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Location: MC C1-100
Date: Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017
01-06: Recognition of Local Rights for Achieving Conservation Goals
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Raelene Webb, National Native Title Tribunal, Australia

The Tenure Gap And Its Influence On Socio-ecological Conditions

Margaret Buck Holland1, Allison Kelly2, Yuta Masuda3, Brian Robinson4

1: University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States of America; 2: University of Washington, United States of America; 3: The Nature Conservancy, United States of America; 4: McGill University, Canada

Land Titles and Agricultural Intensification at Forest Margins in Indonesia

Christoph Kubitza, Vijesh Krishna, Kira Urban, Matin Qaim

Georg-August-University of Goettingen, Germany

The emergence of Conservation Units in the Western Amazon: the case of Extractive Reserves of Acre

Francisco Carlos da Silveira Cavalcanti, Elyson Ferreira de Souza

Universidade federal do Acre, Brazil

Participatory Mapping As a Tool and Approach to Define Traditional User Rights of Forest Land

Božena Lipej1, Janaq Male2

1: Evro-PF; 2: CNVP

02-06: Capacity Building for Scaling Land Administration
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Chrysi Potsiou, FIG, Greece

Body Of Knowledge

Larry Clark

International Association of Assessng Officers, United States of America

The National Land Capacity Building Model for Informatization – an ICT based model to strengthen human resource capacity for the sustainability of land administration modernization projects

Beckhee Cho1, Seong-bong Lee2, Jaeyong Yoo3

1: LX Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation, Korea, Republic of (South Korea); 2: 2E Consulting; 3: GEOMEXSOFT.,LTD

Towards a Curriculum on Responsible Land Administration

David Mitchell1, Agnes Mwasumbi2, Jean Du Plessis3, Siraj Sait4, Grenville Barnes5, Dimo Todorovski6

1: RMIT University, Australia; 2: Ardhi University; 3: Global Land Tools Network; 4: University of East London; 5: University of Florida; 6: University of Twente

Curriculum reform in land governance education: the need for transforming existing curricula in Africa

Uchendu Chigbu1, Kwame Tenadu2, Agnes Mwasumbi3

1: Chair of Land Management, Technical University of Munich; 2: Licensed Surveyors Association of Ghana, Ghana; 3: Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

SDE-01: Caucus on Women and Land
Location: MC C1-100


03-06: Land Governance in Latin America & the Caribbean
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Enrique Pantoja, World Bank, United States of America

Comparative Land Governance Research in the Caribbean and Latin America: Recent Findings from Five National Case Studies

Michael Donovan

Inter-American Development Bank, United States of America

Challenge and Opportunities for the VGGT Implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Aurélie Brès

FAO, Chile

The Challenges of Land Governance in a High-Income, High-Potential, Small Island Developing State: the Case of Trinidad and Tobago

Charisse Griffith-Charles1, Robin Rajack2

1: The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago; 2: Inter-American Development Bank

Applying an Adjusted Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) to Evaluate the Relationships between Land Cadasters and Informality: Lessons from Brazil and Ecuador | Usando el Marco Ajustado de Evaluación de la Gobernanza de la Tierra (LGAF) para evaluar las relaciones entre el Catastro Territorial y la Informalidad: Lecciones desde Brasil y Ecuador

Diego Alfonso Erba1, Michael Donovan2

1: Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentine Republic; 2: Inter-American Development Bank

04-06: Can Documenting Communal Rights be Cost-Effective?
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Brent Jones, Esri, United States of America

Land Documentation in Zambia: A Comparison of Approaches and Relevance for the National Land Titling Program

Matthew Sommerville1, Ioana Bouvier2, Bwalya Chuba1, Joseph Minango3

1: USAID Tenure and Global Climate Change Project, Zambia; 2: USAID; 3: Surveyor General, Ministry of Lands, Zambia

Rigorous Impact Evaluation of Land Surveying Costs: Empirical Evidence from Indigenous Lands in Canada

Steven Rogers1, Brian Ballanytne1, Ceilidh Ballantyne2

1: Natural Resources Canada, Canada; 2: University of British Columbia, Canada

Stakeholder Engagement and Conflict Prevention in Village Boundary Setting/ Resource Mapping (VBS/RM) – Lessons Learned/Evidence from Indonesia’s Participatory Mapping and Planning (PMaP) Project, MCA-Indonesia Green Prosperity Project (GP)

Dhyana Paramita

Abt Associates, Indonesia

Strengthening Indigenous Peoples Land rights in Honduras: The Miskitu People’s experience of Collective Land Titling, lessons learned and main challenges for the future

Roman Alvarez1, Enrique Pantoja2, Alain Paz3, Gerson Granados4

1: Programa de Administracion de Tierras de Honduras (PATH II); 2: World Bank; 3: 1; 4: 1

Date: Wednesday, 22/Mar/2017
05-06: Multi-Faceted Impacts of Secure Tenure Rights
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Andreas Lange, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany

Does Strengthening Local Tenure Rights Help Fulfill Conservation Goals?

Brian Robinson1, Yuta Masuda3, Allison Kelly2, Margaret Holland4

1: McGill University; 2: Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington; 3: The Nature Conservancy; 4: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Rwanda Natural Capital Accounting for Land

Nishimwe Marie Grace1, Biraro Sam1, Milindi Rugema Didier1, Nsabimana Eric1, Uwera Claudine2, Craveland Cor3, Stage Jasper4, Munyawera Swaib5, Tuyishimwe NGONDO Modeste6, Ngabirame Gabriel5

1: Rwanda Natural Resources Authority, Rwanda; 2: University of Rwanda; 3: Statistics Netherlands, Department of National Accounts, Environmental Accounts team; 4: Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences; 5: Natural Capital Accounting, Rwanda Natural Resources Authority; 6: Ministry in Charge of Natural Resources

Securing land rights for equity, sustainability and resilience for cashew growers in Khong district of Champasack province

Vinoth Vansy

Sustainable Natural Resource Management and Productivity Enhancement Project, Lao People's Democratic Republic

The potential for homestead microplots to contribute to food security in rural West Bengal

Niketa Kulkarni, Shih-Ting Huang, Elizabeth Louis, Diana Fletschner

Landesa, United States of America

06-06: Creating the Data to Support Urban Land Management
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Peter Baumann, Jacobs U | rasdaman, Germany

Can We Talk About Smart Cities Without a Proper Land Management System In Place?

Miguel Mendoza

Thomson Reuters.

Spatial Information for Developed and Developing Smart Cities

George Percivall, Trevor Taylor, Denise McKenzie

The Open Geospatial Consortium

A New Spatial Indicator To Identify Ghettos

Emilio Matuk1, Luis Triveno2

1: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; 2: World Bank

SDE-02: Caucus on Women and Land
Location: MC C1-100
07-06: Can Securing Tenure Contribute to Mitigating Climate Change?
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Rose Mwebaza, African Development Bank, Côte d'Ivoire

Climate Benefits, Tenure Costs: The Economic Case for Securing Indigenous Land Rights in the Amazon

Helen Ding1, Peter Veit1, Allen Blackman2, Erin Gray1, Katie Reytar1, Juan Carlos Altamirano1, Benjamin Hodgdon3

1: World Resources Institute, United States of America; 2: Resources for the Future, United States of America; 3: Rainforest Alliance, United States of America

Formalization of land and water rights combinations to deal with the consequences of climate change in the rural & urban areas in China

Meine Pieter van Dijk

Erasmus university Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Netherlands, The

Securing Land Rights at Scale Through Participatory Role-play: the Forest Investment Program in Burkina Faso

Peter Hochet1, Boukary Sawadogo2, Jean-Michel Bretel2, Ibrahim Lankoande2, Loïc Braune3, Paul Gardner de Béville3

1: INSUCO, Burkina Faso; 2: Ministry of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change, Burkina Faso; 3: The World Bank

08-06: What Evaluations Tell us on the Impact of Land Interventions
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Arianna Legovini, World Bank, United States of America

Assessing the Impact of Second-Level Land Certification in Ethiopia

Lauren Persha1, Adi Greif2, Heather Huntington3, Sarah Lowery4

1: NORC; 2: Stanford Research Institute; 3: Cloudburst Consulting Group, United States of America; 4: USAID, United States of America

Formalizing Rural Land Rights: Long-Run Evidence from a Policy Experiment in Benin

Markus Goldstein1, Kenneth Houngbedji2, Florence Kondylis1, Edouard Mensah3, Michael O'Sullivan1, Harris Selod1

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: Paris School of Economics; 3: Michigan State University

Inheritance law reform, empowerment, and human capital accumulation: Second generation effects from India

Klaus Deininger1, Sognqing Jin2, Fang Xia3

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: Zhejiang University & Michigan State University; 3: University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

Impact of property rights reform to support China’s rural-urban integration: Evidence from the Chengdu national experiment

Klaus Deininger1, Songqing Jin2, Shouying Liu3, Fang Xia4

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: Zhejiang University & Michigan State University; 3: Renmin University; 4: University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

GLII Discussion on roadmap
Location: MC C1-100
Date: Thursday, 23/Mar/2017
09-06: Role of Property Rights in Realizing Environmental Services
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Peter Veit, World Resources Institute, United States of America

Land-use change and forestry programmes: Evidence on the effects on greenhouse gas emissions and food security

Kristen Rankin

3ie Impact, United States of America

Governing payments for ecosystem services: What can be learned from comparing Chinese and American experiences of restoring degraded cropland?

Runsheng Yin

Michigan State University, United States of America

A Comparison of Land Use and Socioeconomic Outcomes from Payment for Watershed Services Programs in Mexico

Kelly Jones

Colorado State University, United States of America

Avoided Deforestation Linked to Environmental Registration in the Brazilian Amazon

Jennifer Alix-Garcia1, Lisa Rausch1, Jessica L'Roe2, Jacob Munger1

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

Conserving the Amazon by Titling Indigenous Communities: Evidence from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador

Allen Blackman1, Peter Veit2

1: Resources for the Future, United States of America; 2: World Resources Institute,United States of America

10-06: Protecting Pastoral Production Systems
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Fiona Flintan, International Livestock Research Institute, Ethiopia

Evaluating socio-ecological challenges of pastoralism and indigenous peoples’ tenure systems on wetlands management in the Upper Noun Drainage Basin in Cameroon

Bongadzem Carine Sushuu1, Stephen Koghan Ndzeidze2, Richard Achia Mbih3, Mairomi Harry Wirngo4

1: University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon, Cameroon; 2: Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, and Integrated Plant Protection Center, Oregon State University, USA; 3: African Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts, The Pensylvania State University, USA; 4: Department of Geography, University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon

Implementation of Responsible Land Governance: Informing the development of policy through a participatory land delimitation experience in Tana River County, Kenya

Francisco Carranza

FAO, Kenya

Evolving a Policy on Pastoralism in the Semi-Arid State of Rajasthan, and India

G.B. Mukherji, Jagdeesh Rao Puppala, Rahul Chaturvedi, Pratiti Priyadarshini

Foundation for Ecological Security, India

The Role of Rural Land Registration in Enhancing Communal Holding Tenure Security

Negasa Deressa1, Tewabech Fekadu2

1: Niras Finland, Ethiopia; 2: MANNA Development Management Consulting

SDE-03: Caucus on Women and Land
Location: MC C1-100
11-06: Roundtable on Valuation of Unregistered Land
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Christopher Barlow, Thomson Reuters, United States of America

A Valeur Perspective

James Kavanagh

RICS, United Kingdom

Industry Approaches

Brent Jones1, Tim Fella2

1: Esri, United States of America; 2: Indufor North America, United States of America

Approaches in US counties

Scott Mayausky

Stafford County, United States of America

IAOO approach to valuation of unregistered land

Pasqualino {Charley} Colatruglio

International Association of Assessing Officers, United States of America

12-06: The Role of Tenure in Reducing Land Degradation
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Melchiade Bukuru, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, United States of America

Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality For Improved Equity, Sustainability And Resilience

Sasha Alexander Juanteguy, Ian Johnson, Monique Barbut, Markus Repnik, Melchiade Bukuru

UNCCD, Germany

Land Management And Policy On Sustainable Use Of Land Resources: The Case Of Burkina Faso

Rodrigue Bazame1, Harun Tanrıvermiş2, Yunus Emre Kapusuz3

1: Ankara University, Department of Real Estate Development and Management, Turkey; 2: Ankara University, Department of Real Estate Development and Management, Turkey; 3: Ankara University, Department of Real Estate Development and Management, Turkey

The Emerging Tenure Right Fortunes and Its Policy Implications: The Case of The World Bank Financed Sustainable Land Management Project II In Ethiopia

Shewakena Abab, Anna Corsi

The World Bank Group

Programmatic Approach to Land Degradation in Burundi

Paola Agostini, Erin Connor

The World Bank, United States of America

Date: Friday, 24/Mar/2017
13-02: Using UAVs, GIS, and the Cloud for Land Administration
Location: MC C1-100

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Could We Cadaster Faster in an Integrated IT System by using UAVs with GIS Services in a Cloud Infrastructure?

Mihnea Mihailescu

Teamnet Group, Romania

14-02: Land Administration Software Customization Using InnoLa
Location: MC C1-100

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Examples Of Land Administration Software Customization Using InnoLA Framework

Maksym Kalyta, Vasyl Melnychuk

Innola Solutions, Inc., United States of America

15-02: Mass Appraisal of Land Values
Location: MC C1-100

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Where Do We Begin?

Charley Colatruglio, Larry Clark

International Association of Assessng Officers, United States of America

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