Call for submissions: World Bank land and poverty conference 2017

Thursday, 27 October 2016

The World Bank has called for submissions to the 18th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty to be held from 20 to 24 March 2017 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C. The conference theme will be ‘Responsible Land Governance: Towards an Evidence Based Approach’.

Now in its 18th year, the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty brings together key stakeholders engaged in strengthening land governance and tenure security for a weeklong event at World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC, USA. The conference program brings you a large number of sessions organized around thematic tracks with oral presentations on latest research, impact evaluations, experiences with new approaches for scaling land administration systems and business models; lightning talks on geospatial innovations, and a learning day. This year’s conference theme will be on the role of data and evidence for realizing land policy reform and monitoring achievements.

For further information on the event, please visit the World Bank website.

Registration for the conference has now opened and you are encouraged to take advantage of the early bird registration rate of $250 which will expire on 15 December 2016. More information on registration fee structure, as well as the registration guidelines, are available on the conference website. Once your fees are cleared, your visa letter will be available to download in your Conftool account. Please note that, even if you have submitted a paper in Conftool, you will still need to separately register for participation in the conference.

Reminder call for paper abstracts

The deadline for individual paper abstract submission is 31 October 2016. Please check the conference website for more information on conference themes, submission instructions and review process.

Call for lightning talk proposals for ‘Innovation Day’

The conference is partnering with the Open Geospatial Consortium to organize an ‘Innovation Day’ on 23 March with in the morning a series of “lightning talks” presenting use cases, followed by hands-on demonstrations in the afternoon. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a lightning talk, kindly consult the conference website for priority themes, submission guidelines and review process.

Call for MasterClass proposals

The exchange and learning day (24 March) is an opportunity for presenting and discussing cutting edge tools, research approaches, and methodologies during focused 90-min sessions. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for such a ‘MasterClass’, please follow the submission guidelines.

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