18th - 27th July 2017, Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS), Nairobi
Conference Theme: Promoting Land Administration and Governance for Sustainable Development in Eastern Africa
The Eastern African Land Administration Network (EALAN) Annual General Meeting and Conference for 2017, both organized by EALAN and the University of Nairobi, will take place between 18th and 27th July, 2017 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies in Nairobi, Kenya.
Land administration arrangements and practices in any country influence the pace and outcomes of social and economic developments. Since the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), nations have been encouraged to take initiatives to attain the SDG targets. As a key factor in development therefore, land administration arrangements and governance practices contribute to the attainment of the SDG goals. EALAN was formed as a regional network to address effective land administration and governance for sustainable development. Furthermore, EALAN seeks to work with other partners in the region such as Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and the Land Policy Initiative. Thus, the 2017 EALAN conference provides a forum in which participants will share experiences on how land administration arrangements and practices have contributed to attainment of the SDGs. The exchange of knowledge and experiences will also enhance the collaboration between professionals towards sustainable development of the region. The conference topics will include but not limited to the following:
- Land administration and governance
- Sustainable development
- Land acquisition for development projects
- Innovative Solutions for Land Administration
- Land access for women and other vulnerable groups
It is important that all submitted papers focus on the conference theme and topics. Other related topics can be proposed, but it is suggested to contact the organizing committee beforehand. All papers are to be submitted through the following e-mail address:
All registered delegates can present a single presentation/paper/poster only. Papers can be submitted as full papers or extended abstracts/ refereed posters.
Abstract submission deadline
Notification of acceptance through the peer review
Full paper submission deadline
Final revised paper submission deadline
Papers submitted in this channel (approximately 5000 words in English) must present significant research results. Manuscripts must describe original work that has neither been published before, nor is currently under review elsewhere. Refereed papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa or as a Conference Magazine.
Extended abstract (poster) submission deadline
Notification of acceptance for presentation
Full paper submission deadline
The extended abstract should be 350 to 500 words in length (in English) describing the objectives, results, conclusions and significance of your work (relevant artwork can be embedded). Posters can also be presented during the conference based on the acceptance of the extended abstract.