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LANDac Conference 2017

LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND: SETTING THE LAND AGENDA TO 2030 29th and 30th June 2017 Muntgebouw, Utrecht, the Netherlands LANDac’s Annual International Conference 2017 looked back over the decade since the land grab “hype” began, analysing the processes of transformations that have taken place in those locations where investments have been made and revisiting our understanding of the implications of these investment flows for food security, rural livelihoods and local development. It also looked forward in assessing new challenges in the field, such as land governance in the context of climate change and increasing urbanisation, and land in relation to the SDGs, using existing knowledge to set the land agenda to 2030 and ensure no one is left behind. Key notes included: Prof. dr. Eric Sheppard – UCLA Prof. dr. Helga Leitner – UCLA Duncan Pruett – Oxfam in Myanmar Esther Mwaura – GROOTS Kenya Prof. dr. Bert van der Zwaan – Rector Magnificus, Utrecht University And there were additional contributions from, among others: Danielle Hirsch – Both ENDS Eric Smaling – Dutch MP Future Deltas – Utrecht University Wytske Chamberlain – University of Pretoria An Ansoms – UCLouvain LEGEND Programme – UK DFID     On this page, you can find downloads related to the LANDac Annual International Conference 2017. The call for abstracts is available here.
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The full conference programme: LANDac Conference 2017 – PROGRAMME Presentations You can access PDF versions of the below presentations/session materials by clicking on the name of the presenter(s). Sessions are organised according to the time they took place (consult the programme to check). If your presentation is missing and you would like it to be included, please send it to Thursday 29 June Eric Sheppard & Helga Leitner – key note 1130 – 1300 Parallel I Policy and pracitioners’ round table on the urban land agenda for 2030 Chair: Emiel Wegelin, URBACT and Utrecht University Urban Policy and Practice Round Table – Concept Note Land expropriation Chair: Leon Verstappen, University of Groningen Expropriation for (radical) economic transformation:  political viewpoints & alternatives Hanri Mostert, South African Research Chair in Mineral Law at the University of Cape Town Expropriation from a comparative perspective: the results of an ongoing study on expropriation in 50 countries Nicholas Tagliarino, University of Groningen The Role of the Courts in Reviewing the Justification of an Expropriation  Bjorn Hoops, University of Groningen Responsible business Chair: Gerald Baltissen, KIT How to deal with subsidence in deltas? Chairs: Annelies Zoomers, LANDac and Utrecht University; Sanneke van Asselen, Future Deltas and Utrecht University Going down in fragmentation: Fragmented legal responsibilities and regulations to deal with land subsidence in China and The Netherlands Marleen Van Rijswick, Utrecht University Land subsidence in deltas: Causes and impacts Esther Stouthamer, Future Deltas and Utrecht University Water management solutions for land subsidence, consequences for land use and costs Simon Troost, Aveco de Bon Dealing with subsidence in deltas  Gilles Erkens, Utrecht University Living in the bottomless pit: The land user’s perspective on land subsidence in Indonesia Erlis Saputra, Utrecht University Land use planning for sustainable development Chair: Thomas Hartmann, Utrecht University Enhanced Land Use Planning in the Philippines – Paving the way towards achieving the SDGs? Lena Hohfeld, Gerald Leppert, and Malte Lech, DEval German Institute for Development Evaluation, Germany Missing the exit – Can binding land-use plans meet changing land use needs? Jutta Hesse, Thomas Hartmann and Tejo Spit, Utrecht University, Netherlands Scaling up women’s land rights in Africa: Steering Committee Panel Chair: Michelle Nuijen, LANDac 1400 – 1530 Parallel II Urban and peri-urban land governance Chair: Anna Walnyicki, IIED Tribal-Global impasse and an image of the contemporary Global city Mumbai Devshree Thankar, Leiden University Increasing access to land for shelter Gyorgy Sumeghy and Maria Luisa Zanelli, Habitat International Land for private sector social housing projects in Zumpango and Tecamac: An exploration of the peri-urban land market of Mexico City Wieke Smit, Utrecht University Life in Yangon’s peri-urban informal settlements – a case study of Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone Rebecca Groot, Utrecht University Land, displacement and mobility Chair: Griet Steel, LANDac and Utrecht University Land relations and migration in the Red River Delta region of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Dien, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Vietnam and Philippe Lebailly, Liege University, Belgium The Life We Lived: A Research on Land Confiscation and Livelihood Strategies of Farmers in the Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar Laurien Petri, Utrecht University Land expropriation, forced eviction and forced resistance in Taiwan Shih-Jung Hsu and Li-Min Liao, National Chengchi University Taipei Taiwan Land and Responsible Agricultural Investment: lessons and practical governance implications Chair: Frits van der Wal, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs LEGEND State of the Debate Report 2017: Promoting more inclusive Business in the context of the land governance agenda Laura German, University of Georgia Legal Empowerment in agribusiness investments: harnessing political economy analysis Philippine Sutz, International Institute for Environment and Development The scope for learning and innovation based on current responsible land investment and inclusive agri-business pilots: the LEGEND Challenge Fund learning framework Julian Quan, NRI University of Greenwich and LEGEND team leader What can recent portfolio overviews tell us about donor investments in land and agricultural investment and opportunities to improve coherence and impact? Giles Henley, Overseas Development Institute Land governance and environmental justice in the context of climate change Chair: Mucahid Bayrak, Utrecht University Green grabbing and the commodification of nature: Insights on the ‘ground’ Mucahid Bayrak, Utrecht University More Recognition More Value – The ASALs of today Ken Otieno, Global Rangelands Initiative Program The growth in Climate-Smart Agriculture: Implications for the 2030 land agenda Dhanush Dinesh, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Local livelihoods and customary land governance Chair: Jur Schuurman, LANDac The recognition of customary land rights: lessons from the Province of Bie in Angola Marco Orani, World Vision Inclusive development of tenure security and economic growth for Namibia’s communal areas Rosa Kashululu and Wino Mwilima, Namibia Ministry of Land Reform Impacts of Large Scale Foreign Land Acquisitions on Rural Households: Evidence from Ethiopia Giulia Barbanente, Erasmus University and Emma Aisbett, Hamburg University Chiefs, Farmers, Businessmen and Officials: On-the-ground Processes of Land Privatization in Burkina Faso Elizabeth Gardiner, The Ohio State University Gender Chair: Caroline Archambault, University of Leiden Empowered rural women as key drivers of sustainable development goals in the Colombian post-conflict times Natalia Cediel Becerra and Luis Carlos  Villamil-Jimenez, Universidad de la Salle  Bogotá 1600 – 1730 Parallel II Infrastructure and formalization Chair: Kei Otsuki, Utrecht University Infrastructure development in Beira, Mozambique Murtah Read, LANDac and Utrecht University Large infrastructure development in Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia: Marginalizing or promoting the locals? Rijanta, Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia Actors, Power Structures and Capital: Territorial Configuration in the Upper Río Negro Valley, North Patagonia, Argentina Rocío Herrera and Andreas Ch. Braun, The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Large-Scale Land Acquisitions and extractive industries: assessing challenges towards the SDGs Sara Balestri, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Land administration Chair: Jaap Zevenbergen, University of Twente Ukraine’s reform approaches to fight corruption and increase transparency in the sector of land administration Cristoph Konrad Gilgen, BVVG German AgriForest Privatization Agency  Detection and monitoring of agricultural land conversion using Copernicus Sentinels 1 and 2 Guido Lemoine, European Commission Blockchain-based digital land administration in Ghana Vincent Oberdorf, Utrecht University Building an intra-organizational and fit for purpose land rights policy: Comparison of successes, lessons learned and best practices across two projects David Betge, Christin Weigt and Hendrik Westerbeek, ZOA LANDac Learning platforms Chair: Gemma Betsema, LANDac and Shared Value Foundation Findings from the Kilombero Valley Emilinah Namaganda, Shared Value Foundation Round table discussion: The impact of Liquid Natural Gas investments in Northern Mozambique – thinking ahead Chairs: Griet Steel, LANDac and Utrecht University; Karin van Boxtel, Both ENDS Legal frameworks and land reform Chair: Jean duPlessis, GLTN Land acquisition by foreigners in Brazil: legal framework changes and recent tendencies Bastiaan Reydon, UNICAMP, Brazil Addressing the risks of weak laws to stem forest land conversion Caroline Haywood, ClientEarth Integrating Rural Development Planning and Land Reform in South Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects Mark Oranje and Jeannie van Wyk, University of Pretoria China’s mining conflicts and institutional credibility: An analysis of legal disputes Xiuyun Yang and Peter Ho, Delft University of Technology Monitoring and measurement Chair: Everlyne Nairesiae, UN Habitat Making global scale monitoring of land governance a reality Laura Meggiolaro, Land Portal Developing methodologies to monitor the land indicator Thea Hilhorst, World Bank Preliminary outcomes of online discussion: How do we measure perceptions on land tenure security? Everlyne Nairesiae, UN Habitat Land rights and access to land survey in Timor-Leste – a tool for evidence-based policy and advocacy Bernardo Almeida, Van Vollenhoven Institute, Leiden University _________________________________________________________________________________________ Friday 30 June 1100 – 1230 Parallel IV Land governance to end poverty Chair: Duncan Pruett, Oxfam Strategic urban planning in Khartoum: Ways forward to sustainable and pro-poor urban development in Sudan Amir Mirgani Abdelrahim and Salah Abukashawa, Ministry of Strategic Planning and Information, Khartoum State; Mohammed Nassur, Ministry of Physical Planning, Khartoum State Land reform for achieving SDGs in Benin Xavier Zola, National Agency of Land Benin The political economy of large-scale land deals and the human right to adequate food in Tanzania Atenchong Talleh Nkobou and Marcello De Maria, University of Reading Land, inequality and power in Latin America Stephanie Burgos, Oxfam Involving the local government sector in land projects, a case study from Benin Claire Decre, VNG International Informing policy on spatial impacts of peri-urbanization Panel chair: Monica Lengoiboni, University of Twente Global urbanization patterns from JRC’s urban atlas Richard Sliuzas, University of Twente and Thomas Kemper, JRC Using remote sensing to map/model urban expansion and population growth in sub-Saharan Africa Eleonore Wolff, Université Libre De Bruxelles Urbanization and agriculture: policy implications of urban growth René van Veenhuizen, RUAF Foundation Food security Chairs: Guus van Westen, LANDac and  Utrecht University; Ellen Mangnus, Utrecht University Follow the Food: Investment in agri-business and food security Ellen Mangnus and James Wangu, Utrecht University Improving food security in rural Java: Prospects and challenges of the local foods Rijanta, University Gadjah Mada Indonesia Assessing Relationships Among Land Security, Food Security and Land Privatization in Burkina Faso, West Africa Elizabeth Gardiner, The Ohio State University The impacts of climate change on food security: The case of maize in Chókwè District Mariam Abbas, Observatorio do Meio Rural (OMR) The Landscape Approach Chair: Lucy Oates, LANDac The need for locally embedded entry points for implementing integrated landscape approaches Mirjam Ros-Tonen, University of Amsterdam Landscapes and the Dutch government role Omer van Renterghem, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs The landscape approach, role of civil society Sjoerd Panhuysen, HIVOS Landscape governance as a framework for policy integration – illustrations from Rwanda Cora van Oosten, Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University and Research Land implications for governing waste for sustainable and inclusive development Chairs: Kei Otsuki and Femke van Noorloos, Utrecht University Community Participation in Solid Waste Management in Aruba Ben Bultrini, Utrecht University Grassroots initiatives for plastic recycling and the socio-spatial dynamics of power relations Chiao-Jou Lin, Utrecht University Plastic beaches and mountains of waste: An analysis of Bali’s waste management system through and ISWM framework that focuses on the stakeholder, their activities and the enabling aspects Bram Broeder & Erwin Noz, Utrecht University Everyday forms of land grabbing by local elites: power and resistance Chairs: An Ansoms and Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka, Université Catholique de Louvain Action theatre to study resistance to land grabbing : ethical and epistemological concerns An Ansoms and Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka, Université Catholique de Louvain 1330 – 1500 Parallel V Sustainable actions pave the way for a land governance agenda Chairs: Karin van Boxtel and Nathalie van Haren, Both ENDS New technology Chair: Christine Richter, University of Twente Monitoring Urban Expansion on Agricultural Lands in Egypt between 1986 and 2006: Asyut Governorate SMSSs as a Case Study Mahmood Abdelkader, University of Twente Addressing land rights challenges using high-resolution geospatial data and blockchain technology Kartik Kumar, SpatialTrust ITS4Land Mila Koeva, University of Twente New partnerships for the SDGs Chair: Monica Lengoiboni, University of Twente Participatory land-use planning and community maps in Indonesia: crowdsourcing essential tools for sustainable forest-land governance Michael Rice, Both ENDS Co-production of knowledge on water and land issues for socio-ecological decision-making: agro-urban challenges in Rafsanjani, Iran Sara Mehryar, University of Twente Participatory cartography Anouk Lodder, VNG International Researching large-scale land acquisitions through the ‘Zones of Intermediality’ Approach Sandra Evers and Josh Maiyo, VU University Amsterdam The missing link? A Review of land tenure registration in Burundi David Betge, Jean Pierre Irutingabo, Christin Weigt and Hendrik Westerbeek, ZOA Life on land: Land governance for environmental sustainability Chair: Mirjam Ros-Tonen, University of Amsterdam Legalizing the illegal: practices and mechanisms behind land and green grabbing in the Brazilian Amazon Sheila Da Silva Sens, Utrecht University Expansion of palm oil in Western and Central Africa Barbara Kuepper, Profundo Looking back: what transformations have taken place since the hype began? Chair: Oane Visser, ISS The Hague Farmland investment, climate risk and soil Oane Visser, ISS The Hague   Foreign land acquisition mechanisms: a comparison Angela Harding, Wytske Chamberlain and Ward Anseeuw, University of Pretoria and International Land Coalition Land grabbing: trends and developments according to Land Matrix data Wytske Chamberlain, Kerstin Nolte and Markus Giger, University of Pretoria Competing claims and the emerging nexus of conflict, private sector, and land governance Chair: Barbara Codispoti, Oxfam Novib 1530 – 1700 Closing plenary Plenary room Effective, accountable and inclusive institutions in land governance: How far did we get? Chairs: Gemma van der Haar and Mathijs van Leeuwen, Radboud University Nijmegen