Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Location: J B1-080
Date: Tuesday, 21/Mar/2017
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

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

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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

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

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

Date: Wednesday, 22/Mar/2017
05-04: Policies for Improving Urban Governance
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Rachelle Alterman, Neaman Institue for National Policy Research, Technion, Israel

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

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

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

Marcela Villarreal

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

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

Tea Dabrundashvili

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy

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

Amanda Bradley

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Italy

FAO Moving into a New Phase of VGGT Implementation

Andrew Hilton

FAO, Italy

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

Articulating a Rights-Based Argument for Land Contract Transparency

Jesse Coleman, Kaitlin Cordes

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, United States of America

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

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

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

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

Christof Althoff1, Ward Anseeuw2,5, Wytse Chamberlain3, Markus Giger4, Jann Lay1, Peter Messerli4, Saliou Niassy3, Kerstin Nolte1, Lucas Seghezzo6

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

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

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

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

Robert Kibugi1, Mwenda Makathimo3, Ibrahim Mwathane2

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

Combating poverty. Cluster farming initiatives in Nigeria

Andrew Smith1, His Excellency Ibrahi Hadejia Dep Gov Jigawa State2

1: Adam Smith International, Nigeria; 2: Government 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shivakumar Srinivas1, Malcolm Childress2, SiuSue Mark3

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

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

Lu Zhang1, Shukui Tan2, bo xia3

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

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

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

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

10-04: Key Achievements in the ECA Region and the Road Forward
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Fadia Saadah, The World Bank, United States of America

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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

11-04: Roundtable on Gender and Community Rights
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Margaret Rugadya, Ford Foundation, Kenya

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


12-04: Formalizing Customary Land
Location: J B1-080
Chair: Margaret Rugadya, Ford Foundation, Kenya

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

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

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

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

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