Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Location: MC C1-200
Date: Tuesday, 20/Mar/2018
01-12: Strategies to Strengthen Womens' Land Rights
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Janet Walsh, Human Rights Watch, United States of America

Gender Gap In Ownership To Agricultural Land In Rural Tanzania: Implications to Wealth Distribution

Sophia Kongela


Gender and Land Tenure Security in Gusii Kenya: Improving Household welfare through land Rights

Dolphine Kwamboka Isinta, Michael Flitner

Bremen University, Germany

Enhancing Women’s Land Rights Under Customary Tenure Through Issuance Of Certificates Of Customary Ownership And Communal Land Associations

Dorcas Wagima Okalany, Naome Kabanda

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Uganda

Gender-disaggregated data: A key prerequisite for realizing women’s land rights in Africa

Fridah Wanjiku Githuku1, Dickson Njunge1, Michelle McLinden-Nuijen2

1: GROOTS Kenya; 2: LANDac/ Utrecht University, Netherlands, The

02-12: Securing Women's Land Rights in Customary Systems
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Caleb Stevens, USAID, United States of America

Women’s Land Rights as a Pathway to Poverty Reduction A Framework and Review of Available Evidence

Ruth Meinzen-Dick1, Agnes Quisumbing1, Cheryl Doss2, Sophie Theis1

1: IFPRI, United States of America; 2: Oxford University

Exploring Gender-Biased Customary Land Tenure Systems in Ghana: Results from Focus Groups with Men and Women Farmers in the Northern Region

Gina Rico Mendez, Kathleen Ragsdale, Mary R. Read-Wahidi

Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University, United States of America

Ensuring Gender Mainstreaming in the Design and Implementation of REDD + Related Activities

Katharina Siegmann

World Bank, United States of America

Innovations in Securing Land and Resource Rights for the Poor and Women in Customary Settings: the Case of Chamuka Chiefdom, Zambia

Solomon Mkumbwa1, Morgan Kumwenda2, Farirai Shumba3, Helen Nyamweru Ndungu1, Oumar Sylla1, Danilo Antonio1

1: UN-HABITAT/GLTN, Kenya; 2: His Royal High Chief Chamuka IV, Chisamba, Zambia; 3: People’s Process on Housing and Poverty in Zambia

03-12: Making Land Institutions more Gender Sensitive
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Katia Araujo, Landesa, United States of America

Women's Land Rights and Food Security in Kenya: Challenges and Opportunities

Muriuki Muriungi1, Patricia Kameri-Mbote2

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

Women’s Land Rights in Liberia: How can they be Protected and Strengthened in the Land Reform Process?

Justine Ntale Uvuza1, Jennifer Duncan1, My-Lan Dodd1, Izatta Ngabe2, Lena Cummings3, Vivian Neal4

1: LANDESA, United States; 2: Land Governance Support Activity , Liberia; 3: Women’s NGO Secretariat of Liberia, Liberia; 4: Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia, Liberia

The Effectiveness of a Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Strategy in Changing Social Attitudes on Equal Rights to Property for Women – The Case of Kosovo

Merita Limani, Driton Zeqiri, Don Cuizon

USAID Property Rights Program, Tetra Tech

Customary land tenurein matrilineal societies of Tanzania: Does inheritance matter?Experience from Morogoro rural district

Jenesta Urassa

Ardhi University, Tanzania

04-12: Legal & Practical Barriers to Gender Neutral Land Ownership
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Patricia K. Mbote, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Women, Business and the Law 2018: data that matters for women's property rights

Nayda Almodóvar-Reteguis

The World Bank, United States of America

A Comparative Analysis of Women's Legal Rights to Land Worldwide

Camilla Schloss

Public Prosecutor's Office of Berlin, Germany

Achieving SDG Indicator 5.a.2 in the Western Balkans: Partnerships for Gender Equality in Land Ownership and Control

Margret Vidar1, Adela Llatja2, Naomi Kenney1, Rumyana Tonchovska1, Margreet Goelema2

1: FAO; 2: GIZ

Transformative reparations: A mean identify, eliminate and correct preexisting structural inequality on women's access to land

Adriana Catalina Ortiz Serrano, Adriana Catalina Ortiz Serrano

Independant, United States of America

Redesigning Procedures to Encourage Legal Recognition of Informal Relations to Property: The Case of “Informal Inheritance” in Kosovo’s Intergenerational Context

Gent Salihu

USAID Property Rights Program, Tetra Tech

Date: Wednesday, 21/Mar/2018
05-12: Expropriation Policy in Practice
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Katherine Mulhern, International Senior Lawyers Project, United States of America

Expropriation and Compensation for ‘Public Utility’—the view from ‘above’ and ‘below’ in Cameroon

Brendan Schwartz1, Lorenzo Cotula1, Samuel Nguiffo2, Jaff Bamenjo3

1: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), United Kingdom; 2: Centre for Environment and Development (CED), Cameroon; 3: The Network to Fight Against Hunger in Cameroon (RELUFA), Cameroon

Need of Compliance to Legal and Social Framework for Land Based Investments in India

Vilas Sonawane1, Ashish Sonawane2

1: Bhartiya Agriculture Economic Research Center, India; 2: M P Law College, Auranagabd

Understanding Compensation From The Viewpoint Of Owners And Users Affected By Projects: An Assessment Of Selected Land And Water Development Projects In Turkey

Harun Tanrivermis, Yesim Aliefendioglu

Ankara University

06-12: Infrastrcuture investments and Compulsory Acquisition Processes
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Jonathan Lindsay, World Bank, United States of America

National Land Commission experience in acquiring land for mega investments in Lamu County – Kenya.

Fibian Lukalo, Muhammad Swazuri, Tom Chavangi, Esterina Dokhe


Developing a Transit-Oriented Development Strategy for the Lima Metro: Challenges and Opportunities

Zoe Trohanis, Vanessa Velasco, Gabriel Arrisueno, Luis Triveno

The World Bank Group

GIS Analysis on The Mismatch between the Roads in Cadaster and in Reality due to the Saemaul Road Project in Korea.

Yongjong Lee

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

How land value capture(LVC) has financed infrastructure, affordable housing, and urban development in Bogota-Colombia

Vanessa Velasco1, Luis Triveno2, Gustavo Marulanda3

1: World Bank, Colombia; 2: World Bank, HQ; 3: Bogota Cadastral

07-12: Urban Land Acquisition
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Bjoern Hoops, University of Groningen, Netherlands, The

Political and Economic Challenges for Land Owners and Families Surrounding the Port of La Union, El Salvador, Central America

Luis Alfaro1, Thi My Hanh Le2, Lorenzo Alfaro3

1: LAA GLOBAL, El Salvador; 2: Korea-Vietnam Friendship Information Technology College, Vietnam; 3: Real Estate Owner, El Salvador

Understanding Land Acquisition in Urban Development Projects: Participation of Slum Dwellers

Anushka Thakkar

Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT University), Ahmedabad, India

Land Governance & Infrastructure Development: Challenges in the Perspective of Land Acquisition and Resettlement.

Md Mayen Uddin Tazim

International Resettlement Consultant, Bahark-Eshkashim Road Project of the Ministry of Public Works, Asian Development Bank, Afghanistan

Understanding Local Governments’ Tactics To Guard Against Land-expropriation-related mass incidents (LERMIs) in China: A Case Study From Huizhou

Siliang Wang, Shukui Tan

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, People's Republic of

08-12: Turning Legal Principles for Expropriation into Practice
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Tim Hanstad, Landesa, United States of America

Challenges and Opportunities for the Formalization of Uncompensated Expropriated Private Lands in the Dominican Republic

Kevin Barthel, German Zarama, Victor Endo

The Land Alliance, United States of America

High-level Requirements for a Land Acquisition and Resettlement Tool for Planning, Design, and Implementation of Resettlement Process for Infrastructure and Other Public-interest Projects.

Nadege Orlova1, Alexandre Samborsky2, Miguel Sanjines3

1: World Bank; 2: National Center of State Cadastres, Geodesy and Cartography, Uzbekistan; 3: Independant Consultant

Compulsory Acquisition of Land: the Need For Robust Governance to Deliver Public Interest Projects Through Land Assembly

Liz Neate

Land and Equity Movement in Uganda - LEMU, United Kingdom

Legal Limits On Government Authority To Expropriate Land

Nicholas Tagliarino

Land Portal, Netherlands, The

Date: Thursday, 22/Mar/2018
09-12: New ways of creating and using data
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: David Rovira, senseFly SA, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

Date: Friday, 23/Mar/2018
12-02: Developing a Shared Conceptual Framework for Research on Women’s Land Rights
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Ruth Meinzen-Dick, IFPRI, United States of America

Developing a Shared Conceptual Framework for Research on Women’s Land Rights

Cheryl Doss2, Ruth Meinzen-Dick3, Amanda Richardson1

1: Resource Equity, United States of America; 2: Oxford University; 3: IFPRI

13-02: Land in the SDG and the Human Rights Sphere: Links and Opportunities
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Katia Araujo, Landesa, United States of America

Human Rights Norms and SDG: Links and Opportunities

Katia Araujo, Beth Roberts

Landesa, United States of America

14-02: Land Governance from the bottom up: Including local communities in multi-stakeholder processes
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Romy Maria Santpoort, Utrecht University, Netherlands, The

Land investments from the bottom up: Including local communities in multistakeholder processes

Romy Maria Santpoort, Annelies Zoomers, Gemma Betsema, Michelle Nuijen, Frida Wanjiku Githuku, Philip Kilonzo, Ntauazi Clemente, Nzira de Deus, Faye El Hadji, Andrew Mkandawire El Hadji

LANDac (Netherlands Academy for Land Governance), Netherlands, The