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Second Arab Land Conference
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22nd February 2021 All Day Event
24th February 2021 All Day Event
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Second Arab Land Conference
22, 23 and 24 February 2021 Cairo, Egypt

Registration now open!

Download the programme here.

The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt is pleased to announce the Second Arab Land Conference to be organized under the patronage of the Egyptian Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities. The Conference will be organized by the Housing and Building National Research Centre represented by the Urban Training and Studies Institute (UTI) in partnership with UN-Habitat, the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), the World Bank, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the Dubai Land Department. The Conference will allow both in-person and virtual attendance and will take place on the 22, 23 and 24th February 2021 in Cairo, Egypt.

The Conference marks an important milestone in the roadmap towards establishing good land governance in the Arab region. The Conference will promote good land management and land administration by focusing on the priorities of the Arab Land Initiative: promote collaboration and coordination; develop and share knowledge; develop capacities of individuals and organizations; and support the implementation of land-related programmes and interventions. The Conference will be a platform to discuss countries experiences, present new research, foster high level support and ownership to tackle land governance, and to empower and develop the capacities of the land stakeholders from the region.

Experts and practitioners will have the opportunity to submit and present papers relevant to the eight topics of the conference:

  1. Land management and administration
  2. Modernization and reform of land and property registration
  3. Flexibility and adaptation of land management in time of crisis (climate change, epidemics, conflict)
  4. Access to land for women and vulnerable groups
  5. Efficient land use
  6. Technologies and smart solutions to enhance land management, land development and construction
  7. Policies to encourage the participation of private sector in land use planning and land management
  8. Capacity development


Registration is open now! You can find more information on how to register here.

Submission of Papers

Registered participants can submit papers to be presented at the conference. If you are interested to submit a paper, please download the Call for Papers document (in Arabic, French and English) and follow the guidance provided. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 14th December 2020.

Organization of Sessions at the Conference

Partners can organize masterclasses, side events and special sessions at the margins of the Conference. If your organisation is interested in submitting a proposal for a masterclass to be held on the last day of the conference, please download and fill the masterclass submission form (in Arabic, French and English). If your organisation is interested in organizing side events and special sessions at the margins of the Conference, please contact the conference organizers at the following email address: The deadline for submitting requests for masterclasses, side events and special sessions is the 10th of November 2020.

Further Information

For further information on the Second Arab Land Conference visit the Arab Land Initiative website or contact