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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

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

Agricultural Investments Under International Investment Law

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

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

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

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