FIG Participation to the World Bank Conference on Land and
Washington DC, USA, 18-20 April 2011
World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC.
Clarissa Augustinus, UN-HABITAT and President CheeHai
The 2011 edition of the World Bank’s Land Conference continues to bring
together policy makers, practitioners, professionals and participants from
academia and civil societies. This year’s event included country specific
focus on improving land governance at country level from Brazil, PR China,
Ethiopia, Ghana, India and Rwanda.
President CheeHai Teo attended the Conference and chaired the
session on "Making Land Administration Accessible" on the morning of
20th April. The session had three presentations namely “What is required
to bring the social element into land administration? Moving from LADM to
STDM” by Dr. Clarissa Augustinus and Mr. Christian Lemmen;
“Open title: a model for low-cost, customizable land administration
technology” Mr. Nigel Edmead and “Recentralizing
decentralization?” by Mr. Andre Teyssier. In his introductory
remarks, President Teo commented that land administration is more than just
a process, as it has to account for culture and context, it is about places
and people and it involves technologies and techniques. Inclusive and
equitable access to effective land administration can reduce poverty and
thus improve the physical and economic well being of individuals, groups,
communities and nations. He further added that land administration must be
accessible to all segments of society if we want to see its full potential.
Former FIG President, Stig Enemark, also attended the Conference
and made a presentation titled “Towards a Global Partnership for Capacity
Building in Land Administration”. Presentations and papers can be
accessed via http://econ.worldbank.org/landconference2011.
9 May 2011