Cairo, Egypt, 22 February 2021 –The challenges and solutions related to good land governance and land tenure security will be discussed at the Second Arab Land Conference in Cairo this week.
The Conference which runs from 22 – 24 February will include the sharing of experiences, latest research, and innovations in the land sector with a high-level opening ceremony, ministerial sessions, thematic round tables, technical sessions, and master classes.
Land tenure security encourages people to invest in their land, homes and businesses, bring long-term benefits for families and communities. It contributes to the achievement of the rights to education, health and work. Access to, and control over land increases food security, protection from physical hazards and inclusive participation in decision making processes.Increasing women’s access to and control over land and other productive resources is beneficial for a broad range of social, economic, and peacebuilding goals and for the achievement of gender equality. Good land governance, mediating and resolving land-related disputes, and the protection of the housing, land and property rights of all are cornerstones for stabilising fragile societies. Promoting good land management will enable adequate planning, sustainable urban growth, urban regeneration and reconstruction efforts that unlock the economic potential of the cities in the Arab region.