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Session Overview
Location: MC 2-800
Date: Monday, 19/Mar/2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm00-04: Can block chains strengthen tenure security and facilitate service delivery?
Session Chair: Sigrid Johannisse, Embassy of the Netherlands, United States of America

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MC 2-800 
 

Block Chains and Smart Contracts

Josephus van Erp

Maastricht University, Netherlands, The



Block chains in the Netherlands

Jacob Vos

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



Development of cadastral system in Ukraine: blockchain initiatives

Denis Bashlyk, Oleksandr Kolotilin

Stategeocadastre, Ukraine

 
Date: Tuesday, 20/Mar/2018
8:30am - 10:00am01-03: Land governance and poverty alleviation in China
Session Chair: Pushpam Kumar, UNEP, Kenya
MC 2-800 
 

A New Wave of Land Reforms in China: Conceptual Issues, Initial Evidence, and Avenues for Future Research

Songqing Jin

Zhejiang University, China, People's Republic of



Targeted Poverty Alleviation in China since 2013: Central Government’s Plan and Typical Local Practices

Yurui Li

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, China, People's Republic of



Targeted Poverty Alleviation and Land Policy Innovation in China: From Theory to Practices

Yang Zhou

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, People's Republic of

 
10:30am - 12:00pm02-03: Harnessing New Technology for Land Data Capture & Management
Session Chair: Rohan Bennett, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
MC 2-800 
 

Scalable Platform Based On Open Source For Land Administration Systems

Sergiy Lizenko, Maksym Kalyta, Vasyl Melnychuk

Innola Solutions, Inc., United States of America



Harmonizing Laws and Regulations with New Technologies and Innovations in Land Administration

Tarek Zein

Hansa Luftbild AG, Germany



Interconnected Donors: Sustainable Development from Pilot to Delivery at Scale

Kent Johan Ronny Nilsson1, Frank Pichel2, Maria Lodin3

1Lantmäteriet, Sweden; 2Cadasta Foundation, USA; 3Kartverket, Norway



Sharing Information to make better decisions about our World

Trevor Taylor

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), United States of America

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm03-03: Increasing own-source revenue generation via improving land records
Session Chair: Roland White, The World Bank, United States of America
MC 2-800 
 

Property Tax Reform

Rajul Awasthi

World Bank, United States of America



Land Taxes: An Opportunity to Make Urbanization Self-financing

Michael Blake

International Growth Centre, United Kingdom



The Potential for Taxing Urban Vacant Land in Kampala, Uganda

Astrid Haas, Mihaly Kopanyi

International Growth Centre, Uganda



Harnessing Zambia’s Land Potential

Joseph Minango, Kelvin Chibangula

Ministry of Land and Natural Resources, Zambia

 
3:45pm - 5:15pm04-03: Building on the SDGs to Assist Countries Meeting Land Degradation Neutrality Goals
Session Chair: Barbara Ryan, GEO Secretariat, Switzerland
MC 2-800 
 

The SDG Indicator on Land Degradation Neutrality

Melchiade Bukuru

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, United States of America



Forests, Trees and Agroforestry: contribution to Land Degradation Neutrality

Robert Nasi

CIFOR, Indonesia



Landscapes and Land Degradation Neutrality

Janet Ranganathan

World Resources Institute, United States of America



The Economics of Land Degradation Neutrality in Asia

Pushpam Kumar

UNEP, Kenya



Discussant

Gregory Scott

United Nations Statistics Division, United States of America

 
Date: Wednesday, 21/Mar/2018
8:30am - 10:00am05-03: Land as key input for affordable housing
Session Chair: Catalina Marulanda, World Bank, United States of America
MC 2-800 
 

FSIs and Affordable Housing in Mumbai – the Experience of SRA

Deepak Kapoor

Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), India



Replicating Success – Low Hanging Fruits and Key Challenges

Anaclaudia Rossbach

Cities Alliance, Brazil



Stimulating Private Supply of Housing through Land Policies

Robin Rajack

Inter-American Development Bank, United States of America

 
10:30am - 12:00pm06-03: What role for data standards to sustain land administration services?
Session Chair: Cornelis de Zeeuw, Kadaster, Netherlands, The

The goals for land administration have been set: “land rights for all by 2030” (SDG’s). To achieve this, basic principles for land administrtion and data standards have been defined, that now should be brought to practice. This would help build sustainability, scalability, gradual development and affordability of land administration systems and approaches. The use of standards is essential and is now coming into a phase of practice.  It is shown that common agreement on these issues ask for common denominators in attributes, scale, time and location. ISO and OGC have a lead in the development of these standards. But donors, governments and private companies co-determine results and success. Open standards can be specifically developed for procurement and implementation of land administration systems.

MC 2-800 
 

Applying LADM/STDM in Donor Financed Projects

Wael Zakout

World Bank, United States of America



Global Cooperation and Gains – Land Administration Standards - A Call to Further Action

Trevor Taylor

OGC, United States of America



Commercial Software and Interoperability

Tim Fella

ESRI, United States of America



IT and Standards in Practice

Christiaan Lemmen

Kadaster, Netherlands, The



The Need for A Standard in Country Implementation

Javier Pérez Burgos

DNP, Colombia

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm07-03: Learning from Responsible Land Investment Projects: Progress and Constraints
Session Chair: Chris Penrose Buckley, DFID, United Kingdom
MC 2-800 
 

Land & People: challenges and opportunities for non-resettlement projects

João Lé

Portucel Moçambique, Mozambique



Efforts to Clarify Tenure Rights and Strengthen Land Governance in Portucel’s Mozambique Forestry Investment

Simon Norfolk

Terra Firma Lda, Mozambique



Evolving agribusiness development strategy

Chris Brett

World Bank, United States of America



From Commitment to Practice: Experience Supporting Operationalization of Illovo Sugar Land Rights Commitments

Laura Eshbach

Landesa, United States of America



Securing and Delivering Corporate Commitments to Implement the VGGT: Experience and Lessons from Illovo Sugar

Kathryn Elizabeth Mathias

Illovo Sugar Africa Ltd, United Kingdom

 
3:45pm - 5:15pm08-03: Improving Access to Land for Returnees and IDPs
Session Chair: Joachim Knoth, European Commission, Belgium
MC 2-800 
 

Improving Access to State Land for Returnees and IDPs in Afghanistan

Depika Sherchan1, Alison McFarlane2, Jawad Peikar3

1UN-Habitat Afghanistan; 2United Nations Mission in South Sudan; 3CEO of Afghanistan Independent Land Authority (Arazi)



Preparing the ground for property restitution in the Syrian Arab Republic

Laura Cunial

Norwegian Refugee Council, Syria Response Office



Using Geospatial Data to Track Land Tenure Security in Syria

Paul Prettitore

The World Bank, United States of America

 
Date: Thursday, 22/Mar/2018
8:30am - 10:00am09-03: Influencing the next tier of companies – promoting responsible land-based investment through investors or investment frameworks
Session Chair: Harold Liversage, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Italy
MC 2-800 
 

Levers and Limits to Shaping Investment Practices in Land: A DFI Perspective

Sam Lacey

CDC Group, United Kingdom



Shaping Agropole Investment Frameworks to Incentivise Responsible Investment Practices

Francine Picard

IISD, Switzerland



A Legal Empowerment Approach to Influencing Land Investment

Vivek Maru

Namati, India



Investors’ ability to influence small and large investee land investment practices: reflections on IFC experience

Mark Constantine

International Finance Corporation, United States of America

 
10:30am - 12:00pm10-03: Native Title in Latin America
Session Chair: Enrique Pantoja, World Bank, United States of America
MC 2-800 
 

Native Title and Land Registration

Nicolás Nogueroles1, Lavinia Figueroa2, Luis Maldonado3, Maria Elena Garcia4, Diana Buitrago5

1IPRA-CINDER (International Property Registries Association), Spain; 2Procuraduria General de Guatemala; 3Corporacion Chilena de Derecho Registral; 4Registro Nacional Agrario Mexico; 5Supeintendencia de los Registros y del Notariado Colombia



Indigenous Property Titles: The Mapuche Community in Chile and the Protection of Property Records

Jose Luis Alberto Maldonado Croquevielle1, Claudia Bahamondes Oyarzún2

1Conservador de Bienes Raíces de Santiago, Chile; 2Conservador de Bienes Raíces de Santiago, Diego Portales University, Chile



Private Property and Social Property, Two Different Views: the Case of Mexico

María Elena García Flores

CINDER North America



Aboriginal Titles and the Problems to Reflect Them in the Land Registry and Cadaster

Diana Buitrago, Jairo Mesa Guerra

superintendencia de notariado y registro, Colombia



The Recognition of Ancient Rights of Aboriginal People. A Vision From The Land Registry and the Court of Justice of Guatemala

Lavinia Figueroa

General Attorney Guatemala, Guatemala

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm11-03: Round table on progress with the VGGT
Session Chair: Oumar Sylla, UN-Habitat, Kenya
MC 2-800 
 

5th Anniversary of the VGGT: Achievements and Next Steps

Marcela Villarreal

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



Impact of VGGT Implementation on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Panama

Carlos Eduardo González Mosquera

Autoridad Nacional de Administración de Tierras, Panama



VGGT and Land-based Investments:Some Investment Instruments Such as the EIP and AgriFi

Joachim Knoth

European Commission, Belgium



Monitoring and Evaluation of the VGGT

Virgilio delos Reyes

Stanford Law School, United States of America



VGGT, Governance of Tenure and Responsible Investments in Agriculture

Roberto Ridolfi

FAO, Italy

 
Date: Friday, 23/Mar/2018
9:00am - 10:30am12-05: Setting Up a Blockchain-Enabled Land Registry: Process, Technology, and Organizational Dimensions
Session Chair: Henrik Hjelte, ChromaWay, Sweden
MC 2-800 
 

Setting Up a Blockchain-Enabled Land Registry: Process, Technology, and Organizational Dimensions

Todd Miller, Henrik Hjelte

ChromaWay, United States of America

 
11:00am - 12:30pm13-05: Blockchain Technology and Land Administration: Legal and Policy Landscape
Session Chair: Baloko Makala, The World Bank, United States of America
MC 2-800 
 

Blockchain Technology and Land Administration: Legal and Policy Landscape

Baloko Makala

The World Bank, United States of America

 
1:30pm - 3:00pm14-05: Marshall Plan for Digital Skills: How Worldwide Cadastral Updates Can Launch a (Global, Distributed) Marshall Plan for Digital Skills
Session Chair: Philip Auerswald, George Mason University, United States of America
MC 2-800 
 

How Worldwide Cadastral Updates Can Launch a (Global, Distributed) Marshall Plan for Digital Skills

Philip Edgar Auerswald1,2

1George Mason University, United States of America; 2Zilla Global LLC

 

 
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