Events
Image
Land and Gender – Improving Data Availability and Use in the Western Balkans
March 25, 2014Washington, DC

As part of the annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, The World Bank's Kathrine Kelm will join the Food and Agriculture Organization's Rumyana Tonchovska on the panel "Land and gender – Improving data availability and use in the Western Balkans"

Every year the World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty brings together representatives from governments, civil society, academia, the development community, and the private sector to discuss issues of concern to communities, land practitioners and policymakers worldwide. The conference aims to foster dialogue and the sharing of best practices on the diversity of reforms, approaches and experiences that are being implemented in the land sector around the world (see the 2013 conference website for more details and the papers presented last year).

As part of this Conference, the World Bank's Kathrine Kelm will join the Food and Agriculture Organization's Rumyana Tonchovska on March 25, 2014 for a panel exploring "Land and gender – Improving data availability and use in the Western Balkans." The event will be part of the Gendered Control of Land and Agricultural Development Interventions panel, to be held in the Preston Auditorium in the Main Complex of the World Bank starting at 08:30.

Full Conference Details

Under the theme of “Integrating Land Governance into the Post-2015 Agenda: Harnessing Synergies for Implementation and Monitoring Impact”, the 2014 conference will focus on building a shared understanding of best practices in land governance. By providing an opportunity to strengthen collaboration between diverse experts in land governance, the conference aims to put stakeholders at the country level in a position to address this key development issue.

Papers are invited for presentations at the conference in seven thematic areas:

  • Securing and protecting land rights from a gender perspective
  • Managing urban landscapes
  • Attracting responsible land-based investment for local benefits and common resource management
  • Maximizing benefits from spatial data
  • Strengthening country level institutions
  • Fostering transparency in land ownership, use, and administration
  • Research on key aspects of land governance 

GDR-05: GENDERED CONTROL OF LAND AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT INTERVENTIONS I

March 25, 08:30, Preston Auditorium

Chair: Talip Kilic - Research Economist, World Bank, United States

(Full Conference Schedule)


Land and gender – Improving data availability and use in the Western Balkans

    Tonchovska, Rumyana - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy

    Kelm, Kathrine -World Bank, United States of America


Land, assets and livelihoods: Gendered analysis of evidence from Odisha state in India

    Savath, Vivien - Landesa, United States of America

    Fletschner, Diana - Landesa, United States of America

    Peterman, Amber - Independant Consultant, United States of America

    Santos, Florence - Landesa, United States of America 


Gender inequalities in ownership and control of land in Africa: Myth and reality

    Doss, Cheryl - Yale University, United States of America

    Kovarik, Chiara - International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America; 

    Quisumbing, Agnes - International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America; 

    Peterman, Amber - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States of America

    van den Bold, Mara - International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America; 


Gender-disaggregated perceived tenure (in)security and demand for land tenure regularization in Nigeria

    Ghebru, Hosaena - International Food Policy Research Institute, United States of America; 

    Deininger, Klaus - World Bank, United States of America

    Ali, Daniel - World Bank, United States of America


Experiences with a gender-focused approach in Cambodia’s social land concession program

    Sareth, Boramy - Ministry of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction, Cambodia;

    Cheam, Pe A - Ministry of Interior, Cambodia

The Land and Poverty Conference welcome all presenters, both those who will be presenting a paper and those who will be presenting a poster. Please find below specific guidelines for each type of presentation:

Authors who will present a paper please consult the Guidelines and Formatting Instructions for Full Papers and Final Paper Cover Sheet.

Authors who will present a poster please consult the Guidelines and Formatting Instructions for Poster Presentations. Please note that poster session presenters are asked to provide their own posters for the conference due to the limited ability of the conference organizers to provide printing services.

Guidelines

Participants must make their own hotel reservations. We urge participants to make reservations as soon as possible since local hotels fill up quickly.

To help provide affordable accommodation options for your stay during the conference, special rates have been contracted for a limited number of rooms with the hotels listed below. In order to take advantage of these preferential rates, please complete your booking as soon as possible, referring to the group code listed. Please note that the hotel will request a credit card to confirm your reservation. Room rates are in USD and do not include taxes.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held in the Main Complex building (1818 H Street NW) of the World Bank Group. The opening and closing sessions will be held in the Preston Auditorium. The thematic sessions will be held concurrently in several rooms: Preston Auditorium (1st floor), 2-800 (2nd floor), 4-800 (4th floor), 5-100 (5th floor), 6-100 (6th floor), 13-121 (13th floor), C2-125 (basement 2nd level), C2-131 (basement 2nd level), C2-137 (basement 2nd level).

Metro Directions

The nearest station on the Orange Line is Farragut West (about 2 blocks from the main World Bank building). The nearest station on the Red Line is Farragut North (about 3 - 4 blocks from the main building). For more information about the Washington, DC metro, see Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Please note that most Amtrak trains traveling to Washington, DC arrive at Union Station. To get to the World Bank from Union Station, either take a taxi or take the Red Line Metro from Union Station to Farragut North. From there, it is about 3 - 4 blocks to the main World Bank building. For more train information, see Amtrak.

Airport Driving Directions

(Directions provided by MapQuest)

Ground Transportation Information from the Airports

Washington Flyer Super Shuttle

SuperShuttle's door-to-door shared ride van service is available to and from both airports. Shuttles operate on an on-demand basis. No reservations are needed for outbound service from the airports. For information on rates or reservations, call 1-800-BLUEVAN or go to www.supershuttle.com.

Taxi service

Taxicab stands are conveniently located near the Arrivals (baggage claim) exits of each terminal. Dispatchers at each stand will help you select a taxicab based on your destination in Washington DC, Virginia, or Maryland. No advance reservations are required—service is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Washington Flyer Taxi

Washington Flyer Taxicabs serve Dulles International Airport exclusively with 24-hour service to and from the airport. Taxicabs accept American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Discover Card, and Visa, and provide transportation at metered rates to any destination within Metropolitan Washington area. No reservations are needed for outbound service from the airports. Please call 703-572-TAXI (8294) to place a reservation.

Event Details
  • Location : Preston Auditorium (World Bank Main Complex)
  • Time: 08:30-10:30