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Location: MC C2-135
Date: Thursday, 23/Mar/2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm11-14: Harnessing Blockchain Technology for Land Administration: Next Steps
Session Chair: Jacob Vos, Dutch Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster), Netherlands, The
MC C2-135 
Date: Friday, 24/Mar/2017
9:00am - 10:30am13-11: Fit-for-Purpose Approach to Land Administration in Africa

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MC C2-135 
ID: 1036 / 13-11: 1
MasterClass - learning day events

Implementing a Fit-For-Purpose Approach to Land Administration in Sub-Sahara Africa

Robin McLaren1, Stig Enemark1, Oumar Sylla2, Kathrine Kelm3

1FIG; 2GLTN; 3World Bank Group

Robin McLaren is currently director of Know Edge Ltd a UK based, independent management consulting company formed in 1986 specialising in the application of geospatial information and is a prominent consultant in land administration. He works extensively with United Nations agencies, World Bank and EU on land policy / land administration / NSDI programmes in Africa, Far East, Asia and Europe and he is on a mission to ensure that Land Professionals are delivering appropriate land administration services to the citizen. He was the lead consultant in formulating the UK Location Strategy. Robin has an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow for contributions to geomatics and land administration and is an Honorary Fellow at the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh. He has co-authored the recent GLTN publication on ‘Fit For Purpose Land Administration: Guiding Principles for Country Implementation’.
11:00am - 12:30pm14-11: Leveraging Land: Land-Based Finance

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MC C2-135 
ID: 984 / 14-11: 1
MasterClass - learning day events

Leveraging Land: Land-based Finance for Local Governments

Lawrence Walters1, Liz Paterson2, Jean duPlessis2, Rebecca Ochong2

1Brigham Young University, United States of America; 2UN-Habitat

Dr. Walters is an Emeritus Professor of Public Management at the Romney Institute of Public Management, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA. He continues to teach courses on land and real estate taxation at the International Institute of Urban Management (IHS), Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands. His research has received national awards for excellence. He has served as an advisor to a number of governments at all levels. He recently completed a co-edited volume on property tax policy and administration and a UN-Habitat property tax policy guide for developing countries. His most recent work is focused on developing land-based financing tools and training materials for developing countries. Dr. Walters received his PhD from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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