Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Location: MC 4-100
Date: Tuesday, 26/Mar/2019
01-04: Land administration and changing gender norms
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: Oumar Sylla, UN-Habitat, Kenya

A tripartite normative interaction in land registration: inheritance and land information updating

Zaid Abubakari, Christine Richter, Jaap A. Zevenbergen

University of Twente, Netherlands

Women and customary land tenure: emerging developments and ways forward in Savelugu, Ghana

Prince Donkor Ameyaw1, Uchendu Eugene Chigbu1, Walter Timo de Vries1, Simon Peter Mwesigye2, Eric Yeboah3

1: Techninical University of Munich, Germany; 2: UN-Habitat / Global Land Tool Network, Uganda; 3: Kwame Nkrumah Univerisy of Science and Technonology, Ghana

Securing property rights for Women and children through Distributed Ledger Technology in Judiciary

Manohar Velpuri

Absolutum Consultancy Private Limited, India

Women and land: A conflict of culture and law

Beverly Mumbo, Miriam Wachira, Caroline Oduor, Teresa Omondi

Federation of Women Layers, Kenya

02-04: Can land administration foster gender equality?
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: Rumyana Tonchovska, UNFAO, Italy

Improving gender equality in land tenure in the Republic Geodetic Authority of Serbia

Vasilija Zivanovic1, Borko Draskovic1, Rumyana Tonchovska2, Sasa Rikanovic1

1: Republic Geodetic Authority, Serbia; 2: UN Food and Agriculture Organization

From laws to action: Achieving SDG indicator 5.a.2 in the Western Balkans

Naomi Kenney1, Adela Llatja2, Margreet Goelema2, Rumyana Tonchovska1, Lovro Tomasic3, Margret Vidar1, Bianca Wengenmayer3

1: FAO, Italy; 2: GIZ, Germany; 3: UINL, Italy

Using open data to analyze participation in the labor market and property registration of women in Kosovo

Brikene Meha, Barlet Meha

Marin Sh.P.K., Kosovo

Women, Financial Inclusion and the Law: Why Property Rights matter for Women's access to and use of financial services

Tazeen Hasan, Nayda Almodovar

World Bank Group, United States of America

Women's caucus
Location: MC 4-100
03-04: Recognizing women's rights over common resources
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: David Bledsoe, Resource Equity, United States of America

Securing women’s property rights in utilization of commons: Lessons from the Kadenge community of Yala Swamp

Hope Otieno

National Legal Aid Service, Kenya

Customary land tenure systems and gendered land rights in Ghana’s northern region: Results from phase II gender equity and land tenure focus groups

Gina Rico Mendez, Kathleen Ragsdale, Kelly Lower, Mary Read-Wahidi

Mississippi State University, United States of America

Women’s tenure security on collective lands: Implications for measurement and policy

Ruth Meinzen-Dick1, Rachael Knight2, Cheryl Doss3

1: IFPRI, United States of America; 2: Namati; 3: University of Oxford

Exploring the role of gender equity in customary land administration to boost production

Pamela Bella Nyamutoka Katooro1, Simon Peter Mwesigye2, Rose Mugabe1, Alex Muhumuza1

1: International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Uganda; 2: UN Habitat/GLTN, Uganda

04-04: Legal and normative aspects of making law gender sensitive
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: Jolyne Sanjak, Tetratech, United States of America

Land and womanhood- ethnography on propertied women in Bengal

Amrita Mondal

Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, Germany

"Innovations to protect women’s customary land rights: Practical experiences from Sierra Leone."

Samuel Mabikke1, Rexford Ahene2, MariaPaola Rizzo3, Francesca Romano3

1: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Sierra Leone; 2: Lafayette University, USA; 3: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Italy

The farmer and her husband: legal innovations for women in contract farming

Sarah Brewin, Carin Smaller, Francine Picard, Sophia Murphy

IISD, Switzerland

Date: Wednesday, 27/Mar/2019
05-04: Land tenure for sustainable rangeland management
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: Liz Alden Wily, independent, Kenya

Strengthening traditional institutions of nomadic herders for sustainable management of public rangelands in Mongolia

Enkhamgalan Tseelei1, Gankhuyag Nyam-ochir1, Erdenechuluun Tumur2

1: National Federation of Pasture user groups of herders, Mongolia; 2: National University of Agriculture, Mongolia

Landscape approach for addressing land use conflicts in pastoral areas: the case of Tanzania

Stephen Nindi1, Victor Mwita2, Deus Kalenzi3, Isaack Luambano3, Fiona Flintan3

1: Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development, Tanzania; 2: Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries; 3: International Livestock Research Institute

Emerging forms of land market participation and implications on pastoralists’ livelihoods in Kenya

Linet Rutoh1, David Jakinda Otieno1, Willis-Oluoch Kosura1, Stephen Mureithi1, Gert Nyberg2

1: The University of Nairobi, Kenya; 2: Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU, Sweden

Securing land rights for marginalized communities - Experience from working with Pastoralist, hunter and gathers in Tanzania

Naomi Shadrack Mwaiponya, Amina Ndiko

OXFAM, Tanzania

06-04: Gender and land policy
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: Renee Giovarelli, Resource Equity, United States of America

Evaluation results of a program aimed at reducing property grabbing among widows in Uganda

Andee Parks, Shawn Kohl, Jessica Kyle, Claire Wilkinson

International Justice Mission

Women's tenure rights across the rural urban continuum: implications for a gender responsive urban land reform in Namibia.

Prisca Mandimika1, Thomas Haenert2

1: Ministry of Land Reform, Namibia; 2: GIZ Office Namibia

Community land titling: a contextual analysis of women’s land rights in Kenya

Erin Kitchell, Rachael Knight, Jaron Vogelsang

Namati, United States of America

Innovations to secure women's land rights and build resilience

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

1: Huairou Commission, United States of America; 2: UCOBAC, Uganda

Women's caucus
Location: MC 4-100
07-04: Beyond joint titling: Making land institutions gender-sensitive
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: Bina Agarwal, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Implementing Uganda's gender strategy on land through issuance of certificates of customary ownership : A case of Kabale and Adjumani districts in Uganda

Naome Justine Kabanda1, Henry Harrison Irumba1, Sylla Oumar2, Simon Peter Mwesigye2, Danilo Antonio2

1: Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development, Uganda; 2: UN-Habitat/Global Land Tool Network, Kenya

When joint ownership is not sufficient to ensure joint registration: Lessons from Cabo Verde

Elisa Scalise1, Michelle Adato2, Naomi Cassirer2

1: Resource Equity, United States of America; 2: Millennium Challenge Corporation, United States of America

Inclusive and gender-aware participatory land registration in Indonesia

Simon Ulvund1, Eva Maria Unger2, Chrit Lemmen2, Christelle van den Berg2, Tjeerd Wits1, Resti Diah Utami1, Hanhan Lukman3

1: Meridia, The Netherlands; 2: Kadaster International, The Netherlands; 3: ATR / BPN, Indonesia

Promoting women’s right to land inheritance through agriculture incentivization

Rene Claude Niyonkuru1, Louis Marie Nindorera2

1: Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium; 2: Independent Consultant

Storytelling: a powerful strategy to increase women’s access to land/property rights in Uganda and beyond

Judith Hermanson1, Natalie R Gill1, Sylvia Luchini1, Jessica A Kaahwa2

1: IHC Global, United States of America; 2: Makerere University

08-04: Ways to secure women's tenure in practice
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: Janet Edeme, African Union Commission, Ethiopia

The impact of land regularization in rural Tanzania; gender, rights and anti- poverty case: the civil society organization’s parallel support to the land tenure support programme

Nasieku Kisambu1, Jonathan Kioko1, Mary Richard2

1: We Effect, Tanzania; 2: Tanzania Women Lawyers Association, Tanzania

A multi-stakeholder approach to advancing women’s land rights using the SDGs framework: experience from Tanzania

Godfrey Massay

Landesa, Tanzania

Women’s tenure rights and land reform in Angola

Allan Cain

Development Workshop, Angola

Using institutional cooperation, focusing on Capacity Building, to secure Gender Equality

Kent Johan Ronny Nilsson1, Grace Nishimwe2

1: Lantmäteriet, Sweden; 2: Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority, Rwanda

Date: Thursday, 28/Mar/2019
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

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

Women's caucus
Location: MC 4-100
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