At the 2016 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty last week—the most important event of the year for influencing policy and programming in the land sector—The Cloudburst Group presented our research and solutions for addressing one of the pressing global development challenges: strengthening land and resource rights. The theme of the 17th annual conference was Scaling Up Responsible Land Governance and the conference had over 1,200 attendees, including government and donor representatives, academics, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
Cloudburst participated in six presentations and two masterclasses over the week-long conference. Additionally, we facilitated demonstrations of the Mobile Application to Secure Tenure (MAST), which we developed with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and presented on a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)—also developed for USAID—at a side event on e-learning with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Cloudburst developed and presented on the following topics:
- Long Term Disaster Recovery Planning in Urban Centers: The Role of Land Tenure and Housing in Reducing Vulnerability – Chris Andrews
- Land Governance as a Corporate Performance Standard: Opportunities, Challenges and Recommended Next Steps – Karol Boudreaux
- The Land Sector Has an App for That: The Evolution of Mobile Use in International Development – John Dwyer
Through USAID’s Evaluation, Research, and Communication Project, Cloudburst also presented on:
- Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Governance and Customary Tenure Institutions: Practices and Outcomes in Guinea – Kate Marple-Cantrell
- To What Extent Does Tenure Security Shape Agroforestry Investment and Impacts on Agriculture and Livelihoods in Strong Customary Land Systems? Evidence from Early Agroforestry Adopters in Zambia’s Eastern Province – Lauren Persha, PhD
- The Duality of Local Resource Governance in Rural Liberia: Evidence Using Multiple Types of Data – Kate Marple Cantrell
Learn more about Cloudburst’s work in the land sector through the MAST project »