Duchicela, World Bank, United States of America

Managing Social Risk, Maximizing Opportunities: Why Partnering with Indigenous Peoples is Essential for Sustainable Land Governance

Luis Felipe Duchicela1, Emily Greenspan2, Gregory Eliyu Guldin3, Alan Tidwell4

1: The World Bank Group, United States of America; 2: Oxfam America; 3: Cross-Cultural Consulting Services; 4: Georgetown University

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