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Hashtag: #LandConf2017

As the premier global forum on land governance, the conference will convene over 1,200 leaders from governments, academia, civil society and the private sector to discuss the role that data plays in realizing land policy reform, identifying strategies for working at scale, and monitoring achievements.

Speaking at the event’s opening session, WRI’s President and CEO, Andrew Steer, will focus on how to transform data into user-friendly, accessible information that anyone anywhere can use to drive change that benefits both people and the planet. WRI experts from the Governance Center, Forests Program and Economics Center will join Andrew Steer at the conference to present their work on:

  • Gender-equity in Compensation and Resettlement Schemes Related to Commercial Land Investments in Tanzania and Mozambique
  • Land Concession Data Transparency: A Survey of Fourteen Forested Countries
  • Climate Benefits, Tenure Costs: The Economic Case for Securing Indigenous Land Rights in the Amazon
  • Role of Property Rights in Realizing Environmental Services

Find the full agenda and list of speakers for the conference here.

Opening Session Speakers:

Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute

Matt Hansen, Professor, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Maryland, College Park

Izabella Teixeira, Former Minister of the Environment, Brazil

Karin Erika Kemper, Senior Advisor to the Latin American and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank

WRI Speakers:

Jessica Webb, Civil Society Specialist, Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute

Helen Ding, Environmental Economist

Celine Salcedo-La Viña, Research Associate II, Land and Resource Rights Initiative, World Resources Institute

WRI Session Chairs:

Peter Veit, Director, Land and Resource Rights Initiative, World Resources Institute