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Location: MC 8-100
Date: Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017
01-11: Multiple Uses and Benefits from Spatial Data
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Gregory Scott, United Nations Statistics Division, United States of America

A Study of Utilization of NSDI for the Sustainable Development

Tetsuya Kusuda


Republic of Moldova: Geospatial Data for Land Governance

Ovdii Maria

Agency for Land Relations and Cadastre of MOldova, Moldova

Upstream to downstream: Jurisdictional Sub-Landscape approach towards sustainable land use planning

Cut Augusta Mindry Anandi, Christopher P.A Bennett


Exploring Hidden Dimensions: Environmental and Natural Resource Aspects of Poverty

Harun Dogo, Carter Brandon, Therese Norman, Jia Jun Lee, Martin Hager, Shun Chonabayashi, Phoebe Spencer

World Bank Group, United States of America

02-11: Experiences with Land Tax And Valuation
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Randy Ripperger, International Association of Assessing Officers, United States of America

Fiscal Instruments For Sustainable Development: The Case Of Land Taxes

Matthias Kalkuhl, Blanca Fernandez Milan, Gregor Schwerhoff, Michael Jakob, Felix Creutzig, Maren Hahnen

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) Berlin, Germany

Leveraging the Land: Creating Sustainable Internally-Generated Revenue

Jill Urban-Karr

Trimble Navigation, Ltd, United States of America

The Principles Of Land Acquisition, Expropriation, And Compensation Calculation For Infrastructure Projects In Turkey

Harun Tanrivermis1, Yesi̇m Ali̇efendi̇oglu2

1: ankara unıversıty, department of real estate development and management, turkey; 2: ankara unıversıty, department of real estate development and management, turkey

03-11: Establishing a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Luis Bermudez, OGC, United States of America

Assessing The Maturity Of National And Regional Geospatial Infrastructures: Providing The Evidence To Assist Economies And Improve Strategic Decision-Making

Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB1, Gilles Albaredes2, John Schonegevel3, Maurits van der Vlugt4

1: Location International; 2: 2market2market; 3: New Frontiers; 4: Mercury Project Solutions

Creating a Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Diagnostic Tool

Kathrine Kelm1, Rumyana Tonchovska2, Mark Probert3

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: FAO of the UN, Rome Italy; 3: Consultant

Governance in Support of Global Agenda. Good Practices from Serbia

Rumyana Tonchovska1, Borko Drashkovic2, Jelena Matic-Varenica2, Darko Vucetic2

1: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, Italy; 2: Republic Geodetic Authority, Republic of Serbia

Potential of Spatial Data Infrastructure in Poland

Ewa Maria Surma

Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography, Poland

Boosting the registration of land rights in step with the SDG’s

Cornelis de Zeeuw, Christiaan Lemmen

Kadaster, The Netherlands

04-11: Towards Quantifying the Economic Benefits of NSDI
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Timothy Trainor, UN-GGIM, United States of America

Digital Globe for Sustainable Development to the Developing Countries: Case Study in Sri Lanka

Kalum Udagepola, Indira Wittamperuma, Pasindu Udagepola

Scientific Research Development Institute of Technology Australia, Australia

Geospatial Information drives benefits beyond Land Administration – why aren’t we taking them?

John David Kedar, Julia Painter

Ordnance Survey International, United Kingdom

Economic and Financial Analysis of National Spatial Data Infrastructure: A Case Study

Kathrine Kelm1, Aanchal Anand1, Andrew Coote2

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: Consultingwhere, United Kingdom

Best Practice in Business Case Preparation: Valuing Social and Economic Benefits of Investment in Geospatial projects

Andrew Coote

Consultingwhere Ltd, United Kingdom

Economic and Financial Modelling of the Impact of Geospatial Information - Techniques and Results for land administration in developing Nations.

Alan Smart1, Andrew Coote2

1: ACIL Allen Consulting, Australia; 2: Consultingwhere, UK

Date: Wednesday, 22/Mar/2017
05-11: Land Rental Markets and Structural Transformation
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Hosaena Ghebru, International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America

Land rental markets participation and its impact on fixed investment and household Welfare: Evidence from China Apple Production Sites

Jianyun Hou1,2, Jundi Liu1, Xuexi Huo1, Runsheng Yin2

1: Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University, People's Republic of China; 2: Michigan State University,United States of American

How do land rental markets affect household income? Evidence from Rural Jiangsu, P.R. China

Lan Zhang2, Shuyi Feng2, Nico Heerink1,2, Futian Qu2, Arie Kuyvenhoven1,2

1: Wageningen University, Netherlands, The; 2: Nanjing Agricultural University, P.R. China

Inheritance System, Tenure Security And The Functioning Of Land Rental Markets in Rural Pakistan

A. Edwige Tia1, B. James Deaton1, Getu Hailu1, Hina Nazli2

1: University of Guelph, Canada; 2: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Effects of Land Rights Certification on Rural Credit Market and the Market for Land Transfers ---- Evidence from China

Longyao Zhang1, Wenli Cheng2, Bi Wu3

1: Nanjing Agricultural University, China; 2: Monash University, Australia; 3: Research Center for Rural Economy, Ministry of Agriculture, China

06-11: Implications of Evolving Land Markets for Equity
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Michael Kirk, University of Marburg, Germany

Competitiveness of land rental market and productivity growth in Ukrainian agriculture

Oleg Nivievskyi

Kyiv Economic Institute/ Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine

Leasehold Rights As A Vehicle For Economic Development: The Case of Small Scale Farmers In The Oshikoto Region

Charl-Thom Hilgardt Bayer, Wolfgang Werner

Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia

Freedom to Farm: Agricultural Land Use, Crop Selection, Fallowing, and Proposed Changes to the Myanmar Farmland Law Necessary to Strengthen Land Tenure Security

Mark West, Christine Anderson

Landesa, United States of America

Land Fragmentation and Land Services Delivery Ratios on Mailo Tenure in Uganda: Evidence from LIS Data

Herbert Kamusiime, Eddie Nsamba-Gayiiya, Christine Kajumba, Lawrence Lubyayi

Associates Research Uganda

07-11: Policies for Land Consolidation
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Denys Nizalov, University of Kent/ KEI at KSE, United Kingdom

Options for Legislative and Institutional Reform of Land Consolidation in Serbia: Choosing the Right Approach and Building Regional Expert Networks

Michael Becker

GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Serbia

Property Rights and Private Investment: Evidence from a Planned Settlement in Rural Tanzania

Francis Makamu, Harounan Kazianga

Oklahoma State University, United States of America

New trends in development of Land Consolidation in Russia

Alexander Sagaydak, Anna Sagaydak

State University of Land Use Planning, Russian Federation

The Turkish Experience in Consolidation of Irrigated Land: Productivity and Efficiency Implications

Suha Satana1, Ali Riza Ceylan2, Atakan Sert2

1: Independent Consultant, Turkey; 2: State Hydraulic Works, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Turkey

08-11: Is Land Tenure Formalization Increasing Investments?
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Benito Arrunada, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

Market Exposure Makes Smallholders More Competitive and Closes the Gender Gap

Menusch Khadjavi, Kacana Sipangule, Rainer Thiele

Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany

Do the land poor gain from agricultural investments? Empirical evidence from Zambia using panel data

Sven Tengstam, Pelle Ahlerup

gothenburg university sweden, Sweden

Land Property Rights and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Panama

Gabriel Ivan Fuentes Cordoba

Tohoku University, Japan

Agricultural Intensification and Market Participation under Learning Externality: Impact Evaluation on Small-scale Agriculture

Tigist Mekonnen Melesse

UNU-MERIT, Netherlands, The

Date: Thursday, 23/Mar/2017
09-11: From Documenting Rights to Creating Jobs
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Stein T. Holden, Norwegian University of Life Science, Norway

Land Registration, Agricultural Production and Food Security in Mozambique

Uacitissa Antonio Mandamule

Observatório do Meio Rural, Mozambique

Mainstreaming Securing Land Rights in Value Chain Development Programmes: The Case of the Pro-poor Value Chain Development Project in Maputo and Limpopo Corridors in Mozambique

Daniel Ozias Mate1, Daniel Simango1, Francesco Rubino2

1: Centre for the Promotion of Agriculture (CEPAGRI)/ Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MASA), Mozambique; 2: International Fund for Agricultural Development

Forging The Link Between Land Registration & Job Creation

Andrew Smith

Adam Smith International, Nigeria

10-11: Challenges of Implementing Redistributive Land Reform
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Guo Li, The World Bank, China, People's Republic of

Based on recent studies on land tenure and their recommendations: Policy, program, and institutional recommendations

Virgilio De Los Reyes1, Annette Balaoing-Pelkmans2, Jane Lynn Capacio3

1: Stanford School of Law (LLM student); 2: Rotterdam School of Management (Professor); 3: Symvoulos Consulting Firm (Partner)

Land reform in Bolivia – from economic occupation to sustainable land occupation

Juan de Dios Fernández Fuentes

National Institute of Land reform, Bolivia, Plurinational State of

Land Governance And Redistributive Reform – For The Sake Of Accelerating The National Resettlement Programme Of Namibia

Uchendu Eugene Chigbu1, Peterina Sakaria2, Walter de Vries1, Fahria Masum3

1: Chair of Land Management, Technical University of Munich, Germany; 2: Ministry of Land Reform, Windhoek, Namibia; 3: Independent Development practitioner, Germany

100 Years of Land Reform: Delivery and Governance of Agricultural Land in South Africa

Moraka Nakedi Makhura1, Nontobeko Ndaba2, Mampiti Matete2, Moleko Mda2, Keneilwe Nailana3, Anttoinette Davis2, Zama Kunene2, Sebastian Taurai2, Thabiso Makhobotlwana2, Mathews Ndaba2, Malope Mahlangu2, Babalwa Nkumbesi2, Congress Mahlangu4, Tracy Potgieter5

1: University of Pretoria, South Africa; 2: Land Bank; 3: Standard Bank; 4: SOECA; 5: Tracy Potgieter & Associates

11-11: Formalizing Indigenous Rights in Developed Economies
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Luis Felipe Duchicela, World Bank, United States of America

Management of Native Title - Australia's Next "Wicked" Problem

Raelene Webb

National Native Title Tribunal, Australia

The Australian Northern Territory Land Rights Act – a model for the legal recognition of customary tenure, which provides a certain and fungible legal framework, facilitates economic development and local decision-making and establishes appropriate governance institutions.

Michael O'Donnell

Northern Land Council, Australia

Reconciling Indigenous Lands With The Honour Of The Crown: Evidence Of Boundary Certainty & Parcel Security

Erin Tompkins, Brian Ballantyne

Surveyor General Branch, Natural Resources Canada, Canada

Measuring Informality & Its Socio-Economic Outcomes: First Nation Reserves in Canada

Ceilidh Ballantyne2, Heather MacDonald2, Brian Ballantyne1

1: Surveyor General Branch, Natural Resources Canada, Canada; 2: Kitsilano Institute for Informality Metrics

12-11: Round Table: Regular Land Governance Monitoring through Administrative Data Sources
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Sultan Alakraf, Dubai Land Department, United Arab Emirates

Reporting Administrative Land Data for Latin America: Findings and Next Steps

Nicolás Nogueroles

IPRA-CINDER (International Property Registries Association), Spain

Reporting Administrative Land Data for Arab Countries: Findings, Lessons and Next Steps

Sarkis Fadous, Rafic Khouri

Arab Union of Surveyors, Lebanon (Lebanese Republic)

Reporting Administrative Land Data for Francophone Countries: First Findings and Next Steps

Florian Lebourdais, Claire Galpin

Ordre des Géomètres-experts, France

How to set up routine reporting for a decentralised system: the case of Egypt (tbc)

Dalal Alnaggar

National Water Research Center (NWRC), Egypt

How to present and communicate country level data at a global scale: first steps for an Atlas

Joep Crompvoets1, Rik Wouters2

1: KU Leuven, Belgium; 2: Kadaster, Netherlands

Date: Friday, 24/Mar/2017
13-06: Its4land - 7 Innovations, 7 Lessons, 70 Minutes
Location: MC 8-100

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Its4land - 7 Innovations, 7 lessons, 70 minutes

Rohan Bennett1, Jaap Zevenbergen2, Tarek Zein1, Mila Koeva1, Serene Ho3, Joep Crompvoets3

1: University of Twente (ITC), The Netherlands; 2: Hansa Luftbild, Germany; 3: KU Leuven, Belgium

14-06: Mobile Field Data Collection
Location: MC 8-100

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Mobile and Disconnected Field Data Collection

Bryan Lane, Scott Pakula

PIXIA Corp, United States of America

15-06: Handbook of Geospatial Best Practices
Location: MC 8-100

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Handbook of Geospatial Best Practices for Land Governance

Stephen Calder

Adam Smith International, Ltd., United States of America

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