Second Arab Land Conference

Voices from the Conference

This section presents links to videos of conference participants sharing their
experiences about the conference.

Conference Programme and Recordings

This section details the timing for the various conference sessions such as the plenary
events, technical sessions, round tables and masterclasses, including the available recordings of some of the sessions.


This section presents links to presentations, papers, publications and other references and resources
related to the various conference sessions as per the programme.

The Organisers

The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt is pleased to announce the Second Arab Land Conference to be organized under the patronage of the Egyptian Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities. The Conference is organized by the Housing and Building National Research Centre represented by the Urban Training and Studies Institute (UTI) in partnership with UN-Habitat, the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), the World Bank, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the Dubai Land Department. See the Conference’s Announcement in Arabic, French and English.

The Dates

The Conference will allow both in-person and virtual attendance and will take place on the 22, 23 and 24th February 2021 in Cairo, Egypt. The exact venue of the event will be communicated at a later stage. To provide a full conference experience while fully respecting the COVID-19 guidelines, the event will allow a combination of onsite and remote participation for panelists, presenter and other participants to high level sessions and technical sessions.

The Objectives

The Conference marks an important milestone in the roadmap towards establishing good land governance in the Arab region. The Conference will promote good land management and land administration by focusing on the priorities of the Arab Land Initiative: promote collaboration and coordination; develop and share knowledge; develop capacities of individuals and organizations; and support the implementation of land-related programmes and interventions. The Conference will be a platform to discuss countries experiences, present new research, foster high level support and ownership to tackle land governance, and to empower and develop the capacities of the land stakeholders from the region.

The Topics

Experts and practitioners will have the opportunity to submit and present papers relevant to the eight topics of the conference:

  1. Land management and administration: tools and practices
  2. Land and property registration: modernization and reform
  3. Land management in time of crisis: conflicts, climate change and epidemics
  4. Access to land for women and vulnerable groups: successful practices and lessons learnt
  5. Efficient land use: tools and practices
  6. Technologies and smart solutions: enhancing land management, land development and construction
  7. Private sector participation: policies and practices
  8. Capacity development: successes and gaps


To register for the conference, please download and fill the registration form and send it to the following email address: In-person participants will be expected to make their own visa, travel and accommodation arrangements, unless agreed otherwise with the organizers. A logistic note to guide participants is being prepared and will be uploaded in the next week.

Submission of Papers

Registered participants can submit papers to be presented at the conference. If you are interested to submit a paper, please download the Call for Papers document (in Arabic, French and English) and follow the guidance provided. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 14th December 2020.

Organization of Sessions at the Conference

Partners can organize masterclasses, side events and special sessions at the margins of the Conference. If your organisation is interested in submitting a proposal for a masterclass to be held on the last day of the conference, please download and fill the masterclass submission form (in Arabic, French and English). If your organisation is interested in organizing side events and special sessions at the margins of the Conference, please contact the conference organizers at the following email address: The deadline for submitting requests for masterclasses, side events and special sessions is the 10th of November 2020.

Further Information

For further information on the Second Arab Land Conference visit the Arab Land Initiative website or contact

We look forward to partnering with all of you for a successful and inclusive Second Arab Land Conference!

The Arab Land Initiative partners

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