Agenda

Agenda

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. Reception
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

Discussants:
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

Discussants:
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

Esri
Omidyar
Thomas Reuters
UN Habitat
Global Land Tool Network
USAID
Chemonics

In Collaboration with

IFAD
FAO
FIG
IFPRI
Landesa Rural Development Institute
Millenium Challenge Corporation