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LANDac PHD Seminars

LANDac organises (bi)monthly PhD seminars in which PhD students in the Netherlands and Belgium – working on topics related to land governance / large-scale land acquisitions – can discuss their ideas and findings and receive feedback. The seminars take place primarily at Utrecht University.

Current schedule: 

The seminars are interesting for PhDs, MA students and other academics with an interest in land governance and development issues. Everyone is welcome to join, preferably sign up through landac.geo@uu.nl

Recent seminars:

Wednesday 26 June 2013  15.00-17.00  – Utrecht

Presentations:
Dimo Todorovski (ITC – UTwente) – Can land administration in post conflict environment facilitate the post-conflict state building? – A research problem.

Powerpoint presentation published here

Femke van Noorloos (Utrecht University) – Transnational land investment for tourism and real estate speculation.

Powerpoint presentation published here
Tuesday 5 February 2013  15.00-17.00

Marie Christine Simbizi (ITC Twente University) – Land tenure security for small holders in Sub-Sahara African context. Revisiting the concept.

Lucía Goldfarb (IDS Utrecht University / LANDac) – Expanding frontiers of land control. Soy expansion, and governance and changing territories in the Argentinean Chaco.

Wednesday 30 January  13.30- 16.00

Small informal brainstorm among PhD researchers about the role of the state (in different forms and at different levels) in facilitating or regulating ‘land grabs’ or large-scale land acquisitions, and/or in supporting and protecting populations.

Chair: Gemma van der Haar (WUR Disaster Studies)

Tuesday 11 December 2012  15.15-17.00

Babasola Olajide (Wageningen University)
Rising Challenges from Large-scale Land Acquisition on Local Food Security in South-West Nigeria

Giuseppe Cioffo (Université Catholique de Louvain)
Land grabs without land deals: the case of land use consolidation in Rwanda

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