IGN FI will attend the 19th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty that will be held March 19 – 23, 2018 in Washington, DC, USA. (See the program of the conference). The 2018 conference theme will be:
Land Governance in an Interconnected World
This is the 4th time IGN FI attends this conference. At this occasion, presentations are made on its on-going land projects.
For this edition, specific focuses will be made on 2 or 3 particular aspects of the NLIS. The following issues will be addressed:
- How the initiative fits with the government & World Bank decentralization policies
- How the NLIS has increased revenue collection to ensure sustainability.
- How the NLIS can incorporate the registration Certificates of Customary Ownership (CCOs) and Communal Land Association (CLAs) as an innovative way to secure land tenure in customary settings and facilitate the delivery of land services at the most local level.
In addition an update of the on-going LIS project in Uganda will be made by the team and the MLHUD on scaling up from a pilot to a national system.
IGN FI has developed an expertise in this field that is recognised worldwide and is able to propose customised solutions adapted to each issue encountered. Hence the perimeter of its tailor-made projects includes legal and technical components as well as communication actions, training and change management, to ensure the sound adoption of the new technical tools by the administrative staff and also of the resulting new procedures by the end-users.
The “World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty” has become one of the largest international events on land governance, attracting over 1,300 participants in 2017 from governments, academics, civil society, and the private sector.