Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Thursday, 22/Mar/2018
8:30am - 10:00am09-01: Improving Resilience and Resilience Impact of National Land and Geospatial Systems
Session Chair: Mika-Petteri Törhönen, The World Bank, United States of America
Preston Auditorium 
 

Improving Resilience and Resilience Impact of National Land and Geospatial Systems

Mika-Petteri Torhonen1, Alvaro Federico Barra1, Ivelisse Justiniano1, Abbas Rajabifard2, Katie Potts2

1World Bank, United States of America; 2University of Melbourne, Australia



Discussant

Arvid Lillethun

Norwegian Mapping Authority, Norway

 
8:30am - 10:00am09-02: Gendered land data to equalize asset access: How and why
Session Chair: Benedicte Leroy De La Briere, World Bank, United States of America
MC 13-121 
 

Why direct interviewing matters- results from Malawi

Heather Moylan, Talip Kilic

The World Bank, Italy



Using Tax Data to Assess Gender Equality in Land Ownership: Lessons for Ukraine and Beyond

Denis Bashlyk

Stategeocadastre, Ukraine



Using monitoring data to effectively mainstream gender equality in land ownership in the Western Balkans

Etilda Gjonaj, Toni Gogu

Ministry of Justice, Albania



Towards an Integrated Approach to Measuring Gendered Land Access and Project Impact

Klaus Deininger

World Bank, United States of America

 
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

 
8:30am - 10:00am09-04: Multi-Stakeholder Platforms for Land Policy Dialogue
Session Chair: Oumar Sylla, UN-Habitat, Kenya
MC 6-860 
 

Innovation of Integrated Resource Governance in Myanmar

Aung Kyaw Thein

Pyoe Pin, Myanmar



Enjeux Et Limites Des Plateformes De Gouvernance Foncière Multiacteurs En Afrique

KA Ibrahima

Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale, Senegal



Refitting Gendered Land Governance Strategies With New Global And Regional Development Frameworks: Opportunities And Challenges For Land And Gender Advocates

M. Siraj Sait1, Mino Ramaroson2, Rebecca Ochong3, Melissa Permizel4

1University of East London, United Kingdom; 2Huairou Commission, United States of America; 3Habitat for Humanity International Asia Pacific Office; 4United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)



Multi-stakeholder Engagement To Increase Access To Land For Housing: Case Studies From A Global Advocacy Campaign

Jane Katz1, Tamzin Hudson4, Maria Luisa Zanelli3, Carly Kraybill1, Irantzu Serra-Lasa1, Rebecca Ochong2, Anne Myers1

1Habitat for Humanity International, United States of America; 2Habitat for Humanity International, Asia-Pacific; 3Habitat for Humanity International, Latin America and the Caribbean; 4Habitat for Humanity International, Europe, Middle Eaat and Africa

 
8:30am - 10:00am09-05: Land Governance and VGGT
Session Chair: Anna Locke, Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom
MC 7-860 
 

Expropriation of Land Rights for Implementation of Mega Infrastructure Projects

Gert Michael Henningsen, Cecilie Ravn-Christensen, Kenneth Norre

LE34, Denmark



Land Governance for Development in the CEE region: Framing of Land Fragmentation as part of the Sustainable Development Goals

Frank Van Holst1, Morten Hartvigsen2, Francisco Ónega López3

1Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), Netherlands; 2FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia; 3University of Santiago de Compostela



German Citizens Requesting Responsible Land Governance: Opportunities and Limitations of Citizens’ Initiatives in Germany – And Elsewhere

Babette Wehrmann

Independent Consultant, Germany



Private Law and Agricultural Development: Preparing, Negotiating and Implementing an Agricultural Land Investment Contract that is Consistent with the VGGT and CFS-RAI Principles

Neale Bergman1, Anna Veneziano1, Frederique Mestre1, Margret Vidar2, Charles Forrest3

1UNIDROIT, Italy; 2FAO, Italy; 3IFAD, Italy



Human Rights Based Monitoring of Land Governance

Jes Weigelt1, Alexander Mueller1, Michael Windfuhr2

1TMG Research. TMG ThinkTank for Sustainability, Germany; 2German Institute for Human Rights

 
8:30am - 10:00am09-06: Drivers and Impacts of Large-Scale Agro Investments
Session Chair: Jann Lay, GIGA - Germany, Germany
MC 6-100 
 

The Globalization of Farmland: Theory and Empirical Evidence

Rabah Arezki1, Christian Bogmans2, Harris Selod1

1World Bank, United States of America; 2International Monetary Fund, United States of America



Impacts Of Large Agricultural Investments - A Comparative Analysis From Three African Countries

Johannes Marcus Giger1, Ward Anseeuw2, Sheryl L Hendriks3, Eve Fouilleux4, Perrrin Burnod4,6, Aurélien Aurélien Reys4, Sandra Eckert1, Boniface Kiteme7, Christoph Oberlack1, Julie Zähringer1, Camilla Adele8, Michael Van Der Laan9, John Annandale9, Magalie Bourblanc4, Sara Mercandalli4,5, Peter Messerli1

1University of Bern, Switzerland; 2French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and International Land Coalition (ILC), Rome; 3Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being and the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa; 4CIRAD, France; 5University of Pretoria, South Africa; 6Malagasy Land Observatory, Madagascar; 7CETRAD (Centre for Training and Integrated Research In ASAL Development) Nanyuki, Kenya; 8Study of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria, South Africa; 9University of Pretoria, Department of Plant Production and Soil Science



Towards normalization? Comparison and evolution of land acquisitions in eight African countries

Angela Harding1, Wytske Chamberlain1,4, Ward Anseeuw1,2,3, Markus Giger1,5

1Land Matrix Initiative; 2International Land Coalition; 3CIRAD; 4University of Pretoria; 5Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) - University of Bern



Tainted Lands: Corruption In Large-Scale Land Deals

Olivier De Schutter1, George Boden2

1University of Louvain (UCL, Belgium) and at SciencesPo (Paris); 2Global Witness

 
8:30am - 10:00am09-07: How can Pastoral Systems Keep up with Changing Conditions?
Session Chair: Fiona Flintan, International Livestock Research Institute, Ethiopia
MC 7-100 
 

Land and resource governance in pastoralist systems: It’s not all about boundaries and property rights

Lance W. Robinson1, Enoch Ontiri1, Stephen S. Moiko2, Tsegaye Alemu3, Nizam Husen Abdu1

1International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya; 2ADIS-University of Nairobi; 3College of Development Studies, Department of Environment and Development, Addis Ababa University



The Strategic Use of Private Property: Investigating the Tenure-Use Gap in Kenya's Rangelands

Christopher Wade1, Jon D. Unruh2

1International Organization for Migration (IOM-The UN Migration Agency); 2McGill University, Department of Geography



Formalizing Pastoral Land Rights in Ethiopia: A Breakthrough in Oromia National Regional State

Solomon Bekure Woldegiorgis1, Tigistu Gebremeskel2, Abebe Mulatu1, Alehegne Dagnew1, Zemen Haddis3, Dejene Negassa Debsu1

1TetraTech ARD, Ethiopia; 2Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia; 3USAID Ethiopia/Mission

 
8:30am - 10:00am09-08: Tenure Security and Low-Cost Housing Delivery
Session Chair: Robin Rajack, Inter-American Development Bank, United States of America
MC 8-100 
 

Rethinking Property Regularization For Effective Informal Settlements Upgrading In Egypt: A Context - Specific Approach

Mohab Abdel Moneim Abdel Aziz Elrefaie1,2

1GIZ, Egypt; 2Department of Urban Planning, faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt



Land Title Application Rate and Uptake In Regularized Settlements in Tanzania

Moses Kusiluka1, Dorice Chiwambo2

1Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development, Tanzania; 2Ardhi University



Facilitating The Creation Of Enabling Environments For Slum Upgrading And Affordable Housing - From Pilots To Programs in Monrovia, Liberia

Stephen Seidel

Habitat for Humanity International, United States of America



Informality in the Brazilian housing market: the case of the Metropolitan region of Campinas - SP (RMC)

Bastiaan Philip Reydon1, Gabriel Siqueira1, Vitor Bukvar Fernandes1, Robin Rajak2

1UNICAMP, Brazil; 2IDB

 
8:30am - 10:00am09-09: Land Tenure Regularization and Agricultural Intensification
Session Chair: Innocent Matshe, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya
MC 9-100 
 

Acknowledging Middle-Scale Farmers in Senegal: From Land Use/Acquisition Processes To Their Role in Agricultural Intensification

Djiby Dia1, Jeremy Bourgoin2, Samba Cissé1, Pape Bilal Diakhaté1, Ndeye Fatou Diémé1, Djibril Diop1, Cheickh Sadibou Fall1, Amy Faye1, Ndeye Fatou Faye1, Pape Abdoulaye Kane1, Chérif Mané1, Mor Ngom1, Moussa Sall1, Saer Sarr1, Rassoul Sy1, Ward Anseeuw3, Thomas Jayne4

1ISRA Bame, Senegal; 2CIRAD/ISRA Bame, Senegal; 3CIRAD/FIDA, Italy; 4Michigan State University



The Impact of Land Governance on the Economic Development Potential of Small Scale Farmers in Namibia

Charl-Thom Hilgardt Bayer

Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia



The Impact of Informal Land Tenure Security on Credit Taking and Land Rental Markets in Zambia’s Eastern Province

Adi Greif1, Heather Huntington1, Sarah Lowery2

1Cloudburst Consulting Group, United States of America; 2United States Agency for International Development

 
8:30am - 10:00am09-10: Evaluating Impact of Land Tenure Projects
Session Chair: Cynthia Goytia, Harvard University and Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentine Republic
MC 10-100 
 

Beyond Titling: Impacts of a Multifaceted Land Governance Intervention on Land Conflict in Burkina Faso

Benjamin Linkow

Landesa, United States of America



Tools for Impact Evaluation of Land Tenure and Governance

Jennifer Lisher

Millennium Challenge Corporation, United States of America



Impacts of customary land use rights formalization on smallholder tenure security and economic outcomes: Midline results from a RCT impact evaluation of USAID’s Land Tenure Assistance activity in Tanzania

Lauren Persha1, Jacob Patterson-Stein2, Ioana Bouvier3, Benjamin Linkow4

1NORC at the University of Chicago, United States of America; 2MSI, Inc; 3United States Agency for International Development; 4Landesa



The Impact of Customary Land Certification on Land Tenure and Resource Governance: Results of the Tenure and Global Climate Change RCT in Zambia

Heather Huntington, Aleta Starosta, Ben Ewing

Cloudburst Consulting Group, United States of America

 
8:30am - 10:00am09-11: Lightning talks: Machine Learning and Platforms
Session Chair: Thomas Esch, DLR, Germany
MC C1-100 
 

Will Artificial Intelligence Help Provide Solutions to Land Governance and Poverty?

Roger C. Child1, C. Mark Cressler2, Brian R.. Carrington3, Isaac Blackhurst3

1The University of Utah School of City and Metropolitan Planning; 2Geomancer, Inc.; 3The Corporation of the Presiding Bishop



Unsupervised Extraction Of Features And High Resolution Data Using AIMEE

Alexis Smith, Marcus Bellett-Travers

IMGeospatial, United Kingdom



Digital Twin as City Management Tool

Anssi Savisalo1, Juha Salmelin2, Jukka Hemilä3, Kari Tuukkanen1, Mika-Petteri Törhönen4

1Sitowise Ltd, Finland; 2Nokia Bell Labs, Finland; 3VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd; 4World Bank



Using Scalable Technology Platforms to Deliver Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration

Tim Fella

ESRI, United States of America



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

John Clutterbuck, David Stow, Peter Hedlund, John Kedar, Neil Dewfield, Andy Wilson, Dan Schirren

Ordnance Survey, United Kingdom

 
8:30am - 10:00am09-12: New ways of creating and using data
Session Chair: David Rovira, senseFly SA, Switzerland
MC C1-200 
 

Ecuador - Sigtierras The First National Interconnected Open Source Land Information System

Jean-Philippe Lestang, Jean-Noël Avrain, Stéphane Palicot

GEOFIT, France



Territorial management in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Vicente Aguilar1, Boris Roberto Lopez2, Pablo Dominguez2

1Municipalidad de San Pedro Sula, Honduras; 2DHV Consultants



Zanzibar Mapping Initiative - An Island of Innovation

Yves Barthelemy, Edward Anderson

WORLD BANK, Tanzania



Land Administration at Scale

Peter Ritchie

GIS Transport, Nigeria

 
8:30am - 10:00am09-13: New Ways of Dealing with Land Conflict
Session Chair: Laura Cunial, Norwegian Refugee Council, Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of
MC 2-850 
 

Alternative Land Conflict Transformation: A Cambodia Innovation

Sophorn Poch

Independent Mediation Organization (IMG), Cambodia



Innovation In Land Disputes Mediation And Land Governance In Conflict Situations: Evidence From Eastern DRC And The State Of Jubbaland, Somalia.

Nelson Marongwe, Oumar Sylla, Ombretta Tempra Tempra

UN-Habitat, Kenya



Land Governance And State Building In Conflict Contexts: 10 Country Cases

Ombretta Tempra, Clarissa Augustinus, Oumar Sylla

UN-Habitat / Global Land Tool Network, Kenya

 
8:30am - 10:00am09-15: Affordable Standards for Land Data Management
Session Chair: B. James Deaton, University of Guelph, Canada
MC 7-300 
 

Land Administration Domain Model (LADM) and its contribution to monitoring of land governance in Uganda

Miguel Angel Sanjines Mancilla1, Richard Oput2, Christopher Burke3

1Independent Consultant, Bolivia, Plurinational State of; 2Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD), Uganda; 3Integrated Land Solutions, Africa (ILSA)



Modernizing Land Service Delivery through the Application of a Continuum Approach: Examining the Appropriateness of the International Land Management Standard (ILMS)

C. Kat Grimsley1, James Kavanagh2

1George Mason University, United States of America; 2Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, United Kingdom



Building Ethiopian Land Administration Domain Model to Support Legal Cadastre in Ethiopia

Solomon Kebede2, Nadege Orlova1, Christophe Dekeyne3

1World Bank; 2Federal Urban Real Property Registration and Information Agency, Ethiopia; 3IGNFI



IT-Leap Approach – Lessons Learned in Providing Knowledge Transfer and Capacity Strengthening

Igor Popiv1, Carol Roffer1, Maksym Kalyta1, Alexander Samborsky2

1Innola Solutions Inc., USA; 2National Center of State Cadastres, Geodesy and Cartography, Uzbekistan

 
10:00am - 10:30amCoffee Break
Front Lobby 
10:30am - 12:00pm10-01: How can urban regeneration projects help tackle poverty and address inequity of access?
Session Chair: Sameh Naguib Wahba, World Bank, United States of America
Preston Auditorium 
 

Making The Improbable Possible: Integrating Design And Infrastructure Across All 51 Miles Of The Los Angeles River

Omar Brownson

River LA, United States of America



Waterfront Redevelopment in Rio de Janeiro – Thinking about the Most Vulnerable

Alberto Silva

Urban Management Smart City Business Americas Institute, United States of America

 
10:30am - 12:00pm10-02: India's progress towards harnessing the benefits of inter-operability
MC 13-121 
 

Integrated Land Information – India

Dinesh Singh

Department of Land Resources, India



Discussant Comments

Klaus Deininger

World Bank, 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

 
10:30am - 12:00pm10-04: Capacity Development for Land Governance
Session Chair: Charl-Thom Hilgardt Bayer, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
MC 6-860 
 

Land Govenance In Higher Education: Missing Link between Research, Policy, And Stakeholders' Needs In African Societies

Michael Kirk

University of Marburg, Germany



Fit-For-Purpose Land Administration: Capacity Development for Country Implementation

Stig Enemark1, Robin McLaren2, Danilo Antonio3

1Aalborg University, Denmark; 2KnowEdge, United Kingdom; 3GLTN/UN-Habitat, Kenya



Technical and Vocational Education and Training initiative on Rural Cadastre and Land Registration: The Case of Ethiopia

Zerfu Hailu Gebrewold1, Tigistu G/Meskel Abeza2, Tommi Tenno Tenno1

1NIRAS/Ethiopia, Ethiopia; 2Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources



Advancing collaborative research in responsible and smart land management in and for Africa: The ADLAND model

Uchendu Eugene Chigbu, Walter de Vries, Pamela Duran Diaz, Anna Schopf, Tobias Bendzko

Chair of Land Management, Technical University of Munich, Germany

 
10:30am - 12:00pm10-05: Leveraging Land Governance and Sustainability in the 2030 Agenda
Session Chair: Ward Anseeuw, CIRAD / INternational Land Coalition, Italy
MC 7-860 
 

Unlocking the potential of land systems to contribute to the 2030 agenda: Identifying trade-offs and co-benefits and synthesizing knowledge for sustainable and just land systems

Ariane de Bremond1,2, Peter Messerli1,2, Ehrensperger Albrecht1,2, Isabelle Providoli1,2, Henri Rueff2

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



Imagining Agriculture in 2030: Sustainable solutions, disruptive technology

Carin Smaller, Lourdes Sanchez, Richard Bridle, Livia Bizikova, Sarah Brewin

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)



Energy and land use - contribution to the UNCCD Global Land Outlook

Uwe Fritsche1, Göran Berndes2, Annette Cowie3, Virginia Dale4, Francis X. Johnson5, Keith Kline4, Hans Langeveld6, Navin Sharma9, Helen Watson7, Jeremy Woods8

1IINAS, Germany; 2Chalmers University, Sweden; 3University of New England, Australia; 4Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USQ; 5Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden; 6Biomass Research, Netherlands; 7KwaZulu-Natal University, South Africa; 8Imperial College, UK; 9International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, Kenya



Women’s Land Rights as Potential Accelerator of Twin Efforts to Reach Land Degradation Neutrality and Achieve Gender Equality

Tzili Mor, Jennifer Duncan

Landesa, United States of America

 
10:30am - 12:00pm10-06: Monitoring Implementation of Large Agro Investments
Session Chair: Francine Picard, IISD, Switzerland
MC 6-100 
 

Forms of land tenure and property in a municipality in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, and strategies for community land rights protection.

Douglas Hertzler1, Geisselle Sanchez2, Lourdes Gomez3

1ActionAid USA, United States of America; 2ActionAid Guatemala; 3CONGCOOP Guatemala



Fostering Transparent and Evidence-Based Reporting: the Case of Uganda

Elisa Mandelli1, Harold Liversage1, Giulia Barbanente1, Richard Kabuleta2

1IFAD, Italy; 2Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries of Uganda



Collaborative planning for land-based investments in agriculture and forestry in Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda

Gemma Betsema1,2,3, Emilinah Namaganda1, Annelies Zoomers4,3,1

1Shared Value Foundation; 2CIFOR; 3LANDac; 4Utrecht University



Emerging Developments in Responsible Large-Scale Agricultural Investment in the Mekong

Kate Rickersey1, Jean-Christophe Diepart2, Christian Castellanet3, John Meadows1

1Land Equity International Pty Ltd, Australia; 2Independent; 3Gret

 
10:30am - 12:00pm10-07: Increasing Tenure Security in Pastoral Systems
Session Chair: Peter Veit, World Resources Institute, United States of America
MC 7-100 
 

The Role of Pastoralists' Tenure Security In Sustainable Land Management; Evidence From West Pokot, Kenya

Deborah Muricho1, David Otieno1, Willis Kosura1, Magnus Jistrom2

1University of Nairobi, Kenya, Kenya; 2Lund University, Sweden



Do Mongolian’s need a contract on rangeland?

Uyanga Batbold, Eneral Batsaikhan, Bastsagaan Myagmarjav

Green ecology, Mongolia



Regional Innovations For Diverse Tenure Systems Of Pasture Land In Central Asia

Ykhanbai Khijaba1, Abdumalik Egemberdiev2, Kuralay Karibaeva3, Shoh Sharif4, Sairagul Tazhibaeva5

1Environment and development Association JASIL, Mongolia; 2National Pasture Users Association "Kyrgyz Jayiti", Kyrgyzstan; 3Institute Ecology for Sustainable Development, Kazakhstan; 4National Association of Dekhan Farmers, Tajikistan; 5Kyrgyzs Association of Forest and Land Users, Kyrgyzstan



Assessment Of Different Land Tenure Systems And Their Respective Effects on Rangeland Governance in South Tunisia: an application of the Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) approach.

Aymen Frija1, Mongi Sghaier2, Boubaker Dhehibi1, Mohamed Jaouad2, Monther Fetoui2, Mohamed Naffeti2

1ICARDA, Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of; 2IRA, Institut des Régions Arides de Médenine, Tunisia

 
10:30am - 12:00pm10-08: Land Administration as an Enabler for Local Government
Session Chair: Pekka Ilmari Halme, National Land Survey of Finland, Finland
MC 8-100 
 

Land Administration in Ecuador; current situation and opportunities with adoption of fit-for-purpose land administration approach

Dimo Todorovski1, Rodolfo Salazar2, Ginella Jacome2, Antonio Bermeo3, Esteban Orellana4, Fátima Zambrano4, Andrea Paola Teran3, Raul Mejia5

1Faculty ITC< University of Twente, Netherlands, The; 2University ESPE, Ecuador; 3SIGITERRAS, Ecuador; 4MIDUVI, Ecuador; 5Consultant



The Future of the Cadastral in Honduras

Alain Paz Quesada, Roman Alvarez Mejia

Unidad Administradora de Proyectos del Instituto de la Propiedad, Honduras



Are Local Registers the Solution?

Richard Baldwin1, Clive English1, Christiaan Lemmen3, Ian Rose2, Andrew Smith1, Alexander Solovov1, Tressan Sullivan2

1DAI Europe , United Kingdom; 2DAI, United States; 3Kadaster, Netherlands

 
10:30am - 12:00pm10-09: Is There a Need to Promote Land Access by the Youth?
Session Chair: Mamadou Baro, University of Arizona, United States of America
MC 9-100 
 

Challenges of Governance Responses to Land Use Change and Poverty Among Indigenous People in Northeast Cambodia

Sochanny Hak1, John McAndrew2, Andreas Neef1

1The University of Auckland, New Zealand; 2Research Consultant



Understanding Adivasiness as Caste Expression and Land Rights Claim in Central-Eastern India

Patrik Oskarsson1, Siddharth Sareen2

1Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; 2University of Bergen, Norway



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

Hosaena Ghebru1, Helder Zavale2

1International Food Policy Research Institute; 2Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

 
10:30am - 12:00pm10-10: Impact of Payment for Environmental Services
Session Chair: Anne Larson, CIFOR, Peru
MC 10-100 
 

Households’ Decisions to Participate in China’s Sloping Land Conversion Program and Reallocate Their Labour Times: Is There Endogeneity Bias?

Runsheng Yin1,3, Gang Lu1, Can Liu2

1Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, United States of America; 2China National Forestry Economics and Development Research Center, No. 18 East Heping Street, Beijing, 100714; 3College of Economics and Management, Zhejiang A&F University, Lin’an, 311300, China



Triggers and Outcomes to Collective Action in Common-Pool Resources Management: A Devolution Case of Collective Forests in China

Gunnar Kohlin1, Yuanyuan Yi2

1University of Gothenburg, Sweden; 2World Bank



Effect Analysis of Market-based Grassland Management and Reciprocal Grassland Management: A Study on Inner Mongolian Pastoral Area

Ruxin Zhang, Mengjun Zhang, Shuhao Tan

Renmin University of China, China, People's Republic of



Land Conservation Payments Also Conserve Communal Social Capital

Jennifer Alix-Garcia1, Katharine Sims2, Victor Hugo Orozco Olvera3, Laura Costica3, Jorge David Fernandez Medina4, Sofía Romo Monroy4

1Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA.; 2Economics Department, Environmental Studies Affiliate, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, USA.; 3World Bank Development Impact Evaluation Unit, Washington, D.C., USA.; 4Evaluation Department, National Forestry Commission of Mexico, Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX.

 
10:30am - 12:00pm10-11: Lightning talks: geospartial
Session Chair: Barbara Ryan, GEO Secretariat, Switzerland
MC C1-100 
 

Satellites for Syria: New methods for assessing agricultural production in conflict areas to support productivity assessments, rehabilitation efforts, and (post conflict) assistance

Annemarie Klaasse1, Eva Haas2, Remco Dost1, Michael Riffler2, Bekzod Shamsiev3, Keith Garrett3

1eLEAF, The Netherlands; 2GeoVille, Austria; 3World Bank, USA



Assessment of Land Use and Land Cover Change Using GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques: A Case Study of Abobo District, Gambella Region, Ethiopia

Azeb Degife

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany



Monitoring Agricultural Investments In Ethiopia: A Remote Sensing Based Approach

Matthias Hack1, Fabian Loew2, Guido Lemoine3, Oliver Schoenweger1, Mulugeta Tadesse1, Felix Rembold3, Dimo Dimov2

1Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany; 2MapTailor Geospatial Consulting GbR; 3Joint Research Center (JRC) European Commission



The Role of Geospatial Water Resource Management for Sustainable Land Use in Africa

Christian Tottrup1, Norman Kiesslich2, Niels Wielaard3, Remco Dost4, Peter Bauer-Gottwein5, Suhyb Salama6, Benjamin Koetz7

1DHI GRAS, Denmark; 2GeoVille, Austria; 3Satelligence, Netherlands; 4eLEAF, Netherlands; 5DTU Environment, Denmark; 6ITC, University of Twente, Netherlands; 7European Space Agency, Italy



The Data is Not Enough: Some Hurdles We Must Overcome in the Democratization of Remote Sensing and GIS Technology

Dean McCormick

Hexagon Geospatial, United States of America

 
10:30am - 12:00pm10-12: Roundtable: Big Data and the Valuation Office – a Two-sided Application for Land Administration?
Session Chair: Tim Fella, ESRI, United States of America
MC C1-200 
 

Improving Property Tax Valuation with Big Data

Dorothy Jacks

International Association of Assessing Officers, United States of America



How Governments are Applying Concepts of Big Data, Open Data, and Data Science in Support of Land Administration

Christopher Barlow

Thomson Reuters, United States of America



Arlington County’s Open Data Initiative

Jaime Lees

Arlington County, United States of America

 
10:30am - 12:00pm10-13: Taxing Real Property in Africa: Status & Prospects
Session Chair: Willy Govender, Data World, South Africa
MC 2-850 
 

Policy Challenges

Martin Grote

IMF, United States of America



Are the Property Tax Challenges Africa Face Different from Elsewhere in the World?

Joan Youngman

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, United States of America



Land Tenure Issues

Lawrence Walters

Brigham Young University, United States of America



Administrative Challenges

William Mccluskey

African Tax Institute, University of Pretoria, United Kingdom



Current Status and Future Prospects

Riel Franzsen

University of Pretoria, South Africa

 
10:30am - 12:00pm10-14: Improving Land Service Delivery in Africa I
Session Chair: Wordsworth Odame Larbi, FAO, Ethiopia
MC 7-300 
 

Managing Large Scale Land Administration Reforms; A case of Ghana’s Land Administration Reform

Kofi Abakah Blankson

MINISTRY OF LANDS AND NATURAL RESOURCES, Ghana



Use of Enabling Technology in Protecting Customary Land Rights in Sierra Leone - Pilot Formalization of Customary Land Rights

Alphajoh Cham1, Rexford A. Ahene2, Maria Paola Rizzo2

1Ministry of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment, Government of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone; 2Food and Agricultural Organisation



Rural Parcel Rights Demarcation in Ghana - An Exposition and Critique

Gad Asorwoe Akwensivie, Clarence Bosompim Coleman

Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Accra - Ghana



Good Land Governance Is Essential To Effective Land Administration

Mahashe Chaka, Ntsebo Putsoa, Mankuebe Mohafa

Land Administration Authority, Lesotho

 
12:00pm - 2:00pmLunch
Front Lobby and Preston Lounge 
12:00pm - 2:00pmWomen's caucus
MC 6-100 
12:30pm - 2:00pm00-15: Plenary: Private Land Rights and Public Land Acquisition: Reconciling the Tensions
Session Chair: Somik V. Lall, World Bank, United States of America
Preston Auditorium 
 

Private Land Rights and Public Land Acquisition: Reconciling the Tensions

Paul Collier

University of Oxford, United Kingdom



Discussant

Yan Zhang

World Bank, China, People's Republic of

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm11-01: Integrated Approaches for the Sustainable Development of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Lands and Territories after Legalization
Session Chair: Luis Felipe Duchicela, World Bank, United States of America

VC RDC; Translation French and Spanish

Preston Auditorium 
 

Community Forestry Concessions in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala

José Román Carrera1, Ana Centeno2

1Rainforest Alliance, Guatemala; 2Carmelita, Guatemala



Current Status and Perspectives on Forests, Land Reform and Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kapupu Diwa

Current Status and Perspectives on Forests, Land Reform and Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo



Current Status and Perspectives on Forests, Land Reform and Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nyongolo Betto

Ligue Nationale des Associations des Autochtones Pygmées du Congo (LINAPYCO), Congo, Democratic Republic of the



Re-opening the Path to Recognition of Afro-Colombians Collective Land Rights

Omaira Bolanos Cardenas

Rights and Resources Initiative, United States of America



Experiences in Asia & Global Perspectives

Nonette Royo

The International Land Tenure Facility, United States of America



Reflections on Rights Actualization versus Rights Recognition: Closing the Gap

Steven Lawry

Center for International Forestry Research, United States of America

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm11-02: Impact evaluation of land tenure and land use regularization
Session Chair: Maximo Torero, The World Bank, United States of America
MC 13-121 
 

Using Evaluations on Land Rights and Regularization for Policy Design

Sebastian Galiani

Treasury, Aregetina, Argentine Republic



Property Rights Reform in Mexico: Its Impact on Structural Transformation

Alain de Janvry

University of California at Berkeley, United States of America



Impact of Land Titling in Rwanda

Markus Goldstein1, Eliana La Ferrara2, Daniel Ayalew Ali1, Klaus Deininger1

1World Bank, United States of America; 2Bocconi University, Italy

 
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

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm11-04: Data Collection Methodology
Session Chair: Gbemisola Oseni Siwatu, The World Bank, United States of America
MC 6-860 
 

Production Frontiers & Soil Suitability: An Analysis of Maize Farmers in Eastern Uganda

Sydney Gourlay

World Bank, United States of America



Mission Impossible? Exploring the Promise of Multiple Imputation for Predicting Missing GPS-Based Land Area Measures in Household Surveys

Talip Kilic2, Ismael Yacoubou Djima1, Gero Carletto2

1Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS), Survey Unit, Development Data Group, The World Bank; 2The World Bank



Targeting small scale irrigation in Mozambique: Initial evidence and implications for impact evaluations

Paul Christian, Florence Kondylis

The World Bank, United States of America



Sampling strategies for assessing impacts of irrigation investment in Rwanda

Florence Kondylis

The World Bank, United States of America

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm11-05: Coming Together to Advocate Land Policy Reform
Session Chair: Andreas Lange, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany
MC 7-860 
 

Strengthening women’s land rights and security of tenure for all on customary land settings: Implementation of innovative and gendered land tools and approaches

Frances Birungi Odong1, Simon Peter Mwesigye2, Oumar Sylla2, Samuel Mabikke2, Danilo Antonio2

1Uganda Community Based Association for Women and Children's welfare ( UCOBAC), Uganda; 2UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network



Lessons learnt from the 1995 National Land Policy Review and CSOs Engagement

Mary Mzubwa Ndaro

CARE International in Tanzania, Tanzania



Investing In Community Organizing To Advance Women Land Rights In Africa

Mino Harivelo Ramaroson1, Esther Mwaura-Muiru2

1HUAIROU COMMISSION, United States of America; 2GROOTS KENYA



Addressing Women’s Land Rights using the SDGs Framework: Experience from Tanzania

Godfrey Massay

Landesa, Tanzania

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm11-06: Principles of Responsible Agro Investment: Next Steps
Session Chair: Chris Brett, World Bank, United States of America
MC 6-100 
 

Land Rights as a Critical Factor in Donor Agricultural Investments: Constraints and Opportunities for YieldWise in Kenya’s Mango Value Chain

Megan Olson, Jennifer Duncan, Tizai Mauto

Landesa, United States of America



Responsible Large-Scale Land Investments In Uganda - Current Application And Potential Scope Of International Safeguards

Felix Schilling1, Tobias Vorlaufer2, Michael Kirk2, Christian Graefen3

1Justus Liebig University Giessen; 2University of Marburg; 3Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH



Governing Land Investments: Do Governments have Legal Support Gaps?

Sam Szoke-Burke, Kaitlin Cordes, Nadeeya Salleh

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, United States of America



From Abstract to Actionable: The Status and Prospects of Emerging Tools and Innovations to Achieve Responsible Land Based Investments

Bryson Ogden, Andy White

Rights and Resources Initiative, United States of America

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm11-07: Valuing Unregistered Land
Session Chair: Lawrence Walters, Brigham Young University, United States of America
MC 7-100 
 

Earth Observation For Land Titling And Land Value Estimations

Juan Manuel Murguia Baysse1, Brisa Rejas Galindo1, Stephania Zabala2, Niels Wielaard2, Anna Burzykowska3, Eva Haas4, Remco Dost5, Lucas De Oto6

1Inter-American Development Bank, Bolivia; 2Satelligence, The Netherlands; 3European Space Agency, Italy; 4Geoville, Austria; 5eLEAF, The Netherlands; 6University of Twente, The Netherlands



RICS Research Valuation of Unregistered Land – The Reality of Functioning Informal Land and Property Markets in Ghana, Peru & Indonesia

James Kavanagh1, Mike McDermott2, Franklin Obeng-Odoom3

1RICS, United Kingdom; 2International Land Policy, Australia; 3University of Technology Sydney, Australia



Valuation of Unregistered Lands in Developing Countries: Challenges, Applications and Potential Impacts for Responsible Land Governance

Agatha Wanyonyi1, Michael McDermott2, Clarissa Augustinus3, Oumar Sylla1, Danilo Antonio1, Matt Myers4

1UN-Habitat/GLTN, Kenya; 2Global Property Advisory; 3Private Consultant; 4South Pacific Property Advisors

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm11-08: Using Satellite Imagery for Urban Change Detection
Session Chair: Ran Goldblatt, New Light Technologies, United States of America
MC 8-100 
 

Peering into Megacities from Space

Jon Kher Kaw1, Tomas Soukup2, Jan Kolomaznik2, Annie Bidgood1, Hyunji Lee1

1The World Bank Group, United States of America; 2GISAT



Identifying Urban Areas Combing Data from the Ground and Outer Space: An Application to India

Yue Li1, Virgilio Galdo2, Martin Rama3

1World Bank, United States of America; 2World Bank, United States of America; 3World Bank, United States of America



Earth Observati On For Urban Sustainable Development: Advancements For Supporting Land Use Planning In Urban Areas

Thomas Haeusler, Sharon Gomez, Fabian Enssle

GAF AG, Germany



Less Greenery For The Poor? _ Social Inequity And Green Space Distribution In Tropical Asian Megacities

Yun Hye Hwang, Ivan Kurniawan Nasution, Deepika Amonkar

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm11-09: How Legal & Institutional Factors Affect Rural Land Markets
Session Chair: Daniel Monchuk, The World Bank, United States of America
MC 9-100 
 

Regulating Rural Land Markets in West Africa: Issues and Priorities for Land Policies

Philippe Lavigne Delville

Institut de recherche pour le développement, France



The emergence and dynamics of rural land markets in West Africa: key issues, key insights and remaining questions.

Jean-Philippe Colin

IRD, France



Land Markets Under the Radar: A Cross-Country Analysis of Market Activity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ayala Wineman1, Thomas Jayne2

1University of Washington, United States of America; 2Michigan State University, United States of America

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm11-10: Studies on Youth and Migration
Session Chair: Hosaena Ghebru, International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America
MC 10-100 
 

Pulled or pushed out? Causes and consequences of youth migration from densely populated areas of rural Kenya

Milu Muyanga1, Dennis Otieno2, Thomas Jayne1

1Michigan State University, United States of America; 2Tegemeo Institute, Egerton University, Kenya



From Conflict to Conflicts: War-Induced Displacement, Land Conflicts, and Agricultural Productivity in Post-war Northern Uganda

Francisco Mugyabuso Paul Mugizi1, Tomoya Matsumoto2

1National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan; 2Otaru University of Commerce



Land Tenure Security, Land Holdings and Migration in Rural Ethiopia

Yeshwas Bogale

Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm11-11: Lightning talks: Mapping and connectivity
Session Chair: Nicola Heathcote, HM Land Registry, England and Wales, United Kingdom
MC C1-100 
 

LandPKS: A New Mobile Tool for Sustainable Land-Use Planning and Management

Amy Quandt1, Jeffrey Herrick2, Ioana Bouvier3

1New Mexico State University, United States of America (NMSU); 2United States Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Research Station (USDA-ARS); 3United States Agency for International Development (USAID)



OpenStreetMap - The Free, Open, and Collaborative Global Basemap

Marena Brinkhurst

Mapbox, United States of America



How Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry organizations in developing countries can cost-effectively assure the quality and reliability of their Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)

Fabio Bittencourt, Jaana Makela

Spatineo Inc., Finland



All-in-One Mobile Survey Form on OSM for field/land survey

Kuo-Yu Chuang, Meng-Min Chen

GeoThings Inc., Taiwan



The Benefits and Challenges of implementing a Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) GNSS Network in Emerging Countries

Nicolas De Moegen, Craig Hill, Steven Cairns

Leica Geosystems, France

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm11-12: Gender Analysis of Land Registration Systems
Session Chair: Rumyana Tonchovska, UNFAO, Italy
MC C1-200 
 

An Assessment of Land Tenure Regimes and Women’s Land Rights in Two Regions of Myanmar

Elizabeth Louis, Laura Eshbach, Beth Roberts, Naw Dah Htee

Landesa, United States of America



Women's Land Ownership in Morocco: Current State & Challenges

Souad Adnane

World Bank, United States of America



Case Study on the Registration of Property Rights of Women in Kosovo

Ms. Brikene Meha1, Mr. Murat Meha2

1Company: KLSC; EU funded project, Kosovo; 2Kosovo Cadastral Agency

 
2:00pm - 3:30pm11-13: Roundtable: New Technology, Women, and Land
Session Chair: Jolyne Sanjak, Landesa, United States of America
MC 2-850 
2:00pm - 3:30pm11-14: Research on Tenure, Farm Size, Investment and Productivity
Session Chair: Yuanyuan Yi, World Bank, United States of America
MC 7-300 
 

The Effect of Property Rights on Land-related Investments: Heterogenous Responses? Evidence from Niger.

Le Rossignol Etienne Ronan

Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, France



Effect of Farm Size on Farm Productivity: Empirical Evidences from India

Anupama Guvvala Venkata, Thomas Falk

ICRISAT, India



Do African Farmers Benefit From Large-Scale Land Acquisitions?

Paul Hofman1, Esther Mokuwa2, Paul Richards2, Maarten Voors1

1Development Economics Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands; 2Njala University, Sierra Leone



Adoption of Sustainable Land And Forest Management Technologies: Outcome of Forest Tenure Reform in Developing Countries

Tuti Herawati Hadis, Esther Mwangi, Anne Larson, Nining Liswanti, Illiana Monterosso, Michael Ndwiga

Centre for International Forestry Research, Indonesia

 
3:30pm - 4:00pmCoffee Break
Front Lobby 
4:00pm - 5:00pmClosing Plenary
Session Chair: Shantayanan Devarajan, World Bank, United States of America
Preston Auditorium 
 

Brief Reflections

Dinesh Singh

Government of Inida, India



Brief Reflections

Betty Ongom Amongi

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Uganda



Brief Reflections

Olena Sukmanova

Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Ukraine



Brief Reflections

Sebastian Galiani

Treasury, Argentine Republic



Brief Reflections

Yansui Liu

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



Brief Reflections

Innocent Matshe

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya



Concluding remarks

Klaus Deininger

World Bank, United States of America

 
5:15pm - 7:15pmReception
MC Atrium