Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Thursday, 28/Mar/2019
09-01: Redistributive land reform in the 21st century
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Michael Taylor, International Land Coalition, Italy

From fragmentation and elite capture to building new bridges in partnership: repurposing agrarian reform in South Africa in a new era

Laurel Oettle

AFRA, South Africa

Land reform policy in Indonesia

Harison Mucodompis

Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Management/National Land Agency, Indonesia

Land reform debate in Indonesia

Dewi Kartika Abdul Hamid

Consortium for Agrarian Reform (KPA), Indonesia

Land reform policy in Colombia

Margarita Maria Varon Perea

Colombia Rural, Colombia

Land reform policy in Colombia

Javier Perez-Burgos

Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, Colombia

09-02: Land tenure security and deforestation
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Michael Toman, World Bank, United States of America

Indigenous land rights and deforestation: evidence from the Brazilian Amazon

Silke Heuser, Ariel BenYishay, Daniel Runfula, Rachel Trichler

The World Bank, United States of America

The impacts of a land tenure clarification project on deforestation and forest degradation in Guatemala

Ana Reboredo Segovia1, Eric Bullock1, Leonardo Corral2, Christoph Nolte1

1: Boston University, United States of America; 2: Inter-American Development Bank, United States of America

09-03: Potential and pitfalls of using drone imagery
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Edward Anderson, World Bank group, Tanzania

Governance frameworks for the sustainable implementation of UAVs in Rwanda.

Ine Buntinx, César Casiano, Joep Crompvoets

KU Leuven, Belgium

Smart cadaster. Coupling imagery from drones and street-view with proper incentives to promote sustainable urban cadasters in developing countries.

Victor Endo1, Luis Triveno2

1: Global Land Alliance, Peru; 2: World Bank, USA

A study on supporting reservoir management using spatial information for preparations for drought

Jinwoo Park

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

09-04: Harnessing benefits from urban planning
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: Eric Heikkila, University of Southern California, United States of America

Contribution of urban green infrastructure to achieve sustainable development goals: an innovative mechanism to bring different actors together

Sisay Nune Hailemariam

World Bank, Ethiopia

Inclusive development? Paradox of state-led land development in India

Urmi Sengupta1, Sujeet Sharma2

1: Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom; 2: Architecture, Planning and Environment LTD, United Kingdom

Assessment of urban upgrading interventions in mekong delta region in Vietnam

Mansha Chen1, Van Thang Nguyen2

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: National Economics University, Vietnam

09-05: SDGs on land: Methodology and reporting
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Sydney Gourlay, World Bank, United States of America

VC/ webex


Reporting on SDG indicator 1.4.2 for high income countries: the case of the U.S.

Benjamin Linkow1, Caleb Stevens3, Jennifer Lisher2

1: Landesa, United States of America; 2: Millennium Challenge Corporation, United States of America; 3: USAID, United States of America

Considering the multidimensional nature of tenure security in land policies

Anni Valkonen

University of East Anglia, UK

Measuring perceived tenure insecurity: issues, challenges, and recommendations

Benjamin Linkow

Landesa, United States of America

Discussant (Webex)

Leman Yonca Gurbuzer

Food and Agriculture Organization, Italy

09-06: Monitoring global commitments on land tenure
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Astrid Jakobs de Padua, World Bank, United States of America

The Global Land Rights Index: a new methodology to measure human rights frameworks for land

Tiernan Mennen

Abt Associates, United States of America

Land Governance Indexes: Opportunities to assess progress of adoption of VGGT principles in policy, legal and institutional framework of land governance

Brian Gideon Washe Kazungu1, Francisco Carranza2

1: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Kenya; 2: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (HQ)

Guidelines for effective and impactful SDG reporting of progress on land rights

Diana Fletschner

Landesa, United States of America

Creating effective data and information tools for monitoring the VGGT

Neil Sorensen1, Laura Meggiolaro1, Romy Sato2

1: Land Portal Foundation, Netherlands; 2: Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, Germany

09-07: Building crowd-sourced data into formal systems
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Achilles Kallergis, New York University, United States of America

Is it possible to collect low-cost household data on slum conditions? Evidence from slum dwellers enumerations

Achilles Kallergis

New York University, United States of America

Evidence-based community-driven mapping: Catalyzing city planning and service provision in Muntinlupa and other cities

Louie Robert Cabaltera Posadas1, Deanna Ayson2, Ruby Papeleras3, Christopher Ebreo1, Lunalyn Cagan4, Danilo Antonio4, John Gitau4

1: Technical Assistance Movement for People and Environment Inc. (TAMPEI), Philippines; 2: Philippine Action for Community-led Shelter Initiatives Inc. (PACSII), Philippines; 3: Homeless People's Federation Philippines Inc. (HPFPI), Philippines; 4: Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), Kenya

“Information is power only if used “-Improving Tenure security in informal settlements using participatory data collection: The case of Informal settlements in Gobabis Namibia

Menare Royal Mabakeng

Namibia University of Science and Technology

Count me in: the case of improving tenure security of slum dwellers in peri-urban Lusaka

Charity Chinsenda- Kalombo1, Hellen Nyamweru-Ndungu2, Moonga Chilanga3, John Gitau2, Oumar Sylla2, Danilo Antonio2

1: Lusaka City Council, Zambia; 2: UN Habitat, Kenya; 3: UN Habitat, Zambia

09-08: Evaluating impacts of tenure interventions
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Heather Huntington, DevLab@Duke, United States of America

Evaluating the impact of community forestry practices in Sumatra island, Indonesia

Andika Putraditama1, Yeon-Su Kim2, Andrew Sánchez Meador2

1: World Resources Institute, Indonesia; 2: Northern Arizona University, School of Forestry, United States of America

Impact, diffusion and scaling-up of a comprehensive land-use planning approach in the Philippines – Results from a rigorous impact evaluation

Gerald Leppert

DEval - German Institute for Development Evaluation, Germany

Results from land tenure formalization activities in the Senegal River valley: a mixed-methods evaluation at medium-term

Sarah Hughes, William Valletta

Mathematica Policy Research, United States of America

09-09: Bottom-up approaches: A key to land use planning
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Klaus Ackermann, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany

Increasing access to land for housing for Irula tribal families: Lessons from implementing the Solid Ground Campaign in India

Rebecca Ochong1, Rajan Samuel2, Suseela Anand2

1: Habitat for Humanity International, Philippines; 2: Habitat for Humanity, India

Giving the land back to people : solving colonial cases of land-grabbing in Madagascar

Ketakandriana Rafitoson

Transparency International - Initiative Madagascar, Madagascar

Examining how land laws have implemented GLTN tools

Nicholas Tagliarino

UN Habitat, The Netherlands

Sustaining sustainable development: Leveraging human rights structures to implement land-related SDGs

Bethany Roberts

Landesa, United States of America

09-10: Land administration: Cases from Africa
Location: MC 10-100
Chair: Chris Penrose Buckley, DFID, United Kingdom

Appropriateness of land administration domain ontological model for the national land governance and the promotion of foreign investments

Moulay Abdeslam Adad1, El Hassane Semlali2, Moha El-Ayachi3, Fatiha Ibannain4

1: ANCFCC, Morocco; 2: IAV Hassan II, Morocco; 3: IAV Hassan II, Morocco; 4: ANCFCC, Morocco

Scaling up the more systematic land certification method in Madagascar – issuing 106,000 land certificates in seven months

Soja Sesy1, Zo Fanantenana Ravelomanantsoa1, Danielle Haingonavalona2, Lie Maminiaina1

1: Agriculture Growth and Land Management Project, Madagascar; 2: Ministry of Land Management and Land Tenure, Madagascar

Indicators' assessment of Land Governance in Morocco: a preliminary study

Moha El-ayachi1, Tayeb Tachallait1, Omar Amanar2, Tarik Ouachaou2, Loubna EL Mansouri1

1: Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medecine, Morocco; 2: Graduate Engineers, Morocco

Land Sectoral Policy document: the ultimate challenge for efficient land governance.

Nyamwoga Bayengeha Floribert

D. R. CONGO Government, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

09-11: Land as instrument for post-conflict peacebuilding
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: David F. Varela, Global Land Alliance, Colombia

Housing, land and property (HLP) rights for Syrian women

Laura Cunial, Juliette Syn

Norwegian Refugee Council, Syria

Developing land tenure risk indicators in FCV contexts

Paul Prettitore

The World Bank, United States of America

Technology, policy, national systems and local civil society: using a mobile application to protect the housing, land and property rights of displaced people in Honduras

Jamila El Abdellaoui1, Lorena Nieto Padilla2, Juan Carlos Betancur2

1: UNHCR, The Netherlands; 2: UNHCR, Honduras

Environmental peacebuilding through participatory social cartography: land, property and social data mapping of ground zero or most affected area to assist Marawi city recover from violent conflict

Michelle Angelica Go

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Republic of the Philippines

09-12: How can large investors be held accountable?
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Samuel Kimeu, Transparency International Kenya, Kenya

Open EIA reporting and contracting for sustainable land and natural resource development in Cambodia

Thy Try, Hindley David

Open Development Cambodia (ODC), Cambodia

Undisclosed: Practical examples of financial sector disclosure and why it’s critical for communities to know who is financing activities on their land

Shona Hawkes, Christian Donaldson

Oxfam International, Australia

Estimating industrial concession area in the developing world: Results and conclusions

Donald Bryson Ogden, Christina Healy

Rights and Resources Initiative, United States of America

Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
10-01: Indigenous tenure for resilience and reconciliation
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Enrique Pantoja, World Bank, United States of America

Modelling land-use change for indigenous socio-economic development: Curve Lake First Nation, Canada

Robert Fligg1,2

1: Natural Resources Canada; 2: University of Waterloo, Canada

Innovations in Indigenous land tenure in Canada: Reconciliation as the catalyst

Akbarali Karsan, Gavin Lawrence, Robert Fligg, Erin Tompkins, Steven Rogers, Brian Ballantyne

Natural Resources Canada, Canada

Exploring pluralism: building resilience and respect

Raelene Webb

Murray Chambers, Australia

First nations' post-counter map praxis

Francis Cadeau

Royal Roads University, Canada

10-02: How to achieve the SDG goals and global commitments on land?
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Clarissa Augustinus, Independent, Ireland

Global donor working group on land: what is the way forward?

Chris Penrose Buckley

DFID, United Kingdom


Mika-Petteri Törhönen

The World Bank, United States of America


Fridah Githuku

GROOTS Kenya, Kenya


Janak Raj Joshi

Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Nepal


Jolyne Sanjak

Tetratech, United States of America


Michael Taylor

International Land Coalition, Italy

Closing remarks

Peter Sidler

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Ethiopia

10-03: Potential and pitfalls of using drone imagery
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Tobias Landmann, Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH, Germany

Drones and the structure from motion (SfM) technique in cadastral surveying

Walter Volkmann

MicroAerial Projects LLC, United States of America

Drone-based geomatics land data acquisition methodology - case study: city of Adama and rural area of Mojo, Ethiopia

Sukhee Cho1, Munseok Lee1, Solomon Kebede2

1: Hojung Solutions CO. LTD, Korea, Republic of (South Korea); 2: Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, The Government of Ethiopia

Evaluation of UAV-based technology to capture land rights in Kenya: displaying stakeholder perspectives through interactive gaming

Claudia Stocker1, Mila Koeva1, Jaap Zevenbergen1, Rohan Bennett2,3

1: University of Twente ITC, The Netherlands; 2: Swinburne Business School, Australia; 3: Kadaster International, The Netherlands

The challenges and opportunities of AI and drone technology in land management and poverty assessment

Daniel Cocanu1, Bogdan Nedelcu2, Traian Rebedea1, Marius Leordeanu2

1: Teamnet, Romania; 2: Autonomous Systems, Romania

10-04: Harnessing the scope for incremental tenure upgrading
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: Abdu Muwonge, World Bank, Kenya

Formalizing the informal through incremental tenure strengthening in urban Battambang: Experience on tenure transformation in Cambodia

Rebecca Ochong1, Bells Regino-Borja2, Bernadette Bolo-Duthy2, Keo Kanika2

1: Habitat for Humanity International, Philippines; 2: Habitat for Humanity, Cambodia

The Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission: The process and tools behind the world’s largest slum titling project

Frank Pichel1, Shishir Ranjan Dash2, G. Mathivathanan3, Shikha Srivastava2

1: Cadasta Foundation, United States of America; 2: Tata Trusts, India; 3: Housing and Urban Development Department, Government of Odisha State, India

Urban landholding registration in Ethiopia: law and practice

Abdu Hussein

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

10-05: The role of land in structural transformation
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Jonathan Conning, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, United States of America

Poverty, Inequality, and Agriculture in the EU

Joao Pedro Azevedo, Rogier J. E. Van Den Brink, Paul Corral, Montserrat Ávila, Hongxi Zhao, Mohammad-Hadi Mostafavi

The World Bank, United States of America

Small farms, large farms and international productivity differences

Yaoqi Lin1, Jonathan Conning1,2

1: The Graduate Center, City University of New York, United States of America; 2: Hunter College, City University of New York, United States of America

The misallocation of land and other factors of production in India

Ejaz Ghani, Gilles Duranton

World Bank, United States of America

At what price? Price supports, agricultural productivity, and misallocation

Nandita Krishnaswamy

University of Southern California, United States of America

10-06: Data to determine compensation for land acquisition
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: James Kavanagh, RICS, United Kingdom

Utilizing UAV images for large-scale land development compensation: A case of prevention for compensation speculation in South Korea

Hyeondong Yang

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

Improve the land acquisition system with a technology based processes approach

Jean Brice Tetka

Transparency International-Secretariat, Germany

Analysing governance in the informal land compensation approaches in customary areas of Ghana

Anthony Arko-Adjei1, Elias Danyi Kuusaana2, Emmanuel Offei Akrofi1

1: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; 2: University of Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana

Valuation and compensation under Zimbabwe post 2000 land reform program

Maxwell Mutema

Independent Consultant, Zimbabwe

10-07: New aspects of land reform in Africa
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Michael Becker, GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Kosovo

Using remote-sensed data and machine learning to measure the impact of Zimbabwe's Fast Track Land Reform Programme on crop cultivation and vegetation quality

Dieter von Fintel1,2, Tawanda Chingozha1

1: Stellenbosch University, South Africa; 2: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany

Land reform policy-induced access to agricultural land and nutritional outcomes in Zimbabwe

Carren Pindiriri, Innocent Matshe

University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Building a National Spatial Data Infrastructure one step at a time- the case for Zambia

Emmanuel Tembo, Joseph Minango

Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Zambia

Assessing communal land use management related policy /legislative setting and applications in Bir-Temicha watershed, upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

Tenaw Hailu Tedela

GiZ, Africa Union, Ethiopia

10-08: Evaluating impacts of tenure interventions
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Andreas Lange, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany

Endline evaluation findings for USAID’s responsible land-based investment pilot in Mozambique

Lauren Persha1, Jacob Patterson-Stein2, Sarah Lowery3

1: NORC at the University of Chicago, United States of America; 2: Management Systems International, United States of America; 3: United States Agency for International Development, United States of America

The impacts of Second-Level Land Certification (SLLC) in Ethiopia: empirical evidence using panel data

Hosaena Ghebru1, Fikirte Girmachew2

1: International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America; 2: Ethiopian Development Research Institute, Ethiopia

Mobilizing for title: A mixed-methods randomized evaluation of a homestead land rights initiative in Bihar, India

Andre Nickow1, Sanjay Kumar2

1: Northwestern University, United States of America; 2: Deshkal Society, India

Certified to stay? Experimental evidence on property rights and migration in Benin

Ioana Botea1, Markus Goldstein1, Kenneth Houngbedji2, Florence Kondylis1, Michael O'Sullivan1, Harris Selod1

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: Agence Française de Développement, France

10-09: Capacity building: Lessons from experience
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Charl-Thom Hilgardt Bayer, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia

Equal partnership in the capacity building project Eduland2: conceptual design, implementation, successes, challenges & lessons learnt

Reinfried Mansberger1, Sayeh Kassaw Agegnehu2, Gerhard Navratil3, Gebeyehu Belay Shibeshi4

1: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria; 2: Debre Markos University, Ethiopia; 3: Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria; 4: Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

Encouraging women’s land rights and promoting female land professionals: A twin track approach to enhancing land governance

Zerfu Hailu Gebrewold, Gladys Savolainen, Tommi Tenno

NIRAS/Ethiopia, Ethiopia

The land research capacity of Africa: new research centre concept for catalysing improved land governance

Uchendu Eugene Chigbu1, Gaynor Paradza2, Simon Peter Mwesigye3

1: Technical University of Munich, Germany; 2: Independent Consultant, South Africa; 3: UN-Habitat / GLTN, Uganda

The ADLAND model: Transformative experiences and lessons in human capital development in land governance in Africa

Pamela Duran Diaz

Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany

Scaling emerging geospatial technologies for land administration: understanding institutional innovation dynamics through a Technological Innovation System perspective

Serene Ho1,2, Tarek Zein3, Placide Nkerabigwi4, Valérie Pattyn1,5, Joep Crompvoets1

1: KU Leuven, Belgium; 2: RMIT University, Australia; 3: Hansa Luftbild AG, Germany; 4: INES Ruhengeri, Rwanda; 5: Leiden University, The Netherlands

10-10: Land administration: Cases from Africa
Location: MC 10-100
Chair: Dominik Wellmann, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany

From registration to sustainability: developments in Rwanda

Nishimwe Marie Grace, Biraro Sam

Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority, Rwanda

EDOGIS comes online, an evaluation

Stephen Calder

GIS/Transport, United States of America

Piloting urban land systematic adjudication and registration in Ethiopia:

Solomon Mammo1, Alexius Santoni2

1: Federal Urban Land and Landed Property Registry, and Information Agency, Ethiopia; 2: IGN France International, France

The innovative national rural land administration information system of Ethiopia

Tarek Zein1, Tigistu Gebremeskel2, Tommi Tenno3, Yohannes Redda3, Teweldemedhin Aberra4

1: Hansa Luftbild AG, Germany; 2: Ministry of Argriculture and Natual Resources, Ethiopia; 3: NIRAS, Finland; 4: IINTAPS, Ethiopia

10-11: Remote sensing and deep learning for agricultural productivity
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Felix Rembold, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Italy

Use of earth observation and land parcel identification in supporting the implementation of the common agricultural policy

Felix Rembold

Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Italy

Satellite crop monitoring within World Bank project on land management transparency in Ukraine

Nataliia Kussul1, Denys Nizalov2, Andrii Shelestov1, Mykola Lavreniuk3, Sergii Skakun4, Andrii Kolotii1, Vladimir Vasiliev5, Eugene Karlov5

1: Space Research Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and State Space Agency of Ukraine; 2: University of Kent/ KEI at KSE, United Kingdom; 3: National Technical University of Ukraine, Ukraine; 4: University of Maryland College Park, United States of America; 5: EOS Data Analytics, Ukraine

Proximate sensing of food types and land uses in Thailand using street-level photography and deep learning

Martha Bohm, John Ringland, So-Ra Baek

University at Buffalo, United States of America

10-12: Large investments: Protecting human rights & environment
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Ward Anseeuw, International Land Coalition, Italy

The ASEAN guidelines on promoting responsible investment in food, agriculture and forestry

Sarah Brewin, Francine Picard Mukazi, Carin Smaller

International Institute for Sustainable Development, Switzerland

Private law and agricultural development – Improving agricultural land investment contracts and making them consistent with the VGGT and CFS-RAI Principles

Ignacio Tirado1, Neale Bergman1, Margret Vidar2

1: UNIDROIT, Italy; 2: FAO, Italy

Agricultural investments under international investment law

Jesse Coleman1, Sarah Brewin2, Thierry Berger3

1: Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, United States of America; 2: International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada; 3: International Institute for Environment and Development, United Kingdom

Undermining justice: The investment treaty regime and affected third parties

Jesse Coleman, Lise Johnson, Kaitlin Cordes

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, United States of America

10-13: Legal pluralism and tenure reforms: Has there been progress?
Location: MC 7-860
Chair: Richard Gaynor, Millennium Challenge Corporation, United States of America

Stakeholder narratives on tenure transformation in Morocco

David Balgley

Georgetown University, United States of America

The heavy burden of the past - The political economy of rural reform in Colombia.

Camilo Pardo

George Mason University, United States of America

Real change or paper tigers? An assessment of legal support for community property

Liz Alden Wily

independent, Kenya

Location: Front Lobby and Preston Lounge
Women's caucus
Location: MC 4-100
00-15: Climate change, forest landscape restoration and tenure
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Robert Nasi, CIFOR, Indonesia

Mitigation the effects of climate change requires catalyzing ecological restoration from below and above. This session discusses public and private initiatives and incentives around forest landscapes, while focussing on lessons learned from implementing law and policy towards strengthening community rights to land and forests.  



Scramble for land rights: reducing inequity between communities and companies

Peter Veit

World Resources Institute, United States of America

Madagascar experience with role of tenure in forest restoration

Julien Noel

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Madagascar

Role of tenure in protecting and restoring the Amazon forests

Brenda Brito do Carmo

Imazon, Brazil

Lessons from tenure and gender research for restoration

Anne Larson



Fritz Jung

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany


Delfin Jr Ganapin

World Wide Fund for Nature International (WWF International), Singapore

11-01: Round table: Innovative land policies for sustainable development
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Klaus Deininger, World Bank, United States of America

The importance of land reform for agricultural transformation

Henri Eyebe Ayissi

Ministry of State Property, Surveys and Land Tenure, Cameroon

Enhancing land tenure security and functioning of land markets in Zambia

H.E. Vincent Mwale

Ministry of Local Government, Zambia

Towards secure land rights for all in Uganda: Remaining challenges and ways of monitoring progress

Dorcas Wagima Okalany

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Uganda

Key challenges to advancing land tenure security in Malawi

Janet L. Banda SC.

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Malawi

11-02: Political economy of tenure change
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Jonathan Conning, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, United States of America

Market access, property rights and small-holder farming in colonial Southern Rhodesia

Tawanda Chingozha1, Dieter von Fintel1,2

1: Stellenbosch University, South Africa; 2: Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn, Germany

The role of informal institutions in change: land reform in urban and peri-urban Ghana

Devanne Brookins

Harvard, United States of America

Customary institutions and customary land tenure: Regulating dualism to inhibit land-related conflicts?

Daniela Monika Behr1, Roos Haer2

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: Leiden University, The Netherlands

The legacy of Mexican land and water in California

Gary Libecap1, Dean Lueck2, Julio Ramos-Pastrana2

1: University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER, United States of America; 2: Indiana University, United States of America

11-03: Improving interoperability of registries & open data access
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Connie Fair, Land Title & Survey Authority of British Columbia, Canada

Local Land Charges - Laying the foundation of a new national digital service.

Allison Bradbury, Emma Vincent, Nick Eccles

HM Land Registry, United Kingdom

Digitalization of public registers and the role of legal professionals – a connection for the future

Lovro Tomasic

GIZ/Bundesnotarkammer, Germany

Modern technology in land administration - a call for governance and structuring data in view of privatising land administration processes

Jacob Vos

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

11-04: Demand for and impacts of land tenure regularization
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: Jennifer Lisher, Millennium Challenge Corporation, United States of America

The socio-economic impact of implementing land registration and land information systems in Saudi Arabia

Philip Auerswald1, Muhamad Alrajhi2

1: George Mason University, United States of America; 2: Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Crop prices and the demand for titled land: evidence from Uganda

Viviana Maria Eugenia Perego

The World Bank, United States of America

The effects of land title registration on tenure security, investment and production: evidence from Ghana

Andrew Agyei-Holmes2, Niklas Buehren1, Markus Goldstein1, Robert Osei2, Isaac Osei-Akoto2, Christopher Udry3

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, Ghana; 3: Northwestern University, Department of Economicsm, United States of America

Early lessons from the evaluation of land management reforms in Cabo Verde

Audrey Moore, Evan Borkum, Irina Cheban

Mathematica Policy Research, United States of America

11-05: Land and water governance
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Marie-Laure Lajaunie, World Bank, United States of America

Linking irrigated land and water scarcity: a global view

Susanne Maria Scheierling, David Olivier Treguer

World Bank, United States of America

Land and water: the rights divergence

Stephen Hodgson

SPRL KH & Associates, Belgium

Intensification of irrigated agriculture: the case of the Boudnib plain in Morocco

Omar Aloui2, Anne Chohin-Kuper1, Mathilde Crosnier3, Jeanne Chiche4

1: Independent consultant, Morocco; 2: Agroconcept, Romania; 3: INRA SAD, ISARA Lyon, France; 4: IAV Hassan II, Morocco

Irrigation Modernization in Spain: what influences the Effects on Water?

Elena Lopez-Gunn1, Manuel Bea1, Rosa Huertas2, Victor del Barrio3, Javier Fernandez Pereira3

1: ICATALIST, Spain; 2: Valladolid City Council, Spain; 3: Duero River basin agency, Spain

11-06: Improving resilience via better land data
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Luis Triveno, World Bank, United States of America

Leveraging national land and geospatial systems for improved disaster resilience

Abbas Rajabifard1, Mika-Petteri Törhönen2, Katie Potts1, Alvaro federico Barra2, Ivelisse Justiniano2

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

Integrating land and geospatial systems for disaster resilience – the need for technical and institutional innovation

Katie Potts1, Abbas Rajabifard1, Serene Ho1, Kate Rickersey2, Mika-Petteri Torhonen3

1: The University of Melbourne, Australia; 2: Land Equity International, Australia; 3: World Bank, United States of America

Comprehensive disaster risk management – best practice example of Monastir, Tunisia

Rainer Malmberg, Elke Krätzschmar, Felicitas Bellert, Konstanze Fila

IABG mbH, Germany

The earth observation for sustainable development initiative to support states affected by fragility, conflict and violence

Christophe Sannier1, Jean-Yves Le Bras2, Andy Dean3, Mathieu Domingo4, Sébastien Delbour1, Aline Duplaa2

1: SIRS, France; 2: CLS, France; 3: Hatfield Group, Canada; 4: UNITAR, Switzerland

11-07: Using data and planning to improve urban resilience
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Allan Cain, Development Workshop, Angola

Cities and good urban land management practice as a catalyst for climate change adaptation in developing countries: case of Blantyre city, Malawi

Costly Chanza

Blantyre City Council, Malawi

Developing voluntary gender responsive relocation policy guidelines to support sustainable urban development

Sanjeevani Singh1, Siraj Sait2

1: Habitat for Humanity International, United States of America; 2: University of East London

11-08: Improving access to land for the youth
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Violet Shivutse, HUAIROU COMMISSION, Kenya

An assessment of youth land rights in rural Liberia

Elizabeth Louis1, Tasha Heidenrich1, Tizal Mauto1, Emmanuel Urey1, Benjamin Linkow1, Ailey Hughes1, Peter Dolo2

1: Landesa, United States of America; 2: Development Education Network, Liberia

Harnessing the potential for rural youth-inclusive agri-food systems livelihoods: A landscape analysis

Gina Rico Mendez, Mary Read-Wahidi, Kathleen Ragsdale

Mississippi State University, United States of America

Land access and youth spatial and occupational mobility in Africa: the case of Nigeria

Hosaena Ghebru1, Mulubrhan Amare1, George Mavrotas2, Adebayo Ogunniyi2

1: International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America; 2: International Food Policy Research Institute, Nigeria

11-09: Promising initiatives to build capacity
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Diane Dumashie, International Federation of Surveyors - FIG, United Kingdom

Using a multi-lateral organisation to catalyse institutional innovation at global scale: Evidence from the work of the Global Land Tool Network partners

Clarissa Augustinus

Independent consultant, Ireland

An innovative experience of capacity building for land in Central Africa

Paul Tchawa

University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon

Importance of capacity building and training in the World Bank assisted projects - Case study of Serbia

Olivera Vasovic, Borko Draskovic, Dragan Pavlovic, Nada Teodosijevic

Republic Geodetic Authority, Serbia

11-10: Land administration: Cases from Africa
Location: MC 10-100
Chair: Anthony Burns, Land Equity International, Australia

Data conversion and integration in the implementation of national land information systems in Uganda and Tanzania

Patrick Stimpson, Mark Griffin, Aurélie Milledrogues, Alexius Santoni, Christopher Burke

IGN FI, Uganda

National land information system as a catalyst for the greater integration of spatial data in Uganda

Richard Oput1, Patrick Stimpson2, Aurélie Milledrogues2, Alexius Santoni2, Christopher Burke2

1: Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD), Republic of Uganda; 2: IGN FI, Uganda

Implementation of an integrated land information management system (ILMIS) for Tanzania

Mark Griffin1, Barney Laseko2, Carol Roffer3, Aurelie Milledrogues1, Christopher Burke1

1: IGN FI, United Kingdom; 2: Prime Minister's Office, The United Republic of Tanzania; 3: Innola Solutions, United States of America

The use of modified data capture tool for securing Land and resource rights for Customary tenure in Uganda

William Kambugu, John Richard Oput

Ministry of Lands,Housing and Urban Development, Uganda

11-11: Resolving dispute over land
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Jonathan Lindsay, World Bank, United States of America

The impact of land corruption on human rights. insights from transparency international 's land and corruption in Africa programme

Farai Mutondoro1, Mary Maneno2, Michael Okai3, Amanda Shivamba4

1: Transparency International Zimbabwe; 2: Transparency International Kenya; 3: Ghana Intergrity Intiative; 4: Corruption Watch

An analysis of dispute resolution systems as a means to fighting land corruption and promotion of access to justice – the case of Kenya, Ghana and Zimbabwe

Samuel Kimeu1, Mary Maneno1, Michael Okai2, Farai Mutondoro3

1: Transparency International, Kenya; 2: Ghana Integrity Initiative, Ghana; 3: Transparency International, Zimbabwe

Redress for land rights violations and the legal empowerment agenda

Brendan Schwartz1, Masalu Luhula2, Tomaso Ferrando3, Hayden Fairburn3, Lorenzo Cotula1

1: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), United Kingdom; 2: Tanzania Natural Resources Forum (TNRF), Tanzania; 3: Global Legal Action Network (GLAN)

Bylaws to improve land value and conflict resolution experience in Tanzania:

Tumsifu Mushi

Tanzania Natural Resource Forum, Tanzania

11-12: Gathering the data needed to assess large farm productivity
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Daniel Ayalew Ali, World Bank, United States of America

Root for the tubers: extended-harvest crop production and productivity measurement in surveys

Heather Moylan1, Talip Kilic1, John Ilukor1, Innocent Phiri2, Clement Mtengula3

1: The World Bank, Italy; 2: University of Malawi; 3: Consultant

How much can we trust farmer self-reported data on crop varieties? Experimental evidence using DNA fingerprinting of cassava varieties in Malawi

John Ilukor1,2, Talip Kilic1, James Stevenson2, Heather Moylan1, Andrzej Kilian3, Frédéric Kosmowski2, Alexander Nganga4, Albert Mhone5,6

1: The Living Standards Measurement Study, Development Data Group, the World Bank, Italy; 2: CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council’s Standing Panel on Impact Assessment, Italy; 3: University of Canberra, Australia; 4: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Malawi; 5: Chitedze National Agricultural Research Institute, Malawi; 6: CAVA2, Malawi

Land measurement bias: comparisons from GPS, self-reports and satellite data

Andrew Dillon1, Lakshman Nagraj Rao2

1: Northwestern University, USA; 2: Asian Development Bank, Philippines

Assessing the impact of systematic measurement error in farmer-reported crop production on the scale-productivity relationship: evidence from a survey experiment in Mali

Ismael Yacoubou Djima, Talip Kilic, Sydney Gourlay

The World Bank, Italy

From the ground up: integrating survey and geospatial data for improved soil fertility measurement at scale

Sydney Gourlay, Talip Kilic

World Bank, Italy

Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
Closing Plenary
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Albert Zeufack, World Bank, United States of America

Conference wrap-up

Albert Zeufack

World Bank, United States of America

Lessons from the conference for land policy in Africa

Janet L. Banda SC.

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Malawi

Takeaways on ways for strengthening land governance in LAC

Ivan Jacopetti do Lago

IRIB, Brazil

Lessons for the land administration profession

Rudolf Staiger

FIG- International Federation of Surveyors, Germany

Next frontiers for research on land policy and implementation

Jintao Xu

Peking University, China, People's Republic of

Opportunities for leveraging the private sector

Issa Faye

IFC, United States of America

Closing remarks

Klaus Deininger

World Bank, United States of America

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