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Session Overview
Location: MC C2-131
Date: Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017
01-08: Challenges to be Addressed in Protecting Communal Rights
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Mamadou Baro, University of Arizona, United States of America

Land Use Rights, Land Governance Institutions, and Tenure Security Indicators in a Pastoral Community: Evidence from a Baseline Study in the Afar Region, Ethiopia

Kate Marple-Cantrell1, Aidan Schneider1, Heather Huntington1, Caleb Stevens2

1: The Cloudburst Group, United States of America; 2: USAID, United States of America

Towards Securing Community Land Tenure in Kenya A Holistic Approach To Community-Based Natural Resource Governance:

Husna Mbarak

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Kenya

Strengthening Security of Tenure for Indigenous Bedouins in the West Bank

Shlomit Stein

Norwegian Refugee Council, Palestine

Resilient Pastoral Institution for a Changing Environment: the case of the Stock Routes Co-Management Approach in Western Sudan

Faisl Eljack2, Harold Liversage1, Yonas Mekonen1

1: International Fund for Agricultural Development; 2: Western Sudan Resource Management Program

02-08: Frontier of Sustainable Land Management Research
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Paola Agostini, The World Bank, United States of America

Geospatial Impact Evaluation and Valuation of Land Degradation Projects

Juha Ilari Uitto1, Geeta Batra1, Anupam Anand1, Dan Runfola2, Ariel BenYishay2, Jyoteshwar Nagol3

1: Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office, Washington DC; 2: College of William and Mary, USA; 3: University of Maryland, USA

Quantifying The Multiple Environmental Benefits Of Sustainable Land Management Projects: An Analysis Of The Land Degradation Portfolio Of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Jean-Marc Sinnassamy, Rahul Madhusudanan, Sonja Teelucksingh, Mattew Foster, Ulrich Apel, Gustavo Fonseca, Asha Bobb-Semple

World Bank, Global Environment Facility, United States of America

SLM Intervention Impact Assessment Using Remotely Sensed Data

Daniel Monchuk, Daniel Ali, Klaus Deininger, Marguerite Duponchel

The World Bank, United States of America

Building Local Capacity to Monitor Land Use Change and Intervention Impacts

Amadou Moctar Dieye

Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE), Senegal


Stefanie Herrmann

The World Bank, United States of America


Ran Goldblatt

UC San Diego, United States of America

03-08: Addressing Land Tenure Aspects of REDD+
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Esther Mwangi, Center for International Forestry Research, Kenya

Creating an appropriate tenure foundation for REDD+: The record to date and prospects for the future

William Sunderlin1, Claudio De Sassi2, Erin Sills3, Amy Duchelle4, Anne Larson5, Ida Aju Pradnja Resosudarmo6, Abdon Awono7, Demetrius Kweka8, Thu Ba Huynh9

1: Independent consultant, United States of America; 2: Ministry of the Environment, Switzerland; 3: North Carolina State University, United States of America; 4: CIFOR, Indonesia; 5: CIFOR, Peru; 6: Independent consultant, Australia; 7: Paul-Valéry University, France; 8: Independent consultant, Tanzania; 9: University of Melbourne, Australia

Community Land Rights Delimitation and Natural Resources Management in Mozambique: Significance and Implications for Sustainable and Inclusive Development

André Aquino1, João Fonseca2

1: World Bank, Mozambique; 2: World Bank, Mozambique

Gender In Collective Tenure Regimes: Women Rights And Forest Tenure Reforms

Anne M. Larson1, Iliana Monterroso1, Esther Mwangi1, Nining Liswanti1, Tuti Herawati1, Mani Banjade1, Baruani Mshale1, Julia Quaedvlieg2

1: CIFOR, Peru; 2: Independant

Securing the Commons in India: A Polycentric Approach

Ruth Meinzen-Dick1, Jagdeesh Rao2, Rahul Chaturvedi2, R Kaushalendra Rao2, Sophie Theis1

1: IFPRI, United States of America; 2: Foundation for Ecological Security, India

04-08: Land Policies for Affordable Housing
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Eric Heikkila, University of Southern California, United States of America

Law and Inclusive Urban Development: Lessons from Chile's Enabling Markets Housing Policy Regime

Diego Gil Mc Cawley

Stanford Law School, United States of America

Housing Affordability: The Land Use Regulation link to Informal Tenure in Developing Countries

Cynthia Goytia, Ricardo Pasquini

Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentine Republic

Evaluating “Zero Land Policy”: Iran’s initiative to provide homes for those with lower incomes

Tohid Atashbar

Research Center of Iran's Parliament, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Land Administration Effectiveness in State-Subsidised Housing in Du Noon, Cape Town, South Africa

Michael Barry

University of Calgary, Canada

“From The Right To Housing To The Defense of Titling And Private Property: A Critique Of The Peruvian Approach to Housing Informality And A Contribution To A New Land And Housing Policy”

Sofia Garcia

Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies - MIT, United States of America

Date: Wednesday, 22/Mar/2017
05-08: Strengthening Land Administration Management
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Charisse Griffith-Charles, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Delivering Land Administration Services at Scale The Experience of Development and Implementation of a Nationwide Agricultural Land Management Information System Case Study of Directorate for Agricultural Land, Republic of Serbia

Svetlana Bačanin, Katja Grbic

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Serbia

From Cloth Bags to Land Record Service Centers – Experiences from a Project In Punjab, Pakistan

Linus Pott

World Bank, United States of America

How a Global-to-Local Technology Partner Approach in Nigeria Contributed to Sustained results for State-level Land Administration Projects

Gasant Jacobs1, Chiemeka Ngwu2

1: Thomson Reuters, South Africa; 2: Teqbridge Limited

The Role Of Electronic Cadastre In Development Of The Buissnes Community - The Case Of Republic Of Macedonia

Darko Crvenkovski

Agency for real estate cadastre, Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of

06-08: How to Ensure Public Trust in Land Records?
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Jacob Vos, Dutch Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster), Netherlands, The

Land and Property Rights Guaranteed and Protected

Nicola Heathcote

HM Land Registry, England and Wales, United Kingdom

Overselling the Mirror and Curtain Principles of Land Titling

Jacob Zevenbergen

University of Twente, Netherlands, The

Reliable Data For Inclusive Land Administration Systems

Paulus Saers, Mathilde Molendijk, Co Meijer

Kadaster, Netherlands, The

Land Registry, Mortgage Markets and Consumer Protection

Nicolás Nogueroles

IPRA-CINDER (International Property Registries Association), Spain

Uganda: How Strengthening Land Governance Supports Job Creation and Tax Revenues
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Klaus Tilmes, World Bank,

How Land Administration Increases Tax Revenue and Supports Job creation

Moses Kibirige

World Bank, Uganda


Richard Oput

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Uganda

Concluding Remarks

Betty Ongom Amongi

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Uganda

07-08: Approaches to Implementing Property Tax Reform
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Kauko Jussi Viitanen, Aalto University, Finland

The Critical Elements Of Sustainable Property Tax Implementation And Reform”

David Laurence Magor

Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation, United Kingdom

Workable Solutions for Property Tax Reform

Richard Almy1, Margie Cusack2

1: Almy, Gloudemans, Jacobs & Denne, United States of America; 2: International Association of Assessing Officers

Success Factors for a System for Property Taxation and the Consequent Risks

Benjamin Bervoets, Marco Kuijper, Ruud M. Kathmann

Netherland Council for Real Estate Assessment, Netherlands, The

Improving Land Valuation Models in Sparse Markets: A Comparison of Spatial Interpolation Techniques Used in Mass Appraisal

Paul Bidanset1, William McCluskey2, Peadar Davis1, Michael McCord1

1: Ulster University, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland; 2: African Tax Institute, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

08-08: Using ICT for Improving Property Tax Collection
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Richard Grover, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

The remote sensing implication in the property mass valuation GIS in Serbia

Stojanka Brankovic

Republic Geodetic Authority, Serbia

The Role of ICT in delivering Revenue Collection in Developing Countries: The Tanzanian Experience

William Mccluskey1, Chyi-Yun Huang2, Patrick Doherty3, Riel Franzsen4

1: African Tax Institute, University of Pretoria, South Africa; 2: World Bank; 3: Consultant; 4: African Tax Institute, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Land Management For Improved Dispute Resolution And Property Tax Revenue For Local Governments: Evidence From Somalia

Tefo Mooketsane

UN-Habitat, Kenya

Mass Valuation in a Developing Country: The Case of Chitungwiza Town in Zimbabwe

Maxwell Mutema

Independent Consultant, Zimbabwe

Date: Thursday, 23/Mar/2017
09-08: Using Land Data as a Basis for Local Administration
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Vanessa Lawrence CB, Location International, United Kingdom

Thinking Local: Can Local Land Administration Systems Avoid the Pitfalls of National Land Systems?

Linda Maria Lodin1, Kent Johan Ronny Nilsson2, Frank Pichel3

1: Kartverket, Norway; 2: Lantmäteriet, Sweden; 3: Cadasta

Integrating Low Cost/Open Source Gis And Remote Sensing In Urban Planning In Developing Countries – Case Of Blantyre City, Malawi

Costly Chanza


Redressing the Municipal Affairs with Digital Spatial Data toward Responsible Land Governance

Shamsuddin Ahmed

YCPPL, York University, Canada

Capturing Property Boundaries from Ortho-photos to Support Systematic Registration

Augustine Mulolwa, Elias Mwambela, Emmanuel Tembo

University of Zambia, Zambia

10-08: Using New Data & Platforms for Land Policy Research
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Innocent Matshe, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya

Government Policy and Natural Resource Sector FDI: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Liberia

Bradley Parks1, Jonas Bunte2, Daniel Runfola1, Harsh Desai3, Kanio Gbala4

1: The College of William and Mary; 2: UT-Dallas; 3: London School of Economics and Political Science; 4: TrustAfrica

Monitoring of Agricultural Land Conversion with Copernicus Sentinel Sensors: Case Study of Gambella State (Ethiopia)

Guido Lemoine, Felix Rembold

European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre, Italy

Satellite based monitoring of forest resources compliant with REDD+ and Zero Deforestation

Thomas Haeusler, Fabian Enßle, Sharon Gomez

GAF AG, Germany

How Land Tenure Systems Affect Foreign Investment: Evidence from Liberia

Alexandra Hartman1, Darin Christensen3, Cyrus Samii2

1: UCL, United Kingdom; 2: NYU, United States of America; 3: UCLA, United States of America

11-08: Adapting Property Tax System
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Lionel Galliez, International Union of Notaries (UINL), France

Pragmatism or Principles? Property Taxation Valuation in Finland

Mika-Petteri Törhönen1, Kauko Viitanen2

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

Modernising the Delivery of Statutory Valuation Services: An Irish perspective

Terence Fahey1, Aanchal Anand2

1: Valuation Office, Ireland; 2: World Bank, United States of America

Street addressing - a Global Trend

Soumya Dharmavaram, Catherine Farvacque-Vitkovic

World Bank, United States of America

Predicting Taxpayer Behaviour and Compliance: An Analysis of Jamaica’s Property Tax System

Tina Beale, Peter Wyatt

University of Reading, United Kingdom

12-08: Urban Services and Property Tax Collection
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Cynthia Goytia, Harvard University and Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentine Republic

The Valuation of Unregistered Land: Case Studies from Ghana, Indonesia, and Peru

Franklin Obeng-Odoom2, Michael McDermott1

1: University of Technology, Sydney; 2: Global Property Advisory, Australia

Issues Facing Standardisation of Property Valuation Practices: A case study of Suva, Fiji

Sandeep Narayan1, Sharlene Biswas2, Louzanne Sahib3

1: Rolle Associates, Fiji Islands; 2: University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand; 3: Home Finance Company, Suva, Fiji Islands

Property Tax in Kigali: Using Satellite Imagery to Assess Collection Potential

Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger

World Bank, United States of America

Date: Friday, 24/Mar/2017
13-10: Low Cost Valuation Methodologies
Location: MC C2-131

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Low Cost Valuation Methodologies with Excel and ArcGIS Online

Brent Jones1, Larry Clark2

1: Esri, United States of America; 2: International Association of Assessment Officials (IAAO)

14-10: Earth Observation For Sustainable Development
Location: MC C2-131

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Earth Observation for Sustainable development: agriculture and rural development

David Annandale1, Evelyn Aparicio2, Anna Burzykowska3, Remco Dost4, Eva Haas5, Silvia Huber6, Annemarie Klaasse4, Parya Pasha Zadeh7, Almudena Rodriguez8, Bastiaan Roos2, Niels Wielaard9, Raul Zurita-Milla7

1: Lahmeyer International, Germany; 2: Nelen en Schuurmans, the Netherlands; 3: European Space Agency ESA, Italy; 4: eLEAF BV, the Netherlands; 5: GeoVille, Austria; 6: DHI-GRAS, Denmark; 7: Faculty of Geo Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, the Netherlands; 8: SpaceTec, Belgium; 9: Satelligence, the Netherlands

15-10: ICT Tools to Strengthen the Disaster Resilience
Location: MC C2-131

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ICT Tool For Capacity Building To Strengthen The Disaster Resilience

Kuo-Yu Chuang, Meng-Min Chen

GeoThings Inc.

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