LANDAc Conférence 2019 : How to support transformations that work for people and nature?

du 04/07/2019 au 05/07/2019

The LANDac Annual International Conference “Land governance in transition” will take place on July 4 and 5, 2019 in Utrecht. It 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.

This year, the LANDac conference is about Land Governance in Transition: How support transformations that work for people and nature? Central questions revolve around 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? Particular questions relate to the different aspects of land governance, such as gender, food security, land tenure security, investments, conflict prevention and peace-building. 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?

This conference builds on nine years of LANDac Annual International Conferences where rural land debates were connected to the urban agenda, where land governance from an SDG starting point were explored, and where its role in issues of mobility, migration and displacement was examined . The 2019 Conference builds on these discussions to return to core questions about land governance and transformation.


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


To register, go to website here (deadline: May 15)