6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Land and Resource Rights for Economic Growth

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Hundreds of millions of people around the world lack recognition of their rights to the land they live and depend on. Without legal recognition or basic documentation, people cannot plan for the future or invest in their land, even if they have lived and worked on it for decades. Over the past five years, USAID has worked with rural households, communities, indigenous peoples, private companies, and governments to recognize and document land rights and assess their impacts on local investments and sustainable land management.

Join us for a conversation with representatives from USAID projects in Burma, Ghana, Paraguay, Vietnam, and Zambia on documenting household and community land rights. Panelists will share lessons learned on what works (and what doesn’t) across culture and geographies, and offer their recommendations for future projects.

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Speakers

Introduction

  • Carrie Thompson

    Deputy Assistant Administrator, the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, U.S. Agency for International Development

Moderator

  • Steven Lawry

    Director of Rights and Governance Program, Center for International Forestry Research

Panelists

  • Emiko Guthe

    Country Coordinator for Tenure and Global Climate Change Program Burma, Tetra Tech
  • Robert O’Sullivan

    Coordinator for Tenure and Global Climate Change Program Ghana, Winrock International
  • Silvia Petrova

    Geospatial Analyst, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, Land and Urban Office, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Matt Sommerville

    Chief of Party of Tenure and Global Climate Change Program, Tetra Tech
  • Peter Veit

    Director, Land And Resource Rights Initiative, World Resources Institute

Speakers

  • Stephen Brooks

    Land and Resource Governance Advisor, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, Land and Urban Office, U.S. Agency for International Development