More than 1,400 participants gathered at this year’s Conference on Land and Poverty.
More than 1,400 participants gathered at this year’s Conference on Land and Poverty.
Photo: © Deepa Shivaram

31.03.2016

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At the recently held Conference on Land and Poverty, the central focus lay on the importance of women’s land rights as well as the relevance of fostering secure access to land rights for all. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) was one of the co-founders of the Conference.

The 17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty went under the overall theme “Scaling up Responsible Land Governance”, and took place from March 14th to 18th at the World Bank main complex in Washington D.C/USA. The conference paid special attention to “working at scale, mainstreaming innovations, and sustaining investments in land governance”. Furthermore, the participants had the opportunity to discuss “what can be done to guarantee inclusiveness, sustainability and reliability, build capacity and ensure that better land information and more tenure security contribute to wider societal objectives and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals”.

More than 1,400 representatives from governments, civil society, academia, the development community and the private sector registered for the conference to exchange information and conduct evidence-based dialogue on various aspects related to land policy and land management.

The aim of the conference was to foster dialogue based largely on the findings of current research activities and the lessons learnt from the implementation of land-related projects, both from a national as well as an international development co-operation perspective.

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