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Session Overview
Date: Tuesday, 15/Mar/2016
01-03: Emerging Practice and Standards for Community Land Demarcation
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Rachael Knight, Namati, United States of America

Up-scaling CBMIS: What are the Challenges and How to Address them

Tui Shortland1, Sabine Pallas2, Stefania Battistelli3

1: Repo Consultancy, New Zealand; 2: International Land Coalition, Italy; 3: Independent Consultant

Use of Advanced Geospatial Technologies to Improve Land Administration on Indigenous Communities

Daniel Paez, Andrea Gomez

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

From Field Notes to Policy Notes: Lessons Learned from Participatory Village Boundary Setting / Resource Mapping (VBS/RM) Activity in Rural Indonesia

Muchammad Sigit Widodo1, Rubeta Andriani1, Akhmad Safik1, Martin Hardiono2, Kevin Barthel2

1: Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) - Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia; 2: Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

Born Native, Born Digital: Using Information and Technology to Support the Effective Participation of Indigenous Australians in Land Management Decisions

Raelene Webb, Pamela McGrath

National Native Title Tribunal, Australia

02-03: Legal & Conceptual Aspects of Community Land Demarcation
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Jacob Zevenbergen, University of Twente, Netherlands, The

Common benefits: Harnessing potential of the commons for inclusive growth

Ruth Meinzen-Dick1, Steven Lawry2

1: IFPRI, United States of America; 2: CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia

Customs and Commonage in the Balance: Assessing the survival and maturation of community lands as a modern landholding sector

Liz Alden Wily

independent, Kenya

Social Mapping of Land Rights as a way of Securing Tenure for Communities in Kenya: Law, Culture and Politics

Patricia K. Mbote, Collins Odote

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Institutional Models For A Future Recognition And Registration Of Customary (Communal) Tenure in Myanmar

Kirsten Ewers Andersen

Consultant to the Land Core Group, Myanmar

03-03: Practical Experiences with Community Land Demarcation I
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Raelene Webb, National Native Title Tribunal, Australia

From Compliance with Environmental Legislation to Recognition of Land Rights: a Solution to the Predicament of Brazil’s Traditional Peoples and Communities?

Taiguara Raiol Alencar1, Elisa de Siqueira1, Marcia Nogueira Franceschini2, Allan Milhomens2

1: GIZ, Brazil; 2: Ministry of Environment, Brazil

TLTB: Strategies for expanding coverage, reliability, transparency and sustainability of Land administratio services delivery

Solomone Viticauravou Nata

iTaukei Land Trust Board, Fiji Islands

Woreda (District) Participatory Land Use Planning in Pastoral Areas of Ethiopia: development, piloting and opportunities for scaling up.

Tigistu GebreMeskel1, Fiona Flintan2, Ulrich Bormann3, Akloweg Nigatu4

1: Rural Land Administration and Use Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia; 2: ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) & ILC (International Land Coalition); 3: GIZ, Ethiopia; 4: previously Oxfam, now FAO, Ethiopia

04-03: Practical Experiences with Community Land Demarcation II
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Elizabeth Alden Wily, independent, Kenya

Enhancing security of Community land rights and management: opportunities and challenges for the Mozambican Land administration

José Monteiro, Emidio Oliveira, Joaquim Langa, Amílcar Benate

Community Land initiative (iTC), Mozambique

Lessons Learned from CSO-led Systematic Registration of Customary Land in Zambia

Noreen Miti2, Christopher Mulenga1, Matthew Sommerville1

1: Tetra Tech, USAID Tenure and Global Climate Change Project, Zambia; 2: Chipata District Land Alliance

Enhancing Tenure Security for Customary Lands and Natural Resources in Karamoja Region through Participatory Community Mapping

Emmanuel Adiba1, Samuel Mabikke2, Lowie Rosales1,2, Antonio Danilo2,2, Edmond Malilo Owor1, Ronald Mwandeje3, John Mwebe4

1: Uganda Land Alliance, Uganda; 2: UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network; 3: Arrow Research World; 4: International Accountability Project

Enhancing Property Rights Through Land Tenure Regularisation In Botswana

Patrick Otlaadisa Malope, Molefe Phirinyane

Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, Botswana

05-03: Roundtable on Land Use Planning & Links to Community Land Demarcation
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Margaret Rugadya, Ford Foundation, Kenya

Enhancing Tenure Security For Communities In Wreas Designated For Agricultural Purposes

Alfred Mwala Sikopo, Jericko Mulofwa, Wiinno Mwililma

Ministry of Land Reform, Namibia

Application of Geomatics for Mapping Land and Natural Resource Use and Rights: A Case Study of IFAD Programmes in East and Southern Africa

John Kahiu1, Danilo Antonio1, Steven Jonckheere2, Solomon Mkumbwa1, Solomon Njogu3, Harold Liversage2

1: UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network; 2: International Fund for Agricultural Development; 3: Technical University of Munich

Improving Security of Rights to Resources through Participatory Rangeland Management in Ethiopia

Sisay Awgichew1, Fiona Flintan2, Solomon Bekure3

1: CARE Ethiopia, USAID-PRIME project; 2: ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) & ILC (International Land Coalition); 3: Tetratech, USAID-LAND project

Communal Land Use Management In Bir Temicha Watershed, EthiopiaI

Tenaw Hailu Tedela

GiZ_ AU, Ethiopia

Date: Wednesday, 16/Mar/2016
06-02: Role of Land Policy in Agricultural Transformation and Inclusive Economic Growth: Implications for Africa
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Michael Kirk, University of Marburg, Germany

Africa’s Changing Farmland Ownership: The Rise of the Emergent Investor Farmer

Thomas Jayne1, Jordan Chamberlin1, Lulama Traub2, Nicholas Sitko1, Milu Muyanga1, Felix Yeboah1, Chewe Nkonde1, Ward Anseeuw3, Antony Chapoto4, Richard Kachule5

1: Michigan State University, United States of America; 2: Stellenbosch University, South Africa; 3: University of Pretoria, South Africa; 4: Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI), Zambia; 5: Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi

Is small still beautiful? The farm size-productivity relationship revisited

Milu Muyanga, Thomas Jayne

Michigan State University, United States of America

The Role of Land Policy in Agricultural Transformation and Inclusive Economic Growth: Implications for Africa

Thomas Jayne2, Caleb Stevens1, Sarah Lowery1, M. Mercedes Stickler1

1: USAID, United States of America; 2: Michigan State University, United States of America


Klaus Deininger

World Bank, United States of America

07-02: Perspectives on Eminent Domain
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Katharina Pistor, Columbia Law School, United States of America

Economic Analysis Of Takings Law: Reexamination

Hans-Bernd Schaefer1, Ram Singh2

1: Bucerius Law School gGmbH; 2: Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

Private Exercises of Eminent Domain: Korea and beyond

Iljoong Kim1, Sungkyu Park2

1: SungKyunKwan University, Korea, Republic of (South Korea); 2: Korea Real Estate Research Institute, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Sharing Development Surplus with Landowners

Hojun Lee1, Iljoong Kim2, Sungkyu Park3

1: Korea Development Institute (KDI), Korea, Republic of (South Korea); 2: SungKyunKwan University (SKKU), Korea, Republic of (South Korea); 3: Korea Real Estate Research Institute (KRERI), Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

The Use and Abuse of Eminent Domain in the United States

Ilya Somin

George Mason University School of Law, United States of America

Compulsory Land Acquisition in Developing Countries: Shifting Paradigm or Entrenched Legacy?

Jonathan Lindsay

World Bank, United States of America

08-03: Addressing "Legacy" Land Claims
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Jonathan Lindsay, World Bank, United States of America

Righting the Wrongs of Existing Land-based Investments: Addressing Grievances in the Context of International Legal Liability

Kaitlin Cordes, Lise Johnson, Sam Szoke-Burke

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, United States of America

Land Tenure Solutions as a Scalable Business: Linking Smallholder Land Tenure and Land Productivity – Cases from Ghana, Indonesia and Albania

Thomas Vaassen, Pickett Katie Ellen, Simon Ulvund

Landmapp, The Netherlands

Addressing ‘Legacy’ Land Claims in Agribusiness Investments

Lorenzo Cotula, Thierry Berger, Philippine Sutz

IIED, United Kingdom

Mapping Resource Contracts – Concessions as a Property Rights Layer

Frank Pichel1, Anders Pedersen2, Robert Banick3

1: Cadasta Foundation; 2: Natural Resource Governance Institute; 3: Independent Consultant

09-03: Country Perspectives on New Approaches to Securing Land Tenure in Africa
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Joan Kagwanja, UNECA, Ethiopia

Developing a National Land Information Management System – the Kenyan Strategy

David Kuria, Amos Kasaine, Abdulkadir Khalif, Silas Kinoti

National Land Commission, Kenya

Strategies for Expanding Coverage, Reliability, Transparency and Sustainability of Land Administration Service Delivery –Malawi’s Case

Ivy Julie Luhanga, Davie Chilonga, Callistus Kharapuwa, Mike Chigowo, Kwame Ngwira

Ministry of Lands,Housing and Urban Development, Malawi

Land Rights from a Gender Perspective: Multi-stakeholder Actions to enhance Gender and Women’s Land Rights in Land Policy Formulation and Implementation in Uganda

Naome Justine Kabanda1, Harrison Irumba1, Samuel Mabikke2, Danilo Antonio2, Lowie Rosales-Kawasaki2

1: Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Uganda; 2: UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network

Meeting the Challenges of Legal Security of Land Rights andTransactions in Cabo Verde

Carlos Varela, Miguel Ramos, Sonia Schofield

Millennium Challenge Account - Cabo Verde II, Cape Verde

Effectiveness of Land Speculation Control Techniques In Emerging Sub-Saharan African Land Markets

Moses Mpogole Kusiluka1, Swagile Msananga.1, De Souza Giles2

1: Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Deveopment, Tanzania; 2: Land equity

10-03: Roundtable on Geodetic Reference Frames
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Vanessa Lawrence CB, The World Bank, United Kingdom

Benefits of Investments in Geodetic Reference Frame Infrastructure

John Dawson

Geoscience Australia

What an Enhanced Geodetic Reference Frame Can Do For Economic Growth in Africa - Geodetic Reference Frames in Africa

Hussein Farah

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

How Global and National Geodetic Reference Frames are Connected and Why They are Needed

Zuheir Altamimi

Institut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN)

Geodetic Capability and Infrastructure Vital for Prosperity

Anne Jorgensen, Laila Lovhoiden

Norwegian Mapping Authority

Overview of the Global Geodetic Reference Frame

John Dawson

Geoscience Australia

Integrating Geospatial Information into the SDGs

Gregory Scott

United Nations Statistics Division

Date: Thursday, 17/Mar/2016
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

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

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

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

Date: Friday, 18/Mar/2016
MasterClass 01-01: World Bank: An Introduction to the Land Tenure Module & using CAPI Survey Solutions
Location: MC 2-800

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World Bank: An Introduction to the Land Tenure Module & using CAPI Survey Solutions

Stein T. Holden1, Daniel Ayalew Ali2

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

MasterClass 02-01: World Bank: Pre-Analysis of Survey Data for Policy - Introducing ADePt for Land & crops
Location: MC 2-800

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Generating informative reports from your agricultural surveys is a few clicks away! Hands-on demonstration of the Agriculture module of the ADePT automated analysis software

Harriet Kasidi Mugera, Lena Nguyen, Sergiy Radyakin, Alberto Zezza

World Bank, United States of America

MasterClass 03-01: World Bank, FAO, IFAD: Collecting, Processing and Analyzing Micro Level Data ( "The Rome Data Hub")
Location: MC 2-800

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