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Session Overview
Date: Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017
01-04: Ensuring Gender Equity
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Jolyne Sanjak, Landesa, United States of America

Land and Gender – Macedonian Experience

Tatjana Cenova-Mitrevska, Sonja Dimova

Agency for Real Estate Cadastre, Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of

Ensuring Gender-equity in Compensation and Resettlement Schemes Related to Commercial Land Investments in Tanzania and Mozambique

Celine Salcedo-LaViña, Laura Notess

World Resources Institute, United States of America

Women’s Access to Irrigated Land in a Patrilineal Customary Area: Baare Community Irrigation Project.

Emmanuel Offei Akrofi

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Securing Land Inheritance and Land Rights for Women in Kenya

Samuel Kimeu, Mary Maneno

Transparency International Kenya, Kenya

Inclusive Land Administration – the Case of Republic Geodetic Authority of Serbia

Milica Colakovic, Vasilija Zivanovic, Srdjan Dabic

Republic Geodetic Authority, Serbia

02-04: Towards a regional cooperation on land governance for promoting peace, stability and development in the Arab States
Location: J B1-080



Importance of Land Governance to Business Environment

Sahar Nasr

Ministry of International Cooperation, Egypt

Challenges of Land Issues to Attract Investments in Kuwait

Hasan Ali Kamal

Municipal Council of Kuwait, Kuwait

Land Systems to Promote Real Estate Investments

Sultan Alakraf

Dubai Land Department, United Arab Emirates

A Strategic Vision for Regional Cooperation in the Arab Region

Georges Maarrawi

Ministry of Finance, Lebanon (Lebanese Republic)


Oumar Sylla

UN-Habitat, Kenya


Willi Ernst Zimmermann

Consultant, Germany

Importance of Regional Cooperation to Promote Land Governance in the Arab World

Dalal Alnaggar

National Water Research Center (NWRC), Egypt

Conclusions and Next Steps

Wael Zakout

World Bank, United States of America

03-04: Expanding and Sustaining Land Registration
Location: J B1-080

Land Policy and Urban Development in Mali: Coping with the Data Quality Challenge

Monique Bertrand1, Mamy Soumaré2, Samba Dembélé3

1: Institute of Research for Development (French IRD), France; 2: Université des Sciences Sociales et de Gestion de Bamako, Mali; 3: Institut d'Economie Rurale, Mali

Implementation challenges of land administration in rural areas of Haiti: from the elaboration of a pre-cadaster methodology to the land tenure reform

Michele Oriol1, Bruno Jacquet2, Anastasia Touati-Morel2

1: Comité Inter Ministériel d'Aménagement du Territoire, Haiti; 2: Inter American Development Bank

Role Constructive Notice Could Play to Formalize Property Rights in Kosovo

John Keefe, Merita Limani, Gent Salihu

Tetra Tech, United States of America

Land Administration and Management in Haiti Program: Next Action Phase Delivering Scalable Community Level Solutions

Elizabeth Blake

Habitat for Humanity International (retired), United States of America

04-04: Experiences with Implementing Land Readjustment
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Robin Rajack, Inter-American Development Bank, United States of America

Using land readjustment as a mean for inclusiveness and participation. The experience of the Fenicia Project in Bogota.

Juan Felipe Pinilla

JFP&Asociados Derecho Urbano, Colombia

Rethinking Land Readjustment from a Governance-Centered Perspective: The Case of A Land Readjustment Pilot in Tra Vinh, Vietnam

Mansha Chen, Hoa Thi Mong Pham

World Bank, United States of America

Exploring the Potential of the Land Readjustment Approach in Allocating Land for Affordable Housing from the Market Legitimacy Perspective

Reshma Shrestha1,2, Jaap Zevenbergen1, Fahria Masum1, Mahesh Banskota2

1: University of Twente, Netherlands, The; 2: Kathmandu University, Nepal

Urban Land Management Using Town Planning As A Tool: A Case Study of Ahmadabad City Gujarat ,India -

I.P. Gautam IAS (retd)

Government of Gujarat Gandhinagar, India

Date: Wednesday, 22/Mar/2017
05-04: Improving Urban Land Governance
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Robert Buckley, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Land governance in the context of the New Urban Agenda: Experiences from Harare (Zimbabwe) and Johannesburg (South Africa)

Farai Mutondoro1, Manase Manase2, Nicky Rehbock3

1: Transparency International Zimbabwe; 2: Chinhoyi University; 3: Corruption Watch South Africa

Towards An Urban Land Resource Curse? A Fresh Perspective On A Long-Standing Issue

Dieter Zinnbauer

Transparency International - Secretariat, Germany

A Critical Assessment of Urban Land Leasehold System in Ethiopia

Alebel Weldesilassie1, Berihu Gebrehiwot2

1: Ethiopian Development Research Institute, Ethiopia; 2: Ethiopian Development Research Institute, Ethiopia

Holding Land in Common within Cities, Commoning for Land Rights– What Can We Learn from Collective Tenure in Urban Context?

Claire Simonneau1,2, Irène Salenson2

1: Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium; 2: French Development Agency

06-04: Progress with VGGT Implementation for Land, Forest and Fisheries
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Fritz Jung, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Towards a culture of good governance: Implementing the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

Marcela Villarreal

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy

The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VG): Core attributes of Successful Implementation by Countries

Tea Dabrundashvili

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy

UN-REDD’s Progress in Supporting Partner Countries to Address Land Tenure

Amanda Bradley

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Italy

Monitoring The Four Years Of The Voluntary Guidelines On The Responsible Governance Of Tenure Of Land, Fisheries And Forests: A New Tool To Realize The Right To Access To Land?

Rosana Pereira de Miranda

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Brazil

FAO Moving into a New Phase of VGGT Implementation

Andrew Hilton

FAO, Italy

07-04: New Ways to Track Large Farm Performance and Contractual Compliance
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Chris Penrose Buckley, DFID, United Kingdom

Land status of agricultural concessions in Kinshasa (D. R. Congo): Legal framework limitations to Production Incentive.

Masiala Bode Mabu1, Lebailly Philippe1, Kinkela Savy Sunda Charles2, Aloni Mukoko Yves3

1: Economics and Rural Development Unit , University of Liege, Belgium; 2: Agricultural Economics Department, University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; 3: Faculty of Law, Unversity of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Articulating a Rights-Based Argument for Land Contract Transparency

Jesse Coleman, Kaitlin Cordes

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, United States of America

Systematic and Rapid Assessment of Concessions Using GIS and Remote Sensing: The case of Economic Land Concessions in Cambodia

Tim Fella1, Sepul Barua2, Lauri Tamminen2, Jeffrey Hatcher2, Daphne Yin2, Naomi Basik Treanor3

1: ESRI, United States; 2: Indufor North America, United States; 3: Forest Trends, United States

The Land Matrix initiative – from a global data base to a network of decentralised and thematic land observatories

Christof Althoff1, Ward Anseeuw2,5, Wytse Chamberlain3, Markus Giger4, Jann Lay1, Peter Messerli4, Saliou Niassy3, Kerstin Nolte1

1: GIGA, Germany; 2: CIRAD, France; 3: University of Pretoria, South Africa; 4: CDE, Switzerland; 5: International Land Coalition, Italy

Land Concession Data Transparency: A Survey of Fourteen Forested Countries

Jessica Webb1, Rachael Petersen1, Carole Excell1, Elizabeth Moses1, Mikaela Weisse1, Liz Cole1, Sam Szoke-Burke2

1: World Resources Institute, United States of America; 2: Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, United States of America

08-04: Corridors and Agricultural Investment Zones: A Way Forward for Africa?
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Mandi Rukuni, LGAF Technical Advisory Group, Zimbabwe

Large Scale Land Acquisitions for Investment in Kenya: Is the participation, and benefits of affected local communities meaningful, and equitable? A case study of the situation in Lamu, Isiolo and Siaya Counties.

Robert Kibugi1, Mwenda Makathimo3, Ibrahim Mwathane2

1: University of Nairobi, Kenya; 2: Land Development and Governance Institute; 3: Land Development and Governance Institute

Agricultural growth corridors in Sub-Saharan Africa - New hope for territorial rural development or another non-starter?

Michael Bruentrup, Aimee Hampel-Milagrosa, Raoul Herrmann, Caroline Reeg

German Development Institute (DIE), Germany

Land For Infrastructure Development: Compulsory Acquisition And Compensation Of Undocumented /Unregistered Land In Kenya

Agatha Wanyonyi, Monica Obongo, Peter Mburu, Jane Ndiba

Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning, Kenya

Date: Thursday, 23/Mar/2017
09-04: Protecting Land and Associated Natural Resources
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Virgilio delos Reyes, Stanford Law School, United States of America

Mangrove Governance and Tenure: Insights for Policy and Practice from Selected Sites in Indonesia, Tanzania and a Global Review

Esther Mwangi1, Mani Ram Banjade2, Baruani Mshale1, Tuti Herawati2, Nining Liswanti2, Steven Lawry2

1: Center for International Forestry Research, Kenya; 2: Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia

Governance of the Land-Water Interface in Southeast Asia: A Policy Reform Agenda for 21st Century Challenges

Shivakumar Srinivas1, Malcolm Childress2, SiuSue Mark3

1: Independent researcher specializing on land and social development issues in Southeast Asia; 2: Co-Executive Director of Land Alliance.; 3: Ph D Scholar at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Coupled Water and Land-Tenure Systems in Land Acquisitions for Large-Scale Plantation Agriculture in Ghana: A Political Ecology Perspective

Elias Danyi Kuusaana1, Ellis Adjei Adams2, Benjamin Batey Campion3, Abubakari Ahmed4

1: University for Development Studies (UDS-Wa Campus), Ghana; 2: Michigan State University, USA; 3: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; 4: United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan

Understanding the change of regional cultivated land pressure in China: 2000-2012

Lu Zhang1, Shukui Tan2, bo xia3

1: huazhong university of science and tecnhongy; 2: huazhong university of science and tecnhongy; 3: Queensland University of Technology

Tenure Integrity, Security and Forestland Transfer: Evidence from Jiangxi Province, China

Yuepeng Zhou1, Dengyan Ji2, Xiaoping Shi1, Xianlei Ma1, Satish Chand3

1: Nanjing Agricultural University, Jiangsu, China; 2: Gannan Normal University, Jiangxi, China; 3: The University of New South Wales, UNSW Canberra, Australia

10-04: Forest Tenure reform Implementation: What have we learned?
Location: J B1-080




Safia Aggarwal

FAO, Italy

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

11-04: Gender and Community Rights: Lessons Learned and Next Steps
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Margaret Rugadya, Ford Foundation, Kenya

Setting the scene

Renee Giovarelli, Elisa Scalise

Resource Equity, United States of America

Nambia case study

Hirut Girma

Landesa, United States of America

Kirgizia case study

Asyl Undeland

Resource Equity, United States of America

Peru case study

Leslie Hannay

Resource Equity, United States of America

Reflections on Gender Issues in Forest Tenure

Anne Larson


12-04: Lessons from a Decade of Large Scale Land-Based Investment
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Mathieu Boche, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France

The global land rush 10 years on: Taking stock of commercial pressures on land

Lorenzo Cotula, Thierry Berger, Emily Polack, Sam Barrett

IIED, United Kingdom

International Land Deals for Agriculture. Fresh insights from the Land Matrix: Analytical Report II

Kerstin Nolte1, Wytske Chamberlain2, Markus Giger3

1: GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Germany; 2: University of Pretoria; 3: University of Bern

Sustainable livelihoods in the global land rush? Archetypes of livelihood vulnerability and sustainability potentials

Christoph Oberlack, Laura Tejada, Peter Messerli, Stephan Rist, Markus Giger

University of Bern, Switzerland

Decolonizing Compulsory Acquisition for Modern Agrarian Governance

Elizabeth Alden Wily

independent, Kenya

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