Habitat International Coalition
Global network for the right to habitat and social justice
Call for Papers for the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2012
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The 2012 Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, "Land governance in a rapidly changing environment", will be held on April 24 and 25, 2012 at the World Bank Headquarters, Washington, D.C. It aims to foster dialogue and sharing of experience on how different actors can help improve land governance and how doing so can contribute to equitable growth and poverty reduction.

There shall be presentations at the conference that shall focus on innovative, pro-poor, gender-sensitive and scalable ways of harnessing land governance for structural change in different areas. For details on format see the 2011 website http://go.worldbank.org/LULPW0WZN0.

To ensure broad stakeholder representation, the organizers invite empirically oriented papers of between 6,000 and 12,000 words for presentation at the conference and possible subsequent publication in a proceedings volume. Individuals interested in presenting a paper at the conference are required to submit an 800 to 1,500 word abstract of their presentation.
Papers should be submitted under on one of three main thematic areas:

  1. Innovative approaches to land governance & management: Evidence on implementation & impact
  2. Creating & maintaining technical, analytical, and administrative capacity for land governance
  3. Large scale land-related investment: Lessons from experience in agriculture & other sectors

Abstracts should be submitted electronically at www.landandpoverty.com. Deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm, EDT, Monday, October 31, 2011.


Habitat International Coalition
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