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The World Bank is pleased to announce the 17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty from March 14 to 18, 2016 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C. The conference theme is Scaling up Responsible Land Governance. Recording of rights for all is increasingly within reach, with services becoming more affordable and appropriate, making tenure more secure. Technology innovations make geospatial data increasingly accessible, along with the growth in capacity to automate processes and manage information, consumer feedback, and electronic payments. Experience with managing systematic registration at-scale and fit- for purpose approaches, participatory mapping, and other forms of crowd sourcing are expanding. The question is no longer whether it can be done but to guarantee inclusiveness, sustainability, reliability, keeping systems current, building capacity and to ensure that better land information and more tenure security contribute to wider societal goals. Achieving change requires policy space, leadership, courage and sustained effort over time. In particular, land needs to be fully integrated in country strategies, supported by the Finance and Development Ministries in order to transcend policy cycles. This edition of the conference will pay special attention to working at scale, mainstreaming innovations, and sustaining investments for greater impact. The Land and Poverty Conference 2016 smartphone app provides you with the most comfortable tool for planning your participation in the 2016 Land Conference. Browse the complete conference agenda, presentation dates and time directly from your phone or tablet and create your very own agenda on the fly.
Innovations Fair: Monday, March 14 and half day on Tuesday, March 15.
Opening Keynote: 5 pm on Monday, March 14 at Preston Auditorium
Closing Keynote: 4.30 pm on Thursday, March 17 at Preston Auditorium Closing Reception: 6- 8 pm on Thursday, March 17 in the Wolfensohn Atrium
MasterClasses Friday, March 18
- February 22, 2016 Initial release
- March 09, 2016 New version 1.01
- March 18, 2016 New version 1.02