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Land Tenure Insecurity: The Impact on the Global Housing Crisis

The Shelter Reference Group

Friday, 11 April 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (AEST)

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Land Tenure Insecurity: The Impact on the Global Housing Crisis

The Shelter Forum will discuss the importance of land tenure security in a time of housing crises in the developing world. The forum facilitates sharing lessons and experiences as well as hearing from experts.

Keynote Speaker: The Shelter Forum welcomes Professor Daniel Fitzpatrick from Australian National University as keynote speaker for the day. Professor Fitzpatrick will provide an overview on trends in land insecurity globally with a special focus on the Asia Pacific region. 

Professor Fitzpatrick writes on property rights in a development context. In 2007 he won the Hart Article Prize from the UK Socio-Legal Association. He has extensive experience in the public policy of property rights and development. He was the UN's land rights adviser in post-conflict East Timor (2000) and post-tsunami Aceh (2005-6). He is the primary author of the UN's Land and Disasters: Guidance for Practitioners (2010). His work with AusAID includes co-authoring the 2008 Making Land Work report for its Pacific Land Program.

Date: Friday 11 April 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (8.30 am registration)
Location: Y-Hotel, 5-11 Wentworth Ave, Sydney
Cost: Free

Register above by Friday 4 April. If you have already registered, please pass the event details around to your contacts!

For more information on the forum email the Habitat for Humanity International Programs team or call 1800 88 55 99.








Overview of the Day
Mr David Syme
Forum Facilitator



Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mr Greg Creecy
Habitat for Humanity Australia, Interim CEO


Keynote Address 

‘Trends and Challenges for Land Tenure in the Asia Pacific: Their Impacts on the Global Housing Crisis’ - Professor Daniel Fitzpatrick
Professor of Law, Australian National University, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, 2012-2016


Morning Tea


Discussion Topic One - Mitigating Impact of Disaster on Land Insecurity

‘Housing Land and Property Issues in the Philippines (Typhoon Haiyan)’ -Victoria Stodart 
Adviser to Philippines Shelter Cluster; National Coordinator Typhoon Haiyan, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

‘Addressing Land Issues after Natural Disasters’ - Prof Daniel Fitzpatrick


Discussion Topic Two -  Strengthening Land Policy & Advocacy

‘Testing Urban Land Law in Battambang, Cambodia’ - Iv Bonnakar
Senior Program Coordinator,  Habitat for Humanity Cambodia

‘Rural and Urban Challenges in Land Security in Nepal’
Mr Aruna Paul - Country Director,  Habitat for Humanity  Nepal




Discussion Topic Three -  Making Participation Work though Tools & Information Sharing

‘Community mapping and surveying as a tool for acquiring land tenure security in urban poor communities in Cambodia’ - Ms Johanna Brugman
Engineers Without Borders

‘Urban Resiliency Framework : It’s Application in  Bangladesh’ - Ms Ruth Kestermann
Candidate, Masters in international Studies, Macquarie University; Independent Consultant 



Launch of Working Paper on Land Tenure Insecurity in Asia Pacific

Dr Neelam Pradhananga

Luke Millar
International Program Coordinator, Habitat For Humanity Australia





Concluding remarks

Bernadette Bolo-Duthy
International Program Manager, Habitat for Humanity Australia

3:05 onwards


Coffee and networking

Have questions about Land Tenure Insecurity: The Impact on the Global Housing Crisis? Contact The Shelter Reference Group

When & Where

Y Hotel Hyde Park
5-11 Wentworth Ave
Sydney, NSW 2000

Friday, 11 April 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (AEST)

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