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Session Overview
Date: Tuesday, 15/Mar/2016
01-09: Land Information Systems for the Continuum of Rights
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Brent Jones, Esri, United States of America

Does the Land Administration Domain Embrace the Global Transformative Forces and are Development Cooperation Projects Designed Accordingly?

Fredrik Zetterquist1, Kent Nilsson2

1: Swedesurvey, Sweden; 2: Lantmäteriet, Sweden

Improving the State of Land Administration in Developing Countries: A Case of LADM for Kenya - Opportunities and Challenges

David Kuria1,2, Moses Ngigi2, Caroline Gikwa2, Charles Mundia2, Samuel Kibui2, Steve Ochieng2, Bonface Thaa2, Mary Macharia1

1: National Land Commission, Kenya; 2: Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

STDM-Online, the Social Tenure Domain Model on the Web

Arnulf Christl1, Cyprian Selebalo2, Danilo Antonio2, John Gitau2

1: OSGeo / Metaspatial; 2: UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network

Innovative land practices in the recognition of customary land rights: Case studies of Rwanda and Cameroon

Dieudonne Mouafo1, Eugene Rurangwa2

1: UNECA, Ethiopia; 2: FAO Ethiopia

Land Tenure Security in Amazon

Eduardo Aguilar de Oliveira1, Thiago Marra2, Kilder Barbosa2

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

02-09: Experience with Land Governance Observatories
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Jolyne Sanjak, Landesa, United States of America

Stakes and challenges in shaping and monitoring Land reform Policy: highlights from the Madagascar Land Observatory experience.

Rivo Andrianirina - Ratsialonana

Land Observatory Madagascar, Madagascar

Piloting Land governance Monitoring in Ethiopia

Gebeyehu Belay

BoEPLAU, Ethiopia

Bringing Together Land Data for Interoperability and Transparency in Burkina Faso

Moussa Ouedraogo

PRGLA/PNUD, Burkina Faso

03-09: Water Data Standards: Benefits and Lessons for Land
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Mark Reichardt, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), United States of America

Why It Matters to Have International Water Data Standards, and How They Are Being Used

David K Arctur1,2, David R Maidment1

1: University of Texas at Austin, United States of America; 2: Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

Forecast Flow and Flood Inundation at Regional Scales using Globally-Available Datasets

Michael Follum

USACE-ERDC-CHL, United States of America

WHOS: Building a Global Water Data Network

Silvano Pecora


04-09: Consultation on OGC Land Administration Charter
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Mark Reichardt, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), United States of America

Consultation on OGC Land Administration Charter

Mark Reichardt

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), United States of America

05-09: Models of Large Scale Investment III
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Derek Byerlee, Georgetown University, United States of America

Land and Agricultural Commercialisation in Africa: What Difference Does the Model Make?

Ruth Hall1, Ian Scoones2, Dzodzi Tsikata3

1: University of the Western Cape, South Africa; 2: University of Sussex, UK; 3: University of Ghana

Land and Agricultural Commercialisation in Kenya: Evidence from Three Models

Abdirizak Nunow1, Cyriaque Hakizimana5, Paul Goldsmith3, Jane Biashara4, Adano Roba2

1: Moi University, Kenya; 2: National Treasury, Kenya; 3: Coast University, Kenya; 4: Technoserve, Kenya; 5: Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies

Land and Agricultural Commercialisation in Ghana: Emerging Employment and Labour Relations

Joseph Teye, Joseph Yaro, Gertrude Torvikey

University of Ghana, Ghana

Land and Agricultural Commercialisation in Zambia: Evidence from Three Models

Chrispin Matenga1, Munguzwe Hichaambwa2

1: University of Zambia, Zambia; 2: Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute / University of Michigan

Date: Wednesday, 16/Mar/2016
06-08: Policies Influencing Outcomes of Large-scale Land Based Investments
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Mandi Rukuni, LGAF Technical Advisory Group, Zimbabwe

On Perspectives and Challenges of Ukrainian Agroholdings: Implications of the Political and Economic Crisis

Alfons Balmann, Igor Ostapchuk, Jarmila Curtiss

IAMO, Germany

Is smallholder sugarcane farming in the Philippines viable in light of the ASEAN Integration? Elements that reduce farm cost, improve yield, and thus, increase income

Jane Lynn Capacio1, Virgilio De Los Reyes2

1: Land Bank of the Philippines; 2: Department of Agrarian Reform

Large and Medium Scale Commercial Farms Annual Survey, The Domino effect of World Bank Intervention, Challenges and innovative Approaches: The experience of Ethiopia

Habekiristos Beyene, Habtamu Eshetu

Central Statistical Agency, Ethiopia

Gender implications of commercial pressures on land in East and West Africa

Philippine Sutz1, Catriona Knapman1, Akua O Britwum3, Nancy Ondeng5, Mamadou Fall2, Naseku Kisambu4

1: IIED, United Kingdom; 2: IED Afrique, Senegal; 3: Netright, Ghana; 4: Tanzania Women Lawyers Association; 5: Kenya Land Alliance

07-08: Water Rights
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Patricia K. Mbote, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Land tenure reforms and cross-border water rights in Uzbekistan: mixed effect and future consequences

Nizamiddin Khaydarov

Tashkent Financial Institute, Uzbekistan

Farmland and Water: The legal regimes at stake

Carin Smaller1, Makane Moïse Mbengue2, Susanne Waltman2

1: IISD, Switzerland; 2: University of Geneva

The Political Economy Of Water Governance Reform: Enhancing Water Security For All Or Legitimizing Dispossession?

Helle Munk Ravnborg1, Daniel Chillon Olmos2

1: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark; 2: Instituto Centroamericano para el Desarrollo de Capacidades Humanas (IXMATI), Nicaragua

An analysis of water user associations on the implications for the transfer of irrigation management on land and water rights in Malawi

Chikosa Silungwe1, Chisomo Gunda2, Solomon Mkumbwa3, Harold Liversage4

1: The Mizumali Foundation, Malawi; 2: IRLADP, Malawi; 3: UN-Habitat; 4: IFAD

08-09: Approaches to Regulating Rights to Community Land
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Clarissa Augustinus, UN-Habitat, Kenya

The Fideicomiso de la Tierra del Caño Martín Peña: An Instrument to Regulate the Relationship with the Land and to Overcome Poverty

Maria E. Hernandez Torrales

Fideicomiso de la Tierra del Caño Martín Peña

The Struggle of Babassu Nut Breakers in Brazil for Access to Land, Territory, and Natural Resources: A Case for Implementing the Tenure Guidelines

Maira Martins2, Vitoria Ramos2, Douglas Hertzler1, Francinaldo Matos2, Glauce Arzua2

1: ActionAid USA; 2: ActionAid Brazil

Implementing Participatory Village Boundary Setting To Promote Spatial Certainty in Indonesia

Albertus Hadi Pramono, Paramita Iswari, Handiman Rico, Eddy Harfia Surma, Neldy Savrino, Samuel Angkouw, Aris Sugiri, Novayanti Biringkanae

Abt Associates, Inc., Indonesia

Legislating on Traditional Community and Tenure Systems (Protection versus Individualization and/or alienation)

Amina. A. Hashi

Sagana Biriq &Co. Advocates, Kenya

09-09: Ensuring the Contribution of Land to Local Government & Decentralization
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Denise McKenzie, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), United Kingdom

The New Fiscal Policy In Mexico. A Way To Build Budgetary Independence And Responsible Land Governance For Municipalities

Miguel Mendoza

Thomson Reuters, Mexico

Legal and Institutional Mapping for Public Land Management in Kenya: Since the 2010 Constitution and Devolution

Ellen Bassett1, Narae Choi2

1: University of Virginia, United States of America; 2: The World Bank, United States of America

10-09: Mining
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Kristina Svensson, World Bank, United States of America

Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) Governance and Customary Tenure Institutions: Practices and Outcomes in Guinea

Kate Marple-Cantrell, Heather Huntington

The Cloudburst Group, United States of America

Property Rights and Canada’s approach to exporting Alberta’s tar sands oil: Unlearning the lessons of the Mackenzie Valley?

Christine Sandra Grover1, Richard John Grover2

1: University of Winchester, United Kingdom; 2: Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

Strengthening Plan to Support the Strategic Roadmap for Mining Sector Development in Nigeria: Spatial Analysis to define Potential Mineral Resources Corridors

Francisco Igualada1, Satarupa Kapoor2, Bijay Kumar Mishra2, Subhash Babu Ainampudi2

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: RMSI Private Limited, India

Extractive Reserves as Environmental Policy and Land Governance in the Western Amazon

Francisco Carlos da Silveira Cavalcanti, Raimundo Claudio Gomes Maciel, Pedro Gilberto Cavalcante Filho

Universidade Federal do Acre, Brazil

Date: Thursday, 17/Mar/2016
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

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

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

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

Date: Friday, 18/Mar/2016
Side event 01-01: Consultation on Land Policy in Cote d’Ivoire
Location: MC 5-100

Consultation on Land Policy in Cote d’Ivoire

Zirignon Constant Delbe

Ministry of Agriculture, Côte d'Ivoire

MasterClass 02-05: Bunjil Forest Watch: Creating a Global Networked Forest Monitoring Tool without a Budget
Location: MC 5-100

How to Create a Globally Networked Forest Monitoring Tool without a Budget

Chris Goodman

Bunjil Forest Watch, Australia

MasterClass 03-06: American University of Nigeria: Developing a Global Land Index
Location: MC 5-100

Develpoing Global Land Index: A Brain Storming Session

Vrajlal Sapovadia

The American University of Nigeria, Nigeria

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