ZOA participates in the Annual Land and Poverty Conference of the World Bank

The Annual Land and Poverty Conference presents the latest research and innovations in policies and good practice on land governance around the world. It is therefore a great opportunity to share knowledge. At this global conference in Washington, ZOA presents its new land rights guidelines Making Land Rights Work and an overview of the current work in this field. 

David Betge, sector specialist land rights at ZOA Apeldoorn is in Washington to share the diverse experience of ZOA in the field of land rights from our work in Burundi, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. ZOA participates in three different panels, together with partner-organisations GIZ Uganda, Cadasta Foundation the Dutch Embassy. ZOA has already received praise for its participatory and integrated approach to land rights work that protects the rights of the vulnerable and strengthens local resilience and peaceful cooperation and coexistence.

The Annual Land and Poverty Conference has become one of the largest international events on land governance, attracting over 1,500 participants from governments, academics, civil society, and the private sector. It provides participants with the opportunity to learn from others working in this field, meet academic experts, government representatives and local NGOs from all five continents.

In many of the countries where ZOA works, tenure security is fragile, land is an issue of conflict and often particularly the most vulnerable suffer because of land insecurity. Click here to read more about ZOA’s approach to land rights.