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Session Overview
Location: Preston Auditorium
Date: Monday, 25/Mar/2019
9:30am
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10:30am
00-01: Innovative approaches to land data generation
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Klaus Deininger, World Bank, United States of America
 

Survey Solutions: An open source software to collect socio-economic and spatial data

Sergiy Radyakin, Michael Lokshin

World Bank, United States of America



Practical experience with mapping informal farms and houses in Zambia

Emmanuel Tembo3, Frank Kakungu2, Kelvin Chibangula3, Shadreck Mutti1

1: World Bank, Zambia; 2: Central Statistics Office, Zambia; 3: MLNR, Zambia



Combining drone imagery, street view, cadastral data and machine learning for urban development

Luis Triveno

World Bank, United States of America



Data collaboratives: How data sharing can yield better insights

Holly Krambeck, Sarah Antos

World Bank, United States of America



Building capacity to use drone imagery for land administration and management: Opportunities and challenges

Edward Anderson

World Bank group, Tanzania

11:00am
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12:30pm
00-02: Using land data in innovative ways for policy and interventions
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Klaus Deininger, World Bank, United States of America
 

Linking cadastral data & imagery to assess cultivation status of large land acquisitions: Examples from Ethiopia and Malawi

Brad Bottoms

New Light Technologies, United States of America



Identifying changes in housing investments using satellite imagery

Dunstan Matekenya

World Bank, United States of America



Using census maps to put chiefs' areas on the map: Evidence from Malawi

Julius Brian Chawezi Chisi1, Emmanuel Nkurunziza2, Davie Chilonga1

1: Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development, Malawi; 2: RCMRD, Kenya



Using the SDG module to assess to documents, tenure insecurity, and demand for title

Daniel Ayalew Ali1, Klaus Deininger1, Emmanuel Tembo2, Frank Kakungu3, YuanYuan Yi1

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: MLNR, ZambiaCSO, Zambia; 3: CSO, zambia

1:30pm
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2:30pm
00-03: Land ownership and development: Potential lessons for Africa from East Asia’s experience
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Joao Pedro Azevedo, The World Bank, United States of America
 

Land inequality and development: Potential lessons for Africa from East Asia’s experience

Richard Frank Studwell

Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom

2:45pm
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4:00pm
00-05: Using big data to advance land governance
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Trevor Monroe, The World Bank, United States of America
 

What Governments can do to harness the potential of big data

Julia Lane

NYU, United States of America



Benefits from open access to cadastral data: Lessons from Uruguay

Sylvia Amado

DNC, Uruguay



Technology for Simplification and Modernisation of the Common agricultural Policy

Felix Rembold

Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Italy

4:30pm
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5:00pm
00-10: Conference opening
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Simeon Djankov, World Bank, United States of America
 

Opening remarks

Kristalina I. Georgieva

World Bank, United States of America



Digital technologies and land governance in Africa

Estherine Lisinge Fotabong

AUDA-NEPAD, South Africa



Land policies to allow effective urban service delivery and expansion: Ethiopia’s experience

H.E. Jantirar Abay Yigzaw

Ministry of Urban Development and Construction, Ethiopia



Why regularizing informal properties in Chile is a priority

Alejandra Bravo Hidalgo

Ministry of National Assets, Chile

5:00pm
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6:00pm
00-11: Opening keynote
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Simeon Djankov, World Bank, United States of America
 

Keynote: Linking satellite and administrative data for land economics research and practice

Adam Storeygard

Tufts University, United States of America



Building on new data for evidence-based land policy in Africa

Njuguna Ndung'u

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya

Date: Tuesday, 26/Mar/2019
8:30am
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10:00am
01-01: Land for African development: towards stakeholder synergies
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Estherine Lisinge Fotabong, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), South Africa

Translation English - French

 

Opening remarks

Godfrey Bahiigwa

African Union Commission, Ethiopia



The role of land governance in achieving Agenda 2063 and SDGs

Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki

AUDA-NEPAD, South Africa



Consolidating transparent land administration and land revenue generation in Uganda

Hon. Betty Ongom Amongi

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Uganda



The way forward on land reform in Namibia: lessons from the 2nd National Land Conference

Hon. Utoni Nujoma

Ministry of Land Reform, Namibia



Strengthening land governance in Mali

Hon. Mohamed M. Sidibe

Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, Mali

10:30am
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12:00pm
02-01: Harnessing the IT & data revolution for African land policy
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Clement Adjorlolo, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), South Africa
 

Using building footprint data to inform planning & monitor compliance with land use regulations: The case of Kigali & Musanze

Rhona Nyakulama, Gaspard Nelson Habiyaremye, Jean Claude Ntirenganya

Independent consultant, Rwanda



Establishing an interoperable land information system in Bamako for urban development

Checkine Mamadou Dieffaga

secretariat permanent de la reforme domaniale et fonciere au Mali, Mali



Strategies to ensure sustainability of Rwanda’s registry: Paperless registration of marriage/death, fee reductions, and regulatory change

Nishimwe Marie Grace

Rwanda Natural Resources Authority, Rwanda



Tenure insecurity and demand for land documents in Zambia: Evidence from a nation-wide household survey

Frank Kakungu1, Daniel Ali2, Klaus Deininger2, Yuanyuan Yi2

1: Central Statisticsl Office, Zambia; 2: World Bank, United States of America

12:30pm
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2:00pm
00-12: Leveraging geospatial infrastructure to advance tenure security at scale
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Haishan Fu, World Bank, United States of America
 

Leveraging geospatial infrastructure to advance tenure security at scale

Jack Dangermond

ESRI, United States of America

2:00pm
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3:30pm
03-01: Building analytical capacity on land in Africa
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Emmanuel Nkurunziza, Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Kenya
 

NEPAD support to policy analysis capacity building in Africa

Rudo Makunike

NEPAD, South Africa



Policy relevant research: Building on AERC's PhD course to strengthen analytical capacity on land governance in Africa

Innocent Matshe

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya



Harnessing the IT revolution for African land policies

Klaus Deininger

World Bank, United States of America



Expanding the frontier for research on land in Africa

Njuguna Ndung'u

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya

3:45pm
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5:15pm
04-01: Scaling-up land programs - African experiences and global solutions
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Michael Roth, World Bank, United States of America

Translation English - French

 

Introductory remarks

Godfrey Bahiigwa

African Union Commission, Ethiopia



Setting the scene

Michael Roth

Consultant, United States of America



Discussant

Joan Kagwanja

UNECA, Ethiopia



Discussant

David Loue

Agence Foncière Rurale, AFOR, Côte d'Ivoire



Discussant

Danielle Haingonavalona

Ministry in charge of Land Affairs, Madagascar



Discussant

Tatjana Cenova-Mitrevska

Agency for Real Estate Cadastre, Macedonia



Discussant

Emmanuel Nkurunziza

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Kenya



Closing remarks

Jorge Munoz

World Bank, United States of America



Closing remarks

Fritz Jung

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Date: Wednesday, 27/Mar/2019
8:30am
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10:00am
05-01: Private sector roles in Latin America's land administration
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Ivonne Astrid Moreno Horta, WORLD BANK, Colombia
 

Colombia: The private sector’s roles in land tenure formalization in post-conflict areas

Javier Perez-Burgos

Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, Colombia



Modernizing land information systems in Panama

Francisco Artola

Ministry of the presidency, Panama



Honduras: improving registry and cadastral service delivery through public and private outsourcing

Roman Alvarez

Instituto de la Propiedad, Honduras



Contracting and direct implementation in systematic land formalization. 25 years of experience in Peru.

Victor Endo

Global Land Alliance, Peru

10:30am
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12:00pm
06-01: Simplified planning for systematic tenure regularization
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Anne Odic, AFD, France
 

Opportunities and challenges of planning to provide tenure security to existing dwellers and ensure effective service delivery in the course of urban expansion

Peris Korir

Ministry of Land and Physical Planning, Kenya



Applying Simplified planning to facilitate title issuance in Lusaka

Muchimba Muvombo, Alex Mwansa

City Hall Lusaka, Zambia



Scope for simplifying planning procedures in Zimbabwe

Hosiah Chisango

Harare City Municipality, Zimbabwe



Addressing physical urban planning to speed up tenure regularization

Emmanuel Nkurunziza

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Kenya

12:30pm
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2:00pm
00-13: New initiatives in urban land policy
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Sameh Naguib Wahba, World Bank, United States of America
 

Expanding urban land access and housing in Ethiopia

H.E. Jantirar Abay Yigzaw

Ministry of Urban Development and Construction, Ethiopia



Land as a key enabler for delivering affordable housing in Kenya

Charles Mwaura

Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development



‘Chile Propietario’ program to regularize informal properties

Alejandra Bravo Hidalgo

Ministry of National Assets, Chile

2:00pm
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3:30pm
07-01: Land governance in the Arab states
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Wael Zakout, World Bank, United States of America
 

Setting the scene

Wael Zakout

World Bank, United States of America



Discussant

Ammar Alhamadi

Dubai Land Department, United Arab Emirates



Discussant

Muhamad Alrajhi

Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Saudi Arabia



Discussant

Georges Maarrawi

Ministry of Finance, Lebanon (Lebanese Republic)



Discussant

Mohamedsalih Baher

darfur land commission, Sudan



Discussant

Moha El-ayachi

Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, NELGA NA Coordinator, Morocco



Discussant

Musa Shkarnh

Land & Water Settlement Commission, Palestinian Territories



Discussant

Fritz Jung

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany



Discussant

Chris Penrose Buckley

DFID, United Kingdom



Conclusions and next steps

Wael Zakout1, Oumar Sylla2

1: World Bank, United States of America; 2: UN Habitat, Kenya

3:45pm
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5:15pm
08-01: Land records completion and modernization in Asia
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Mika-Petteri Törhönen, The World Bank, United States of America
 

Indonesia: systematic land regularization and electronic land administration

Embun Sari

The Indonesia Ministry of Spatial Planning and Agrarian Reform, Indonesia



Land policy and administration reform in Nepal

Janak Raj Joshi

Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Nepal



Uzbekistan real property register and cadastre modernization

Maksud Ruzmetov

Goskomzemgeodezkadastr, Uzbekistan



Property registration in India – Delhi perspective

Amlanjyoti Goswami

Indian Institute for Human Settlements, India



Discussant

Faiz Faiz-ul-Hassan

Punjab Land Records Authority, Government of Punjab, Pakistan



Discussant

Serene Ho

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Date: Thursday, 28/Mar/2019
8:30am
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10:00am
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

10:30am
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12:00pm
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

12:30pm
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2:00pm
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.  

VC

 

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

CIFOR, Peru



Discussant

Fritz Jung

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany



Discussant

Delfin Jr Ganapin

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

2:00pm
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3:30pm
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

4:00pm
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5:00pm
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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