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Conference Program Details

Land Conference

Washington, DC
April 26 and 27, 2010

Large Scale Agricultural Investment (ACQ)

ACQ1 | ACQ2 | ACQ3 | ACQ4 | ACQ5 | ACQ6 | ACQ7 | ACQ8

Land Governance (GOV)

GOV1 | GOV2 | GOV3 | GOV4 | GOV5 | GOV6 | GOV7 | GOV8

Research and Capacity Building (CAP)

CAP1 | CAP2 | CAP3 | CAP4 | CAP5 | CAP6 | CAP7 | CAP8

Expanding Urban Land Supply: What Works?
(Follow-up event, Wednesday, April 28)

About the Program 
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Logistical Information 
Conference Overview 
Opening Session Videos 






Monday, April 26, 2010

08:30 - 10:00

MC 13-121ACQ1: Is there a global land rush?
H. Kifle, Chief Development Strategist, IFAD
The global land rush: Getting down to the facts
K. Deininger, Land Tenure Adviser, ARD, World Bank
 Results from action-oriented research on large scale agricultural investments led by civil society
M. Taylor, Land Policy Programme Manager for Africa, ILC Secretariat, Rome
A regional perspective on principles for resonsible agro-investment: OECD's West African case studies
L. Hitimana, Agriculture Economist, Sahel and West Africa Club, OECD

Operationalizing the principles for responsible agro-investment through a knowledge platform and toolkit
J. Lamb, Senior Agribusiness Specialist, ARD, World Bank

MC 2-800

GOV1: Moving towards 'land inforamtion 2025': Next Steps
R. Mahoney, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London
 From cadastre to land governance: the changing role of land professionals in support of the global agenda
S. Enemark, Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark
 From LADM/STDM to spatially enabled society: a vision for 2025
H. Uitermark, Visiting Scientist, ITC
 Global position infrasturctures and their relevance to building sustainable land administration systems
M. Higgins, Department of Natural Resources & Water, Queensland Governmant, Australia
 Helping to meet the software needs for low-cost land administration
M. Torhönen, Land Tenure Officer, FAO
 K. Bell, Senior Land Policy Specialist, World Bank
 P. Rabley, President, International Land Systems US

MC 9-100

CAP1: Improving women’s land access: Options and lessons
M. Verveer, Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues, USA
 Does inheritance law reform increase women’s access to assets? Evidence from South India
A. Goyal, World Bank
 Policy reform towards gender equality in Ethiopia: Little by little the egg begins to walk
A. Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow, International Food & Policy
Research Institute (IFPRI)
 Legal assistance and women’s land rights in Andhra Pradesh: Designing a policy evaluation
T. Hanstad, President, Rural Development Institute (RDI)
 C. Doss, Senior Lecturer, Yale University

10:30 - 12:00

J. Lin, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, World Bank
Opening Remarks
Facilitating land access and agricultural investment: The role of international institutions
K. Nwanze, President, IFAD
Securing land rights for the poor: The case of Lesotho
P. Sekatle Matumelo, Minister of Local Government, Kingdom of Lesotho
 Keynote Address
 Robust propoert rights institutions to manage local and global commons: Lessons & Challenges
E. Ostrom, Professor, Indiana University, Nobel Prize in Economics, 2009

13:00 - 14:30

MC 13-121 ACQ2: Large scale agricultural investment: Country perspectives 
P. Collier, Professor of Economics, Oxford University
 Strengthening economic evaluation and data for large scale investments in Mozambique: Key lessons
R. Albino, Director, Center for Agricultural Promotion (CEPAGRI), Republic of Mozambique
 The Government's roles in attracting viable agriculturalinvestment: Experience from Ghana
K. Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture, Republic of Ghana
 An innovative public-private partnership for national food security and sustainable RAI
N. Al Hajri, Chairman, Hassad Food, Qatar
 L. del Castillo, Co-Chair, International Land Coalition

MC 2-800

GOV2: Towards better land governance: Lessons learned and way forward
R. Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
The voluntary guidelines for good governance of land & natural resources: Content, process & next steps
P. Munro-Faure, Head, Land Tenure & Management Unit, FAO
Using the land governance assessment framework (LGAF): Lessons and next steps
H. Selod, Senior Economist, ARD, World Bank
Using the LGAF to feed into the domestic policy dialogue: Lessons from Benin’s experience
J. Tonato, Associate, Impact Consultants, Benin
 Applying the LGAF to Peru: Substantive insights and local follow up
V. Endo, Executive Director, Administracion del Territorio, Peru
W. Zimmerman, Land Tenure Adviser, GTZ
 M. Niasse, Director, International Land Coalition, Rome

MC 9-100

CAP2: Putting land institutions in context
J. Sanjak, Managing Director, MCC
The theory and policy of contractual registers
B. Arrunada, Professor, University Pompeu Fabra
 Going digital: Credit effects of land registry computerization in India
K. Deininger, Land Tenure Adviser, ARD, World Bank
Land reform in Africa: No-intervention agreements
G. Köhlin, Director, Environment for Development, University of Gothenburg
A. Teyssier, CIRAD Montpellier

15:00 - 16:30

MC 13-121  ACQ3: Social and environmental aspects of large scale agricultural investments
C. Fisiy, Director, Social Development, World Bank
Do outgrower schemes improve local livelihoods? Evidence from Zambia
D. Gumbo, Regional Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research
(CIFOR), Zambia
Social impact of large scale agro-investments in the FSU: Lessons from Ukraine’s experience
I. Gazizulin, Senior Analyst, International Centre for Policy Studies, Ukraine

Large scale land concessions in Liberia: Has the renegotiation process improved social outcomes?
S. Gotomo, Executive Director, Making Enterprises Ltd., Liberia

C. Planҫon, Land Policy Specialist, French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
 G. Myers, Senior Land Tenure and Property Rights Specialist, USAID

MC 2-800

GOV3: Land Commissions
D. Jacovella, Assistant Deputy Minister,
Canadian International Development Agency
 Land reform in Nigeria: Progress, problems, and prospects
A. Mabogunje, Chairman, Presidential Technical Commission on Land
Reform, Government of Nigeria
 Dealing with land relations in Liberia: The land commission’s approach and agenda
O. Brandy, Chairman of the Land Commission, Republic of Liberia
 The emerging research agenda on land in Liberia
J. Carter, Co-Director, Institute for Research, University of Liberia
 Competing conceptions of customary land rights registration (PFRs in Benin): Methodological, policy, and polity issues
P. Lavigne-Delville, Anthropologist, Senior Research Officer on Land Policies, Research (GRET)
J. Sanjak, Managing Director, MCC

MC 9-100

CAP3: Towards a broader perspective on land issues
M. Mora, Secretariat for Political Affairs, Organization of American States

Where there is no government: Using community mechanisms for land rights enforcement
S. Joireman, Professor, Wheaton College

 The effect of land market restrictions on employment pattern and wages: Evidence from Sri Lanka
F. Shilpi, Development Research Group, World Bank
 Initial impacts of land reform in Malawi
X. del Carpio, Independent Evaluation Unit, World Bank
V. Hoffmann, Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics,
University of Maryland
 A. Zoomers, Professor, Utrecht University
 C. Augustinus, Chief, Land Tenure & Property Administration, UN Habitat

16:45 - 18:15

MC 13-121  ACQ4: Large scale agricultural investment: Social, economic, and environmental impacts
I. Pswarayi-Riddihough, Sector Manager, Environment & NRM, Africa Region
Establishing a framework for transferring public land
M. Hernandez, Project Head Agriculture and Capital Market, Proinversion,
 Whose land are you giving away, Mr. President?
L. Alden Wily, Independent Consultant, Nairobi
 Plantation expansion in Papua, Indonesia: Likely impacts on the largest remaining forested lanscape in the Asia Pacific
K. Obidzinski, Scientist, CIFOR
 J. Linsday, Senior Counsel, LEGEN, World Bank

MC 2-800

GOV4: Reducing deforestation in the Amazon: Environemntal planning & consumer pressure
J. Ranganathan, Vice President of Science and Research, World Resources
Institute (WRI)
 Implementation and enforcement of environmental planning in Para: Lessons for others and next steps
J. Benatti, President, Instituto de Terras do Para (ITERPA), Para, Brazil
 Integrating environmental and social sustainability into agricultural commodities value chains
L. F. Guedes Pinto, Executive Director, Imaflora, Brazil
 M. Lundell, Sector Manager, LCSAR, World Bank
C. Klink, Agriculture Team Leader, The Nature Conservancy, Brazil

MC 9-100

CAP4: Broader implications of land distribution and inequality: New evidence on old issues
 G. Feder, IFPRI
 The far-reaching impact of land inequality on public good provision: Evidence from US counties
D. Vollrath, University of Houston
 Do property titles increase credit access among the urban poor?
M. Torero, Director, Markets & Trade Division, IFPRI
 Are there efficiency costs to continued land reform legislation? The case of West Bengal
S. Jin, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
M. Goldstein, Senior Economist, World Bank
J. Conning, Professor, City University of New York
18:15 – 19:00 pm
Preston AuditoriumBOOK LAUNCH
 Opening remarks
 J. Voegele, Director Agriculture & Rural Development, World Bank
 Land Administration for Sustainable Development
S. Enemark, Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark
 Uncharted Territory: Land, Conflict and Humanitarian Action
S. Pantuliano, Head, Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development
Institute (ODI), UK
 One Billion Rising: Law, Land and the Alleviation of Global Poverty
T. Hanstad, President, Rural Development Institute (RDI)
 Closing remarks
 D. Gruscynski, Associate Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
18:30 – 21:00 pm

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

08:30 - 10:00

MC 13-121  ACQ5: The policy framework governing large scale agricultural investments
J. Howard, Executive Director, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
 Governance of large scale agricultural investments in Africa: The case of Ethiopia
I. Tamrat, Managing Director, Multi-Talent Consultancy PLC, Ethiopia
Governance of large scale agricultural investments in Africa: The case of DRC
A. Mpoyi, Executive Director, Council for Environmental Defense by Legality
& Traceability
 FDI in land and the need to establish a concession inventory: The case of Lao PDR
O. Schoenweger, Land Tenure Adviser, GTZ Laos

Mainstreaming land observatories in Africa: Potential roles for regional organizations
I. Dare, Director, West African Economic and Monetary Union

 D. Gustafson, Director, FAO Liaison Office for North America
K. Hornberger, Investment Policy & Promotion Specialist, IFC

MC 2-800

GOV5: Options for low-cost registration in local regions: Lessons from recent experience
R. Pertev, Agriculture Policy Advisor, Global Donor Platform for Rural
 Statutory recognition of customary land rights: Legal and empirical issues
R. Knight, Attorney, International Development Law Organization (IDLO),
Pilot implementation of systematic low-cost demarcation in rural Tanzania
T. Burns, Land Equity International
Using satellite data to secure rights and guide land use planning in India
Y. V. N. Krishnamurthy, Director, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Hyderabad
 D. Grusczynski, Associate Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
N. Taylor, Vice President, International Land Systems

MC 9-100

CAP5: Land and conflict
C. Biebesheimer, Chief Counsel, LEGJR, World Bank
 Integrating land issues into post-conflict response: Case study evidence and implications 
S. Pantuliano, Head, Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development
Institute (ODI), UK
 The contribution of land to recent violence in Kenya: Implications for the ongoing land policy dialogue
I. Mwathane, Director, Land Development & Governance Institute (LDGI), Kenya
 Challenges for land administration in the Pacific
D. Adler, Governance Specialist and Rod Nixon, Consultant, World Bank
 A. Norton, Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank

10:30 - 12:00
MC 13-121  ACQ6: Large scale agricultural investment: Perspectives by different types of investors
S. Inoue, Deputy Director, Economic Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Government of Japan
 Can sustainability, social responsibility, and profitability be reconciled? A farm operator’s perspective
A. Preusche, Chairman, NFD Agro
 Large farm agriculture in Africa: An institutional investor’s perspective
S. Payne, CEO, Emergent Asset Management
Global developments in agricultural land markets
P. de Laperouse, Managing Director, HighQuest Partners LLC/Soyatech LLC
 Farming in the Southern Cone: Sustainable development model
A. Lopez, Technical and Environment Manager, AdecoAgro
 P. Labaste, Lead Agriculture Economist, World Bank

MC 2-800

GOV6: Building capacity for land policy analysis: Moving towards South-South collaboration
S. Enemark, President, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
 Integration of land policies into CAADP roundtables: Evidence and implications for research
J. Kagwanja, Program Officer, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
 Fostering South-South collaboration in capacity building
M. Rukuni, Professor, University of Zimbabwe and COMESA
 Land in the AERC’s program on agricultural economics: Key analytical issues
W. Kosura, Professor, University of Nairobi and African Economic Research
Council (AERC)
 The role of land rights observatories in stimulating monitoring of trends
H. Ouedraogo, Land Policy Adviser, AU/ECA
B. Koppers, Program Manager, East and West Africa, HTSPE Ltd.
T. Pickardt, Land Management Adviser, German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

MC 9-100

CAP6: Impact of land administration interventions
 W. Martin, Sector Manager, DECRG, World Bank
 Low cost titling in Africa: Land tenure regularization in Rwanda
E. Nkurunziza, Head, National Land Center, Republic of Rwanda and
A. Locke, Project Director, HTSPE
 Land tenure reform in Rwanda: Pilot impacts and strategy for national roll-out
D. Ali, DECRG, World Bank
 Long-term impacts from communal land rights registration: The case of Mexico’s ejido reform
M. Gonzalez-Navarro, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, UC Berkeley
 Impact of land registration and certification on land border conflicts in Ethiopia
S. Holden, Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
 O. Larbi, Project Director, Ghana Land Administration Project,
Republic of Ghana

13:30 - 15:00

MC 13-121  ACQ7: Facilitating a fair deal: The role of civil society (and governments)
K. Pfeifer, Head of Research, OXFAM America
The potential (and limitations) of civil society to help secure community rights: Lessons from Peru
M. Benavides, Sub-director, Instituto de Bien Comun (IBC), Peru
 Governance of large scale agricultural investments in Africa: The case of Zambia
A. Mulolwa, Professor, University of Zambia
 Towards sustainable biofuel development: Assessing the local impacts of large scale foreign land acquisitions in Ghana
G. Schoneveld, Associate Expert, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
 N. Marquez, Executive Director, Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform &
Rural Development
 H. Liversage, Land Tenure Adviser, IFAD

MC 2-800

GOV7: Land in the urban agenda
R. Buckley, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation
 Using land registration as a tool to generate municipal revenue: Lessons from Bogota
F. Ruiz, Head of Valuation, S. Soler, Chief IT Officer, & G. Vallejo, City of Bogota
 Land in the World Bank’s urban strategy: Implications for technical and financial support
R. Rajack, Senior Urban Development Specialist, FEUUR, World Bank
 Long-term prospects in land and tenure in sub-Saharan Africa
A. Durand-Lasserve, Director of Research, National Centre of Scientific
Research, France
 Revising urban planning laws in South Africa and Zambia: Implementation and impacts 
S. Berrisford, Consultant, University of Cape Town & University of Sheffield
 R. Sietchiping, Global Land Tool Network Project Officer, UN-Habitat

MC 9-100

CAP7: Will corporate farming eliminate smallholder agriculture? Towards a research agenda
M. Cackler, Sector Manager, ARD, World Bank
Large vs. small scale agriculture: Towards a conceptual framework and research agenda
D. Byerlee, World Bank
Land availablity and investments for sustainable (agricultural) development in food insecure countries
M. Shah, Program Director, Qatar National Food Security Program
The emergence of large scale agricultural production in Ukraine: Lessons and perspectives 
A. Lissitsa, President, Ukrainian Agribusiness Club
 A. Engel, Division Chief Agriculture, GTZ

15:30 - 17:00
Preston Auditorium ACQ8: Standards & contracts: Can they ensure RAI contributes to food security and sustainability
E. Cousin, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Food Agencies
 Lessons from EITI’s governance structure for responsible agricultural investment
A. Ravat, Program Manager, EITI, World Bank
 Regulating land acquisition: What are the risks and how well do existing standards address them?
R. de Man, International consultant, Sustainable Business Development
 Enforcing industry codes of conduct: Challenges and lessons from other sectors
W. Kiene, Former Chairman of the World Bank Inspection Panel (2007-2009)

A. Ries, Head, Programme on Food Security, Swiss Agency for
Development & Cooperation
J. Mooney, Food Aid Business Manager, Olam America

MC 13-121

GOV8: The role of land administration in facilitating a low-carbon development strategy: Guyana
M. Bukuru, Chief of UNCCD Liaison office, United Nations Headquarters
 Guyana’s low carbon development strategy (LCDS): Key issues and challenges
A. Bishop, Adviser on Land and Environment, Guyana Forest Service
 The role of land administration in facilitating a LCDS: Process in Guyana and broader lessons
M. Childress, Senior Land Adminsitration Specialist, World Bank
How can clean development become economically attractive? Role of the Forest Carbon Partnership Fund
K. Andrasko, Senior Methodology Specialist, ENVCF, World Bank
 J. Munoz, Lead Rural Development Specialist, ARD, World Bank

MC 9-100

CAP8: Improving natural resource tenure
J. Hatcher, Manager, Global Programs, Rights and Resources Initiative
 Micro-effects of forest tenure reform in China
X. Jintao, Professor, Peking University
Improving land tenure security in Uganda: Initial evidence
R. Meinzen-Dick, IFPRI and C. Doss, Yale University
 Natural resource tenure reform in the context of climate change: Evidence and emerging hypotheses
M. Kirk, Professor, University of Marburg, Germany
 Alemu Mekonnen, Addis Ababa University

17:15 - 18:00
Preston AudOfficial Closing 

Action points: Next Steps

 Chair: I. Bjork-Kleuby
 Land scale agricultural investment
A. Ries & L. Hitimana
 Land governance
H. Ouedraogo & R. Birner
 Research and capacity building
J. Kagwanja & G. Kohlin
 Closing address
K. Deininger, Land Tenure Adviser, ARD, World Bank



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

09:00 - 12:00

1st Meeting of FAO Advisory Committee on Voluntary Guidelines for Land and Natural Resources (by invitation only)

09:00 - 17:00

International Workshop on Expanding Urban Land Supply:
What Works?

9:00 – 10:15
MC 9-100

Greeting the 800 pound gorilla on the way in: Understanding the political economy of constrained urban land access

B. Levy, Advisor, PRMPS, World Bank (tbc)


The Case of Nairobi
P. Ngau, Chairman, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, University of
Nairobi, Kenya and J. Klopp, Assistant Professor of International and
Public Affairs at Columbia University, NY
The Case of Mumbai
A. Pethe, Director, Dept. of Economics, University of Mumbai, India and
S. Barhate, Consultant, World Bank

J. Ahmad, Sector Manager, AFTUW, World Bank

10:30 – 12:15
MC 9-100

How to expand urban land supply through direct intervention?

Chair: N. V. Jagannathan, Sector Manager, EASIN, World Bank (tbc)
Is land pooling viable for broader application?
S. Ballaney, Environmental Planning Collaborative, Ahmedabad
Is it feasible to establish Rights of Way for future city expansion?
R. Goethert, Professor, MIT & G. Arboleda, Independent Housing
How to make auctions of public land successful?
O. Kaganova , Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute

T. Keicho, Senior Urban Environment Specialist, SASDU, World Bank
A. Ortiz, Senior Urban Economist, MNSUR, World Bank (tbc)

12:30 – 2:00
MC 9-100

Book Launch: Urban Land Markets 

Chair: Z. Allaoua, Director, FEU, World Bank
Improving Land Management for Successful Urbanization
S. Lall, Senior Economist, FEUUR, World Bank
G. Ingram, CEO and President, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
M. Fay, Chief Economist, SDNVP, World Bank

14:30 – 15:45 MC 9-100

Digging deeper into the tool box: What works, where?

Chair: W. Cobbett, Program Manager, Cities Alliance
Experience with less conventional land policy tools and regulatory simplification
G. K. Payne, Geoffrey Payne and Associates, London
What should today's Sites and Services projects look like?
R. Chavez, Consultant, World Bank
C. Augustinus, Chief, Land Tenure & Property Administration, UN Habitat

Parallel Working Groups to Finalize Policy Notes

16:00 - 17:00

Transferable Development Rights
R. Buckley, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation
Guided Land Development
R. Chavez, Consultant, World Bank
Community Land Trusts 
A. Durand-Lasserve, Senior Fellow, CNRS, Paris
Land Pooling 
S. Ballaney, Environmental Planning Collaborative, Ahmedabad

17:00 – 17:30
MC 9-100

Next Steps

Chair: A. Joshi-Ghani, Economics and Urban Development, World Bank
Short Report from Breakout Sessions
R. Buckley, R. Chavez, A. Durand-Lasserve, S. Ballaney
Next Steps
R. Rajack, Senior Urban Development Specialist, FEUUR, World Bank

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