Conference Agenda

Session Overview
 
Date: Monday, 19/Mar/2018
2:00pm
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3:30pm
00-04: Can block chains strengthen tenure security and facilitate service delivery?
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Sigrid Johannisse, Embassy of the Netherlands, United States of America

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Block Chains and Smart Contracts

Josephus van Erp

Maastricht University, Netherlands, The


Block chains in the Netherlands

Jacob Vos

Dutch Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster), Netherlands, The


Development of cadastral system in Ukraine: blockchain initiatives

Denis Bashlyk, Oleksandr Kolotilin

Stategeocadastre, Ukraine


 
Date: Tuesday, 20/Mar/2018
8:30am
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10:00am
01-03: Land governance and poverty alleviation in China
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Pushpam Kumar, UNEP, Kenya
 

A New Wave of Land Reforms in China: Conceptual Issues, Initial Evidence, and Avenues for Future Research

Songqing Jin

Zhejiang University, China, People's Republic of


Targeted Poverty Alleviation in China since 2013: Central Government’s Plan and Typical Local Practices

Yurui Li

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


Targeted Poverty Alleviation and Land Policy Innovation in China: From Theory to Practices

Yang Zhou

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

10:30am
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12:00pm
02-03: Harnessing New Technology for Land Data Capture & Management
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Rohan Bennett, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
 

Scalable Platform Based On Open Source For Land Administration Systems

Sergiy Lizenko, Maksym Kalyta, Vasyl Melnychuk

Innola Solutions, Inc., United States of America


Harmonizing Laws and Regulations with New Technologies and Innovations in Land Administration

Tarek Zein

Hansa Luftbild AG, Germany


Interconnected Donors: Sustainable Development from Pilot to Delivery at Scale

Kent Johan Ronny Nilsson1, Frank Pichel2, Maria Lodin3

1: Lantmäteriet, Sweden; 2: Cadasta Foundation, USA; 3: Kartverket, Norway


Sharing Information to make better decisions about our World

Trevor Taylor

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), United States of America

2:00pm
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3:30pm
03-03: Increasing own-source revenue generation via improving land records
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Roland White, The World Bank, United States of America
 

Property Tax Reform

Rajul Awasthi

World Bank, United States of America


Land Taxes: An Opportunity to Make Urbanization Self-financing

Michael Blake

International Growth Centre, United Kingdom


The Potential for Taxing Urban Vacant Land in Kampala, Uganda

Astrid Haas, Mihaly Kopanyi

International Growth Centre, Uganda


Harnessing Zambia’s Land Potential

Joseph Minango, Kelvin Chibangula

Ministry of Land and Natural Resources, Zambia

3:45pm
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5:15pm
04-03: Building on the SDGs to Assist Countries Meeting Land Degradation Neutrality Goals
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Barbara Ryan, GEO Secretariat, Switzerland
 

The SDG Indicator on Land Degradation Neutrality

Melchiade Bukuru

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, United States of America


Forests, Trees and Agroforestry: contribution to Land Degradation Neutrality

Robert Nasi

CIFOR, Indonesia


Landscapes and Land Degradation Neutrality

Janet Ranganathan

World Resources Institute, United States of America


The Economics of Land Degradation Neutrality in Asia

Pushpam Kumar

UNEP, Kenya


Discussant

Gregory Scott

United Nations Statistics Division, United States of America


 
Date: Wednesday, 21/Mar/2018
8:30am
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10:00am
05-03: Land as key input for affordable housing
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Catalina Marulanda, World Bank, United States of America
 

FSIs and Affordable Housing in Mumbai – the Experience of SRA

Deepak Kapoor

Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), India


Replicating Success – Low Hanging Fruits and Key Challenges

Anaclaudia Rossbach

Cities Alliance, Brazil


Stimulating Private Supply of Housing through Land Policies

Robin Rajack

Inter-American Development Bank, United States of America

10:30am
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12:00pm
06-03: What role for data standards to sustain land administration services?
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Cornelis de Zeeuw, Kadaster, Netherlands, The

The goals for land administration have been set: “land rights for all by 2030” (SDG’s). To achieve this, basic principles for land administrtion and data standards have been defined, that now should be brought to practice. This would help build sustainability, scalability, gradual development and affordability of land administration systems and approaches. The use of standards is essential and is now coming into a phase of practice.  It is shown that common agreement on these issues ask for common denominators in attributes, scale, time and location. ISO and OGC have a lead in the development of these standards. But donors, governments and private companies co-determine results and success. Open standards can be specifically developed for procurement and implementation of land administration systems.

 

Applying LADM/STDM in Donor Financed Projects

Wael Zakout

World Bank, United States of America


Global Cooperation and Gains – Land Administration Standards - A Call to Further Action

Trevor Taylor

OGC, United States of America


Commercial Software and Interoperability

Tim Fella

ESRI, United States of America


IT and Standards in Practice

Christiaan Lemmen

Kadaster, Netherlands, The


The Need for A Standard in Country Implementation

Javier Pérez Burgos

DNP, Colombia

2:00pm
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3:30pm
07-03: Learning from Responsible Land Investment Projects: Progress and Constraints
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Chris Penrose Buckley, DFID, United Kingdom
 

Land & People: challenges and opportunities for non-resettlement projects

João Lé

Portucel Moçambique, Mozambique


Efforts to Clarify Tenure Rights and Strengthen Land Governance in Portucel’s Mozambique Forestry Investment

Simon Norfolk

Terra Firma Lda, Mozambique


Evolving agribusiness development strategy

Chris Brett

World Bank, United States of America


From Commitment to Practice: Experience Supporting Operationalization of Illovo Sugar Land Rights Commitments

Laura Eshbach

Landesa, United States of America


Securing and Delivering Corporate Commitments to Implement the VGGT: Experience and Lessons from Illovo Sugar

Kathryn Elizabeth Mathias

Illovo Sugar Africa Ltd, United Kingdom

3:45pm
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5:15pm
08-03: Improving Access to Land for Returnees and IDPs
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Joachim Knoth, European Commission, Belgium
 

Improving Access to State Land for Returnees and IDPs in Afghanistan

Depika Sherchan1, Alison McFarlane2, Jawad Peikar3

1: UN-Habitat Afghanistan; 2: United Nations Mission in South Sudan; 3: CEO of Afghanistan Independent Land Authority (Arazi)


Preparing the ground for property restitution in the Syrian Arab Republic

Laura Cunial

Norwegian Refugee Council, Syria Response Office


Using Geospatial Data to Track Land Tenure Security in Syria

Paul Prettitore

The World Bank, United States of America


 
Date: Thursday, 22/Mar/2018
8:30am
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10:00am
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, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Italy
 

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

10:30am
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12:00pm
10-03: Native Title in Latin America
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Enrique Pantoja, World Bank, United States of America
 

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

2:00pm
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3:30pm
11-03: Round table on progress with the VGGT
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Oumar Sylla, UN-Habitat, Kenya
 

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


 
Date: Friday, 23/Mar/2018
9:00am
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10:30am
12-05: Setting Up a Blockchain-Enabled Land Registry: Process, Technology, and Organizational Dimensions
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Henrik Hjelte, ChromaWay, Sweden
 

Setting Up a Blockchain-Enabled Land Registry: Process, Technology, and Organizational Dimensions

Todd Miller, Henrik Hjelte

ChromaWay, United States of America

11:00am
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12:30pm
13-05: Blockchain Technology and Land Administration: Legal and Policy Landscape
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Baloko Makala, The World Bank, United States of America
 

Blockchain Technology and Land Administration: Legal and Policy Landscape

Baloko Makala

The World Bank, United States of America

1:30pm
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3:00pm
14-05: Marshall Plan for Digital Skills: How Worldwide Cadastral Updates Can Launch a (Global, Distributed) Marshall Plan for Digital Skills
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Philip Auerswald, George Mason University, United States of America
 

How Worldwide Cadastral Updates Can Launch a (Global, Distributed) Marshall Plan for Digital Skills

Philip Edgar Auerswald1,2

1: George Mason University, United States of America; 2: Zilla Global LLC