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Location: MC 13-121
Date: Monday, 20/Mar/2017
Review White Paper Operational Domain Standards for Land Administration
Location: MC 13-121

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Overview White Paper Review Process

Cornelis de Zeeuw

Kadaster, Netherlands, The

Introduction White Paper on standardization and LADM

Christiaan Lemmen

Kadaster, Netherlands, The

Date: Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017
01-02: Political and Economic Challenges of Land Policy Reform
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Denis Boskovski, World Bank, United States of America

Translation Ukranian, VC; Streaming.


Challenges Faced in Implementing Land Market Reform in Ukraine and Ways to Overcome Them

Maksym Martynyuk1, Denis Bashlyk2

1: Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Ukraine; 2: Stategeocadastre, Ukraine

Land Governance Monitoring as a Key Element of Land Market Reform: Deign, Key Insights, and Implications for Moving Forward

Denys Nizalov1, Klaus Deininger2

1: University of Kent/ KEI at KSE, United Kingdom; 2: The World Bank, United States of America

Where Will Demand for Land Come From? Evidence from Farm Models

Oleg Nivievskyi1, Heinz Strubenhoff2

1: Kyiv Economic Institute/ Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine; 2: IFC, United States of America

Long Term Land Financing Requirements in Ukraine

Leah Soroka

IFC, World Bank Group

Demystifying Land Reform in Ukraine by Improving Public Awareness

Olexandr Kaliberda

Chemonics International, Ukraine

Creation of National Spatial Data Infrastructure in Ukraine: Implementation of Projects, Financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Dmytro Makarenko, Oleksandr Maliuk

State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre, Ukraine

02-02: Progress with Data Availability for Tracking the SDGs
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Haishan Fu, The World Bank, United States of America

VC; Streaming.


Implementing the SDGs: Institutional responsibilities, timelines, and implications for land-related indicators

Gregory Scott, Francesca Perucci

United Nations Statistics Division, United States of America

How the World Bank is supporting the SDG process

Neil Fantom

World Bank, United States of America

Operationalizing indicator 1.4.2: Data availability, methodological issues, and country examples

Klaus Deininger1, Neil Fantom1, Umar Serajuddin1, Eduardo Moreno2

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: UN Habitat, United States of America

A Standard Land Module for Multi-topic Household Surveys

Daniel Ayalew Ali1, Gero Carletto1, Klaus Deininger1, Marguerite Duponchel1, Thea Hilhorst1, Heather Moylan2, Harriet Mugera2

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

How Geospatial information can make the SDGs more actionable: Overall framework and specific opportunities for indicator 1.4.2

Steven Ramage1, Gregory Scott2

1: Group on Earth Observations (GEO), France; 2: United Nations Statistics Division, United States of America

03-02: Expanding African Capacity for Land Governance
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Michael Toman, World Bank, United States of America



Building Research Capacity on Land in Africa: Harnessing AERC's Experience

Lemma Senbet, Innocent Matshe

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya

How NELGA Hubs can Help Support Informed Land Policy at National and Regional Level

Charl-Thom Hilgardt Bayer

Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia

Supporting Access to Spatial Data and Capacity: A Regional Perspective

Emmanuel Nkurunziza

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

NEPAD's Role in Strengthening National Institutions for Data and Land Policy Analysis: Opportunities to Build on LGAF

Mandi Rukuni1, Estherine Fotabong2, Rudo Makunike2

1: NEPAD, Zimbabwe; 2: NEPAD, South Africa

Long-term Benefits from Supporting National Policy-making through Spatial Data and Analysis: The Example of Senegal

Assize Touré, Amadou Moctar Dieye

Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE), Senegal

04-02: Approaches to Securing Common Land in Different Regions
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Runsheng Yin, Michigan State University, United States of America



Exploring Participatory Prospective Analysis: A collaborative, Scenario-based Approach for Analyzing and Anticipating the Consequences of Tenure Reform Implementation

Nining Liswanti

Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia

Collective Titling in Peru: Challenges and Opportunities

Iliana Monterroso1, Anne M. Larson1, Zoila Cruz-Burga2, Alejandra Zamora1

1: CIFOR, Peru; 2: UNALM, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru

Securing Forest Tenure Rights for Rural Development in Latin America

Gerardo Segura Warnholtz

The World Bank Group, United States of America

Making Legality Work to Recognize Land Rights, Improve Land Governance, and Combat Forest Conversion

Sandra Nichols Thiam, Lea Turunen, Christophe Van Orshoven

European Forest Institute FLEGT/REDD+ Unit, Spain

Date: Wednesday, 22/Mar/2017
05-02: Forest Tenure Reform Implementation: What have we Learned?
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Esther Mwangi, Center for International Forestry Research, Kenya

Translation Spanish, Streaming.



Anne Larson


Key Lessons from CIFORs Global Comparative Study on Tenure Reform Implementation

Esther Mwangi, Tuti Herawati

Center for International Forestry Research, Kenya

Case Study Colombia

Andrea Olaya

Land Titling Office, Colombia

Case Study Indonesia

Hadi Daryanto

Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia

Case Study Kenya

Emilio Mugo

Kenya Forest Service, Kenya

Case Study Nepal

Krishna Prasad Acharya

Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, Nepal, Nepal

Case Study Peru

Ronald Elwar Salazar Chavez

Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Peru

Case Study Uganda

Mary Goretti Kitutu Kimono, Bob Kazungu

Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda


Gerardo Segura Warnholtz

The World Bank Group, United States of America

Closing Remarks

Andy White

Rights and Resources Initiative, United States of America

06-02: New Ways of Low-Cost Parcel Demarcation?
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Emmanuel Nkurunziza, Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Kenya



Parcel boundary adjustment of old cadastral maps with UAV images for efficient cadastral resurveying project in Rep. of Korea

Yong Huh

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

Mass Registration of Land Parcels Using Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration: Procedures and Methods

Tarek Zein

Hansa Luftbild AG, Germany

Low Cost, Post Conflict Cadastre with Modern Technology

Brent Jones1, Christiaan Lemmen2, Mathilde Molendijk2

1: Esri, United States of America; 2: Kadaster International, Netherlands

The e migration

Mariamu Ali El-Maawy

Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning Kenya, Kenya

Smallholders and private sector working towards sustainable sugar production in India
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Jose Masjuan, IFC, United States of America

Promoting Smart Land and Water Use for Climate Smart Sugarcane: Focus on Smallholder Behaviour Change with a Robust Business Case

Harsh Vivek, Suparna Jain, Rajpal Singh, Richard Colback, Charles Lor, Ernest Bethe

International Finance Corporation

Smallholder Agri-supply Chains

Ernest Bethe

International Finance Corporation, Indonesia

Partnership Management in Agribusiness Supplychains

Harsh Vivek

International Finance Corporation, India

Good Practices for Agri-Water and Irrigation/Water Management

Richard Colback

international Finance corporation, United States of America

Agronomic Practices for Smart Land Use

Rajpal Singh

International Finance Corporation, India

Smallholder Supply-chain Development and Sustainable Resource Use: a Private Sector Perspective

Chris Brown

Olam, United Kingdom

07-02: Will Blockchain Technology Revolutionize Land Administration?
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Josephus van Erp, Maastricht University, Netherlands, The



Blockchain-Based Land Administration, feasible, illusory or a panacea?

Jacob Vos, Christiaan Lemmen, Bert Beentjes

Dutch Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster), Netherlands, The

Blockchain and Land Register - A New "Trust Machine"?

Mats Snäll

Lantmäteriet, the Swedish Mapping, Cadaster and Land Registration Authority, Sweden

Setting Up a Real-estate Pilot

Henrik Hjelte

ChromaWay, Sweden

Blockchain – Can This New Technology Really Revolutionize The Land Registry System?

Maurice Barbieri2, Jean-Yves Pirlot2, Dominik Gassen1,4, Hanns-Jakob Pützer3, Raul Radoi4, Nicola Maria Hoischen1, Florian Lebourdais5

1: Federal Chamber of German Civil Law Notaries (BNotK); 2: The Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE); 3: International Notarial Cooperation Commission (CCNI)/ (UINL); 4: Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE); 5: Ordre de Géomètres-Experts (OGE)

Blockchain’s Struggle to Deliver Impersonal Exchange

Benito Arrunada

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

Using Blockchain in Georgia

Papuna Ugrekhelidze, Elene Grigolia

National Agency of Public Registry, Georgia

08-02: Using Land Policy for Sustainable Value Chains: the case of Brazil
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Pablo Pacheco, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia

VC; Streaming.


Implementation of the CAR in the Amazon and Cerrado: Lessons learned and ways ahead

Gabriela Berbigier Gonçalves Guimarães Grisolia

Ministry of Environment, Brazil

Protection And Sustainable Use Of Tropical Forests Need Land Tenure Regularization - Evidence From Brazil

Bettina Kupper1, José Dumont Teixeira2, Ana Paula Ferreira de Carvalho2, Robson Disarz2, Otávio Moreira do Carmo Júnior3, Marcelo C. C. Stabile4, Tiago N. P. Reis4, Rogerio Cabral1, Pedro Iglesias B. Seibel1, Lucia Cristina Gama de Andrade2, Thamiris Alves de Almeida1

1: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Brazil; 2: Superintendencia Nacional de Regularicacao Fundiaria da Amazonia - SRFA; 3: Secretaria Extraordinária da Regularização Fundiária da Amazônia Legal - Serfal; 4: Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia – IPAM

Using the CAR for accessing credit: The ABC experience

Edson Junqueira Leite

Ministry of Agriculture, Brazil

Policy Findings from Evaluating Landholders' Responses to CAR in Pará

Jessica L'Roe1, Lisa Rausch2, Jacob Munger2, Holly Gibbs2

1: Middlebury College, United States of America; 2: University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States of America

Deforestation on the Rise Again: the Role of the Private Sector Toward Zero Deforestation

Paulo Barreto

Amazon Institute of People and the Environment - IMAZON, Brazil


Werner Kornexl

World Bank, United States of America

Addressing Land Tenure Rights in the World Bank Forest Action Plan
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Karin Erika Kemper, The World Bank, United States of America
Date: Thursday, 23/Mar/2017
09-02: Doing Business: Quality of Land Administration
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Sylvia Solf, World Bank, United States of America



Innovating Land Administration in Finland

Arvo Kokkonen

National Land Survey of Finland, Finland

Strengthening the Reliability of the Land Management System in Indonesia

Pelopor Yanto

National Land Agency of Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia

Improving Quality and Reliability of Land Records: Germany’s Experience

Nicola Maria Hoischen

Federal Chamber of German Civil Law Notaries, Germany

Realizing Land Administration Reforms in Punjab

Iqbal Muhammad Zafar

Punjab Land Records Authority, Pakistan

Improving Belarus’ Ranking in Doing Business’ ‘Registering Property’ Section: Experience and Broader Implications

Alesia Khadasevich

National Cadastral Agency, Belarus

10-02: Strengthening Land Governance in India
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Dinesh Singh, Department of Land Resources, India



Improving land governance in India: Current status and next steps

Dinesh Singh

Department of Land Resources, India

Land Governance in India: Lessons and opportunities in moving forward

Klaus Deininger

The World Bank, United States of America

Closing Remarkes

Maninder Gill

World Bank, United States of America

11-02: Land Value Capture for Urban Revival
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Somik V. Lall, World Bank, United States of America

Translation Japanese, Streaming.


Leveraging Land for Urban Development in Afghanistan

S. Sadat Mansoor Naderi

Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of

In Search for Land in Kenya

Abdu Muwonge1, Lilian Kahindo1, Narae Choi2, Sheila Kamunyori1

1: World Bank, Kenya; 2: World Bank, United States of America

Challenges of Land Issues to Investments in Kenya

Peter Mwangi

Walker Kontos, Kenya

Urban Land Regeneration in the US: Lessons from the Twin Cities

Sharon Sayles Belton

Thomson Reuters, United States of America

Case study of integrated railway and housing development (Kohoku New Town and Yokohama City metro development)

Kazuhiro Hotta

City of Yokohama, Japan

12-02: Indigenous Peoples Movement around Tenure Rights
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Ellysar Baroudy, World Bank, United States of America



Introductory Remarks

Ellysar Baroudy

World Bank, United States of America

Experience and results with REDD+ Readiness in Africa

Daniel Sapit

IP Hub Africa, Kenya

Experience and results with REDD+ Readiness in the Latin America and Caribbean

Onel Masardule

Foundation for Indigenous Knowledge in Panama, Panama

Experience and results with REDD+ Readiness in Asia

Grace Balawag

FCPF, Philippines

Global perspective on realizing Indigenous Peoples’ community rights

Myrna Cunningham Kain

Center for the Autonomy and Development of Indigenous Peoples (CADPI), Nicaragua

Closing Remarks

Luis Felipe Duchicela

World Bank, United States of America

Date: Friday, 24/Mar/2017
Global Donor Working Group on Land (by invitation only)
Location: MC 13-121

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