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Session Overview
Date: Monday, 20/Mar/2017
Consultation with Universities on opportunities to support the Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA)
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Marc Nolting, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ, Ethiopia

By invitation only - For more information please contact Luisa Prior (

Date: Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017
01-09: Land Use Plans and Pastoral Land Rights
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Patricia K. Mbote, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Pastoral Women's Land Rights and Land Use Planning in Tanzania: Experiences of the Sustainable Rangeland Management Project

Naseku Kisambu1, Fiona Flintan2, Elizabeth Daley3, Sabine Pallas4

1: Tanzania Women's Lawyers Association; 2: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI); 3: Mokoro; 4: International Land Coalition

Securing Communal Land Tenure through Certificates of Customary Rights of Occupancy in Tanzania

Edward Loure

UCRT (Ujamaa Community Resource Team), Tanzania

Rangeland Leasing Practices and Need to Secure the Land Tenure Rights to Herders

Altantsetseg Bazarragchaa

Mongolian Association of Land Management NGO, Mongolia

Building Pastoralists’ Resilience: Strengthening Participation in Markets and Local Governance Institutions in West Pokot, Kenya

Deborah Muricho1, David Otieno2, Willis Oluoch-Kosura3

1: University of Nairobi, Kenya; 2: University of Nairobi, Kenya; 3: University of Nairobi, Kenya

Pastoralism and land tenure security: Lessons from IFAD-supported projects

Harold Liversage, Steven Raoul Filip Jonckheere, Antonio Rota

IFAD, Italy

02-09: New Approaches to Secure Pastoral Tenure
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Harold Liversage, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Italy

Land Use Change in the Bale Mountains Eco-Region of Ethiopia: Drivers, Impacts and Future Scenarios

Worku Chibssa1, Fiona Flintan2

1: SIT/World Learning Inc; 2: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Securing Shared Grazing Land and Water Resources in Semi-Arid Pastoral Areas: Application of Social Tenure Domain Model Experience in Rural Kenya

Michael Kibiego1, Solomon Mkumbwa2, Harold Liversage3, John Gitau2, Sammy Mabikke2, Danilo Antonio2, Oumar Sylla2, Cyprian Selebalo2

1: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya; 2: UN-HABITAT; 3: International Fund for Agriculture Development

Making Rangelands more Secure in Cameroon: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for Policy Makers, Development Actors and Pastoralists

Blasius Nche Azuhnwi1, Manu Jaji Gidado1,2, Musa Usman Ndamba2, Michael Fon Nsoh3, Fiona Flintan4

1: Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries Yaounde, CAMEROON, Cameroon; 2: Mbororo Social and Cultural Development Association (MBOSCUDA) CAMEROON; 3: Community Initiative for Sustainable Development (COMINSUD), Bamenda, Cameroon; 4: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Land Use Planning and Communal Land Tenure Reforms in Pastoral Areas: The Experiences of Kenya

Charles Otieno Konyango

National Land Commission Kenya

03-09: Increasing the Sustainability of Pastoral Production Systems
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Gunnar Kohlin, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Institutional Innovation and the Protection of Livestock Corridors in Agropastoral Drylands

Erin Kitchell1,3,4, Matthew Turner1, John McPeak2

1: University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States of America; 2: Syracuse University; 3: Institut Senegalais de Recherches Agricole; 4: Pole Pastoralisme et Zones Seches

Transformation Of Land Tenure In Semi-Arid Areas And Implications For Climate Resilient Economic Development

Elizabeth Carabine1, Claire Bedelian2, Stephen Moiko3

1: Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom; 2: University College London, United Kingdom; 3: Independent consultant, Kenya

Public Lands Ranching in the U.S. - Social and Economic Characteristics of Public Lands Ranchers

Kristie Maczko1, John Tanaka2, Bree Lind3

1: Sustainable Rnglands Roundtable University of Wyoming, United States of America; 2: Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Wyoming, USA; 3: Department of Ecosystem Science and Mgmt, University of Wyoming, USA

Dispossession through Formalization: The Plight of Pastoralists in Tanzania

Kelly Askew1, Faustin Maganga2, Rie Odgaard3

1: University of Michigan, United States of America; 2: University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; 3: Danish Institute of International Studies (retired)

04-09: Can Agribusiness Investment Enhance Local Welfare?
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Derek Byerlee, Georgetown University, United States of America

Contextualizing International Voluntary Guidelines into Country Specific Land Investment Governance: Experience from Tanzania

Wilbard Mkama Makene

Tanzania Natural Resource Forum, Tanzania

Experiences of Agribusiness Investments in Lao PDR

Justine Sylvester1, Phouvong Phaophongsavath2

1: Village Focus International; 2: Ministry of Planning and Investment

Private Sector Responsibilities in Agriculture under the VGGT

Darryl Vhugen

Land Tenure Investment Consultant, United States of America

How Behind the Brands companies are implementing their land rights commitments in Brazil

Chloe Christman, Gustavo Ferroni


Pilot Use of Responsible Agricultural Investment Principles: A Status Update

William Speller1, Hafiz Mirza1, Asuka Okumura2, Paul Gardner Yvelin De Beville2, Duncan Pringle2

1: UNCTAD, Switzerland; 2: World Bank, USA

Date: Wednesday, 22/Mar/2017
05-09: Standards for Land Administration: Ensuring Interoperability
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Nicola Heathcote, HM Land Registry, England and Wales, United Kingdom

Further standardisation in Land Administration

Christiaan Lemmen1, Peter Van Oosterom2, Mohsen Kalantari3, Eva-Maria Unger1, Chee Hai Teo4, Kees De Zeeuw1

1: Kadaster, Netherlands, The; 2: Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, The; 3: The University of Melbourne, Australia; 4: UN Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Land Transfer Standards – Bringing Fit For Purpose Concepts To The Land Transaction Process

James Kavanagh

RICS, United Kingdom

Practical Application Of IAAO Standards For Land Administration And Property Tax Systems

Margaret Cusack

International Association of Assessing Officers, United States of America

Standards and interoperability in the Nigerian Land Sector

Adewale Adegoke

GEMS3, Nigeria

06-09: Applying Land Administration Domain Models
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Christiaan Lemmen, Kadaster, Netherlands, The

Development and Employment of a LADM Implementing Toolkit in Colombia

Lorenz Jenni1, Andrés Guarín López2, Stefan Ziegler3, Víctor Manuel Bajo1

1: BSF Swissphoto AG, Switzerland; 2: Cadastre Subdirectorate, Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi, Colombia; 3: Office for Geoinformation, Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland

Improving Land Administration in Brazil: re-engineering Cadastre using LADM

Thiago Marra, Kilder Barbosa, Eduardo Oliveira, Oscar Oliveira

INCRA/Sead, Brazil

Models Of Interaction Between Land Registries, Cadasters, and Land Tenure Systems

Miguel Mandamiento, Maria Luisa Alvarado

Habitat for Humanity International LAC Region, Peru

Land Registration Data Standards, Interoperability and Data Access in Kenya

Peter Ng'ang'a Mburu1, Lizahmy Makena Ntonjira2, Jane Njeri Mburu3

1: Ministry of Lands - Kenya, Kenya (MoL); 2: Technical University of Kenya (TUK); 3: The University of Nairobi (UoN)

Innovative Rural Cadastre Development in Ethiopia

Eskedar Zelalem Mengistu1, Bernd Eversmann1, Tarek Zein2, Christian Timm2, Tigistu Gebremeskel Abza3, Yohannes Redda Gebre3

1: NIRAS, Responsible and Innovative Land Administration(REILA)Project, Ethiopia; 2: Hansa Luftbild, Germany; 3: Ministry of Agriculture Natural Source (MoANR),Rural Land Administration and Use Directorate (RLAUD), Ethiopia

07-09: Improving Urban Land Governance
Location: MC 6-100
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

08-09: Can New Data Sources Help Protect Indigenous Rights?
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Frank Pichel, Cadasta Foundation, United States of America

The New Safeguard Standards for Indigenous People: Where do we start?

Oliver MacLaren, Julie-Anne Pariseau

Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP, Canada

Contribution of Open Data to Protect Indigenous People’s Livelihood, Land Security and Natural Resources Sustainability

Ratana Pen1, Mane Yun2, Try Thy3

1: Heinrich Boell Foundation Cambodia; 2: Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Organization; 3: Open Development Cambodia

Using open data and digital mapping to aggregate evidence for identifying and protecting indigenous people’s lands and resources in Cambodia

Thy Try, Hindley David

Open Development Cambodia (ODC), Cambodia

Itenure- New Tool For Land Claim Registration And Legal Advice On Land Tenure Status

Piotr Sasin1, Javier Sola2, Benjamin Flower3

1: People in Need, Cambodia; 2: Open Institute, Cambodia; 3: University Collage London

Date: Thursday, 23/Mar/2017
09-09: Rural Land Governance Experiences
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Oumar Sylla, UN-Habitat, Kenya

Land tenure and its impacts on food security in Uganda: Empirical Evidence from Ten Districts

Samuel Mabikke1, Moses Musinguzi2, Danilo Antonio1, Oumar Sylla1

1: United Nations Human Settlement Programme, Kenya; 2: Makerere Unievrsity, Kampala - Uganda

Land Access And Use Under Changing Tenancy Regulations: Governance Challenges In Odisha (India)

Sibabrata Choudhury

Landesa, India

Reducing Conflicts and Enhancing Land Administration: Case of the Customary Boundary Demarcation in Ghana

Gad Asorwoe Akwensivie

Ghana Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana

Reforms for Equity and Efficiency: Exploring Challenges of Malawi's 2016 Customary Land Act in Achieving Equity Goal

Sane Zuka

University of Malawi, The Polytechnic, Malawi

10-09: Analyzing Land Policy Making in Africa
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Yamungu Kayandabila, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development, Tanzania

Scope for Decentralization of Land Administration in Africa: Evidence from Local Administrative Data in Mozambique

Raul Pitoro

Michigan State University, United States of America

The Challenges of Using Spatial and Demographic Data for Development in Nigeria

Olivia Kolbe-Booysen

Adam Smith International, Nigeria

A Programme for Improving Land Governance Transparency in Ethiopia

Christopher Tanner1, Tigistu Gebremeskel Abza2

1: MOKORO Ltd., United Kingdom; 2: Rural Land Administration and Use Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia

The Ambiguous State-Traditional Relationship in Land Governance in Uganda and Malawi: Repercussions on Poverty Reduction?

Daniela Behr

University of Konstanz, Germany

11-09: Piloting Global Land and Property Indices
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Jann Lay, GIGA - Germany, Germany

Developing a Land Administration Index

Mohsen Kalantari

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Developing a Global Land Tenure Security Index for Spatial Analyses

Allison Kelly1, Yuta Masuda2, Margaret Holland3, Brian Robinson4

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

What is the relationship between tenure security, good governance and poverty alleviation: What do we know and what can we learn from this evidence

Grenville Barnes, Jazmin Gonzales Tovar, Sarah McKune

University of Florida, United States of America

Towards a More Open Future: Increasing Accountability and Transparency through Open Land Data

Frank Pichel1, Lindsay Ferris1, Neil Sorensen2

1: Cadasta Foundation, United States of America; 2: Land Portal Foundation, The Netherlands

Expanding Land Tenure in Women Business and the Law

Nayda Almodóvar-Reteguis

The World Bank, United States of America

12-09: Household Survey Data Collection and New Evidence
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Abdu Muwonge, World Bank, Kenya

Could the debate be over? Errors in farmer-reported production and their implications for inverse scale-productivity relationship in Uganda

Sydney Gourlay1, David Lobell2, Talip Kilic1

1: World Bank; 2: Stanford University

Individual-level Approach to Data Collection on Land Ownership and Rights

Talip Kilic, Heather Moylan

World Bank

Beyond ownership: Tracking progress on women’s land rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

Vanya Slavchevska1, Ana Paula De la O Campos1, Chiara Brunelli1, Cheryl Doss2

1: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy; 2: University of Oxford, CGIAR Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets

Date: Friday, 24/Mar/2017
13-04: LandAc Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue
Location: MC 6-100

For more information: Lucy Oates


Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue In Land Governance: Lessons Learned And Ways Forward

Lucy Oates, Gemma Betsema

LANDac (Netherlands Academy for Land Governance), Netherlands, The

14-04: Guide to the Valuation of Unregistered Land
Location: MC 6-100

For more information or signing up, please contact


Introducing a Guide to the Valuation of Unregistered Land

Michael McDermott1, Matt Myers2, Cyprian Selabalo3, Danilo Antonio3, Chryssy Potsiou4, Steven Nystrom4

1: Global Property Advisory, Australia; 2: South Pacific Property Advisors, Fiji; 3: UN-HABITAT/GLTN; 4: FIG

15-04: People-Centred Land Monitoring – the Dashboard
Location: MC 6-100

For more information and participation please contact: Anseeuw, Ward <>


Contributing to SDGs and VGGTs through people-centred land monitoring – the Dashboard

Ward Anseeuw

CIRAD / International Land Coalition, Italy

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