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Session Overview
03-13: Models for Land Administration Cases
Tuesday, 20/Mar/2018:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Session Chair: Ibrahim Mwathane, Land Development and Governance Institute (LDGI), Kenya
Location: MC 4-100


After the Title? Building a Multi-Stakeholder Platform in Support of Territorial Governance in Honduras

Roman Alvarez1, Enrique Pantoja2, Fernando Galeana3, Mary Lisbeth Gonzalez2

1Property Institute; 2The World Bank; 3Cornell University

Land titles are often the object of efforts geared toward securing the land rights of indigenous peoples and promote sustainable development. Although land legalization is a critical step, follow-up action is required to consolidate these rights and unleash their development potential. The proposed paper will examine the process of building a multi-stakeholder platform to promote land governance in the Muskitia region in eastern Honduras. The establishment of this platform follows the government’s formal recognition of the ancestral land rights of the indigenous peoples in Muskitia. Since 2016, the platform has focused on coordinating a development strategy for Muskitia which integrates the indigenous organizations and newly recognized territorial councils. The paper will assess the performance of the platform and compare it to similar processes elsewhere in the world. The paper will identify lessons that can help guide a post-titling agenda and coordinate development strategies with the participation of indigenous organizations.


Sustainability Of Land Use And Land Tenure Systems: A Case Study Of Polatli District In Ankara Province, Turkey

Yesi̇m Ali̇efendi̇oglu, Harun Tanrıvermiş

Ankara University

Sustainability Of Land Use And Land Tenure Systems: A Case Study Of Polatli District In Ankara Province, Turkey


Formalising Land Rental Transactions in Ethiopia – Is Land Certification enough?

Christina Mayr1, Ignacio Fiestas1, John Leckie2

1Nathan Associates, United Kingdom; 2DAI, United Kingdom

The Land Investment for Transformation Programme (LIFT) funded by UK aid works with the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) to deliver Second Level Land Certificates (SLLC) to smallholder farmers and to create a Rural Land Administration System (RLAS) that will ensure that the register is maintained and land-related transactions are recorded. The introduction of SLLC and RLAS is expected to improve both the administration and management of land in Ethiopia, and contribute to improved productivity and increased growth and incomes. In order to maximise the impact of and leverage the opportunities created by a better functioning land system, LIFT applies a market systems approach to three intervention areas: access to finance, rural land rental and agriculture. The focus of this paper will be the rural land rental market in Ethiopia and how a combination of SLLC, RLAS and market systems thinking allows current constraints in the market to be addressed.


Securing Customary Land Rights For Development In Namibia: Learning From New Approaches, Opportunities And Social Settings.

Prisca Mandimika1, Jericho Mulofwa2

1Ministry of Land Reform, Namibia; 2Ministry of Land Reform - Project for Communal Land Development.

Communal land in Namibia extend over 33.4 million hectares supporting 70% of the population but due to historical legacy and unresolved land issues continue to face lack of investment in farming infrastructure. Tenure insecurity persists in communal areas as very few communities have title to land outside informal traditional tenure arrangements. Although Namibia has made strides towards socio-economic and political development a majority of the population still depend on the land for livelihoods making it increasingly urgent to provide for a mechanisms that safeguards land rights within the community social settings. The paper is informed by the Project for Communal Land Development in efforts to secure group rights in Kavango East and Kavango West. Strategies and lessons learnt from other Regions and projects are explored. Formalising group rights over commonages is expected to spread infrastructure investment across a larger group of people and facilitate economic diversification for improved livelihoods.