Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Location: J B1-080
Date: Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017
8:30am - 10:00am01-04: Ensuring Gender Equity
Session Chair: Chris Jochnick, Landesa, United States of America
J B1-080 
 

Land and Gender – Macedonian Experience

Tatjana Cenova-Mitrevska, Sonja Dimova

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



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

Milica Colakovic, Vasilija Zivanovic, Srdjan Dabic

Republic Geodetic Authority, Serbia



Securing Land Inheritance and Land Rights for Women in Kenya

Samuel Kimeu, Mary Maneno

Transparency International Kenya, Kenya



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

 
10:30am - 12:00pm02-04: Towards Regional Cooperation on Land Governance in the Arab States
Session Chair: Franck Bousquet, World Bank, United States of America

Translation Arab,VC;

J B1-080 
 

Moderator

Oumar Sylla

UN-Habitat, Kenya



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)



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

Dalal Alnaggar

National Water Research Center (NWRC), Egypt



Discussant

Willi Ernst Zimmermann

Consultant, Germany



Conclusions and Next Steps

Wael Zakout

World Bank, United States of America

 
2:15pm - 3:45pm03-04: Expanding and Sustaining Land Registration
Session Chair: Jorge Espinoza, GIZ, Germany
J B1-080 
 

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

Monique Bertrand1, Mamy Soumaré2, Samba Dembélé3

1Institute of Research for Development (French IRD), France; 2Université des Sciences Sociales et de Gestion de Bamako, Mali; 3Institut 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 Touati3

1Comité Inter Ministériel d'Aménagement du Territoire, Haiti; 2Inter American Development Bank; 3World 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

 
4:00pm - 5:30pm04-04: Experiences with Implementing Land Readjustment
Session Chair: Robin Rajack, Inter-American Development Bank, United States of America
J B1-080 
 

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

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

 
Date: Wednesday, 22/Mar/2017
8:30am - 10:00am05-04: Policies for Improving Urban Governance
Session Chair: Rachelle Alterman, Neaman Institue for National Policy Research, Technion, Israel
J B1-080 
 

Comparative Analysis of National-Level Residential Planning Parameter Guidelines For Five Sub-Saharan African Countries

Chyi-Yun Huang

World Bank, United States of America



Addressing New Land Governance Challenges: Governance Schemes For Urban Regeneration Project In Latin America

Vanessa Velasco, Juan Felipe Pinilla, Maria Juliana Rojas

World Bank, Colombia



Automated Landuse Clearance For Effective Development Control Mechanism: The Case Of Megacity Dhaka

Kamrul Sohag, Md Ashraful Islam

RAJUK (Capital City Development Authority of Bangladesh), Bangladesh, People's Republic of



Transparency and effectiveness in Municipal Land Use

Marianna Posfai

NIRAS Finland OY

 
10:30am - 12:00pm06-04: Progress with VGGT Implementation
Session Chair: Fritz Jung, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
J B1-080 
 

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



FAO Moving into a New Phase of VGGT Implementation

Andrew Hilton

FAO, Italy

 
2:15pm - 3:45pm07-04: New Ways to Track Large Farm Performance and Compliance
Session Chair: Chris Penrose Buckley, DFID, United Kingdom
J B1-080 
 

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

1ESRI, United States; 2Indufor North America, United States; 3Forest 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, Lucas Seghezzo6

1GIGA, Germany; 2CIRAD, France; 3University of Pretoria, South Africa; 4CDE, Switzerland; 5International Land Coalition, Italy; 6Investigador Independiente del CONICET



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

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

 
4:00pm - 5:30pm08-04: Corridors and Agricultural Investment Zones for Africa?
Session Chair: Mandi Rukuni, LGAF Technical Advisory Group, Zimbabwe
J B1-080 
 

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

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



Combating poverty. Cluster farming initiatives in Nigeria

Andrew Smith1, His Excellency Ibrahi Hadejia Dep Gov Jigawa State2

1Adam Smith International, Nigeria; 2Government of Jigawa State



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

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

 
Date: Thursday, 23/Mar/2017
8:30am - 10:00am09-04: Protecting Land and Associated Natural Resources
Session Chair: Virgilio delos Reyes, Stanford Law School, United States of America
J B1-080 
 

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

1Center for International Forestry Research, Kenya; 2Center 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

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



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

Lu Zhang1, Shukui Tan2, bo xia3

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



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

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

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

 
10:30am - 12:00pm10-04: Key Achievements in the ECA Region and the Road Forward
Session Chair: Fadia Saadah, The World Bank, United States of America

translation Russian,

J B1-080 
 

Unification of Cadastre and Registry

Konstantin Koltoniuk

Rosreestr, Russian Federation



Geospatial Governance

Jelena Matic Varenica

Republic Geodetic Authority, Serbia



Establishing a National Spatial Data Infrastructure

Murat Meha

Kosovo Cadastre Agency, Kosovo



3D Land and Urban Systems

Kari Tuukkanen

Sito Oy, Finland



Blockchain and Land Rights

Mats Snäll

Lantmäteriet, the Swedish Mapping, Cadaster and Land Registration Authority, Sweden



Blockchain: Feasible or Not?

Jacob Vos

Dutch Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster), Netherlands, The



Use of GIS in Mass Valuation

Dzmitry Rytvinski

National Cadastral Agency, Belarus

 
1:00pm - 2:30pm11-04: Roundtable on Gender and Community Rights
Session Chair: Margaret Rugadya, Ford Foundation, Kenya
J B1-080 
 

Setting the scene

Renee Giovarelli, Elisa Scalise

Resource Equity, United States of America



Reflections based on Nambia experience

Hirut Girma

Landesa, United States of America



Reflections based on Ghana experience

Eric Yeboah

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology



Reflections on Gender Issues in Forest Tenure

Anne Larson

CIFOR, Peru

 
2:45pm - 4:15pm12-04: Formalizing Customary Land
Session Chair: Margaret Rugadya, Ford Foundation, Kenya
J B1-080 
 

Piloting the Protection of Customary Land Rights in Acholiland: A Research Project of the Joint Acholi Sub-regional Leaders’ Forum (JASLF) and Trόcaire

Ronald R. Atkinson1, James O. Latigo2, Emmet Bergin3

1University of South Carolina, United States of America; 2Joint Acholi Sub-region Leaders' Forum; 3Trócaire



Assessment Of Impacts Of Pilot Interventions In Customary Land Administration. Evidence From The Ghana Land Administration Project

Sarah Antwi-Boasiako

Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana



Securing Family And Community Land Rights For Equity And Sustainability Through Resilient Traditional Land Management Institutions

Judy Adoko1, Liz Neate2

1Land and Equity Movement in Uganda - LEMU, Uganda; 2Land and Equity Movement in Uganda - LEMU, United Kingdom



Customary Leaders Mapping Parcels in Mauritania and Senegal

Mamadou Baro

University of Arizona, United States of America



Reconciling Customary and Statutory Resource Rights for Land-Use Planning in Zambia

Matthew Sommerville1, Simon Norfolk2, Terence Mothers3, Moses Phiri4, Bwalya Chuba5

1USAID Tenure and Global Climate Change Project, Zambia; 2Terra Firma Ltd.; 3Terra Firma Ltd.; 4Petauke District Land Alliance; 5USAID Tenure and Global Climate Change Project, Zambia



Why Traditional Chiefs Engage in Land Administration and Experiences so far

Victoria Kalondwe

Her Royal Highness Chieftainess Mkanda, Zambia