Driving Change, Securing Tenure: Innovations in Land & Property Rights

When: Wednesday, May 31 – Thursday, June 1, 2017
Where: New America, 740 15th St., N.W. Washington, DC 20005

Driving Change, Securing Tenure:
Innovations in Land & Property Rights

A recent series of case studies profiles recent initiatives to strengthen tenure security and reform land registration systems: South Africa, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Kyrgyzstan.

Marking the launch of this series, ISS has teamed up with New America on a two-day workshop to highlight key lessons and provoke thinking about implications for property rights innovations around the world.

Wednesday, May 31 - Day 1 features TED-style presentations from the case protagonists—the people who actually led the reforms—as well as an expert panel discussion about new practices and technologies in land and property rights.  
(Day 1 will be live-streamed.)

Thursday, June 1 - Day 2 brings together a group of educators and practitioners to build a global network around property rights case teaching and development.


  • Elizabeth Stair, CEO, National Land Agency (Jamaica)
  • Elgin Farewell, President & CEO, Teranet Inc. (Ontario, Canada)
  • David Mayson, Managing Partner, Phulisani Solutions (Western Cape, South Africa)
  • Michael Krause, CEO, Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Emídio de Oliviera Noormahomed, Executive Director, Cooperativa para Terras Comunitárias (Mozambique)
  • Grenville Barnes, Professor of Geomatics, University of Florida
  • Noel Taylor, Co-founder & former CEO, Cadasta
  • Chris Jochnick, CEO, Landesa

Monwabisi Park, on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. Photo courtesy of the Violence Prevention
through Urban Upgrading program.


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Cases funded by the Omidyar Network and the British Academy/Department for International Development ACE Programme.

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