LANDac Annual International Conference 2019 | Land Portal
Contact details: 
Marthe Derkzen, LANDac Coordinator (
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LANDac, the Netherlands Academie on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development, is a partnership between Dutch organizations working on land governance. The partners are the International Development Studies (IDS) group at Utrecht University (leading partner), African Studies Centre, Agriterra, the Sociology of Development and Change (SDC) group at Wageningen University, the Land Portal Foundation, HIVOS, the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Enclude Solutions.


How to support transformations that work for people and nature?


The LANDac Annual International Conference offers a podium for researchers, practitioners and private sector representatives interested in land governance for equitable and sustainable development. The 2019 Conference looks at land governance through the lens of transformations: what are the long-term dynamics around land, water and food production? How is land governance itself transformed, as it seeks to respond to changing circumstances? And how is learning and knowledge building about these dynamics developing, what are promising concepts and tools? Particular questions relate to the different aspects of land governance, such as gender, food security, land tenure security, investments, conflict prevention and peace-building. In a fast-paced world of short-term projects and funding, how can we learn from past and current transitions, build sustainable partnerships and networks, and allow for seeds of innovation to bear fruit?


Call For Abstracts

We are very pleased to now invite abstracts for the LANDac Annual International Conference 2019. Practitioners, researchers, policymakers, all are welcome to present their work at the LANDac conference 2019. We also welcome posters, films and exhibitions. Abstracts should be submitted by 4th of April 2019.

Please refer to the attached concept note for more information about submission guidelines, etc.



Registration for the conference will open in March. Registration costs are €200 (€100 for BSc and MSc students upon proof of a valid student ID). The registration fee includes catering for two days. We regret that LANDac is unable to cover participant expenses.


Organising committee: Christine Richter (ITC - University of Twente), Gemma van der Haar (Wageningen University), Niek Thijssen (Agriterra) and Griet Steel, Guus van Westen and Marthe Derkzen (LANDac and Utrecht University).

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