Wednesday, June 22, 2011
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Land policies in East Africa: Technological Innovations, Administration and Patrimonial stakes
Makerere University’s College of Business and Management Sciences (COBAMS) and Center for Population and Applied Statistics (CPAS) are hosting an international conference on “Land policies in East Africa: Technological Innovations, Administration and Patrimonial stakes” on November 3rd and 4th, 2011, in Kampala, Uganda.
This conference aims at promoting scientific exchanges involving researchers and stakeholders dealing with land issues. Participants will be invited to share their work and experiences in order to assess land strategies and policies within a comparative framework. This conference was initiated by Ugandan and French researchers from the Institute of Research for Development (IRD, France) and the University of Makerere (Kampala, Uganda). Many local and international researchers in East Africa have documented land-related issues and wider scientific exchanges are expected to stem from this meeting.
The conference will explore the following themes:
- Panel 1: The digitalization of land registries and legal land privatisation
- Panel 2: Investments and pressure on land
- Panel 3: Patrimonial strategies to secure access to land (two sessions)
- Panel 4: Public Policies
More information (pdf).
Deadline: June 30, 2011