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Session Overview
Date: Monday, 14/Mar/2016
Day 1: Innovation Fair
Location: MC Atrium

Full day presentation of new technologies and products

Date: Tuesday, 15/Mar/2016
Day 2: Innovation Fair
Location: MC Atrium

Half day presentation of new technologies and products

Date: Wednesday, 16/Mar/2016
POS 01-01: Poster Session
Location: MC Atrium

Innovations in recording of rights, mapping, and land data utilization: a case study of issuance of customary certificates of occupancy in Northern Uganda

Okello Julius1, Danilo Antonio2, Harold Liversage3, John Gitau2, Samuel Mabikke2, Solomon Mkumbwa2

1: African Institute for Strategic Research Governance and Development (AISRGD); 2: UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network; 3: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Nasarawa State Looking Inward: Development Spatial Data Infrastructure and Efficient Internal Land Revenue Generation in Nigeria

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

Nasarawa State Government, Nigeria 1

Quantifying the Effects of the Formalization of Informal Development Policies on a National Economy

Steven Nystrom1, Chrysi Potsiou2

1: Principal – NewStream Companies; 2: National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Securing Land Rights through Flexible Mapping Approaches - an Analysis of the Legal and Policy Implications in Ghana

Eric Yeboah1,2, Mark Kakraba-Ampeh2

1: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana; 2: Land Resource Management Centre, Kumasi-Ghana

Geoinformatics in Urban Governance in the Developing Country, India

Madan Mohan

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Developping a Methodologic Approach For Participatory Land Use Mapping To Secure Customatory Rights.

Essama Essama Mathurin

Sub regional Network of Parliamentarians for Sustainable Management of Forest Resources in Central Africa(REPAR), Cameroon

Training in the use of the Land Information System (LIS) in local communities in the Senegal River Valley: identification of problems, training needs, key actors, and perspectives of the training.

Papa Samba Ndiaye

Millenium Challenge Account Senegal, Senegal

Incorporating Complexity and Cultural Identity in Land Governance Assessment Methodologies: Opportunities and Challenges

Fahria Masum, Walter de Vries

Technische Universität München, Germany

POS 01-02: Poster Session
Location: MC Atrium

Open Source and crowd-sourcing tools for land administration – Which way forward

Solomon Njogu2, Kate Fairlie1

1: Land Equity International, Australia; 2: Technische Universitat Munchen

At the Crossroads: Analysing the impact of pastoral policies upon pastoralists in Abalak, Niger

Oussouby Toure, Stephanie Gill

Tearfund, United Kingdom

Evaluating public participation and community preferences in agricultural corridor development: The Prosavana case of Mozambique

Aimée Hampel-Milagrosa, Raoul Herrmann

German Development Institute, Germany

Mainstreaming Land Tenure Security in Vulnerability Reduction

Jamal Browne, Charisse Griffith-Charles

The University of the West Indies

Can the Land Governance Assessment Framework Capture the Spirit of the Voluntary Guidelines on Land Tenure? Critiques and Ways Forward

Stefano Golinelli

University of Sheffield / Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, United Kingdom

Women’s Knowledge And Perception Towards Their Land And Property Rights Across Bombali, Portloko And Tonkolili Districts In Northern Region, Sierra Leone.

Joseph Saffa, Mohamed Sorie Conteh, Lansana Hassan Sowa

Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food (SiLNoRF), Sierra Leone

POS 01-03: Poster Session
Location: MC Atrium

Land Rights and the Transforming Customary Systems in the Era of In-Situ Urbanisation in Zimbabwe: Perspective on and Experiences of Rural Dwellers Living near Domboshawa Rural Business Centre

Innocent Chirisa, Audrey Kwangwama, Elmond Bandauko, Abraham Matamanda

University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Urbanization And Land Security: Evidence From Kampala Capital City Authority Urban Poor Settlements.

James Kabuye

Kyambogo University, Uganda

Urban Land Taxation In Gujarat: Modern Socioeconomic Challanges

Vaishali Bhupendrakumar Patel


Urban Land Tenure Regularization and Taxation: Implication for Poverty Reduction in Kaduna Metropolis, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Lawong Bernsah

Department of Economics, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, Nigeria

Visualising South Africa’s past injustices – datasets and maps of forced removals

Sara Janssens1,2, Priscilla Namukasa3, Irene Sinovich2, Evert Waeterloos1,3

1: Belgian Development Agency (BTC); 2: Commission on the Restitution of Land Rights (CRLR), South Africa; 3: Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), South Africa

Large-scale Agricultural Investments, Green Revolution Technology And Smallholder Welfare: Insights From Rice Production In Tanzania

Raoul Herrmann

German Development Institute, Germany

Key Factors of Land Tenure Security in Iraqi Cities: Using Al-Nassiriya City as a Case Study

laith Hady Alossmi Alossmi

Salford university, United Kingdom

Immobilized land market caused by lack of secure property rights: case of the cerrado Piauiense

Bastiaan Philip Reydon, Vitor Bukvar Fernades, Ana Paula S Bueno


Smallholder and land tenure in Ghana: aligning context, empirics and policy

Isabel Lambrecht, Sarah Asare

IFPRI, Ghana

POS 01-04: Poster Session
Location: MC Atrium

Rethinking Land Governance For Sustainable Development: Lessons From Kenya

Willis Oluoch-Kosura

University of Nairobi, Kenya

the Reform of Land Operation System for State-run Farms

Jiang Zhongyi

Research Center for Rural Economy Minsitry of Agriculture P.R. China, China, People's Republic of

Ending Impunity in Natural Resource Management: A lesson from Cambodia’s land and forest management

Ratana Pen

Heinrich Boell Foundation, Cambodia

“Land Grabs” Operationalised? Some Evidence Of the Impacts Of The Implementation Of Large-Scale Agricultural Projects

Christof Althoff1, Kerstin Nolte1, Martin Ostermeier1,2, Jann Lay1,2

1: GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Germany; 2: University of Göttingen, Germany

Land-based Investment along National Corridors in Nepal

Indra Prasad Tiwari

Pokhara University, Nepal

Harnessing Geo-spatial technologies in monitoring and mapping pastoral and migrant settlements in South-Eastern Nigeria

Njike Chigbu1, Susan Chiawolam Nmeregini2, Jennifer Eziaku Chigbu3, Daniel Onukaogu4, Michael Apeh5, Veronica Ugonma Okoye6

1: Abia State polytechnic Aba,Nigeria; 2: Abia State polytechnic Aba,Nigeria; 3: Abia State polytechnic Aba,Nigeria; 4: Abia State polytechnic Aba,Nigeria; 5: Federal Polytechnics Idah,Kogi State,Nigeria; 6: Abia State Polytechnic Aba,Nigeria

Tenure Rights and Taxation Practice of Ethiopia

Nega Woldemichael

LAd Consult, Ethiopia

POS 01-05: Poster Session
Location: MC Atrium

Gendered Outcomes: Distributional Consequences of land registration for women on customary tenure in Northern Uganda

Herbert Kamusiime1, Eddie Nsamba-Gayiiya2, Christine Kajumba3, Sharon Akumu4

1: Associates Research Uganda; 2: Associates Research Uganda; 3: Associates Research Uganda; 4: Associates Research Uganda

Impact of Land Ownership on Agricultural Productivity and Women Empowerment in Pakistan: A Gender Based Empirical Analysis

Rakhshanda Kousar1, Muhammad Sohail Amjad Makhdum2, Muhammad Ashfaq1, Aqeela Saghir1, Ayesha Ajaz1

1: University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan, Pakistan; 2: University of Kiel, Germany

Building Innovative Partnership to bridge Gender Gaps in Large Scale Land Investments, insights from the GADCO - Fievie Model in Ghana

Eric Yeboah, John Bugri

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Gender Sensitive Land Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Panacea for Hunger and Poverty

Njike Chigbu1, Jennifer Eziaku Chigbu2, Susan Chiawolam Nmeregini1, Nnenna Nwaubani1, Veronica Ugonma Okoye1

1: Abia State Polytechnic Aba, Nigeria; 2: ABPOL SURVEY CONSULTS, ABA, NIGERIA

Tenancy reform to promote collective women farmers group can lead to socio-economic development of dalit women farmers of Bihar, India

Sabita Parida

Oxfam India, India

Gender Equitable Land Governance in Odisha, India: An analysis through VGGT-Gender Lens

Pranab Ranjan Choudhury1, Tajamul Haque2, Manoj Kumar Behera1, Smrithi Talwar3

1: Center for Land Governance, NR Management Consulting India Pvt Ltd, India; 2: Council for Social Development, New Delhi, India; 3: The World Bank, New Delhi (During the study)

POS 01-06: Poster Session
Location: MC Atrium

Financing for Agriculture: how to boost opportunities in developing countries

Carin Smaller, Marina Ruete

IISD, Switzerland

Fundamentals of Turkish comprehension in property rights

Murat Incik1, Can Iban2, Nihat Yilmaz1, Hakan Gedikli3

1: Okan University,Land Management and Land Use Doctoral Program, Istanbul - Turkey; 2: Okan University, Geomatics Engineering Department, Istanbul - Turkey; 3: Emlak Konut Real Estate Investment Trust, Istanbul - Turkey

Reformist suggestions on public properties in Turkish real estate legislation regime

Cengiz Yildirim1, Nihat Enver Ulger2, Can Iban2

1: Okan University,Land Management and Land Use Doctoral Program,Istanbul - Turkey; 2: Okan University, Geomatics Engineering Department, Istanbul - Turkey

Challenges Of Post Disaster Assistance To Households Lacking Land Tenure In Coastal Areas: Lessons From The Philippines

Robert A. Deutsch1, Amillah S. Rodil1, Carl M. Carumba2

1: Catholic Organization for Relief, Development, and Aid (Cordaid), Philippines; 2: Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services, Inc (IDEALS, Inc.),

Building Land Markets In Post Conflict Contexts: The Colombian Experience

Camilo Pardo1, Ivonne Moreno2, Daniel Perez3

1: George Mason University, United States of America; 2: Independent, Colombia; 3: Inter-American Development Bank

Analysis Of Effects Of Legal Reforms On Security Of Customary Tenure Rights For The Rural Poor – The Case Of Malawi

Paul K. Jere

Ministry Of Lands and Housing, Malawi

Upscaling Investments in Ecosystem Restoration (ESR) - they key issues: financing and coordination

Annelies Sewell, Jetske Bouma, Stefan van der Esch

PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands, The

POS 01-07: Poster Session
Location: MC Atrium

Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) of the Philippines: Implications for Inter-Agency Cooperation and Citizens’ Participation

Jephte Munez

University of the Philippines, Philippines

Productivity Growth and Convergence in Developing Countries: Theory and Evidence

Wendi Sun, Alison Kelly

Rockland Trust, United States of America

OVERALS Analysis of Adaptation with Drought in Nomads, Southern of Kerman Province, Iran

Shahab Alddin Shokri1, Seyyed Mahmoud Hosseini2

1: 1 Islamic Azad University, Roudehen Branch, Tehran, Iran., Iran, Islamic Republic of; 2: 2 Unversity of Tehran, Faculty of Agricultural Development and Economics, Karaj, Iran

Mere Land Access, Tenure Security and the Fate of Rural Youth in Africa: The Case of Mozambique

Hosaena Ghebru1, Helder Zavale2

1: International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America; 2: Universidade Eduardo Mondlane - Mozambique

POS 01-08: Poster Session
Location: MC Atrium

Land & Water Governance - Lessons from IFAD-supported projects

Mawira Chitima, Harold Liversage, Rikke Grand Olivera, Audrey de Nepveu, Steven Jonckheere, Marie-Lara Hubert-Chartier

International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, Canada

Divide, Produce or Accumulate Wealth, Which is the Function of the Land?

Alexandre Bertoncello1,2, Erika Mayumi Kato Cruz1,3, Lechan Colares Santos1,4, Nancy Okada1

1: UNOESTE, Brazil; 2: FATEC, Brazil; 3: FGV, Brazil; 4: UEM, Brazil

New Trends in Development of Land Administration in Russia

Alexander Sagaydak, Anna Sagaydak

State University of Land Use Planning, Moscow, Russian Federation

Bangladesh- Transforming Lands, Transforming Lives

A.Z.M Nazmul Islam Chowdhury, Nirmal Chandra Bepary

Practical Action Bangladesh, Bangladesh

The effect of the initial land endowments on Transient and Chronic Poverty: Evidence from Rural Mozambique

Raul Pitoro

Michigan State University, United States of America

Factoring Land Policy Indicators in Human Development: Global Land Index

Vrajlal Sapovadia

The American University of Nigeria, Nigeria

The Relative Indicators to Agriculture Policy Development Paradigms: Local Restraints, Global Trends

Shamsuddin Ahmed

York University - York Centre for Public Policy and Law, Canada

Towards effective decentralised land administration and management in South Africa: strengthening capacities of the new ‘District Land Reform Committees’

Evert Waeterloos1,2, Hilton Toolo2, Bonginkosi Zulu2

1: Belgian Development Agency, South Africa; 2: Department of Rural Development and Land Reform South Africa

Date: Thursday, 17/Mar/2016
Location: MC Atrium

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