The LANDac Annual International Conference “Land governance in transition” took place on July 4 and 5, 2019 in Utrecht. It offered a podium for researchers, practitioners and private sector represen-tatives interested in land governance for equitable and sustainable development. The 2019 conference looked at land governance through the lens of transformations.
In 2019 the LANDac conference was about Land Governance in Transition: How to support transformations that work for people and nature? Central questions revolved around the long-term dynamics around land, water and food production. How is land governance itself transformed, as it seeks to respond to changing circumstances? And how is learning and knowledge building about these dynamics developing, what are promising concepts and tools? Particular questions relate to the different aspects of land governance, such as gender, food security, land tenure security, investments, conflict prevention and peace-building. In a fast-paced world of short-term projects and funding, how can we learn from past and current transitions, build sustainable partnerships and networks, and allow for seeds of innovation to bear fruit?
This conference built on nine 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. The 2019 Conference built on these discussions to return to core questions about land governance and transformation.
Join us on 3 July 2019: Pre-conference welcome drink, pre-registration and documentary screening
Join us on July 3rd at 19:00 at Kargadoor, Utrecht City Centre, for a pre-conference welcome drink, pre-registration for the conference and the documentary screening of This Land, in cooperation with the Land & Accountability Research Centre.
Other pre-conference side-events
More information on the side-events:
|Prof. Pauline Peters
Sr. Research Fellow – Centre
for International Development,
Dr. Lorenzo Cotula
Principal researcher – IIED
Executive Director – GROOTS
CEO/National coordinator– UNYFA (National Federation of
|Dr. Eugene Chigbu
Research Scientist – TU Munich & GLTN Training and Research Cluster Lead
National Coordinator – PAKISAMA
National Confederation and
Movement of Peasant
Dr. Cecilia Tacoli
Principal researcher – IIED
Conference themes 2019
Based on the received session proposals, LANDac presents seven conference themes for 2019:
LANDac welcomes innovative and original ideas; if you have suggestions for materials to present or exhibit at the conference – such as short films, interactive websites, photos, posters – please contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In collaboration with the MDPI Open Access journal Land, LANDac has published three open access papers on ‘Land Governance in Transition: How to support transformations that work for people and nature?’:
The 2019 Conference report and key insights are available here:
Also have a look at the following news items and blogs written by our session organisers and participants:
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