With the 2018 World Bank Land and Poverty Conference around the corner, the Cadasta team is looking forward to connecting with colleagues from near and far. Year after year, the Land and Poverty Conference has proven to be excellent forum for learning about the latest research, interventions, and innovations in the land sector.
This year is a particularly exciting year for Cadasta with five staff members attending and participating in the conference. On Tuesday, March 20th, Cadasta CEO Frank Pichel will present a paper during the ‘Harnessing New Technology for Land Data Capture & Management’ panel from 10:30am – 12:00pm in MC 2-800 with partners from Kartverket (The Norwegian Land Agency) and Lantmäteriet (The Swedish Land Agency). Frank will also be presenting a paper entitled “What do communities want from land reform? A socio-technical exploration of community-led land rights documentation projects” with Kate Fairlie of Land Equity International and Serene Ho of KU Leuven from 2:00pm – 3:30pm in MC 7-100. In the same session, Cadasta Analyst David Palomino will be presenting with the Community Land Initiative (iTC-F) of Mozambique on Opportunities and Challenges for Combining Technology with Good Land Governance
On Friday, March 23rd, we will be presenting in two Master Classes. The first class, led by Cadasta partner ChromaWay is titled ‘Setting Up a Blockchain-Enabled Land Registry: Process, Technology, and Organizational Dimensions’ and will run from 9:00am – 10:30am in MC 2-800. The second class, hosted by Radiant Earth will be focused on ‘How to Discover Quick, Easy to use Remote Sensing Data that Makes a Difference for Land Rights’ and is to be held in MC C1-100 from 1:30pm – 3:00pm.
In addition to the panels and Master Classes, we are organizing a special campaign to shine a spotlight on women’s land rights.
Throughout the months of March and April, we are partnering with Land Portal and eleven other organizations to advocate for women’s land rights by spotlighting the stories of real women from around the world. The campaign will conclude with an interactive webinar on April 20th to highlight the critical links between securing women’s land rights and promoting sustainable development and will feature selected stories from the Her Land Her Story Campaign. We hope you can join us in bringing attention to the issue of women’s land rights by reading and sharing the stories and joining our webinar.
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 #LandConf2018 news, panels, and classes during the Land and Poverty Conference.