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LANDac | Annual International Conference 2017

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: LANDac Annual International Conference 2017

Leave No One Behind: Setting the Land Agenda to 2030

29th and 30th June 2017

Muntgebouw, Utrecht, the Netherlands

***Extended deadline***

We are pleased and excited to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our Annual International Conference 2017 until 28th February 2017!

Key notes including:

Eric Sheppard – UCLA

Helga Leitner – UCLA

Duncan Pruett – Oxfam in Myanmar

And with contributions from:

Danielle Hirsch – Both ENDS

Future Deltas – Utrecht University

LANDac’s Annual International Conference 2017 will look back over the decade since the land grab “hype” began, analysing the processes of transformations that have taken place in those locations where investments have been made and revisiting our understanding of the implications of these investment flows for food security, rural livelihoods and local development. We will also look forward in assessing new challenges in the field, such as land governance in the context of climate change and increasing urbanisation, and land in relation to the SDGs, using existing knowledge to set the land agenda to 2030 and ensure no one is left behind.

The 2017 conference takes the all-encompassing SDGs as a starting point to explore how land governance can contribute to meeting these targets, and ultimately help to end poverty in all its forms everywhere (Goal 1). Providing people with secure and equal access to land is fundamental in realising this objective, and is particularly relevant in the Goals that will be further explored in this conference.

Topics highlighted during the conference will include: food security; infrastructure development; displacement, migration and mobility; compensation and resettlement; cities and urban expansion; inclusive development; conflict and competing claims; natural resources and environmental protection; gender and generation; ;and administration and technologies; and climate change and resilience, among others.

Submission guidelines

Abstracts of a maximum of 300 words must be submitted in English, via email to Word format is preferred.

To submit a panel proposal, please send a panel outline (following the abstract guidelines) plus the names of at least 4 panellists and the working titles of their contributions.

An impartial selection committee will review submissions. Successful applicants will be notified by 31st March 2017.

LANDac welcomes innovative and original ideas. So, if you have other suggestions for materials to present or exhibit at the conference – such as short films, interactive websites, photos, posters – please contact the organisers at the above address.

Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.

For more information about the conference and abstract submission procedure, see the call-for-abstracts-landac-annual-international-conference-2017.

The conference will be followed by the Annual LANDac Summer School “Land Governance for Development“.

Please note, registration for the conference will open in early March. Please check back for more information then.