Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
02-01: Land in an interconnected world: Whose land? Whose Agenda?
Tuesday, 20/Mar/2018:
10:30am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Ibrahim Mwathane, Land Development and Governance Institute (LDGI), Kenya
Location: Preston Auditorium



Setting the agenda for Government’s catalytic role in Democratic Republic of Congo: harnessing land resources for development

Lumeya Dhu Maleghi

Ministère des Affaires Foncières, Congo, Democratic Republic of the


The Role of Customary Authorities in Facilitating Governance

Drani Stephen Izakare

Madi Community

to be filled

Developing requisite capacities for land governance in Africa

Paul Tchawa

University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon


Secured Land Rights and Sustainable Agricultural Investments

Harison Randriarimanana

Presidency in charge of Agriculture and Livestock, Madagascar

to be filled


Envision Integrated Land Use Policy and Planning to Enahanced Land Governance in Ethiopia: Practice and Challenges

Ato Belete Tafere

Prime Minister Office, Ethiopia

Ethiopia has committed itself to a green, rapid, inclusive, and sustainable growth trajectory of reaching middle income status by 2025 through implementing its Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE, 2011 to 2030) strategy. Despite demonstrating one of the fastest and broad based growing economy in the past decade, the incidence of poverty and environmental challenges such as land degradation, depletion of natural capital and unprecedented urbanization challenges in the country is still high. However, Ethiopia has prioritized the role of natural capital to drive growth and its prosperity while get its urbanization “right” through optimal land use decisions. With a forward-looking the National Integrated Land Use Policy and Planning initiative expected to guide the sustainable structural transformation of the rural and urban life and its natural capital by providing a very coordinated, participatory, all serving, aligned and harmonized land use plans that promote land governance.


Putting It All together: Whose Land? Whose Agenda?

Joan Kagwanja

UNECA, Ethiopia

to be filled