GLTN at the Sixth World Urban Forum

With the World Urban Forum now on its third day, more than 4,000 people from 149 countries registered for the premier conference on cities that is set to take place from 1-6 September 2012 in Naples, Italy.

The Global Land Tool Network is pleased to invite you to participate in dialogues, round tables, side events and other meetings on the following dates:

Sunday, 2 September 1530hrs- 1430hrs Youth and Land Round Table – Youth Assembly
Youth represent both a target group for land access and drivers of change within the land sector. This roundtable will highlight key aspects of the Youth-Land connection and explore why land is a youth issue where we need to see a strengthened engagement of youth to promote tenure security and the continuum of land rights. Partners: University of East London, University of Life Sciences of Norway, Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda and Federation of Young Surveyors

Tuesday, 4 September 1400-1600hrs Social Tenure Domain Model- Networking Event (Pavillion 5 Rm17)
This Event will highlight the partnership behind the pilot implementation of the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM), a pro-poor land rights information system in Mbale, Uganda together with other key initiatives on urban development of the Government of Uganda. The experience will showcase government leadership at different levels, community engagement and participation and the potential of an innovative technology like STDM in promoting cities without slums and sustainable urban development. A small publication on this experience will be launched in this event. Partners: The Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development of Uganda, Slum Dwellers International, Cities Alliance and UN-Habitat through GLTN

Wednesday, 5 September, 2012 0900-1000hrs – Social Tenure Domain Model- Demonstration City Changer Room (UN-Habitat Exhibition Area)

Wednesday, 5 September 1330-1600hrs Global Land Tool Network- Round Table Teatro Medarraneo/ Sala Italia
‘Celebrating the Recognition of a Range of Land Rights: Taking Stock and Moving Forward’-At the heart of GLTN’s work is the continuum of land rights. This Roundtable aims to unpack why this international acceptance of the continuum represent a critical shift in how the administration and management of land is undertaken; the consequences for human settlements policy-makers and practitioners; and, next steps needed in its further application. Partners: Huairou Commission, University of Twente, FIG, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SIDA, MWEDO, World Bank, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, FAO and IFAD

Wednesday, 5 September 1700-1800hrs GLTN Website Launch City Changer Room (UN-Habitat Exhibition Area)
With great delight, GLTN unveils its new-look website that allows visitors experience a powerful, easier way to access news, sift through publications and additional resources from the Network and its partners. The launch of the attractive, intuitive and user-friendly marks the beginning of a rewarding online experience.

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