From 4 July 2019 09:00 to 5 July 2019 18:00

LANDac conference: Land governance in transition

On the 4th and 5th of July, LANDac – The Netherlands Land Academy – is organizing its Annual International Conference 2019 on Land Governance in Transition: How to support transformations that work for people and nature? The conference offers a podium for researchers, practitioners and private sector representatives interested in land governance for equitable and sustainable development.

The 2019 Conference looks at land governance through the lens of transformations: what are the long-term dynamics around land, water and food production? How is land governance itself transformed, as it seeks to respond to changing circumstances? And how is learning and knowledge building about these dynamics developing, what are promising concepts and tools? In a fast-paced world of short-term projects and funding, how can we learn from past and current transitions, build sustainable partnerships and networks, and allow for seeds of innovation to bear fruit?

Key note speakers

  • Prof. Pauline Peters Sr. Research Fellow - Centre for International Development, Harvard University
  • Dr. Lorenzo Cotula Principal researcher - IIED
  • Fridah Githuku Executive Director - GROOTS Kenya
  • Denis Kabiito CEO/National coordinator - UNYFA National Federation of Ugandan Farmers
  • Dr. Eugene Chigbu Research Scientist - TU Munich & GLTN Training and Research Cluster Lead
  • Raul Socrates National Coordinator - PAKISAMA National Confederation and Movement of Peasant Organizations
  • Dr. Cecilia Tacoli Principal researcher - IIED

Conference themes 2019

  1. Inclusive Land Governance: Gender and Migration
  2. Urban Land Dynamics, Infrastructure and Deltas
  3. Community Rights: Climate Change and Natural Resource Management
  4. Realities of Dispossession, Displacement and Resettlement
  5. Land Governance and Agribusiness
  6. Land Governance in Practice: Approaches and Tools
  7. Land Governance and New Technologies

Summer school

The conference happens back to back with the LANDac/Utrecht University Summer School Land Governance for Development which will take place 8-19 July 2019 in Utrecht. For more information, and to register, please visit the Utrecht Summer School website. Summer School participants may join the conference free of cost.

LANDac is a partnership led by, and based at, the International Development Studies (IDS) Group of Utrecht University. Other partners include: the African Studies Centre Leiden, Agriterra, the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Land Portal, Oxfam Novib, Royal Haskoning DHV, VNG International and Wageningen University.

Start date and time
4 July 2019 09:00
End date and time
5 July 2019 18:00
Entrance fee
€200 (€100 for BSc and MSc students upon proof of a valid student ID).