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Annual International Conference

Annual International Conference

LANDac – the Netherlands Academy on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development – brings together researchers, policy makers, development practitioners and business professionals in the field of land governance and development. The LANDac Annual International Conference is an important periodic event for exchange, synergy and collaboration between these different actors. The conference takes place each year at the end of June or the beginning of July, and is followed by the LANDac Annual Summer School, a two-week course on land governance.

Currently, the conference builds on more than ten years of LANDac Annual International Conferences, where rural land debates were connected to the urban agenda, where land governance from an SDG starting point were explored, and where its role in issues of mobility, migration and displacement was examined. This year’s conference is themed ‘Governing land for the future – What (r)evolutions do we need?’ and we will focus on the future of land governance. It is time to ask some tough questions about our efforts so far and discuss what it takes to address current and future land governance issues. Pressures on land and other natural resources seem to be increasing, authoritarianism is omnipresent, and the violence against territorial defenders and human rights activists is increasingly worrying. Should we tune the instruments at our disposal (“evolution”)? Or do we need a more radical re-think (“revolution”)?

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