Driving Change, Securing Tenure

Innovations in Land & Property Rights

When

May 31, 2017 - June 1, 2017

8:30 am - 5:45 pm

Where

New America

740 15th St NW #900

Washington, D.C. 20005

A new series of case studies authored by researchers at Princeton University’s Innovations for Successful Societies program profiles recent initiatives to strengthen tenure security and reform land registration systems in seven countries: South Africa, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Kyrgyzstan.

Marking the launch of this series, New America’s Future of Property Rights initiative is hosting a two-day workshop to highlight key lessons and provoke thinking about implications for property rights innovations around the world.

Wednesday, May 31 - Day 1 features TED-style presentations from the case protagonists—the people who actually led the reforms—as well as an expert panel discussion about new practices and technologies in land and property rights.  Day 1 will be live-streamed.

Thursday, June 1 - Day 2 brings together a group of educators and practitioners to build a global network around property rights case teaching and development.

Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Stair, CEO, National Land Agency Jamaica
  • Elgin Farewell, President & CEO, Teranet Inc. Ontario, Canada
  • David Mayson, Director, Phulisani NPC (Western Cape) 
  • Kathryn Ewing, Director, Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading Cape Town, South Africa
  • Emídio de Oliveira Noormahomed, Executive Director, Cooperativa para Terras Comunitárias, Mozambique
  • Jodi Cant, CEO, Landgate (Western Australia)
  • Grenville Barnes, Professor of Geomatics, University of Florida
  • Noel Taylor, Co-founder & former CEO, Cadasta
  • Chris Jochnick, CEO, Landesa
  • Nana Ama Yirrah, Founder, COLANDEF


8:30 AM
Registration
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Introduction to the Day
Anne-Marie Slaughter CEO, New America
Peter Rabley Venture Partner, Omidyar Network
Jennifer Widner Professor of Politics & International Affairs, Princeton University
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Innovations Spotlight: South Africa
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Break
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Innovations in Land Registries
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch

RSVP Required

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Innovations in Securing Rural Land Rights
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Q & A with the Case Researchers & Authors
Dr. Leon Schreiber Senior Research Specialist, ISS
Maya Gainer Senior Research Specialst, ISS
Michael Graglia Future of Property Rights Initiative, New America (moderator)
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Break
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Discussion Panel
Grenville Barnes Professor of Geomatics, University of Florida-Gainesville
Noel Taylor Co-Founder and Former CEO, Cadasta
Chris Jochnick President and CEO, Landesa
Nana Ama Yirrah Executive Director, COLANDEF
Yuliya Panfil Property Rights Associate, Omidyar Network (moderator)
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Closing Remarks
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
Network Reception
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Introduction & Goals for the Day

Overview of how ISS develops and uses the case studies and the potential for building a network around property rights case teaching and case development. 

Jennifer Widner Professor of Politics & International Affairs, Princeton University
Michael Graglia Future of Property Rights Initiative, New America
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
How Cases Travel (and why they should)

Sharing experience and lessons learned from growing the Global Business School Network across Africa and expanding case based curricula and programs in the developing world.

Guy Pfefferman CEO and Founder, Global Business School Network (GBSN) & African Association of Business Schools (AABS)
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Tenure Security in South Africa

Introductory overview

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Breakout group discussions

Small-group conversations about the possible approaches to the cases, salient issues for people in different fields such as policy, law, or public administration, and additional information that would help to focus and enrich a classroom discussion. While the session will focus on the South Africa case studies, the discussions may also draw in the examples of Mozambique, Tanzania to provide comparative perspective. 

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Report-back and group discussion
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Effective Management of Land Registries in Australia, Jamaica, Canada, and Kyrgyzstan

Introductory overview 

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Breakout group discussions

Small-group conversations about the possible approaches to the cases, salient issues for people in different fields such as policy, law, or public administration, and additional information that would help to focus and enrich a classroom discussion. 

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Coffee Break
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Report-back and group discussion
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Closing Remarks

Follow the conversation online using #ISSCases and following @NewAmericaFPR

Cases supported by the Omidyar Network the British Academy/Department for International Development ACE Programme.  Event sponsored by Omidyar Network.

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