Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Thursday, 22/Mar/2018
09-01: Improving Resilience and Resilience Impact of National Land and Geospatial Systems
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Mika-Petteri Törhönen

Improving Resilience and Resilience Impact of National Land and Geospatial Systems

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

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


Arvid Lillethun

Norwegian Mapping Authority, Norway

09-02: Gendered land data to equalize asset access: How and why
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Benedicte Leroy De La Briere

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

09-03: Influencing the next tier of companies – promoting responsible land-based investment through investors or investment frameworks
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Harold Liversage

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

09-04: Multi-Stakeholder Platforms for Land Policy Dialogue
Location: MC 6-860
Chair: Oumar Sylla

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

1: University of East London, United Kingdom; 2: Huairou Commission, United States of America; 3: Habitat for Humanity International Asia Pacific Office; 4: United 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

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

09-05: Land Governance and VGGT
Location: MC 7-860
Chair: Anna Locke

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

1: Netherlands Enterprise Agency (, Netherlands; 2: FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia; 3: University 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

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

Human Rights Based Monitoring of Land Governance

Jes Weigelt1, Alexander Mueller1, Michael Windfuhr2

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

09-06: Drivers and Impacts of Large-Scale Agro Investments
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Jann Lay

The Globalization of Farmland: Theory and Empirical Evidence

Rabah Arezki1, Christian Bogmans2, Harris Selod1

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: International 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

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

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

Tainted Lands: Corruption In Large-Scale Land Deals

Olivier De Schutter1, George Boden2

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

09-07: How can Pastoral Systems Keep up with Changing Conditions?
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Fiona Flintan

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

1: International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya; 2: ADIS-University of Nairobi; 3: College 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

1: International Organization for Migration (IOM-The UN Migration Agency); 2: McGill 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

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

09-08: Tenure Security and Low-Cost Housing Delivery
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Robin Rajack

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

Mohab Abdel Moneim Abdel Aziz Elrefaie1,2

1: GIZ, Egypt; 2: Department 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

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

1: UNICAMP, Brazil; 2: IDB

09-09: Land Tenure Regularization and Agricultural Intensification
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Innocent Matshe

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

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

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

09-10: Evaluating Impact of Land Tenure Projects
Location: MC 10-100
Chair: Cynthia Goytia

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

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

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

09-11: Lightning talks: Machine Learning and Platforms
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Thomas Esch

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

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

1: The University of Utah School of City and Metropolitan Planning; 2: Geomancer, Inc.; 3: The 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

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

09-12: New ways of creating and using data
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: David Rovira

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

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

Zanzibar Mapping Initiative - An Island of Innovation

Yves Barthelemy, Edward Anderson

WORLD BANK, Tanzania

Land Administration at Scale

Peter Ritchie

GIS Transport, Nigeria

09-13: New Ways of Dealing with Land Conflict
Location: MC 2-850
Chair: Laura Cunial

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

09-15: Affordable Standards for Land Data Management
Location: MC 7-300
Chair: B. James Deaton

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

Miguel Angel Sanjines Mancilla1, Richard Oput2, Christopher Burke3

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

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

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

Solomon Kebede2, Nadege Orlova1, Christophe Dekeyne3

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

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

Igor Popiv1, Carol Roffer1, Maksym Kalyta1, Alexander Samborsky2

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

Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
10-01: How can urban regeneration projects help tackle poverty and address inequity of access?
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Sameh Naguib Wahba

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

10-02: India's progress towards harnessing the benefits of inter-operability
Location: MC 13-121

Integrated Land Information – India

Dinesh Singh

Department of Land Resources, India

Discussant Comments

Klaus Deininger

World Bank, United States of America

10-03: Native Title in Latin America
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Enrique Pantoja

Native Title and Land Registration

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

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

1: Conservador de Bienes Raíces de Santiago, Chile; 2: Conservador 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

10-04: Capacity Development for Land Governance
Location: MC 6-860
Chair: Charl-Thom Hilgardt Bayer

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

1: Aalborg University, Denmark; 2: KnowEdge, United Kingdom; 3: GLTN/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

1: NIRAS/Ethiopia, Ethiopia; 2: Ministry 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

10-05: Leveraging Land Governance and Sustainability in the 2030 Agenda
Location: MC 7-860
Chair: Ward Anseeuw

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

1: Global Land Programme, International Programme Office; 2: University 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

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

10-06: Monitoring Implementation of Large Agro Investments
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Francine Picard

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

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

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

Elisa Mandelli1, Harold Liversage1, Giulia Barbanente1, Richard Kabuleta2

1: IFAD, Italy; 2: Ministry 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

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

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

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

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

10-07: Increasing Tenure Security in Pastoral Systems
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Peter Veit

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

Deborah Muricho1, David Otieno1, Willis Kosura1, Magnus Jistrom2

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

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

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

10-08: Land Administration as an Enabler for Local Government
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Pekka Ilmari Halme

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

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

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

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

10-09: Is There a Need to Promote Land Access by the Youth?
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Mamadou Baro

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

Sochanny Hak1, John McAndrew2, Andreas Neef1

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

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

Patrik Oskarsson1, Siddharth Sareen2

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

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; 2: Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

10-10: Impact of Payment for Environmental Services
Location: MC 10-100
Chair: Anne Larson

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

1: Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, United States of America; 2: China National Forestry Economics and Development Research Center, No. 18 East Heping Street, Beijing, 100714; 3: College 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

1: University of Gothenburg, Sweden; 2: World 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

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

10-11: Lightning talks: geospartial
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Barbara Ryan

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

1: eLEAF, The Netherlands; 2: GeoVille, Austria; 3: World 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

1: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany; 2: MapTailor Geospatial Consulting GbR; 3: Joint 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

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

10-12: Roundtable: Big Data and the Valuation Office – a Two-sided Application for Land Administration?
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Tim Fella

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

10-13: Taxing Real Property in Africa: Status & Prospects
Location: MC 2-850
Chair: Willy Govender

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

10-14: Improving Land Service Delivery in Africa I
Location: MC 7-300
Chair: Wordsworth Odame Larbi

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

Kofi Abakah Blankson


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

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

Location: Front Lobby and Preston Lounge
Women's caucus
Location: MC 6-100
00-15: Plenary: Private Land Rights and Public Land Acquisition: Reconciling the Tensions
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Somik V. Lall

Private Land Rights and Public Land Acquisition: Reconciling the Tensions

Paul Collier

University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Yan Zhang

World Bank, China, People's Republic of

11-01: Integrated Approaches for the Sustainable Development of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Lands and Territories after Legalization
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Luis Felipe Duchicela

VC RDC; Translation French and Spanish


Community Forestry Concessions in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala

José Román Carrera1, Ana Centeno2

1: Rainforest Alliance, Guatemala; 2: Carmelita, 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

11-02: Impact evaluation of land tenure and land use regularization
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Maximo Torero

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

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

11-03: Round table on progress with the VGGT
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Oumar Sylla

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

11-04: Data Collection Methodology
Location: MC 6-860
Chair: Gbemisola Oseni Siwatu

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

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

11-05: Coming Together to Advocate Land Policy Reform
Location: MC 7-860
Chair: Andreas Lange

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

1: Uganda Community Based Association for Women and Children's welfare ( UCOBAC), Uganda; 2: UN-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

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

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

Godfrey Massay

Landesa, Tanzania

11-06: Principles of Responsible Agro Investment: Next Steps
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Chris Brett

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

1: Justus Liebig University Giessen; 2: University of Marburg; 3: Deutsche 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

11-07: Valuing Unregistered Land
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Lawrence Walters

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

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

1: RICS, United Kingdom; 2: International Land Policy, Australia; 3: University 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

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

11-08: Using Satellite Imagery for Urban Change Detection
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Ran Goldblatt

Peering into Megacities from Space

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

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

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

Yue Li1, Virgilio Galdo2, Martin Rama3

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

11-09: How Legal & Institutional Factors Affect Rural Land Markets
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Daniel Monchuk

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

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

11-10: Studies on Youth and Migration
Location: MC 10-100
Chair: Hosaena Ghebru

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

Milu Muyanga1, Dennis Otieno2, Thomas Jayne1

1: Michigan State University, United States of America; 2: Tegemeo 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

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

Land Tenure Security, Land Holdings and Migration in Rural Ethiopia

Yeshwas Bogale

Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom

11-11: Lightning talks: Mapping and connectivity
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Nicola Heathcote

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

Amy Quandt1, Jeffrey Herrick2, Ioana Bouvier3

1: New Mexico State University, United States of America (NMSU); 2: United States Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Research Station (USDA-ARS); 3: United 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

11-12: Gender Analysis of Land Registration Systems
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Rumyana Tonchovska

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

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

11-13: Roundtable: New Technology, Women, and Land
Location: MC 2-850
Chair: Jolyne Sanjak
11-14: Research on Tenure, Farm Size, Investment and Productivity
Location: MC 7-300
Chair: Yuanyuan Yi

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


Do African Farmers Benefit From Large-Scale Land Acquisitions?

Paul Hofman1, Esther Mokuwa2, Paul Richards2, Maarten Voors1

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

Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
Closing Plenary
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Shantayanan Devarajan

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

Location: MC Atrium