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Program: Land Governance in Suport of the MDGs: Responding to New Challenges

Land Governance and the MDG's:
Responding to New Challenges

Land Governance & the MDGs Conference

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Session Schedule

Monday, March 9, 2009

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Registration and Coffee
H Auditorium 

9:30 - 10:30 AM

H Auditorium

10:30 - 12:00 PM

Country Experiences
H Auditorium

12:00 - 13:00 PM

H Auditorium


Thematic Session Rooms   


MC 13-121


MC 2-800 

13:00 - 14:30 PM




14:30 - 15:00 PM

Coffee Break
Thematic Session Rooms

15:00 - 16:30 PM




 16:30 - 17:00 PM

Coffee Break
Thematic Session Rooms

17:00 - 18:30 PM




19:00 - 20:30 PM

MC Front Lobby










Tuesday, March 10, 2009


 Thematic Session Rooms  


 MC 13-121


 MC 2-800

8:30 - 10:00 AM




8:30 - 10:00 AM

MC 9-100

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Coffee Break
Thematic Session Rooms

10:30 - 12:00 PM




12:00 - 14:00 PM

Lunch with Speaker
MC Atrium

14:00 - 15:30 PM




15:30 - 16:00 PM

Coffee Break
Thematic Session Rooms

18:30 - 20:30 PM

Concluding Session
H Auditorium








Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Post-conference workshop
MC 13-121

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Introduction to STDM

9:30 - 11:00 AM

Contributions from key experts

11:00 - 14:00 PM


14:00 - 15:15 PM

Opening & keynote address

15:15 - 15:35 PM

Coffee Break

15:35 - 17:00 PM

Panel discussion &closing remarks








NB: Due to last-minute changes to the program, the Program is available for download.

Monday, March 9, 2009

9:30 - 10:30 AM
Chair: H. Schafer, Director, SDN, World Bank

Opening remarks
           K. Sierra, Vice President SDN, World Bank
                 Her Excellency E. Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia
           Professor S. Enemark, President, International Federation of Surveyors

10:30 - 11:45 AM
 H Aud  Country experiences
Chair: M. Cackler, Acting Director, ARD, World Bank

 C. Dauda, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Government of Ghana
 R. Sinha, Secretary Land Resources, Government of India
 M. Ratolojanahary, Minister of Land Reform & Admin., Gov. of Madagascar
 J. Winoto, Head, BPN Indonesia
 A. Sawyer, Head Governance Commission, Government of Liberia

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

 H Aud   Lunch                                                                                           


13:00 - 14:30 PM


Contextualizing land governance at the country level (GOV1)

Chair: M. Bwalya, Senior Specialist, NEPAD Secretariat

Towards a general framework for assessing land governance (Burns)


Improving land sector governance in Africa: The Case of Tanzania (Kironde)


Improving land sector governance in Latin America: The Case of Peru (Endo)


Improving land sector governance in Eastern Europe: Kyrgiz Republic (Underland)


T. Oesterberg, Swedesurvey, Sweden




Building Sustainable Well Governed Land Admin. Systems (SYS1)

Chair:  H. Onsrud, Director, Centre of Property Rights & Development,
               Norwegian Mapping Authority
Building spatial data infrastructures in Latin America (Borrero Mutis)
 Positioning infrastructures for sustainable land governance (Higgins)
  Establishing a modern land administration system: The Czech Republic (Suchanek)
   Institutional and organizational developments for land administration (Greenway)
Discussant: W. Zimmerman, Land Tenure Adviser, GTZ
 2-800  Improving Private Sector Land Access (MKT1)
Chair: V. Palmade, Lead Economist, AFTFP, World Bank
Improving land policy for private sector development in Nigeria (Butler)
  Institutional investment in agricultural activities: Potential and pitfalls (Selby)
  Using 'doing business' as a catalyst for land policy reform: Burkina Faso (Toure)

R. Spee, Global Leader, IBM Plant Locations International


15:00 - 16:30 PM

 13-121    Land Govern. & Global Challenges of Food, Fuels, & Climate Change (GOV2)
Chair: J. Lingham, Policy Division, DFID
Addressing challenges of large-scale land acquisition for agric. production (Cotula)
  Drivers of investment in large-scale farming new & old: Evidence (Byerlee)
  Property rights to carbon in the context of climate change (Barnes)

 T. Ngaido, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI

10-100    Potential and Challenges of Land Markets (MKT2)
Chair: T. Oesterberg, Swedesurvey, Sweden

Making land markets work for all (Wallace)
Impact of legal changes on land market activity in China’s changing env. (Riedinger)
Measures to enhance trust in LAS and enhance proper use (Grover)
Measures to improve equal access to land res. & related benefits in Uganda (Ahene)
Discussants: T. Burns, Managing Director, Land Equity International, Australia
                    R. Mahoney, Principal, Mahoney Geomatics, UK
 2-800     Addressing Land Admin. & Mngt. Challenges at Country Level (SYS2)
Chair: P. Creuzer, President, UNECE WPLA
Large-scale adjudication based on aerial photog. in Namibia (Kapitango & Meijs)
  Establishing a land administration system: Rwanda (Sagashya & English)
  Urban land policies for the poor in East and Southern Africa (Silayo)
  D. Roberge, Director, Office Surveyor General of Quebec, Canada




17:00 - 18:30 PM


Land Governance at Country Level (GOV3)

Chair: J. Sanjak, Managing Director, MCC
The political economy of land policy reform: Mexico's PROCEDE (Gordillo de Anda)
  Legal & policy reforms to incr. security of tenure: Mozambique (Cossa & De Wit)
  Competing for urban land: Enhancing the bidding power by the poor (Napier)

Discussant: D. von Behaim, Land Tenure Advisor, GTZ

 10-100  Exploring the Different Dimensions of Land Markets (MKT3)
Chair: W. Martin, Lead Economist, DECRG, World Bank
Impacts of land certification on land market activity in Ethiopia (Holden)
  Land consolidation in Vietnam: Results from a randomized experiment (Do)
  Interaction between land and labor markets in China (Jin)
Land market functioning in Ethiopia: Impacts and determinants (Ali)

G. Kohlin, Associate Professor, Univ. of Gothenburg


  2-800 Securing (Individual or Communal) Rights to Marginal Lands (TNR1)
Chair: C. di Leva, Chief Counsel, LEGEN, World Bank

Collective forest tenure reform in China: Outcomes & implications (Xu)
Potential & pitfalls of communal tenure: Implications for South Africa (Cousins)
Coastal communities: Securing equitable access to land & natural res. (Dumashie)

 R. Meinzen-Dick, Senior Researcher, IFPRI
                    J. Bruce, President, LADSI

19:00 - 20:30 PM

MC Frnt LobbyReception 
     I. Bjork-Klevby, Deputy Executive Director, UN-Habitat
S. Enemark, President, FIG
M. Cackler, Acting Director, ARD, World Bank

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

8:30 - 10:00 AM
 13-121   Land Policy in Conflict- and Post-Conflict Settings (ACC1)
Chair: J. Blok, Policy Officer, Sust. Land Management, European Commission
Land policies and violent conflict: Towards addressing the root causes (Putzel)
  Potential contribution of land rights to recovery in DRC (Debroux, Bekhechi, & Topa)
  Dealing with land tenure in Iraq: Past failures and future opportunities (Stigall)

S. Fricska, UN Habitat
                    D. Batson, US Dept. of State


  10-100    Private Vendors & Universities: Contributions to Innovation & Devt. (SPS) 
Chair: M. Higgins, Dept. of Nat. Resources & Water, Queensland, Australia

C. Paresi, UNU School of Land Administration Studies, ITC/Kadaster
  P. Desjardins, Business Manager, GNSS Infrastructure Solutions, Trimble
K. Schibli, EMEA Director, Coordination & Projects, Leica Geosystems
B. Jones, Industry Manager, ESRI
  2-800   Spatial Planning and Urban Land Management (URB1)
 Chair: I. Greenway, Chief Survey Officer & Director, Operational Land &
             Property Service, Northern Ireland

Providing technical assistance on nat'l territorial planning leg.: Albania exper. (Dowall)
Improving land governance in urban settings: Approaches and experience (Rajack)
The role of land information in Bogota's land tax reforms (Uribe)

 M. Napier, Program Director, Urban Land Mark, South Africa
                    B. Kjellson, Nat'l Mapping, Cadastre & Land Reg. Auth., Sweden

  9-100    Women's LandAccess: Legal Reform, Enforcement, & Empowerment (ACC3)
Chair: E. Pehu, Adviser, ARD, World Bank
Women, land ownership, & econ. empowerment: Framework & issues (Meinzen-Dick)
  Do legal reforms really help women gain rights to land? (Giovarelli)
  Enforcement capacity: Challenges & opportun. integrating gender into Kosovo (Lamb)

A. Mauro, Program Officer, Latin America, International Land Coalition
                    B. Cousins, Director, PLAAS, South Africa

10:30 - 12:00 PM

 13-121   Technology for Low-Cost Land Rights Recognition & Nat. Res. Mngt. (TNR2)
Chair: Frits van der Wal, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Implementing the Social Tenure Domain Model: Ethiopia (Lemmen)   
 Real-time deforestation detection for enforcmnt. of forest reserves: Brazil (de Souza)
 A state-wide LIS for NRM & disaster monitoring (Krishna Murthy)
 Applying low-cost technologies in the field: Development of the talking titler (Barry)

  O. Larbi, Project Director, Ghana Land Admin.Project
                     D. Steudler, Ecole Polytech. Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland


 10-100  Mechanisms and Impact of Redistributive Land Reform (ACC2)
Chair: P. Munro Faure, Head, Land Tenure & Management Unit, FAO
Direct and indirect impacts of CARL in the Philippines (Balisacan & Bresciani)
 Impacts of market-assisted land reform in South Africa (Keswell)         
 What is needed to ‘complete’ land reforms in West Bengal? (Yadav & Jin)

 M. Kirk, University of Marburg, Germany


 2-800     Innovative Examples for Addressing Land Admin & Mngt. (SYS3)
Chair: W. Zakout, Sector Manager, ECSSD, World Bank
Experience from 10 Years of improving land administration in ECA (Adlington)
 China’s pilot rural land reg. scheme in context of current policy developments (Zhao)
 Using legal aid to empower rural women in Andra Pradesh: Experience (Hanstad)

M. Goldstein, Senior Economist, PRMGE & DECRG


12:00 - 14:00 PM

Room      Session
MC AtriumLunch speaker

Property rights and property wrongs: The cont'd relevance of land reform (Lipton)

14:00 - 15:30 PM


Implementing Land Govern. in Practice: Bringing Partners Together (GOV4)

Chair: K. Brooks, Sector Manager, AFTAR, World Bank
The AU/AfDB/ECA land policy initiative: Progress thus far and next steps (Kagwanja)
Implementing land policies on the ground: The role of the CAADP process (Bwalya)
 The French White paper on securing land rights & land governance (Vignacq)
 Land policy networks in SE Asia: How to make them more effective? (Chee Hai)
 Linkages btwn. land policy & food sec. in dev'ping countries (Farrington & Lingham)
 Increasing attention to land policy issues in donor programs: USAID's exper. (Myers)
 The FAO voluntary guidelines on land governance (Törhönen)
 Forging partnerships on a global land reporting initiative (Mauro)
 10-100  Assessing the Impact of Improved Tenure Security (TNR3)
Chair: G. Kohlin, Professor & Head, Envt. for Devt. Program, Univ. of Gothenburg
Credit market impact of land titling in Nicaragua (Chamorro & Carter)
 Investment impacts of land certification in Ethiopia (Alemu)
 Benefits from changing women’s inheritance of land: Hindu Succession Act (Goyal)

J. Sanjak, Managing Director MCC



 2-800   Improving Urban Land Policies  (URB2)
Chair: I. Bjork-Klevby, Deputy Executive Director, UN-Habitat
Developing urban indicators for managing mega cities (Kötter)
 Formalizing informal settlements in Eastern Europe: Lessons from exper. (Potsiou)
 Dealing with spatial diversity: Key land policy messages of the 2009 WDR (Freire)
 Formulating a sectoral approach to urban land policy: The case of Kenya (McLaren)

G. Ingram, President & CEO, Lincoln Institute for Land Policy



16:00 - 17:30 PM

 Room Session
H Aud  Taking the Land Policy Agenda Forward: Conclusions & Next Steps
Chair: J. Kagwanja, Economic Affairs Officer, UN-ECA
Land governance for the 21st century (Munro Faure & Onsrud)
 Building sustainable land administration systems (van der Molen)
 Securing social tenure for the poorest (Morden)
 Making land markets work for all (Sanjak)
 Improving access to land and shelter (Augustinus)
 Land governance for rapid urbanization (Durand-Lasserve)


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

NB: All post-conference workshops will take place in MC 13-121

From concept to implementation

8:30 - 9:30 AM

The General Concept and Plans for Its Implementation

Introduction and problem statement
S. Enemark, President, FIG

STDM: From design to implementation
C. Paresi, Director, UNU School for Land Administration Studies, ITC
C. Lemmen, Assistant Professor, ITC

UN-Habitat's role
R. Sietchiping, UN-Habitat

Possibilities for testing in Ethiopia

M. Allebachew, World Bank, Ethiopia Country Office

9:30 - 11:00 AM

Contributions from Key Experts

Institutional links
T. Burns, Managing Director, Land Equity International, Australia

Software development
K. Bell, Senior Land Specialist, East Asia & Task Manager, RALAS, World Bank

M. Torhonen, Land Tenure Office, FAO

Similarities and differences to other software

P. Rabley, President, International Land Systems, US



Building a better land administration system

14:00 - 15:15 PM

Opening and Keynote Address
Chair: P. van der Molen, Head, Kadaster International

Opening remarks
J. Roome, Sector Director, EASSD

Keynote address
J. Winoto, Head, Indonesian National Land Agency (BPN)

The multi-donor response and progress so far
K. Bell, Senior Land Specialist, East Asia & Task Manager, RALAS, World Bank

Project monitoring and civil society engagement

M. S. Shivakumar, RALAS Monitoring Specialist, World Bank

Findings of the RALAS Project Implementation and Beneficiary Assessment (PIBA)
R. Deutsch, Consultant

15:305 - 17:00 PM

Panel discussion on issues including land speculation, land acquisition, spatial planning, land allocation, re-settlement, the new Law on Governing Aceh, and the RALAS process

Closing remarks

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