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Session Overview
Date: Monday, 14/Mar/2016
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

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

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

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

Date: Tuesday, 15/Mar/2016
01-01: Land Policy Development in Francophone West Africa
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Simeon Kacou Ehui, World Bank, United States of America

Session with French translation


Designing and Updating Land Policies: a Work-in-Progress in Francophone Africa

Andre Teyssier

World Bank, United States of America

Land Policy Development in Mali

Mohamed Aly Bathily

Ministère des Domaines de l'Etat et des Affaires Foncières au Mali, Mali

Land Policy Development in Cote d’Ivoire

Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly

Ministry of Agriculture, Côte d'Ivoire

Implementing the Land Policy in Burkina Faso

Moussa Ouedraogo

PRGLA/PNUD, Burkina Faso

Expanding Land Policy Reform in Madagascar

Rivo Andrianirina - Ratsialonana

Land Observatory Madagascar, Madagascar

Land Reform Process in Senegal: Issues, Methodological Approaches and Perspectives

El Hadji Faye

Commission Nationale de la Reforme Fonciere, Senegal

02-01: Bridging the Digital Divide: Applying Lessons from the 2016 WDR for Land
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Phillip Jeremy Hay, World Bank, United States of America

Session with French translation


Bridging the Digital Divide: Key Messages from the 2016 WDR

Zahid Hasnain

World Bank, United States of America

Partnership Opportunities in the Development of E-systems of Land Governance in Kenya

Jacob Kaimenyi Thuranira

Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development, Kenya

Leveraging e-Governance and Private Sector Expertise in the Land Sector: Malawi’s Experience

Atupele Muluzi

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Malawi

Leveraging e-Governance and Private Sector Expertise in the Land Sector: Lithuania’s Experience

Kęstutis Sabaliauskas

State Enterprise Centre of Registers, Lithuania

Improving Registry Performance by Drawing on Modern Technology and the Private Sector

Ebal Diaz

Presidential House, Honduras

The Modernization of Korea's Land Administration for Global-level E-Governance

Youngpyo Kim

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

Responsible Land Governance and Sustainable Value Chains: Opportunities of the Internet

Virgilio delos Reyes

Republic of the Philippines Department of Agrarian Reform, Philippines

03-01: New Ways of Generating and Using Spatial Data
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Hussein Farah, Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Kenya


Francesco Holecz1, Charles Eyre2, Timothy Synnott3, Peter Wells4, Steve Keyworth5, Pasi Miettinen6

1: sarmap; 2: Eyre Consulting; 3: FSC consultant; 4: Lutra Consulting; 5: Environment Systems; 6: FSC

Developing Soil, Crop, and Landscape Information Systems for Africa and South Asia

Christian Witt

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States of America

Plotting Productivity: Soil use Management Plans in Uruguay

Raquel Orejas Tagarro1, Katie Kennedy Freeman1, Mariana Hill2

1: The World Bank, United States of America; 2: Ministry of Agriculture Uruguay

Experience with Using Geospatial Data for Monitoring Forest Change and Compliance with Zero Deforestation

Peter Veit

World Resources Institute, United States of America

04-01: Strengthening Capacity for Implementing Land Policies in Africa
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Stephen Karingi, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Ethiopia

Opening Remarks

Thomas Silberhorn

BMZ, Germany

Addressing Capacity and Accountability Gaps

Joan Kagwanja

UNECA, Ethiopia

Addressing Policy & Main Capacity Gaps into Country Strategies

Klaus Deininger

World Bank, United States of America

Strengthening capacities for land governance in Africa: The Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (“NELGA”)

Marc Hermann Andreas Nolting1, Judy Wambui Kariuki2, Joan Kagwanja2, Klaus W. Deininger3

1: Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ, Ethiopia; 2: African Land Policy Initiative, LPI, Ethiopia; 3: The World Bank

Building Geospatial Capacity in Africa: The Contribution of RCMRD

Hussein Farah


Developing Capacity Assessment Tool for Land Policy Implementation: Experience from Kenya, Mozambique And Uganda

Walter Timo de Vries1, Liza Groenendijk2, Moses Muzinguzi3, Cyprian Selebalo4

1: Technical University Munich, Germany; 2: University of Twente; 3: Makerere University; 4: UN-Habitat

Perspective of a Research Institute

Gunnar Kohlin

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

The Role of University Networks in Implementing the AU Agenda on Land: EALAN

Achamyeleh Gashu Adam

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

05-01: Planning for Urban Expansion
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Anna Wellenstein, World Bank, United States of America

Planning and Managing Urban Growth in South Asia

Jon Kher Kaw, Mark Roberts

The World Bank

State Led Innovative Mechanisms to Access Serviced Land in India

Rejeet Mathews1, Madhav Pai1, Tintu Sebastian2, Souhardhya Chakraborty2

1: World Resources Institute, India; 2: Independent Urbanist

Institutional Challenges in Promoting Green Urban Development in Sub-Sahara Africa

Chyi-Yun Huang

World Bank, United States of America

Planning for Urban Expansion in Africa: Experience from Ethiopia and Other Countries

Patrick Lamson-Hall, Shlomo Angel, Dave de Groot

Ethiopia Urban Expansion Initiative, United States of America

Date: Wednesday, 16/Mar/2016
06-01: Community Land Rights and Forests in Latin America: Lessons Learned
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: J. Humberto Lopez, The World Bank, United States of America

Session with Spanish translation


Experience with Titling of Indigenous Peoples’ Lands in Nicaragua

Hernan Estrada

Republic of Nicaragua

Recognition of Indigenous Peoples Land Rights in Honduras

Roman Alvarez

Land Administration Project, Honduras

Titling of Native Amazon Communities Territories in Peru

Eduardo Nayap Kinin


Experience in Titling the Rights of Andean (campesino) and Amazon (native) Communities in Peru

Aida Maria Amezaga Menendez

Ministry of Agriculture, Peru

Strengthening Forest and Land Tenure in the Argentine Chaco

Paola Bergallo1, Florencia Saulino1, Gustavo Maurino1, María Alejandra Bouquet2, Stamatis Kotouzas2

1: Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina; 2: World Bank, United States of America


Luis Felipe Duchicela

World Bank, United States of America

07-01: Doing Business and Innovations in Quality of Land Administration
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Rita Ramalho, World Bank, United States of America

 Session with spanish translation


Increasing Reliability of Infrustructure of the Land Administration System in the Russian Federation

Igor Vasiliev

Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography, Russian Federation

Quality, innovations and reliability of Land administration i Sweden

Dennis Linden

Lantmäteriet, Swedish Land Survey, Sweden

Towards Modernization of Land Administration in Bhutan

Tenzin Namgay

National Land Commission, Bhutan

Development and Implementation of the Land Management System: An Impetus or A Deterrent to Effective and Efficient Land Management in Kenya?

Muhammad Swazuri, David Kuria, Geoffrey Nyamasege

National Land Commission, Kenya

Resolution of land disputes in France

Frédéric Varin

High Council of Notary (CSN)

08-01: Landscapes and Green Growth I
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Peter Veit, World Resources Institute, United States of America

Cost efficiency of smallholder payment for ecosystem services (PES) scheme in rural Kenya

Emmanuel Benjamin, Johannes Sauer

Technische Universität München, Germany

A multifaceted approach in mapping ecosystem services values in multiple landscape: Insight of tropical protected area

Kamlisa Uni Kamlun1,2, Fazleen Abdul Fatah3, Renate Bürger-Arndt1

1: Goettingen University, Germany; 2: Universiti Malaysia Sabah; 3: Universiti Teknologi Mara

A spatiotemporal model based geospatial technology in managing allocated funds within the Green Morocco Plan

Fatima Ezzahra Adous2, Moha El-ayachi1, Elouafi Elghouat3, Fatiha Ibannain4

1: Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medecine, Morocco; 2: Ministry of Agriculture and fisheries; 3: Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medecine, Morocco; 4: National agency of Land Conservation, Cadastre , and Mapping

Liberia Forest Sector Program

Gerardo Segura, Neeta Hooda, Agostini Paola, Ana Maria Velosa Gonzales, Sachiko Kondo, George Ledec, Nicholas Meitaki Soikan, Gloria Malia Mahama, Catherine Anderson, Abimbola Adubi, Julie Roger, Sachiko Morita, Lesya Verheijen

World Bank, United States of America

Financial Requirements for Linking Markets and Investors to Low-carbon Green Growth in Agricultural Supply Chains

Gabriel Thoumi. CFA

Climate Advisers, United States of America

09-01: Landscapes and Green Growth II
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Steven Lawry, Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia

Session with French translation


Migration, fragility and Resilient Landscape: the Resilient Landscape Initiative

Paola Agostini, Ana Maria Gonzalez, Gayatri Kanungo, Philippe Dardel, Mei Xie

The World Bank, United States of America

Transformative and Integrated Solutions for Landscapes Management

Gayatri Kanungo1, Paola Agostini1, Philippe Dardel1, Madjiguene Seck1, Mei Xie1, Mohamed Bakarr2

1: World Bank Group, United States of America; 2: Global Environment Facility

Integrated Landscape Management in Kenya: The State of the Policy Environment

Krista Heiner1, Seth Shames1, Emily Spiegel2

1: EcoAagriculture Partners, United States of America; 2: Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

10-01: Mainstreaming Land in Habitat III
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Sameh Naguib Wahba, World Bank, United States of America

Session with French translation


Why Land Governance Matters for Sustainable Cities and the Opportunities of Habitat III

Don Chen

Ford Foundation

Experience of EPFIF in Land Management for Better Urban Planning

Pascal Dayre

EPFIF, France

Including Local Revenue Generation in the Habitat III Agenda

George McCarthy

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, United States of America

Role of Land Policy for Affordable Housing

Chris Vincent

Habitat for Humanity International, United States of America

Engendering Habitat III

Jan Peterson

Huairou Commission, United States of America

Integrating Land in the New Urban Agenda

Robert Lewis-Lettington


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

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)

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

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

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

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