9th GLTN Partners Meeting 2023

Dates: 2nd to 4th May 2023

GLTN Partners will convene in Nairobi and online to attend the 9th GLTN Partners’ meeting.


Download: Report of the 9th GLTN Partners’ Meeting, May 2023

Please contact us on unhabitat-gltn@un.org for any questions or comments on this report.

– 86 GLTN Partners
– 147 hybrid participants
– 9th meeting since founding
– Past meetings:
2005 Stockholm
2006 Oslo
2009 Nairobi
2011 Nairobi
2013 The Hague
2015 Nairobi
2018 Nairobi
2020 Virtual

Key dates
Date: 2-4 May 2023
Location: UN Gigiri Compound, Nairobi, Kenya
Confirmation of in-person attendance, fill in the survey by 31st March 2023
Confirmation of online attendance, by 25th April 2023
Fill the survey to propose topics to highlight by 26th March 2023
Request to host a side event, fill in the survey by 26th March 2023
Access the logistic information note to plan your trip
Request for sponsorship if needed, write to the GLTN Secretariat before 20th March 2023. Indicate your country and airport of departure.

Meeting objectives
1. Report on achievements, challenges and lessons learnt from GLTN Phase 3 (2019-2023)
2. Reflect on the way forward towards Phase 4 (2024-2027)
3. Elect Clusters’ representatives
4. Hold thematic discussion on highlighted tools, topics and geographical focus areas (to be proposed by partners)
5. Hear the voice of partners in partners-led sessions (to be proposed by partner.

The 9th GLTN Partners’ Meeting 2023 will focus on the lessons learnt from Phase 3 and reflect on the way forward towards Phase 4 of the GLTN programme.

These are presentations made during the 9th GLTN Partners Meeting as per the programme.

Tuesday, 2nd May
Plenary session 1
Key notes speeches
Key contemporary trends and their impact on land tenure security, by Robert Lewis Lettington, GLTN
The land and climate nexus, by Clarissa Augustinus, Senior Land Expert
Plenary session 2
• Report on achievements, challenges & opportunities, by Hellen Ndungu, GLTN
• Introduction of GLTN Phase 4, by Robert Lewis-Lettington, GLTN
Wednesday, 3rd May
Track 1: Recent applications of the Social Tenure Domain Model and case studies from Nepal and Syria
Securing the HLP Rights of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon & Iraq: Project approach, achievements and lessons learned, by E. Serpi, O. Tempra, M. Qazimi, Rena Chawareb, S. Trabzounly
Track 1 reporting back (STDM)
Track 2: Perspectives on regional engagement: the Arab Land Initiative, progress and way forward
• Reflecting on the Arab Land Initiative and beyond, by Ombretta Tempra
• About CRTEAN (Centre Régional de Télédétection des Etats de l’Afrique du Nord)
Track 3: Land and Climate
Land Tenure and Climate Vulnerability: Climate Resilient Land Administration, by Honarary Associate Prof. David Mitchell, RMIT University
Land governance, natural resources and climate change in the Arab Region, by LCPS
Track 4: Monitoring the land agenda
Through the Land Data Lens – What We are seeing / not seeing?, by Nathaniel Don E. Marquez, ANGOC
Through the Land Data Lens – What We are seeing / not seeing?, by Laura Meggiolaro, the Land Portal
Track 5: Land and Conflict
Land & Conflict and Housing, Land and Property Rights: Shaping the work of GLTN and UN-Habitat in the coming years, by Ombretta Tempra
Thursday, 4th May
Plenary session 7
Discussion on the way forward & GLTN Phase 4
GLTN Phase 4 (2023-2027): Programme development process, by Robert Lewis-Lettington, GLTN
GLTN Phase 4 (2023-2027): Central elements for consideration by partners, by Robert Lewis-Lettington, GLTN



9th GLTN Partners Meeting-Final detailed programme (27 April 2023)
9th GLTN Partners Meeting: Logistic Information Note (5 March 2023)