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Postponed – LANDac 10-Year Anniversary

LANDac 10-year

Land Governance & Climate Change

Preparing for the near future


As you are probably aware, COVID-19 currently spreads word wide, including in the Netherlands. This has implications for the celebration of the LANDac 10-year anniversary, originally planned on the 23rd of April. To ensure the health and safety of all of us and those around us, we unfortunately have to postpone the anniversary until further notice.

We apologise for the inconvenience, and we will explore possibilities to hold the celebration later this year. Hopefully we can share more information with you soon.  If there are any questions in the meantime, do not hesitate to contact us at

Stay well and healthy!

23 April 2020
13:00 – 18:00

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

Registration now open! For more information, see below.

On 23 April 2020 LANDac will celebrate its 10-year anniversary! During this day, the land governance community will gather for an interactive afternoon on the future of land governance in the context of climate change, with inspirational key notes and a visioning exercise:

In the context of a changing climate, how can we ensure land governance is future-proof, sustainable and inclusive?

Save the date and join us for an inspiring afternoon and to raise the glass for the decade to come!



13:00 – 13:30

13:30 – 13:45

13:45 – 14:45

14:45 – 15:00

15:00 – 16:00

16:00 – 16:45

16:45 – 17:00


Opening by LANDac chairs dr Guus van Westen (Utrecht University) and dr Gemma van der Haar (Wageningen University and Research).

Key notes by prof dr Jun Borras (International Institute of Social Studies) & Malovika Pawar (Indian Administrative Service & Utrecht University)

Reflection by prof dr Annelies Zoomers (LANDac, Utrecht University)

Interactive visioning exercise

Plenary reflections



17:00 – 17:15

17:15 – 18:00

Welcome by LANDac chairs dr Guus van Westen (Utrecht University) and dr Gemma van der Haar (Wageningen University and Research) & Kitty van der Heijden (Director General International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)


We are looking forward to welcome you!

Annelies Zoomers (Utrecht University), Barbara Codispoti (Oxfam Novib), Chantal Wieckardt (LANDac), Frits van der Wal (Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Joanny Bélair (Utrecht University)


Registration for the seminar is currently closed. We will (re-)open registration as soon as we have more information on a new date.