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IISD at the World Bank's Land and Poverty Conference

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The International Institute for Sustainable Development will be presenting at various sessions at the World Bank's Land and Poverty Conference, focusing on different facets of agricultural investment.

The theme of this year’s World Bank event is “Catalyzing Innovation.” The annual event runs from March 25 to 29, 2019, in Washington, DC, and will feature plenary sessions, “MasterClasses” (MC), policy roundtables, paper and poster sessions, and side events.

IISD’s experts will be presenting at the following sessions, in some cases with experts from partner institutions. Please note that all times are local (Eastern Standard Time). Additional details, including a final list of IISD presenters, background papers and brief summaries of the planned sessions and supporting documents, will be available shortly. Please note that room locations may be subject to change.

A Framework for the Development of Responsible Agropoles in Africa

Tuesday, March 26, 2019. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location: MC C1-200

IISD Presenter: Francine Picard Mukazi

The related policy brief is available in English and French.

The ASEAN Guidelines on Promoting Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture and Forestry

Thursday, March 28, 2019. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location: MC C1-200

IISD Presenter: Francine Picard Mukazi

A description of the ASEAN guidelines and a link to the long-form version are available on our project page.

Agricultural Investments Under International Investment Law

Thursday, March 28, 2019. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location: MC C1-200

Partner Presenter: Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment (CCSI)

The paper is currently available at the CCSI website and will be accessible on the IISD site shortly.

Enabling Voices, Demanding Rights: A guide to gender-sensitive community engagement in large-scale land-based investment in agriculture

Friday, March 29, 2019. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: MC 10-100

IISD Presenter: Francine Picard Mukazi

This paper is currently available on the Oxfam library.

The Farmer and Her Husband: Legal innovations for women in contract farming

Time and location details forthcoming.

IISD Presenter: Sophia Murphy

The policy brief is available in English and French on the IISD site.

The East African Community Model Contract for Farmland Investments: Ensuring responsible investment in land in East Africa.

Friday, March 29, 2019. 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Location: MC 10-100

IISD Presenter: Francine Picard Mukazi

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