Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Friday, 29/Mar/2019
8:55am - 4:00pmFT-1: Field Trip I: Commissioner of Revenue’s office in Stafford County (Virginia, USA

You will gain a first-person perspective of how Stafford County, Virginia, a local U.S. county, administers land, values properties, and ensures fair and equitable taxation.  Join us for a short trip south of Washington, D.C. to the peri-urban community of Stafford, for a briefing co-hosted by Scott Mayausky, Commissioner of Revenue for Stafford County, and also from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). Lunch, transportation, and a tour of the George Washington’s boyhood home is included in the $29 registration fee.

Pre-registration required via: www.iaao.org/wbc19

Stafford county, Virginia 
8:59am - 12:30pmConsultation DRC: Consultation: Lessons learned on preventing and addressing land-related conflict in East DRC

By invitation only: please contact: Hans.Raadschilders@minbuza.nl

Translation French-English

MC 13-121 
9:00am - 10:30am12-01: Using drones for land use mapping and risk assessment
MC C1-100 
 

Using drones for land use mapping and risk assessment

Edward Anderson

World Bank group, Tanzania

Rapid urbanization is driving disaster risk in Africa to change from predominantly rural—with drought and food security challenges—to urban, with floods, cyclone, and earthquakes. Africa’s fast-growing cities are already struggling with natural hazards as climate change intensifies. A key challenge in risk reduction is the timely collection of actionable risk data.

Drones are an agile image collection platform with a significant potential to support land use mapping and risk assessment. In 2018, the Dar es Salaam Multi-Agency Emergency Response Team is requested a local drone company to collect imagery to identify flood damage. The Zanzibar Mapping Initiative over 2500 km² of drone imagery which is used for coastal and environmental monitoring and urban planning.

how exactly can drone data be translated into actionable information? we will illustrate examples from Tanzania which demonstrate how participatory mapping and AI technologies can be leveraged to transform aerial drone imagery into actions.

12-01-Anderson-1213_paper.pdf
 
9:00am - 10:30am12-02: Analyzing and improving land conflict resolution mechanisms - sharing experiences from the GIZ Global Program Responsble Land Policy
MC C1-200 
 

Analyzing and improving land conflict resolution mechanisms - sharing experiences from the GIZ Global Program Responsible Land Policy

Babette Wehrmann

Independent Expert, Germany

This masterclass serves as a platform for interaction of experts, who have dealt with land conflicts, the prevention of conflicts as well as the strengthening of formal and informal mechanisms to solve conflicts about land. It seeks to offer guidance for future land governance projects, create synergies between donors and implementing agencies and jointly develop new practical concepts for researchers, policy makers and practitioners how to analyze and improve existing formal and informal, including traditional, land dispute resolution bodies and mechanisms.

The masterclass combines theory, case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America and a joint exercise.

The masterclass is based on the GIZ guide “Understanding, preventing and solving land conflicts” and recent experience of the Global Program Responsible Land Policy (GPRLP), implemented by the German Development Cooperation (GIZ GmbH) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

12-02-Wehrmann-955_paper.pdf
12-02-Wehrmann-955_ppt.pptx
 
9:00am - 10:30am12-03: Scaling up municipal spatial data infrastructure: regulatory innovations and technology solutions
MC 6-100 
 

Scaling up municipal spatial data infrastructure: regulatory innovations and technology solutions

Gayatri Singh, Seetha Raghupathy, Champaka Rajagopal, Aurora Dias Lokita, Tony Widjarnarso Hartanto, Christopher Paul Crow

World Bank, Indonesia

Cities internationally are leveraging the power of data to harness the potential of urbanization and tackle challenges like urban sprawl, traffic congestion and environmental risks. Towards this endeavor, CPL helps cities by developing scalable and replicable tools that turn data into information, while supporting the establishment of data governance systems to mainstream evidence-driven spatial planning. It does so through the operationalization of a comprehensive Municipal Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) framework. MSDI Roadmap developed collaboratively among the city agencies are operationalized using CPL’s four-pillar IPDS framework. IPDS pillars correspond to on Institutions (regulations, data governance protocols), People (competency, skill development), Data (quality, management) and Systems (geoportal). This master class demonstrates why a robust data governance framework is key to dismantling institutional silos and how innovations incubated within MSDI are aimed at equipping cities to adapt a nimble IPDS framework that meets their strengths and fosters integrated spatial planning and service delivery.

12-03-Singh-940_ppt.pdf
 
9:00am - 10:30am12-04: Guidelines on resilience and land administration
MC 8-100 
 

Guidelines on resilience and land administration

Alvaro Federico Barra

World Bank, United States of America

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12-04-Barra-1212_paper.pdf
12-04-Barra-1212_ppt.pdf
 
9:00am - 10:30am12-05: Innovative grassroots women led tools for gender responsive land governance
MC 9-100 
 

Innovative grassroots women led tools for gender responsive land governance

Mino Harivelo Ramaroson1, Frances Birungi2, Birte Scholz1, Gaynor Paradza1

1HUAIROU COMMISSION, United States of America; 2UCOBAC, Uganda

Equal land rights for men and women are fundamental for realizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Secure land rights for female farmers and business women can improve investments, access to credit and better land use and productivity. Equitable access, ownership and control of land ad tenure security for all cannot occur without a transformation of land governance processes from the conventional top-down process to a more bottom-up, inclusive, participatory and gender responsive processes. The master class will therefore showcase the innovative grassroots led practices and tools that grassroots women organizations are developing and applying in their communities in order to transform land governance processes at local and national levels in ways that empower women as active agents of change and also deliver tenure security at scale ensuring that gender inequality is diminished rather than concretized.

12-05-Ramaroson-767_paper.pdf
12-05-Ramaroson-767_ppt.pptx
 
9:00am - 10:30am12-06: National Land Observatories: a tool for transparency, accountability, and informed decision making over land for all
MC 10-100 
 

National Land Observatories: a tool for transparency, accountability, and informed decision making over land for all

Ward Anseeuw1, Grislain Quentin2, Ibrahima Ka3, Jeremy Buorgoin4, Perrine Burnod5

1CIRAD / International Land Coalition, Italy; 2CIRAD / International Land Coalition, Senegal; 3IPAR, Senegal; 4CIRAD / ISRA-BAME, Madagascar; 5CIRAD / Observatoire foncier Madagascar

Data regarding land governance is often considered "inaccurate", "incomplete", "biased". In order to overcome these shortcomings, national land observatories are being developed, as structures, on the one hand, of data collection, storage and management, and on the other hand, of production, analysis and reporting of information and knowledge. As such, as they are nationally managed and promoting an eco-system of data, land observatories are privileged instruments for reducing information asymmetries, promoting data transparency and accountability, supporting informed decision-making, strengthening debates on land tenure issues and promoting citizen participation in land governance.

This Master class aims at:

- Offering a detailed conceptual presentation on land observatories;

- Discussing the factors of success and sustainability of land observatories;

- Presentation of a practical case – the Senegal Land Observatory

Based on an extensive study of land observatories world-wide, this master class will combine conceptual presentations as well as practical examples.

12-06-Anseeuw-359_paper.pdf
12-06-Anseeuw-359_ppt.pptx
 
9:00am - 10:30am12-07: Analyzing land use change using Google Earth Engine -I-
Session Chair: Brad Bottoms, New Light Technologies, United States of America
MC 6-860 
 

Analyzing land use change using Google Earth Engine -I-

Brad Bottoms

New Light Technologies, United States of America

 
9:00am - 10:30am12-08: Working with the Private Sector: bridging the gap between the Public, Private and Civil Society Sectors to catalyze innovation in Land Markets
MC 7-860 
 

Working with the Private Sector: bridging the gap between the Public, Private and Civil Society Sectors to catalyze innovation in Land Markets

William E Endsley, Glenn Williamson

Georgetown University, School of Continuing Education, United States of America

This Master Class will examine the concurrent work of private sector developers, government agencies and civil society organization in the fields of land management, urban planning, housing, and property market system development to address income inequality.

Case Studies of PPPPs (Public-Private-People-Partnerships) will be presented on successful RRRR (Rethink-Reduce-Reuse-Recycle) land projects that have led to profit for developers, reduction in bureaucratic impediments and more equitable land use. Countries covered include Angola, Benin, Ghana, Nigeria and the United States.

12-08-Endsley-375_ppt.pptx
 
9:00am - 10:30am12-09: Promoting women’s land rights in land investment in Tanzania - using RIPL engendered guidebooks
MC 2-850 
 

Promoting women’s land rights in land investment in Tanzania - using RIPL engendered guidebooks

Monica Elias Mhoja

Landesa, Tanzania

Since the mid-2000s, large-scale investments in agriculture have increased sharply in developing countries, driven by rising commodity prices, strategic concerns of food-importing countries, and commercial opportunities. In Tanzania, there are a growing number of large-scale agricultural investments by the private sector, often involving the acquisition of large tracts of land. While such investments are frequently carried out for the means of improving food security and reducing poverty, they are often implicated in contributing to farmland encroachment and displacement of rural people, exacerbating food insecurity and poverty among women as small-scale food producers. This Master Class provides recommendations on how the Responsible Investments in Property and Land (RIPL) Guidebooks can be utilized to guide land-based investments in Tanzania to better ensure that women meaningfully participate and benefit from such investments. The RIPL Guidebooks offer valuable information for governments, investors and civil society groups in regard to designing policies and practices.

12-09-Mhoja-618_paper.pdf
12-09-Mhoja-618_ppt.pptx
 
9:45am - 12:00pmFT-II: Field trip II: Washington DC - Infrastructure financing, taxation and urban revitalization of the Wharf/southwest waterfront
The Wharf; Washington DC 
10:30am - 11:00amCoffee Break
Front Lobby 
11:00am - 12:30pm13-01: How land professionals can contribute to making the SDGs a reality
MC C1-100 
 

How land professionals can contribute to making the SDGs a reality

James Kavanagh1, Diane Dumashie2, Ben Elder1

1RICS, United Kingdom; 2FIG, United Kingdom

There is a deep affinity and interconnection between various FIG commissions and none more so than commissions 7 (land administration), 8 (spatial planning), 9 (valuation). Initiatives such as the ‘valuation of unregistered land’ projects as undertaken by RICS, FIG and GLTN and output from RICS on professional sectors and the SDGs a reality, have really started to resonant with many in the global land professionals from both the private and public sectors. FFP, LADM and ILMS along with numerous other standards, benchmarks and indices are only there to achieve the purpose of enabling transparent, effective and efficient land & property markets, the SDGs are a framework for achieving this goal. This workshop and masterclass sets out to open this dialogue on how we can actively interact with the SDG framework to promote awareness, learning and collaboration.

13-01-Kavanagh-312_paper.pdf
13-01-Kavanagh-312_ppt.pdf
 
11:00am - 12:30pm13-02: Using machine learning for property valuation
MC C1-200 
 

Using machine learning for property valuation

Luis Triveno1, Sarah Antos2

1World Bank, United States of America; 2World Bank, United States of America

The Global Program for Resilient Housing (GPRH) leverages technologies, such as drones, street cameras, machine learning, and pairs them sound policy advice to drive change. Understanding which homes are at high risk, where they are located and how much they are worth are vital components to successfully prioritize investments and distribute subsidies.

During this class The GPRH team will walk you through a 3-step methodology that has been applied successfully in Guatemala, Indonesia, Saint Lucia and Colombia to produce actionable knowledge to inform property tax collection efforts and resilient home improvement policies and programs.

13-02-Triveno-1209_ppt.pdf
 
11:00am - 12:30pm13-03: Urban Planning Tools: Suitability and Urban Performance. How spatial data is helping cities in making evidence-driven decisions
MC 6-100 
 

Urban Planning Tools: Suitability and Urban Performance. How spatial data is helping cities in making evidence-driven decisions

Gayatri Singh1, Seetha Raghupathy1, Champaka Rajagopal1, Aurora Dias Lokita1, Tony Hartanto Widjarnarso1, Ricardo Ochoa-Sosa2, Jose Eduardo Diaz-Azcunaga2, Daniela Evia-Duarte2, Eduardo Perez-Denicia2

1World Bank, Indonesia; 2CAPSUS, Mexico

 
11:00am - 12:30pm13-04: "Its4land" - innovative geospatial tools for fit-for-purpose land rights mapping
MC 8-100 
 

"Its4land" - innovative geospatial tools for fit-for-purpose land rights mapping

Mila Koeva1, Tarek Zein2, Claudia Stocker1, Sophie Crommelinck1, Joep Crompvoets3, Serene Ho3, Ine Buntinx3, Angela Schwering4, Malumbo Chipofya4, Sahib Jan4, Christian Timm2, Kaspar Kundert5, Placide Nkerabigwi6, Berhanu Alemie7, Robert Wayumba8

1University of Twente ITC, Netherlands; 2Hansa Luftbild AG; 3Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; 4Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität; 5Esri Rwanda Ltd; 6Institute of Applied Sciences INES Rwanda; 7Bahir Dar University BDU Ethiopia; 8Technical University Kenya TUK Kenya

Sub Saharan Africa has an immense challenge to rapidly and cheaply map millions of unrecognized land rights. Existing approaches have failed. Good land records can help to deliver tenure security, dispute reduction and good governance. This is the main goal of “its4land”, a European Commission Horizon 2020 project that aims to develop innovative tools that respond to the continuum of land rights and fit-for-purpose approach. its4land is using strategic collaboration between the EU and East Africa to deliver innovative, scalable, and transferrable ICT solutions. The project moved beyond the state of the art in all its intended impact areas: partnership building, ICT advances, end-user understandings and enhancing innovation capacity. The masterclass presents the recent achievements, findings and challenges faced during the first half of the its4land project. We believe that sharing our current results we will provoke discussions, knowledge exchange and may engage users and decision makers for future collaboration.

13-04-Koeva-446_paper.pdf
13-04-Koeva-446_ppt.pdf
 
11:00am - 12:30pm13-05: Starting with women: tools for empowerment
MC 9-100 
 

Starting with women: tools for empowerment

Amanda Richardson1, Amy Coughenour2, Anne Girardin3

1Resource Equity, United States of America; 2Cadasta, United States of America; 3Cadasta, France

This class will teach participants about tools for securing women’s land rights. Specialists will demonstrate the Starting with Women approach, which includes a set of tools for helping women assess the barriers to their land tenure security, identify potential solutions to these challenges, and take steps to overcome the obstacles that they face in order to secure their rights to land. Participants will also learn about a different suite of tools to support and train female data collectors to document and secure their land rights. The class will also provide guidance on an approach for effectively involving women in the documentation process, analyzing the legal framework of the intervention, and securing political and community buy-in with examples from the field. Finally, the class will provide simple and effective methodologies of communication to strengthen tenure security for women.

13-05-Richardson-491_ppt.pptx
 
11:00am - 12:30pm13-06: Enabling voices, demanding rights: A guide to gender-sensitive community engagement in large-scale land-based investment in agriculture
MC 10-100 
 

Enabling voices, demanding rights: A guide to gender-sensitive community engagement in large-scale land-based investment in agriculture

Eileen Wakesho Mwagae1, Francine Picard Mukazi2, Charles Opiyo1

1Oxfam International; 2International Institute for Sustainable Development, IISD, Switzerland

Oxfam jointly with International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) have developed a guide for influencing proactive meaningful community engagement and especially that of women to ensure social, economic and environmental costs and benefits of LSLBI in Agriculture benefit national economy of host countries, improve livelihood of local communities and promote women empowerment. The guide is distinguished from other existing guide in a number of ways. It is written from the perspective of concerns and interests of communities in African countries. Additionally, the guide recognizes and is deliberate it accommodates the right of women and communities to evaluate prospective LSLBI and provide or withhold their consent to the LSLBI or particular aspects of the LSLBI proceeding. The guide provides step, by step guidance on land governance, human rights and equity considerations of each stage of the LSLBI, with a focus on communities.

13-06-Mwagae-290_paper.pdf
13-06-Mwagae-290_ppt.pptx
 
11:00am - 12:30pm13-07: Analyzing land use change using Google Earth Engine -II-
Session Chair: Brad Bottoms, New Light Technologies, United States of America
MC 6-860 
 

Analyzing land use change using Google Earth Engine -II-

Brad Bottoms

New Light Technologies, United States of America

 
11:00am - 12:30pm13-08: Urban data collection tools and approaches
MC 7-860 
 

Urban data collection tools and approaches

Frank Pichel1, Shishir Ranjan Dash2, Tim Fella3, G. Mathivathanan4, Shikha Srivastava2

1Cadasta Foundation, United States of America; 2Tata Trusts, India; 3ESRI; 4Housing and Urban Development Department, Government of Odisha State, India

Join this masterclass to gain firsthand insights into how the project is managed and executed by Tata Trusts in partnership with Cadasta Foundation— a provider of land rights tools and services. Together, using Esri ArcGIS tools and software, the team has successfully surveyed 75,000 households (as of October 2018) to create an official data set of slum dwellings in Odisha. With representatives from Tata Trusts, Cadasta Foundation, and Esri, this masterclass will discuss how Cadasta’s Esri supported tools and technologies were used to collect, manage, and share the project’s cadastral data.

13-08-Pichel-489_ppt.pptx
 
11:00am - 12:30pm13-09: How to conduct impact evaluation of land tenure and governance interventions, from theory to practice
MC 2-850 
 

How to conduct impact evaluation of land tenure and governance interventions, from theory to practice

Everlyne Nairesiae Lingoine2, Jennifer Lisher3, Harold Liversage1, Giulia Barbanente1

1IFAD, Italy; 2UN-Habitat, Kenya; 3MCC, United States of America

The Masterclass will focus on how the newly-published "Guidelines for Impact Evaluation of Land Tenure and Governance Interventions" can be used and applied for the evaluation of stand-alone tenure security activities, as well as for projects of which land tenure activities are integrated with other components. Strengthening impact assessment of land tenure activities can inform and enhance the design and implementation of future land tenure and governance interventions to best support lasting tenure security and achieve related impacts on poverty, food security, gender equality, environmental sustainability, and security linked to Agenda 2030.

13-09-Nairesiae Lingoine-251_paper.pdf
13-09-Nairesiae Lingoine-251_ppt.pdf
 
12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch
Front Lobby 
1:30pm - 3:00pm14-01: Build a blockchain land record register
MC C1-100 
 

Build a blockchain land record register

Chris Chrysostom, Trent Larson

Medici Land Governance, United States of America

 
1:30pm - 3:00pm14-02: The Land Matrix: An open online tool to collect, visualize and provide information about large-scale land acquisitions and to support decentralized land observatories.
MC C1-200 
 

The Land Matrix: An open online tool to collect, visualize and provide information about large-scale land acquisitions and to support decentralized land observatories.

Christof Althoff

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Land Matrix Initiative, Germany

The Land Matrix:

An open online tool to collect, visualize and provide information about large-scale land acquisitions and to support decentralized land observatories.

14-02-Althoff-991_paper.pdf
14-02-Althoff-991_ppt.pptx
 
1:30pm - 3:00pm14-03: MODELLING intensity of land use for three-dimensional urban activity space
MC 6-100 
 

Modelling intensity of land use for three-dimensional urban activity space

Tschangho John Kim

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America

The dominant characteristic of urban areas that differentiates from the rural areas is the intensive use of land. Proper analysis of the three-dimensionality of urban activities are not only critical for desired land use planning, but also crucial for prescribing such policies as zoning, building codes, set back requirements, sky exposure lines, floor-to area ratio. Conventional models treat urban activities as if they engage in only on surface of land. Thus the three-dimensionality of urban activities and the intensity of urban land uses are not explicitly reflected and represented in their results. I will present how three-dimensional urban land use activities can be modeled, logically and analytically. Use of land is intensified as building becomes taller with increased capital input but decreased land input. Analytically, three-dimensional input-output table will be presented to help with identifying intensive use of urban land, employing data obtained from US cities.

14-03-Kim-190.docx
 
1:30pm - 3:00pm14-04: Practical approaches to implementing and monitoring free, prior and informed consent processes
Session Chair: Luis Felipe Duchicela, Equitable Origin, United States of America
MC 8-100 
 

Practical approaches to implementing and monitoring free, prior and informed consent processes

Soledad Mills, Emma Hague, Luis Felipe Duchicela

Equitable Origin, United States of America

 
1:30pm - 3:00pm14-05: A Women Land Rights scorecard, tool for monitoring implementation of African Union Instruments at country level, A case of eight countries
MC 9-100 
1:30pm - 3:00pm14-06: The East African community model contract for farmland investments: ensuring responsible investment in land in east africa.
MC 10-100 
 

The East African community model contract for farmland investments: ensuring responsible investment in land in east africa.

Christopher Bazivamo1, Jean Baptiste Havugimana1, Mohamed Coulibaly2

1East African Community - EAC; 2International Institute for Sustainable Development - IISD, Mali

Large-scale land based investment in arable land has been rendered unpopular by a range of international NGOs and social movements who considered them as ‘land grabbing. True, the negative effect of such investment -that heightened local and national food security; deprives local people of their livelihoods and especially women- cannot be underestimated. But on another hand, land-based investments is seen for many host governments as a way to tackle poverty and enhance development in terms of providing the necessary capital and technological know-how for modernising the agricultural sector and particularly in escalating agribusiness and agro-industrialisation. The question then relies on how to conciliate these two contradictions? How to maximize the potential gain of foreign land investment while reducing its risks?

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14-06-Bazivamo-1105_ppt.pptx
 
1:30pm - 3:00pm14-08: Women's land rights conceptual framework
MC 7-860 
 

Women's land rights conceptual framework tool

Elisa Scalise, Amanda Richardson, Renee Giovarelli

Resource Equity, United States of America

The goal of this class is for participants to be able to holistically analyze the effectiveness of land tenure interventions to improve outcomes for women and men, by putting the Conceptual Framework on Women’s Land Tenure Security into action, using a new Tool, in their research and their practice. Participants will leave the class able to more methodically analyze the effectiveness of interventions to improve land rights for women by applying a common conceptual framework and vocabulary in future research, and by applying that framework to research that has already been completed in order to find gaps.

14-08-Scalise-1107.docx
 
1:30pm - 3:00pm14-09: Tackling land corruption risks to achieve the SDGs.
MC 2-850 
 

Tackling land corruption risks to achieve the SDGs.

Farai Mutondoro1, Rukshana Nanayakkara2, Rueben Lifuka2, Micheal Okai3, Mary Maneno4, Amanda Shivamba5

1Transparency International Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe; 2Transparency International Zimbabwe; 3Ghana Integrity Intiative; 4Transparency International Kenya; 5Corruption Watch

Notwithstanding the global recognition on the threat corruption poses to sustainable development, there is a worrying limited focus on land corruption. High-level policy discussions platforms such as the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference have inadequately focused on land corruption. This is despite many studies by Transparency International (TI) and its National Chapters (NC), FAO, DFID, Land Legend and Land Governance Assessment Frameworks by World Bank on the effect of corruption and land and its larger impact on gender and human rights. Against this backdrop, National Chapters of Transparency International seek to convene a Master Class to amplify the global understanding of land corruption and the impact it has on the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals 1,2, 5 and 11. More profoundly the Masterclass will provide a platform for TI NCs to share some of the advocacy tools that TI has developed in response to the problem of land corruption.

14-09-Mutondoro-572.docx