Monday, April 23
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Opening Session

Chair: Justin Lin, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank, United States

Land as a key development issue: Insights and implications for the policy and research agenda
Presenter: Paul Collier, Professor of Economics, Oxford University, United Kingdom

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. more
Tuesday, April 24
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thematic Sessions
SEGS Workshop
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hands On Learning Lab
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Plenary I Session
Implementing good land governance in practice: Lessons from country level examples

Chair: Gregory Myers, Chair CFS Working Group on Voluntary Guidelines and Land Team Leader, USAID, USAID

Linking rural and urban land governance in Peru
Presenter: Miguel Sotelo Romero, Vice Minister of Housing and Urbanism, Peru

Improving land administration in the ECA region
Presenter: David Egiashvili, Land Administration Consultant, Professional Consulting Group, LLC, Georgia

National-local partnerships: A better approach to land management in the Philippines
Presenter: Henry Pacis, Deputy Executive Director, Land Administration & Management Project, DENR, Philippines

Institutionalizing good land governance: The Nigerian PTCLR
Presenter: Peter Adeniyi, Chair, Presidential Technical Commission on Land Reform, Government of Nigeria

Joan Kagwanja, Chief, Land Policy Initiative, UNECA
Paul Munro-Faure, Head, Land Tenure Division, FAO

Wednesday, April 25
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thematic Sessions
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hands On Learning Lab
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Plenary II Session -
New models of land acquisition in developing countries: How can communities benefit?

Chair: Marilou Uy, Senior Adviser to the Managing Director, World Bank, United States

Land acquisition for high value crops: Challenges from an operator's perspective
Presenter: James Cartwright, Director, VegPro Group, Kenya

How local communities benefit from private agricultural investments in SSA
Presenter: Susan Payne, COO, EmVest, Untied Kingdom

Structuring financial intermediation in agriculture to benefit local communities: Evidence and challenges
Presenter: Kate Geary, Policy Advisor, Oxfam

Involving smallholders in large scale rice production in Ghana: Business model and evidence
Presenter: Iggy Bassi, CEO, GADCO

Barbara Bramble, Chair of the Board, Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels, United States
Jean-Louis Kromer, Principal Officer, AfDB

Thursday, April 26
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Hands On Learning Lab
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Thematic Sessions
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closing Session

Chair: Anne-Marie Leroy, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank, United States

Improving land governance: Next steps for developing country governments
Presenter: Joan Kagwanja, Chief, Land Policy Initiative, UNECA, Ethiopia

How civil society can contribute to making good land governance a reality
Presenter: Nathaniel Don Marquez, Executive Director, Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC), Philippines

How the profession can help improve land governance on a broad basis: Specific next steps
Presenter: Teo Cheehai, President, FIG, Malaysia

How the private sector can contribute to improving transparency of land deals
Presenter: Bernd Schanzenbächer, Managing Partner, EBG Capital AG, Switzerland


With the Support of

Thomas Reuters
UN Habitat
Global Land Tool Network

In Collaboration with

Landesa Rural Development Institute
Millenium Challenge Corporation