Catalyzing Innovation: Cadasta at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference

With the 2019 World Bank Land and Poverty Conference around the corner, the Cadasta team is working hard to embody the conference theme of Catalyzing Innovation. With a series of stimulating panels and masterclasses on innovative technologies and our own major event, the seven Cadasta staff attending look forward to to connecting with colleagues from near and far. Year after year, the Land and Poverty Conference has proven to be an excellent forum for sharing and learning about the latest research, interventions, and innovations in the land sector.

This year is particularly exciting for Cadasta. We will celebrate a Launch and Reception event on Wednesday, March 27 from 6:00–8:00pm at Touchstone Gallery in DC that kicks off our 2.0 platform and new strategy. While enjoying a signature “Cadastanaut” cocktail and hor d’oeuvres, come learn about how our partners are using Cadasta’s new tools to secure land rights. We will be on the lookout for more partners as we share our plans for growth and impact with the broader community.

Also on March 27, Cadasta’s CEO Amy Coughenour will present “Why Innovation in Community Land Data Collection Matters” during the “Institutionalizing Bottom-up Monitoring” panel from 10:30am–12:00pm in MC 6-100. Program Specialist Anne Girardin will present that afternoon with our partners at ZOA International in the “Mapping Land Rights for Better Socio-economic Outcomes” panel from 3:35–5:15pm in MC 7-860.

On Thursday, March 28, join Chief Program Officer Frank Pichel to learn about our involvement in the historic Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission with our partners from Tata Trusts in the session entitled “Harnessing the Scope for Incremental Tenure Upgrading” in MC 4-100 from 2:00–3:30pm.

On the final day of the conference, we will be co-organizing two Master Classes. The first class will be a deep dive into the tools and approaches used to document the land rights of slum dwellers in Odisha State, India. The class will be held in MC 6-100 from 9:00–10:30am with our partners from Tata Trusts. The second masterclass will be co-hosted with Resource Equity and will focus on tools for documenting and empowering women in MC 9-100 at 1:30–3:00pm.

We look forward to a week of learning and connection and encourage you to follow our twitter account to get the latest on all of Cadasta’s #LandConf2019 news, panels, classes, and launch event throughout the Land and Poverty Conference.

Update: For photos from the World Bank conference and Cadasta’s launch event, click here.