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The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt was pleased to announce the Second Arab Land Conference, organized under the patronage of the Egyptian Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities.

The Conference was organized by the Housing and Building National Research Centre (HBRC) represented by the Urban Training and Studies Institute (UTI) in partnership with UN-Habitat, the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), the World Bank (WB), the Dubai Land Department.The Conference allowed both in-person and virtual attendance and took place 22nd–24th February 2021 in Cairo, Egypt.

The Organisers

The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt was pleased to announce the Second Arab Land Conference to be organized under the patronage of the Egyptian Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities. The Conference was organized by the Housing and Building National Research Centre represented by the Urban Training and Studies Institute (UTI) in partnership with UN-Habitat, the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), the World Bank, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the Dubai Land Department. See the Conference’s Announcement in ArabicFrench and English.

The Dates

The Conference allowed both in-person and virtual attendance and took place on the 22, 23 and 24th February 2021 in Cairo, Egypt. To provide a full conference experience while fully respecting the COVID-19 guidelines, the event allowed a combination of onsite and remote participation for panelists, presenter and other participants to high level sessions and technical sessions.

The Objectives

The Conference marked an important milestone in the roadmap towards establishing good land governance in the Arab region. The Conference promoted good land management and land administration by focusing on the priorities of the Arab Land Initiative: promote collaboration and coordination; develop and share knowledge; develop capacities of individuals and organizations; and support the implementation of land-related programmes and interventions. The Conference was a platform to discuss countries experiences, present new research, foster high level support and ownership to tackle land governance, and to empower and develop the capacities of the land stakeholders from the region.

The Topics

Experts and practitioners had the opportunity to submit and present papers relevant to the eight topics of the conference:

  1. Land management and administration: tools and practices
  2. Land and property registration: modernization and reform
  3. Land management in time of crisis: conflicts, climate change and epidemics
  4. Access to land for women and vulnerable groups: successful practices and lessons learnt
  5. Efficient land use: tools and practices
  6. Technologies and smart solutions: enhancing land management, land development and construction
  7. Private sector participation: policies and practices
  8. Capacity development: successes and gaps


Programmes and Bulletins

View conference programme

Second #Arab_Land_Conference: Bulletin Day 1

Second #Arab_Land_Conference: Bulletin Day 2

Second #Arab_Land_Conference: Bulletin Day 3


Conference videos in English


Conference videos in Arabic


Conference videos in French

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