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.
- 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
Introduction to the Day9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Innovations Spotlight: South Africa9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Break10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Innovations in Land Registries10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Lunch12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Innovations in Securing Rural Land Rights1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Emidío de Oliveira Noormahomed: Putting Rural Communities on the Map: Land
Registration in Mozambique, 2007–2016
Seraphia Mgembe: Rural Land Registration in Tanzania
Q & A with the Case Researchers & Authors2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Break3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Discussion Panel3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Closing Remarks4:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Network Reception4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
Introduction & Goals for the Day9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
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.
How Cases Travel (and why they should)9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
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.
Tenure Security in South Africa10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Breakout group discussions10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
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.
Break10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Report-back and group discussion11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Effective Management of Land Registries in Australia, Jamaica, Canada, and Kyrgyzstan1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Breakout group discussions1:45 PM – 2:15 PM
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.
Coffee Break2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Report-back and group discussion2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Closing Remarks3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
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Cases supported by the Omidyar Network the British Academy/Department for International Development ACE Programme. Event sponsored by Omidyar Network.