Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017
Posters on display all day; Presenters available 12-2 PM and 5.30-6 PM or contact by email
Location: MC Atrium
01-01: Guarding against Land-Related Corruption
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Meredith Ogilvie-Thompson, ISLP, United States of America



Transparency International - Land Corruption in Africa - Finding Evidence, Triggering Change

Annette Maria Jaitner, Rute Caldeira

Transparency International Secretariat, Germany

Women, Land and Corruption in Ghana- Findings from a Baseline Survey

Eric Yeboah2, Mary Awelana Addah1, Michael Henchard Okai1

1: Transparency International - Ghana Integrity Initiative, Ghana; 2: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technoogy

"The Impact Of Poor Land Governance In the Reduction Of Rural Poverty In Cameroon"

Nyassi Tchakounte Lucain

Transparency International Cameroon, Cameroon

Developing Land Information Management System (LIMS) for County Governments in Kenya.

Lizahmy Ntonjira

The Technical univesity of Kenya, Kenya

01-02: Political and Economic Challenges of Land Policy Reform
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Denis Boskovski, World Bank, United States of America

Translation Ukranian, VC; Streaming.


Challenges Faced in Implementing Land Market Reform in Ukraine and Ways to Overcome Them

Maksym Martynyuk1, Denis Bashlyk2

1: Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Ukraine; 2: Stategeocadastre, Ukraine

Land Governance Monitoring as a Key Element of Land Market Reform: Deign, Key Insights, and Implications for Moving Forward

Denys Nizalov1, Klaus Deininger2

1: University of Kent/ KEI at KSE, United Kingdom; 2: The World Bank, United States of America

Where Will Demand for Land Come From? Evidence from Farm Models

Oleg Nivievskyi1, Heinz Strubenhoff2

1: Kyiv Economic Institute/ Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine; 2: IFC, United States of America

Long Term Land Financing Requirements in Ukraine

Leah Soroka

IFC, World Bank Group

Demystifying Land Reform in Ukraine by Improving Public Awareness

Olexandr Kaliberda

Chemonics International, Ukraine

Creation of National Spatial Data Infrastructure in Ukraine: Implementation of Projects, Financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Dmytro Makarenko, Oleksandr Maliuk

State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre, Ukraine

01-03: Inclusive Business Agreement: Are Benefits Shared?
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Frits Van Der Wal, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands, The



Doing (Inclusive) Business in Guinea Bissau: Re-activating the 1998 Land Law

Christopher Tanner1, Camille Bourguignon2

1: Consultant in land policy and rural development; 2: Senior Land Administration Specialist, the World Bank

Food security narrative and its effects on land governance: Case study of agricultural policies for oil palm in Colombia

Gina Paola Rico Mendez

Mississippi State University, United States of America

Land, Mining And Prior Consultation Of Indigenous Peoples In Peru

Gabriel Sergio Arrisueno Fajardo1, Luis Miguel Triveno Chan Jan2

1: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru; 2: The World Bank

Is This Really Benefit Sharing? Understanding Current Practices Around Community-Investor Agreements Tied to Land Investments

Kaitlin Cordes1, Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye1, Sam Szoke-Burke1, Lauren Waugh2

1: Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, United States of America; 2: International Senior Lawyers Project

01-04: Ensuring Gender Equity
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Chris Jochnick, 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

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

01-05: Land Policies in Francophone West Africa
Location: J 1-050
Chair: Rivo Andrianirina - Ratsialonana, Land Observatory Madagascar, Madagascar

Translation French,


What Prospects for a New Land Policy in DRC?

Andre Teyssier1, Floribert Nyamwoga2

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: Ministry of Land Affairs, DRC

Large Scale Land Leases : A Rural Communities' Business

Ndeye Coura Diop, Alain Diouf, Pape Samba Ndiaye, Aliou Bassoum, André Teyssier

PDIDAS, Senegal

The Apology Of The Right To Exploit Rural Land By The “Land And Federal Code” In Benin

Jean Aholou

AFC, Benin

Using LGAF to Develop Land Policy in Mali

Moussa Djiré

Bamako University of Legal and Political Sciences, Mali

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

01-07: Mobile Technologies for Collecting Land Data
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Michael Barry, University of Calgary, Canada

Crowd-sourcing For A Sustainable Land Cadaster – Can SiGIT Be A Lever ?

José Murta1, Pedro Ivo1, Jose Almeirim2, Marisa Balas1, Rossana Carimo1, João Carrilho3

1: EXI Lda, Mozambique; 2: DINAT - National Land Directorate of Mozambique; 3: MB Consulting

Combining Administrative and Open Source Data for Monitoring Land Governance : Mapping Women Land Rights in the Context of UN’s SDG in India

Pranab Ranjan Choudhury1, Manoj Kumar Manoj Kumar Behera1, Saumya Sharma2, Tajamul Haque3

1: Center for Land Governance, NRMC, India; 2: Delhi University, India; 3: Council for Social Development, India

Using Mobile Phones, GPS, and the Cloud to Deliver Faster, Cheaper, and More Transparent Land Titles: the Case of Burkina Faso

Medard Some1, Issifou Ganou1, Anne Girardin2, Leonard Rolfes3

1: National Land Observatory of Burkina Faso; 2: Independent Consultant; 3: The Cloudburst Group

Need For Uniform Technological Approaches For Implementation of Operations Secure Land in Rural West Africa: Comparative Study Case of Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal.

David Daniel Koffi Tossou

Bureau Etudes ATLAS GIS, Benin

01-08: Challenges to be Addressed in Protecting Communal Rights
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Mamadou Baro, University of Arizona, United States of America

Land Use Rights, Land Governance Institutions, and Tenure Security Indicators in a Pastoral Community: Evidence from a Baseline Study in the Afar Region, Ethiopia

Kate Marple-Cantrell1, Aidan Schneider1, Heather Huntington1, Caleb Stevens2

1: The Cloudburst Group, United States of America; 2: USAID, United States of America

Towards Securing Community Land Tenure in Kenya A Holistic Approach To Community-Based Natural Resource Governance:

Husna Mbarak

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Kenya

Strengthening Security of Tenure for Indigenous Bedouins in the West Bank

Shlomit Stein

Norwegian Refugee Council, Palestine

Resilient Pastoral Institution for a Changing Environment: the case of the Stock Routes Co-Management Approach in Western Sudan

Faisl Eljack2, Harold Liversage1, Yonas Mekonen1

1: International Fund for Agricultural Development; 2: Western Sudan Resource Management Program

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

01-10: Socio-Economic Aspects of Land Admin. Service Delivery
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Christian Graefen, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Germany

The Importance of Ostrom’s Design Principles: Youth Group Performance in Northern Ethiopia

Stein T. Holden, Mesfin Tilahun

Norwegian University of Life Science, Norway

Land policy and the youth ‘bulge’ in Ethiopia: How social and economic transformations are scrutinizing the status qou

Hosaena Ghebru, Alemayehu Seyoum Tafesse

International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America

Land Distribution in Northern Ethiopia From 1998 to 2016:Gender-disaggregated, Spatial and Intertemporal Variation

Mesfin Tilahun Gelaye1,2, Stein T. Holden1

1: School of Economics and Business/Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life; 2: Mekelle University, Department of Economics

Land As Matrimonial Property In Kenya: Demystifying The Concept Of Contribution To Acquisition Of Land As Matrimonial Property

Mitchelle Oyuga, Nancy Ikinu

Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya(FIDA-Kenya), Kenya

01-11: Multiple Uses and Benefits from Spatial Data
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Gregory Scott, United Nations Statistics Division, United States of America

A Study of Utilization of NSDI for the Sustainable Development

Tetsuya Kusuda


Republic of Moldova: Geospatial Data for Land Governance

Ovdii Maria

Agency for Land Relations and Cadastre of MOldova, Moldova

Upstream to downstream: Jurisdictional Sub-Landscape approach towards sustainable land use planning

Cut Augusta Mindry Anandi, Christopher P.A Bennett


Exploring Hidden Dimensions: Environmental and Natural Resource Aspects of Poverty

Harun Dogo, Carter Brandon, Therese Norman, Jia Jun Lee, Martin Hager, Shun Chonabayashi, Phoebe Spencer

World Bank Group, United States of America

01-12: Connecting Land Data Systems for Tenure Security
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Stefano Ghielmetti, Trimble, United States of America

The Ghana Enterprise Land Information System (GELIS) as a Component of National Geospatial Policy

Graham C Deane1, Robert M Owen1, Benjamin Quaye2

1: Airbus Defence and Space, United Kingdom; 2: Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources - Land Administration Project

The Cabo Verde Land Management Information and Transaction System (LMITS). Integrating Spatial and Alphanumeric Information on Land and Property, to Improve Access and Reliability and to Strengthen Transparency

Carlos Varela, Sonia Schofield

Millennium Challenge Account - Cabo Verde II, Cape Verde

A Viable Approach to Establish Conclusive Land Title in India

Satyaprakash Timmiah Lakshmanappa1, Dr.Sultan Singh Sr. Scientist-SG2

1: Govt of Haryana, India, India; 2: Haryana Space Applications Centre (HARSAC)

01-13: Can Modern Tools Help Protect Tribal Lands?
Location: MC C2-125
Chair: Caleb Stevens, USAID, United States of America

Indigenous Peoples and Fragmented Landscapes: Empirical Evidence from 22 Tribal Groups in India

Purabi Bose

Visiting Scholar, Wageningen University

Impact of land rights and titles on agriculture in tribal villages in India

Anugu Amarender Reddy1, Radhika Rani2, Tim Cadman3

1: Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India; 2: National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (NIRD & PR), India; 3: Griffith University, Australia

“The Rural Environmental Registry (CAR) - an Opportunity for Integrated Environmental Land Management for Traditional Peoples and Communities in Brazil?"

Elisa de Siqueira1, Márcia Nogueira Franceschini3, Gabriela Grisolia2, Marilu Milanez1, Stéphanie Nasuti4

1: GIZ (German Development Cooperation), Brazil; 2: Ministry of Environment, Brazilian Forest Service, Brazil; 3: Ministry of Environment, Secretariat for Extractivism and Rural Development, Brazil; 4: University of Brasilia, Brazil

Avoiding the Worst-Case Scenario: Whether Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Africa and Asia are Vulnerable to Expropriation without Compensation

Nicholas Tagliarino

University of Groningen

Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
02-01: Private Sector Business Models in Land Administration
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Alasdair Murray Lewis, HM Land Registry, United Kingdom



Public-Private Partnerships as a Tool to Promote Sustainable Land Administration: Cabo Verde as a Promising Candidate in a Development Context

Ian Rose1, Richard Baldwin2

1: DAI, United Kingdom; 2: DAI, United Kingdom

LRA's Geo-Spatial Systems and Databases

Robert Nomar Leyretana

Land Registration Authority, Philippines

Registry Cadastre Services Decentralization In The Property Management System In Honduras

Dilma Ortega, Roman Alvarez

Programa de Administración de Tierras de Honduras PATH, Honduras

02-02: Progress with Data Availability for Tracking the SDGs
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Haishan Fu, The World Bank, United States of America

VC; Streaming.


Implementing the SDGs: Institutional responsibilities, timelines, and implications for land-related indicators

Gregory Scott, Francesca Perucci

United Nations Statistics Division, United States of America

How the World Bank is supporting the SDG process

Neil Fantom

World Bank, United States of America

Operationalizing indicator 1.4.2: Data availability, methodological issues, and country examples

Klaus Deininger1, Neil Fantom1, Umar Serajuddin1, Eduardo Moreno2

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: UN Habitat, United States of America

A Standard Land Module for Multi-topic Household Surveys

Daniel Ayalew Ali1, Gero Carletto1, Klaus Deininger1, Marguerite Duponchel1, Thea Hilhorst1, Heather Moylan2, Harriet Mugera2

1: The World Bank, United States of America; 2: The World Bank, Italy

How Geospatial information can make the SDGs more actionable: Overall framework and specific opportunities for indicator 1.4.2

Steven Ramage1, Gregory Scott2

1: Group on Earth Observations (GEO), France; 2: United Nations Statistics Division, United States of America

02-03: Addressing Land Rights Risks in Value Chains
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Judy Beals, Oxfam, United States of America



Effective Multi-stakeholder Engagement Processes

Merrick Hoben

The Consensus Building Institute, United States of America

Land Rights in Global Value Chains

Elizabeth Fay

Cargill, United States of America

Responsible Investments and Land Rights

Mark Eckstein

CDC Group, United States of America

Expanding and Leveraging Private Sector Action on Land Rights

Donald Bryson Ogden

Rights and Resources Initiative, United States of America

Examples of NGO-private Sector Engagement from Lao PDR

Justine Sylvester

Village Focus International, Lao People's Democratic Republic

02-04: Towards Regional Cooperation on Land Governance in the Arab States
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Franck Bousquet, World Bank, United States of America

Translation Arab,VC;



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


Willi Ernst Zimmermann

Consultant, Germany

Conclusions and Next Steps

Wael Zakout

World Bank, United States of America

02-05: Do We Need New Institutions to Implement African Land Policies?
Location: J 1-050
Chair: Andre Teyssier, World Bank, United States of America

Translation French,


Institutional reform to implement the new land policy in Rwanda

Nishimwe Marie Grace

Rwanda Natural Resources Authority, Rwanda

Establishment of the Agence Nationale du Domaine et du Foncier in Benin

Alain Atchade

Agence Nationale du Domaine et du Foncier (ANDF), Benin

Policy and Institutional Reform in Mali

Checkine Mamadou Dieffaga

secretariat permanent de la reforme domaniale et fonciere au Mali, Mali

Policy and Institutional Reform in Mauritania

Mamadou Baro

University of Arizona, United States of America

Institutional developments in Madagascar Land Sector

Rivo Andrianirina - Ratsialonana

Land Observatory Madagascar, Madagascar

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

02-07: Round Table: Colombia Opportunities for Land Governance
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: David F. Varela, McGill University & Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, United States of America

Follow up on the Colombian Peace Agreements and Land Tenure Issues: transitions, property rights and tenure security

Margarita María Varón Perea, Tatiana Alfonso, Natalí Buitrago, Javier Caropresse

Colombia Rural S.A.S.

Land Restitution in Colombia: proceeding to a regional sustainable peace

Guillermo Arturo Medina1,2,3

1: Universidad EAFIT; 2: Escuela Superior de Administración Pública -ESAP-; 3: Asociación Colombiana de Investigadores Urbano Regionales -ACIUR-

Bread or Justice? Land Restitution and Investments in Colombian Agriculture

Henrik Wiig1, Paola Garcia Reyes2

1: Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research, Norway; 2: Universidad del Norte, Colombia

Analysis of the Implementation of Multipurpose Cadastre in Colombia from an International Perspective

Sandra Esperanza Rodriguez Castañeda1, Daniel Páez1, Abbas Rajabifard2

1: University of the Andes, Colombia; 2: University of Melbourne, Australia

Ungendered policies. Gender and land restitution process in Colombia

Paola Garcia Reyes1, Henrik Wiig2

1: Universidad del Norte, Colombia; 2: Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science

Access to Land as of Comprehensive Compensation for Indigenous Populations in Colombia

Edwin Novoa

USAIDs Land and Rural Development, Colombia

02-08: Frontier of Sustainable Land Management Research
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Paola Agostini, The World Bank, United States of America

Geospatial Impact Evaluation and Valuation of Land Degradation Projects

Juha Ilari Uitto1, Geeta Batra1, Anupam Anand1, Dan Runfola2, Ariel BenYishay2, Jyoteshwar Nagol3

1: Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office, Washington DC; 2: College of William and Mary, USA; 3: University of Maryland, USA

Quantifying The Multiple Environmental Benefits Of Sustainable Land Management Projects: An Analysis Of The Land Degradation Portfolio Of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Jean-Marc Sinnassamy, Rahul Madhusudanan, Sonja Teelucksingh, Mattew Foster, Ulrich Apel, Gustavo Fonseca, Asha Bobb-Semple

World Bank, Global Environment Facility, United States of America

SLM Intervention Impact Assessment Using Remotely Sensed Data

Daniel Monchuk, Daniel Ali, Klaus Deininger, Marguerite Duponchel

The World Bank, United States of America

Building Local Capacity to Monitor Land Use Change and Intervention Impacts

Amadou Moctar Dieye

Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE), Senegal


Stefanie Herrmann

The World Bank, United States of America


Ran Goldblatt

UC San Diego, United States of America

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

02-10: Contribution of Knowledge-Action Networks
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Peter Messerli, University of Bern, Switzerland

Establishing a Science-policy Interface for Sustainable Land Systems – an Initiative of Future Earth’s Global Land Programme (GLP)

Ariane de Bremond1,2, Isabelle Providoli1,2, Albrecht Ehrensperger1,2, Peter Messerli1,2

1: University of Bern, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE); 2: Global Land Programme

Future Earth and the Science-Policy Nexus: Co-designing a solutions-oriented science for global sustainable development

Sandrine Paillard, Jon Padgham

Future Earth

Rethinking the science-policy nexus in the land sector – Promoting People Centered Land Governance and Monitoring

Ward Anseeuw1,2, Michael Taylor2

1: CIRAD, France; 2: Iternational Land Coalition, Italy

02-11: Experiences with Land Tax And Valuation
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Randy Ripperger, International Association of Assessing Officers, United States of America

Fiscal Instruments For Sustainable Development: The Case Of Land Taxes

Matthias Kalkuhl, Blanca Fernandez Milan, Gregor Schwerhoff, Michael Jakob, Felix Creutzig, Maren Hahnen

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) Berlin, Germany

Leveraging the Land: Creating Sustainable Internally-Generated Revenue

Jill Urban-Karr

Trimble Navigation, Ltd, United States of America

The Principles Of Land Acquisition, Expropriation, And Compensation Calculation For Infrastructure Projects In Turkey

Harun Tanrivermis1, Yesi̇m Ali̇efendi̇oglu2

1: ankara unıversıty, department of real estate development and management, turkey; 2: ankara unıversıty, department of real estate development and management, turkey

02-12: Realizing Land Administration Reforms
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Jacob Zevenbergen, University of Twente, Netherlands, The

Delivering Land Administration Services At Scale

Faiz Faiz-ul-Hassan, Iqbal Muhammad Zafar

Punjab Land Records Authority, Government of Punjab, Pakistan

How to Implement a Broad Reform Agenda - The role of the Agency for Real Estate Cadastre in development of the property market in Republic of Macedonia

Tatjana Cenova-Mitrevska

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

Better Land Management in Botswana Through an Integrated Electronic Land Information System

Niko Zorkin1, Thato Raphaka2, Kent Nilsson3, Moagi Basaakane4

1: ENKON Information System, Canada; 2: Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Botswana; 3: Lantmäteriet; 4: Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Botswana

Scaling Up a Pilot Land Management Initiative in Uganda to a National Land Information System (NLIS)

Richard Oput1, Aurélie Milledrogues2, Patrick Stimpson2, Sergiy Lizenko3, Carol Roffer3, Christopher Burke2

1: Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD), Uganda; 2: Institut Géographique National-France International (IGN-FI); 3: Innola Solutions, Inc.

02-13: Traditional Institutions' Role to Document Communal Rights
Location: MC C2-125
Chair: Rachael Knight, Namati, United States of America

A Statutory framework for the documentation and codification of customary and informal land rights regimes

Katia Araujo1, Fridah Githuku2, Esther Mwaura-Muiru2

1: Huairou Commission, United States of America; 2: GROOTS Kenya

The Tragedy Of Myopic Policy Planning For The Commons: Managing Customary Land And Other Natural Resources In Zimbabwe’s Mberengwa Communal Area

Takunda Chabata

Women's University In Africa, Zimbabwe

The Evolution of Collective Land Access Regimes in Pastoralist Societies: Lessons from East African Countries

Timothy Njagi Njeru, Lilian Wambui Kirimi

Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Kenya

Mapping as Empowerment: Lessons from a Year of Participatory Community Mapping

Marena Brinkhurst1, Frank Pichel2, Hillary Ogina3

1: Namati, United States of America; 2: Cadasta Foundation, United States of America; 3: Kenya Land Alliance, Kenya

Location: Front Lobby and Preston Lounge
SDE-01: Caucus on Women and Land
Location: MC C1-100


00-12: Plenary: Land Policy Options for Sustainable Urbanization
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, World Bank, United States of America

Streaming. overflow


More Revenue Mobilization by Strengthening Land Administration in Kampala

Jennifer Semakula Musisi

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Uganda

Drawing Lessons from the Brazil Slum Upgrading Program Minha Casa, Minha Vida

Ines Silva

The World Bank, United States of America

Role of Land Policy in Financing Johannesburg Urban Development

Yondela Silimela

City of Johannesburg, South Africa

Land Value Capture for Urban Revival: The Case of Shenzen

Yu-Hung Hong

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America

Methodologies for monitoring impact of sustainable land management programs
Location: MC 6-860

By invitation only. Please contact Philippe Dardel <>

03-01: “One-Map” Policies in Asia
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Mika-Petteri Törhönen, The World Bank, United States of America



One Map Policies in Asia, with reference to Indonesia

Mika-Petteri Törhönen

The World Bank, United States of America

OneMap Myanmar – Enabling a Multi-stakeholders Environment for the Coproduction of Data, Information and Knowledge on Land

Joan Bastide1, U Shwe Thein2, Andreas Heinimann1

1: Centre for Development and Environment - University of Bern; 2: Land Core Group

Cross-Sectoral Information Integration and Sharing in an eGovernment Framework Supporting Integrated Land Development Planning

Michael Epprecht1, Vong Nanhthavong1, Cornelia Hett1, Savanh Hanaphom3, Anongsone Phommachanh2

1: Centre for Development and Environmnet CDE, Office in the Lao People's Democratic Republic; 2: Department of Land Administration, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Laos; 3: Department of Planning and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Laos

03-02: Expanding African Capacity for Land Governance
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Michael Toman, World Bank, United States of America



Building Research Capacity on Land in Africa: Harnessing AERC's Experience

Lemma Senbet, Innocent Matshe

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya

How NELGA Hubs can Help Support Informed Land Policy at National and Regional Level

Charl-Thom Hilgardt Bayer

Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia

Supporting Access to Spatial Data and Capacity: A Regional Perspective

Emmanuel Nkurunziza

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Rwanda

NEPAD's Role in Strengthening National Institutions for Data and Land Policy Analysis: Opportunities to Build on LGAF

Mandi Rukuni1, Estherine Fotabong2, Rudo Makunike2

1: NEPAD, Zimbabwe; 2: NEPAD, South Africa

Long-term Benefits from Supporting National Policy-making through Spatial Data and Analysis: The Example of Senegal

Assize Touré, Amadou Moctar Dieye

Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE), Senegal

03-03: Localizing Real Rights: How to Link Registry and Cadaster?
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Nicolás Nogueroles, IPRA-CINDER (International Property Registries Association), Spain



Introduction to State of Play

Fernando Pedro Mendez Gonzalez


HMLR Land Registry of England and Wales: A Graphic Identification without Cadastre

Alasdair Murray Lewis

HM Land Registry, United Kingdom

Economics of the Interaction between Land Registries and Cadastres

Benito Arrunada

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

Advantages and disadvantagesof a merger organization:the case of the Kadaster- Netherlands

Willem Louwman

European Land Registry Association, Netherlands, The

03-04: Expanding and Sustaining Land Registration
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Jorge Espinoza, GIZ, Germany

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 Touati3

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

03-05: Building Institutions for Land Administration Services
Location: J 1-050
Chair: Stig Enemark, Aalborg University, Denmark

Institutional Reform as a Key Driver in the Delivery of Modern Land Administration

Peter Ritchie

GIS Transport, Nigeria

The National Spatial Data Infrastructure of Zambia

Shlomo Sivan

Sivan Design D.S. Ltd, Israel

Establishing A Delivery Unit For Land Administration- How To Deliver Land Administration Services In Developing Countries, Sustainably And To Scale.

Owen Edwards

Private Individual, United States of America

Conceptual Modelling Of Information System Process To Design Tech Solutions To Fight Land Corruption Through Transparency International's Land and Corruption In Africa Programme

Jean Brice Tetka, George Anadiotis, Andrea Staeritz

Transparency International-Secretariat, Germany

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

03-07: Land Use Planning for Disaster Preparedness
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Conor Sheehan, Enterprise Ireland, Ireland

International Standards- a critical contribution to disaster recovery

Benjamin Lee Elder


Urban Disaster Resilience through Risk Assessment and Sustainable Planning

Rainer Malmberg, Krätzschmar Elke

IABG mbH, Germany

Searching Position in Non-residential Areas in Emergency and Disaster Situations by using the National Point Number

Yongjong Lee

LX Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Harnessing Land Information Through Cloud-Based Platforms For A Resilient Society

Julia Painter, Carsten Roensdorf, Ben Rodgers, John Kedar

Ordnance Survey, United Kingdom

03-08: Addressing Land Tenure Aspects of REDD+
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Esther Mwangi, Center for International Forestry Research, Kenya

Creating an appropriate tenure foundation for REDD+: The record to date and prospects for the future

William Sunderlin1, Claudio De Sassi2, Erin Sills3, Amy Duchelle4, Anne Larson5, Ida Aju Pradnja Resosudarmo6, Abdon Awono7, Demetrius Kweka8, Thu Ba Huynh9

1: Independent consultant, United States of America; 2: Ministry of the Environment, Switzerland; 3: North Carolina State University, United States of America; 4: CIFOR, Indonesia; 5: CIFOR, Peru; 6: Independent consultant, Australia; 7: Paul-Valéry University, France; 8: Independent consultant, Tanzania; 9: University of Melbourne, Australia

Community Land Rights Delimitation and Natural Resources Management in Mozambique: Significance and Implications for Sustainable and Inclusive Development

André Aquino1, João Fonseca2

1: World Bank, Mozambique; 2: World Bank, Mozambique

Gender In Collective Tenure Regimes: Women Rights And Forest Tenure Reforms

Anne M. Larson1, Iliana Monterroso1, Esther Mwangi1, Nining Liswanti1, Tuti Herawati1, Mani Banjade1, Baruani Mshale1, Julia Quaedvlieg2

1: CIFOR, Peru; 2: Independant

Securing the Commons in India: A Polycentric Approach

Ruth Meinzen-Dick1, Jagdeesh Rao2, Rahul Chaturvedi2, R Kaushalendra Rao2, Sophie Theis1

1: IFPRI, United States of America; 2: Foundation for Ecological Security, India

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)

03-10: Reducing the Risks of Agribusiness Investment
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Marc Levy, Earth Institute, Columbia University, United States of America

Advocating for Safeguards in Governing Land for Investment: Ethiopia, Mozambique, Uganda, and Malawi

Juliana Nnoko Mewanu, Maria Burnett, Felix Horne, Katharina Rall, Nisha Varia, Janet Walsh

Human Rights Watch

Responsible Large-Scale Land Investments in Uganda: Current Application and Potential Scope of International Safeguards

Tobias Vorlaufer1, Felix Schilling2, Michael Kirk1, Christian Graefen2

1: University of Marburg, Germany; 2: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Mechanisms for Consultation and Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the Negotiation of Land Contracts

Sam Szoke-Burke, Kaitlin Cordes

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, United States of America

Pre-existing Community Land Disputes In Private Sector Investments and Development Interventions

Karol Boudreaux1, Darryl Vhugen1,2, Nicole Walter1

1: The Cloudburst Group, United States of America; 2: Independent Consultant

03-11: Establishing a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Luis Bermudez, OGC, United States of America

Assessing The Maturity Of National And Regional Geospatial Infrastructures: Providing The Evidence To Assist Economies And Improve Strategic Decision-Making

Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB1, Gilles Albaredes2, John Schonegevel3, Maurits van der Vlugt4

1: Location International; 2: 2market2market; 3: New Frontiers; 4: Mercury Project Solutions

Creating a Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Diagnostic Tool

Kathrine Kelm1, Rumyana Tonchovska2, Mark Probert3

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: FAO of the UN, Rome Italy; 3: Consultant

Governance in Support of Global Agenda. Good Practices from Serbia

Rumyana Tonchovska1, Borko Drashkovic2, Jelena Matic-Varenica2, Darko Vucetic2

1: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, Italy; 2: Republic Geodetic Authority, Republic of Serbia

Potential of Spatial Data Infrastructure in Poland

Ewa Maria Surma

Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography, Poland

Boosting the registration of land rights in step with the SDG’s

Cornelis de Zeeuw, Christiaan Lemmen

Kadaster, The Netherlands

03-12: Making Land Rights Real
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Everlyne Nairesiae Lingoine, GLII/GLTN - UN Habitat, Kenya

Land: The Hidden Assets in African Cities

Gora Mboup

Global Observatory linking Research to Action (GORA), United States of America

Community-Led, Citywide Settlement Profiling And Upgrading As Evidence Based Approach To Land Governance: The Case Of Muntinlupa City, Philippines

Qhobela Cyprian Selebalo5, Louie Robert Posadas3, Villa Mae Libutaque4, Ruby Papeleras1, Lunalyn Cagan3, Danilo Antonio5, John Gitau5, Hellen Nyamweru Ndung'u5, Deanne Ayson2

1: Homeless People’s Federation Philippines, Inc.; 2: Philippine Action for Community-led Shelter Initiatives, Inc.; 3: Technical Assistance Movement for People and Environment, Inc.; 4: LinkBuild, Inc.; 5: UN-Habitat/GLTN

Making the Community Land Bill Effective: The Case of Mashimoni Settlement in Nairobi County and Kwa Bulo Settlement in Mombasa County of Kenya

Danson Maina1, Rebecca Ochong2, Danilo Antonio1, Steve Ouma2

1: Pamoja Trust, Kenya; 2: UN-Habitat/GLTN

The Role Of Gender In Securing Land Rights For Equity, Sustainability, And Resilience

Nangobi Joyce RoseMary1, Pamela Ransom2

1: Slum Women's Initiative for Development (SWID), Uganda; 2: Metropolitan College New York City

Securing Land Rights within the Continuum of Land Rights Approach: Evidence from the Poor Urban Communities in Kenya and Uganda

Danilo Antonio1, Julius Okello2, Nelson Marongwe1, Hellen Nyamweru1

1: UN-Habitat; 2: African Institute for Strategic Research Governance and Development

03-13: Institutional Arrangements to Manage Communal Rights
Location: MC C2-125
Chair: Sandra Joireman, University of Richmond, United States of America

Managing Customary Land in Fiji

Kelera Gadolo

I Taukei Land Trust Board, Fiji Islands

Complications in land allocations: appraisal of the Community Land Act 2016, Kenya

Mr. Tom Chavangi, Prof. Muhammad Swazuri, Mr. Geoffrey Nyamasege, Ms Esterina Dokhe

National Land Commission, Kenya

Territorial planning at community level in Mozambique: opportunities and challenges in a context of community land delimitation

José Monteiro1, Antonio Inguane1, Emídio Oliveira1, Simão Joaquim2, Lázaro Matlava2

1: Community Land initiative (iTC), Mozambique; 2: Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development, National Directorate of Land

Has Devolution of Forest Rights in Nepal Enabled Investment in Locally Controlled Forest Enterprises?

Bishnu Prasad Sharma1, Steven Lawry2, Naya Sharma Paudel3, Anukram Adhikary3, Mani Ram Banjade2

1: Tribhuvan University, Nepal; 2: Center for International Forestry Research; 3: Forest Action, Nepal

Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
04-01: Global Status of Quality of Land Regulation in 2016
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Chris Jochnick, Landesa, United States of America



Approach to Global Indicators

Augusto Lopez Claros

World Bank, United States of America

Expanding the Property Module in Doing Business

Rita Ramalho, Adrian Gonzalez

World Bank, United States of America

Next Phase for Enabling the Business of Agriculture

Federica Saliola

World Bank, United States of America

Piloting the Land Component in EBA

Klaus Deininger

World Bank, United States of America

04-02: Approaches to Securing Common Land in Different Regions
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Runsheng Yin, Michigan State University, United States of America



Exploring Participatory Prospective Analysis: A collaborative, Scenario-based Approach for Analyzing and Anticipating the Consequences of Tenure Reform Implementation

Nining Liswanti

Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia

Collective Titling in Peru: Challenges and Opportunities

Iliana Monterroso1, Anne M. Larson1, Zoila Cruz-Burga2, Alejandra Zamora1

1: CIFOR, Peru; 2: UNALM, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru

Securing Forest Tenure Rights for Rural Development in Latin America

Gerardo Segura Warnholtz

The World Bank Group, United States of America

Making Legality Work to Recognize Land Rights, Improve Land Governance, and Combat Forest Conversion

Sandra Nichols Thiam, Lea Turunen, Christophe Van Orshoven

European Forest Institute FLEGT/REDD+ Unit, Spain

04-03: Acting to Secure Community and Indigenous Land Rights
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Ruth Meinzen-Dick, IFPRI, United States of America




Ruth Meinzen-Dick

IFPRI, United States of America

Perspective from Government on Progress and Challenges of Implementing Kenya's Community Land Rights Bill

Charles Otieno Konyango

National Land Commission, Kenya

Devolving rights over forest land to communities in Indonesia

Hadi Daryanto

Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia

Perspective of Implementing Community Land Rights in Uganda

Judy Adoko

Land and Equity Movement in Uganda - LEMU, Uganda

Lessons from Programs Designed to Strengthen the Commons

Harold Liversage

International Fund for Agricultural Development, Italy

Current Research on the Commons: Topics, Methods, Insights

Steven Lawry

Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia

Concluding remarks

Cristina Timponi Cambiaghi

International Land Coalition, Italy

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

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

04-05: Mobile Technologies to Scale Up Land Data Collection
Location: J 1-050
Chair: Collins Odote, University of Naiorbi, Kenya

Embracing the Rubber-Boot Approach to Securing Customary Land Rights with focus on Low-Cost Land-Use Inventory

Tobias Bendzko1, Prince Donkor Ameyaw1, Uchendu Eugene Chigbu1, Walter Timo de Vries1, Derek Osei Tutu2

1: Chair of Land Management, Technical University Munich; 2: Public and Vested Land Management Division, Lands Commission. Accra-Ghana

From Squatter Farmers To Tenant Farmers: Application Of Low Cost Geo-Spatial Technologies in Kalangala

Richard Kabuleta1, Connie Masaba1, Danilo Antonio2, Samuel Mabikke2, Solomon Mkumbwa2, Harold Liversage3

1: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Uganda; 2: UN-Habitat/GLTN; 3: IFAD

Scalability of Forest Land Mapping Interventions Undertaken Using GIS Technology in Context of Up-Scaling Implementation of Forest Rights Act in India – Emerging Evidence from the Ground

Ruchika Singh

World Resources Institute India

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

04-07: Vision for Achieving Global Land Tenure Security
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Jorge Munoz, World Bank, United States of America

Global Campaign to Eradicate Insecurity of Tenure by 2030

Robin McLaren1, Stig Enemark2

1: Know Edge Ltd, United Kingdom; 2: Aalborg University, Denmark

Opportunities And Constraints For Building A Global Movement For Secure Land Tenure And Property Rights

Malcolm Childress

Land Alliance, United States of America

Land in the New Urban Agenda: Opportunities, Challenges and Way Forward

Danilo Antonio1, Oumar Sylla1, Bahram Ghazi2, Katia Araujo3, Rebecca Ochong1, Susana Rojas-Williams4

1: UN-Habitat; 2: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); 3: Huairou Commission; 4: Habitat for Humanity International

Evidence Based Land Governance to Achieve Agenda 2030; Experiences from Global Land Indicator Initiative

Everlyne Nairesiae Lingoine1, Marc Wegerif2, Diana Fletschner3, Robert Ndungwa4, Ward Anseeuw5

1: GLII/GLTN - UN Habitat; 2: Oxfam International; 3: Landesa; 4: UN Habitat; 5: International Land Coalition

04-08: Land Policies for Affordable Housing
Location: MC C2-131
Chair: Eric Heikkila, University of Southern California, United States of America

Law and Inclusive Urban Development: Lessons from Chile's Enabling Markets Housing Policy Regime

Diego Gil Mc Cawley

Stanford Law School, United States of America

Housing Affordability: The Land Use Regulation link to Informal Tenure in Developing Countries

Cynthia Goytia, Ricardo Pasquini

Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentine Republic

Evaluating “Zero Land Policy”: Iran’s initiative to provide homes for those with lower incomes

Tohid Atashbar

Research Center of Iran's Parliament, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Land Administration Effectiveness in State-Subsidised Housing in Du Noon, Cape Town, South Africa

Michael Barry

University of Calgary, Canada

“From The Right To Housing To The Defense of Titling And Private Property: A Critique Of The Peruvian Approach to Housing Informality And A Contribution To A New Land And Housing Policy”

Sofia Garcia

Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies - MIT, United States of America

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

04-10: Land Policy Developments in Africa
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Moses Kibirige, World Bank, Uganda

Towards an efficient and effective Land Administration System: The case of Ghana’s legislative Reform; Lessons and Challenges

Kofi Abakah Blankson


The South African Land Observatory – The Establishment of a Multi-stakeholder Platform for Multi-level Evidence-based Decision-making on Land in South Africa

Thinah Moyo1, Ward Anseeuw2

1: University of Pretoria, South Africa; 2: International Land Coalition

Using LGAF as a basis for land policy dialogue and monitoring progress

Zerfu Hailu Gebrewold

NIRAS/LGAF Ethiopia Country Coordinator, Ethiopia

Delivering Land Administration Service At Scale Through Major Land Reforms- Malawi`s Experience

Devie Chilonga, Ivy Julie Luhanga, Kwame Ngwira, Charles Msosa

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development

04-11: Towards Quantifying the Economic Benefits of NSDI
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Timothy Trainor, UN-GGIM, United States of America

Digital Globe for Sustainable Development to the Developing Countries: Case Study in Sri Lanka

Kalum Udagepola, Indira Wittamperuma, Pasindu Udagepola

Scientific Research Development Institute of Technology Australia, Australia

Geospatial Information drives benefits beyond Land Administration – why aren’t we taking them?

John David Kedar, Julia Painter

Ordnance Survey International, United Kingdom

Economic and Financial Analysis of National Spatial Data Infrastructure: A Case Study

Kathrine Kelm1, Aanchal Anand1, Andrew Coote2

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: Consultingwhere, United Kingdom

Best Practice in Business Case Preparation: Valuing Social and Economic Benefits of Investment in Geospatial projects

Andrew Coote

Consultingwhere Ltd, United Kingdom

Economic and Financial Modelling of the Impact of Geospatial Information - Techniques and Results for land administration in developing Nations.

Alan Smart1, Andrew Coote2

1: ACIL Allen Consulting, Australia; 2: Consultingwhere, UK

04-12: Policies for Urban Regularization
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Manohar Velpuri, FIG, Denmark

Between informal and illegal: Noncompliance with Planning and Building Laws

Rachelle Alterman1, Ines Calor2

1: Neaman Institute, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel; 2: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Honduras Experience with Land Regularization in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas

Alain Adalberto Paz Quesada1, Roman Alvarez1, Enrique Pantoja2

1: Programa de Administración de Tierras de Honduras (PATH II), Honduras; 2: The World Bank

(Formalizing) Informal Housing: Addressing the Elephant in the Room

Victor Endo1, Luis Triveno2, Abel Alarco3

1: Land Alliance; 2: World Bank; 3: NG Quality

Invasion of vacant lands in the realm of urban development: a case study of the Kenya coast

Prof. Muhammad Swazuri, Mr. Geoffrey Nyamasege, Mr. Tom Chavangi, Ms Esterina Dokhe

National Land Commission, Kenya

04-13: Land Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
Location: MC C2-125
Chair: Tim Hanstad, Landesa, United States of America

Analyzing the enabling environment for transforming forest landscape conflicts: the example of Lao PDR

Seth Kane1, Richard Hackman2, Bounyadeth Phouangmala1, David Gritten1

1: RECOFTC, Thailand; 2: Independent Consultant

ADR as a viable tool in land conflicts: a Kenyan Perspective

Geoffrey Nyamasege, Prof. Muhammad Swazuri, Tom Chavangi

National Land Commission, Kenya

Managing Challenges And Security Threats From Conflicting Judgements On Land In Ghana

Daud Sulemana Mahama

Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources, Ghana

Conversatorio y recepción: Red Interamericana de Catastro y Registro de la Propiedad
Location: Organization of American States (OAS)
GLTN Partners' Reception
Location: East Dining Room - World Bank

By Invtation only. Please contact:

7:00pm Poster Board 01-01: Land Administration
Location: MC Atrium

Strengthening Land Governance To Advance Africa's Social And Economic Transformation

Rudo Eusebia Makunike1, Estherine Fotabong1, Mandivamba Rukuni2

1: NEPAD, South Africa; 2: BEAT, Zimbabwe

Empirical Analysis of Models on Good Governance in Land Administration: Basis for Philippine Poverty Alleviation

Lovell Maniego Abello1, Crisanto Asprer Cocal2

1: ANGELES UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, Philippines; 2: Crisanto A. Cocal Law Firm

Strategic Business Plans as Tool to Implement the Government Development Agenda

Tatjana Cenova-Mitrevska, Goce Gruevski

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

Leveraging Collective Land Documentation Processes to Secure Community Land and Resource Rights: Lessons from Jigawa State, Northern Nigeria

Ali D. Kaba1,2, Muhammadu Lamin Ahmad1

1: Adam Smith International, Nigeria; 2: Sustainable Development Institute

Poster Board 01-02: Land Administration
Location: MC Atrium

A New, Old Role Of Cadastre – Taxation

Borko Draskovic, Petar Jovanov, Marija Raskovic

Republic Geodetic Authority, Serbia

The Performance of Local Grassroots Level Rural Land Administration Institutions in Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Achamyeleh Gashu Adam

Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

Regularization in Brazil: the study of successful cases

Glaciele Leardine Moreira, Ana Paula Silva Bueno, Bastian Philip Reydon

Universidade de Campinas, Brazil

Sustainable and Effective Land Management: GDRLC, Turkey

Mehmet Fatih Diri, Ahmet Fatih Tahiroglu

General Directorate of Land Registy and Cadastre, Turkey

Poster Board 01-03: Land Administration
Location: MC Atrium

Development of Land policy in Republic of Macedonia-Why it is Important for the Country

Tatjana Cenova-Mitrevska, Darko Crvenkovski

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

Brazilian Amazon Deforestation and Land Governance

Bastiaan Philip Reydon, Vitor Fernandes


Land Governance and Management, Strategic Leadership, Land Governance.

Martin Oloo

PhD student, Kenya

The Project Of Land Reform In The Congo. The Impasses On Starting Point

Kambale Nzweve

Université Catholique du Graben, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Infer Geospatial Metadata to Churn out and Showcase Utility by Employing ‘Management by Objective’: Case Study from India

Vrajlal Sapovadia

The American University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Poster Board 01-04: Land Administration
Location: MC Atrium

Forest Tenure Reform Implementation: Perspectives From National And Sub-national Government Officials in Multiple Settings

Tuti Herawati Hadis, Esther Mwangi, Illiana Monterosso, Baruani Mshale, Anne Larson, Mani Ram Banjade, Nining Liswanti

Centre for International Forestry Research, Indonesia

Perspectives on Capacity to Produce Credible, Reliable Evidence on Land Governance: Observations from LGAF Processes in 5 African Countries

Susan Mbaya

Sue Mbaya and Associates, South Africa

Land Administration Reforms for Enhancement of Delivery of Land Services in Uganda

Richard Oput

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Uganda

Enabling Formalising Of Informal Markets Through Block chain For Unregistered Real estate

Manohar Velpuri1, Anusha Pidugu2, Jyothsna Velpuri3, Surya Bhamidipati4, MadhuAman Sharma5, Chetan Maringanti6

1: FIG, Denmark; 2: Texas A&M; 3: Absolutum Pte Ltd; 4: k2amanagement; 5: Paypal; 6: Zurich financial services

Poster Board 01-05: Land Administration
Location: MC Atrium

Use of Standard Vocabularies in the Land Sector

Lisette Meij

Land Portal Foundation, Netherlands, The

Information at a glance - Distribution system for data and services dissemination

Vlatko Dimovski, Goran Nikolov

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

Analysis of the Economic Impact of Systematic Land Title Registration (SLTR) in Kano State, Nigeria

Ahmad Tsauni Muhammad

Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, Nigeria

Securing Land Rights for Equity, Sustainability and Resilience: Evidence from Innovative and Gender Responsive Tools for Implementation of Uganda’s National Land Policy

Samuel Mabikke1, Naome Kabanda2, Oumar Sylla1, Danilo Antonio1, Harrison Irumba2

1: United Nations Human Settlement Programme, Kenya; 2: Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Uganda

SiGIT Mobile Application For a Sustainable Land Registration in Mozambique

Marisa Balas, Pedro Ivo Neves, Hikesh Hasmukh, Rossana Carimo Soares, Simone Fernando, Boane Jorge

EXI LDA, Mozambique

Poster Board 01-06: Taxation and Valuation
Location: MC Atrium

Mass Valuation for Taxation in Circumstances of Limited Market Transparency. Nigeria Case Study

Aivar Tomson

DTZ, Estonia

The Requirements Of Mass Appraisal For Real Estate Valuation For Taxation And Proper Tax Administration: Land Implications In The Case Of Turkey

Harun Tanrivermis

ankara university, Turkey

Towards an Improved Local Governance and Service Delivery:Opportunities and Challenges of Property Rating in Ghana and Uganda

Derek Osei Tutu1, Simon Peter Mwesigye2

1: Lands Commission, Ghana; 2: UNOPS, Uganda

Viability of Premiums, Annual Rents and Property Taxes as a Means of Financing Infrastructure Development in Kenya

Danson Maina, Diana Kinya

Pamoja Trust, Kenya

Poster Board 01-07: Valuing Land for Taxation & Compensation
Location: MC Atrium

Financing Rural Infrastructure For Food Security

Laura Turley, Carin Smaller, William Speller, Mohamed Coulibaly, Perera Oshani, Francine Picard

IISD, Switzerland

Eminent Domain – Factual Issues with Land Acquisition And Proposed Remedies For Sustainable Development In India

Vilas Sonawane, Ashish Sonawane

Bhartiya Agro Economic Research Center, India

Rehabilitation and Resettlement in Tehri Hydro Power Project-India

Anugu Amarender Reddy1, Radhika Rani2, Tim Cadman3

1: Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India; 2: National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (NIRD & PR), India; 3: Griffith University, Australia

Poster Board 01-08: Expropriation and Compensation
Location: MC Atrium

A Shifting Perspective of Land Acquisition Regime in India: An Evaluation of the proposed “Governance Framework, Pro-poor Development Rights and Urban Policy Management” through “Results Based Management / Evidence Based Approach” to Urban Policy and Management.

Anuradha Palanichamy

Public Sector Management Expert (South Asia), Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, India

Land Heirs Without Land

Ngouhouo Souleman, Akamba Gilles Yvans

GADL (Groupe d'Appui au Développement Local), Cameroon

From the Right to Compensation to the Right Compensation in Large-Scale Land Acquisitions

Marcello De Maria1,2

1: University of Reading, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development; 2: Land Portal Foundation

National Consultant-Social Safeguard Resettlement Specialist

Md Mayen Uddin Tazim

Coastal Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project (CCRIP), ADB, Bangladesh, People's Republic of

Poster Board 01-09: Expropriation and Compensation/ Geospatial and Land Data
Location: MC Atrium

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

Monica Obongo, Agatha Wanyonyi

Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning, Kenya

Recent Developments in Land Consolidation Projects in Turkey

Yasemin Sürmeli, A.Burak Keser, Hasan Şanlı

Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, General Directorate of Agrarian Reform, Ankara, Turkey

Insights from Space and Time: Big Data for Land Governance

Peter Baumann

Jacobs University, Germany

Governance And The Geo-web: Enhancing Participation And Governance Within Informal Settlement Upgrading Processes

Musyimi Mbathi

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Poster Board 01-10: Geospatial and Land Data
Location: MC Atrium

A Methodological Approach To Estimate Changes On Population Density In A LUCC Model: A Case Study In Bogota, Colombia

Sebastian Alejandro Cardenas Reyes1, Daniel Paez1, Abbas Rajabifard2, Hernando Vargas1

1: Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; 2: The University of Melbourne, Australia

Pixel Level Land Use and the Impacts of Biophysical Factors

Jingyu Song1, Michael Delgado1, Paul Preckel1, Nelson Villoria2

1: Purdue University, United States of America; 2: Kansas State University, United States of America

The US Soil Information System: A Model for Data Collection, Curation and Distribution

Michael Robotham, David Hoover, David Lindbo

USDA-NRCS, United States of America

Drivers of Deforestation in Indonesia: Spatial Panel Data Analysis

Amare Teklay Hailu, Arild Angelsen

Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

Poster Board 01-11: Geospatial and Land Data
Location: MC Atrium

Spatially Smoothing Farmer's Biophysical and Perceived Vulnerability to Climate Change

Maaz Gardezi

Iowa State University, United States of America

Weather-Based Irrigation Control in the Cloud

Michael Davidson

Davidson Consultants, United States of America

Spatial Data and Service Infrastructures to Support Inter-Disciplinary Modeling of Disaster Cascades and Resilience Assessment

Vassilios Vescoukis1, Panagiotis Galanis2, Ioanna Theologou1

1: National Technical University of Athens, Greece; 2: ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Big Data And A Spatial Hedonic Approach: Addressing The Land Market Information Gap And Estimating Land Prices Determinants In Metropolitan Regions From Developing Countries.

Cynthia Goytia, Guadalupe Dorna

Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentine Republic

STDM Software Advances - Desktop and Online Hosting Options

Arnulf Christl1, John Gitau2, Cyprian Selebalo2, Danilo Antonio2

1: Metaspatial, Germany; 2: UN Habitat

Poster Board 01-12: Geospatial and Land Data/ Land Markets
Location: MC Atrium

Use of Linked Data in Preventing Forest Fires

Sonja Dimova

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

Partage des résultats de l’étude étude régionale sur les marchés fonciers ruraux en Afrique de l’Ouest et sur les outils de leur régulation commanditée par UEMOA et confiée à IPAR

KA Ibrahima

Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale, Senegal

Land Tenancy Contract Structure and Its Economy Impact

Jianyun Hou, Jundi Liu, Xuexi Huo

Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University, People's Republic of China

Soil Moisture Determination Using Remote Sensing Data for the Property Protection and Increase of Agriculture Production

Jelena Matic Varenica, Ivan Potic, Marko Bugarski

Republic Geodetic Authority, Serbia

Poster Board 01-13: Land Markets/ Urban Land Governance
Location: MC Atrium

Efficiency of Land Tenure Contracts in West Java, Indonesia.

Erizal Jamal, Maesti Mardiharini

Indonesian Institute for Agricultural Technology transfer, Indonesia

Using Participatory Video to Promote Land Rights of Women: A case study of How Corruption Impacts on Widows in the Northern Region of Ghana

Gareth Benest1, Mary Awelana Addah2, Michael Henchard Okai2, Jacob Ahuno2

1: InsightShare-UK; 2: Transparency International - Ghana Integrity Initiative, Ghana

Does Land Tenure Explain Distress Sale in Agriculture?: Evidence from India

Vinish Kathuria, Disha Bhanot

SJM School of Management of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

Property Rights and Owner Occupied Housing Investment: Evidence fromUrban Ethiopia

Ziade Hailu

Makerere University, Ethiopia

Proposed Private Sector Driven Interventionist Implementation Of The LGAF, Towards Equitable Land Governance / Ownership Delivery For Nigeria.

Nosakhare, Edward Ogunmwonyi

Universite Libre De Bruxelles, Faculty of Architecture, La Cambre-Horta, Place Eugene Flagey 19, B-1050 Brussels.

Poster Board 01-14: Urban Land Governance
Location: MC Atrium

Land Governance in Urban Areas: Case of Nairobi City

Victor Ouna

Technical University of Kenya, Kenya

Working With Local Poor Land Owners In The Peri Urban Areas Of Lima Peru, To Creating Land Supply For Housing

Juan Carlos Calizaya1, Maria Luisa Alvarado2

1: Instituto de Desarrollo Urbano CENCA; 2: Habitat for Humanity International LAC Region

Does Urban Extension Affect Inequality And Segregation? An Empirical Study Of Causal Effects In Argentina’s Cities.

Cynthia Goytia, Guadalupe Dorna

Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentine Republic

Can extractive cities become sustainable? Contribution for a policy making framework in Argentina, Brazil and Chile

Analia Garcia

MIT, United States of America

Poster Board 01-15: Urban Land Governance
Location: MC Atrium

Knowledge Mobilization and Capacity Building for Action towards Co-responsible Land Governance

Raquel Ludermir1, Maria Luisa Alvarado Zanelli2, Lina Maria Obando Márquez2, Laura Meggiolaro3

1: Grupo Urbano de Instrumentos de Suelo, América Latina y Caribe; 2: Habitat for Humanity International Latin America and Caribbean Area Office; 3: Land Portal Foundation

Infrastructure Cadastre is key factor for economic growth and development of the country

Elizabeta Dukadinovska, Slavce Trpeski, Lidija Krstevska

Agency for Real Cadastre, Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of

An experience of regularization private urban in Brazil: the case of Terra Nova Urban Land Regularization ltda.

Ana Paula da Silva Bueno1, Bastiaan Philip Reydon1,2, Glaciele Leardine Moreira3, André Albuquerque4

1: universidade estadual de campinas unicamp, brazil; 2: universidade estadual de campinas unicamp, brazil; 3: universidade estadual de campinas unicamp, brazil; 4: terra novaregularizações fundiárias urbanas ltda

Urban planing for sustainable development - Macedonian experience

Goce Gruevski

Agency for real estate cadastre, Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of

Analyzing Land Use Change In Urban Environments In Africa Sub Sahara

Dangoumba François

Ministère des Marchés Publics, Cameroon

Poster Board 01-16: Impact Research
Location: MC Atrium

Inheritance Dynamics and Women land Rights in Nigeria

Daniel Ayalew Ali2, Klaus Deininger2, Hosaena Ghebru1

1: International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America; 2: The World Bank, United States of America

Land access, tenure security and the fate of rural youth in Africa: the case of Ondo state - Nigeria

Hosaena Ghebru1, Klaus Deininger2, Daniel Ayalew Ali2

1: International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America; 2: The World Bank, United States of America

Land Access, Tenure Security and the Fate of Rural Youth in Africa: The Case of Mozambique

Hosaena Ghebru1, Helder Zavale2

1: International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America; 2: Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

Land Service Delivery and Its Challenges in Nigeria: Case study of eight states

Hosaena Ghebru1, Austen Okumo2

1: International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America; 2: Hohenheim University, Germany