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Opening Session

Land Conference

About the Conference 
Conference Program (pdf)
Conference Overview  
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Opening Session Videos 

Video recording for this event was generously
supported by Omidyar Network

Chair: 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

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  • Securing land rights for the poor: The case of Lesotho
    P. Sekatle Matumelo, Minister of Local Government, Kingdom of Lesotho

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Keynote Address

  • Robust property rights institutions to manage local and global commons: Lessons & Challenges
    E. Ostrom, Professor, Indiana University, Nobel Prize in Economics, 2009

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Complete Opening Session

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