LANDac Annual International Conference 2017


Leave No One Behind: Setting the Land Agenda to 2030; 29th and 30th June 2017; Muntgebouw, Utrecht, the Netherlands

With key notes from:
Prof. Eric Sheppard – UCLA
Prof. Helga Leitner – UCLA
Duncan Pruett – Oxfam in Myanmar
Esther Mwaura – GROOTS International

And confirmed contributions from:
Danielle Hirsch – Both ENDS | Future Deltas – Utrecht University | LEGEND Programme – DFID | Billy Cobbett
– Cities Alliance | Anna Walnycki – IIED | Oane Visser – ISS | Eric Smaling – Dutch Member of Parliament | An
Ansoms – UC Louvain | Wytske Chamberlain – University of Pretoria | And many more…

Conference summary

LANDac’s Annual International Conference 2017 will look back over the decade since the land grab “hype” began, analysing the processes of transformations that have taken place in those locations where investments have been made and revisiting our understanding of the implications of these investment flows for food security, rural livelihoods and local development. We will also look forward in assessing new challenges in the field, such as land governance in the context of climate change and increasing urbanisation, and land in relation to the SDGs, using existing knowledge to set the land agenda to 2030 and ensure no one is left behind.

This conference takes the all-encompassing SDGs as a starting point to explore how land governance can contribute to meeting these targets, and ultimately help to end poverty in all its forms everywhere (Goal 1).
Providing people with secure and equal access to land is fundamental in realising this objective, and in reaching many other targets outlined SDGs.

Topics will include land governance in relation to food security, infrastructure development, displacement, migration and mobility, compensation and resettlement, cities and urban expansion, conflict and competing claims, natural resources and environmental protection, gender and generation, land administration and new technologies, climate change and resilience

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