FIG/ World Bank Conference “Land Governance in Support of the Millennium Development Goals: Responding to New Challenges”

Washington DC, USA 9-10 March 2009

Picture Gallery

Conference poster.

Stig Enemark, FIG President and Klaus Deininger, World Bank were the key organisers of the conference.

Get together for FIG family in 'Rumors Saloon' 8 March.

Official reception 9 March at the World Bank Headquarters.

Klaus Deininger introduces the key people at the opening reception: Stig Enemark,  FIG (left), Mark Crackler, WG ARD and  Inga Björk-Klevby, UN-HABITAT.

FIG President Stig Enemark, Inga Björk-Klevby (Deputy Executive Director, UN-HABITAT, Mark Crackler, Director, WB ARD, Klaus Deininger, WB and Paul van der Molen, FIG.

The conference was held at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC.

Registration desk with Pauline van Elsland and Anu Saxen.

Audience at the Opening Session 9 March.

The Opening Session with the President of Liberia making her keynote address online on the web.

Klaus Deininger and President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia.

Speech of the President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia.

FIG President Stig Enemark making his opening keynote address.

FIG President Stig Enemark´s opening presentation.

Session with country reports: (from left:) A. Sawyer, Government of Liberia, M. Crackler, Act. Director World Bank, Rural Division, M. Ratolojanahary, Minister of Lands, Madagascar, C. Dauda, Minister of Lands, Ghana, R. Sinha, Secretary of State Land Resources, India; and J. Winoto, Director General BPN Indonesia.

Impression of on of the theme sessions.


Mrs Donatha Kapitango from Namibia.

Panel at the Closing Session: Joan Kagwanja, Economic Affairs Officer, UN-ECA, chair of the closing session (left), Paul van der Molen, the Netherlands, Clarissa Augustinus, UN-HABITAT, Cheryl Morden, IFAD, Jolyne Sanjak, MCC, Helge Onsrud, Norway and Alain Durand-Lasserve, France and Paul Munro-Faure, FAO.

ESRI, gold sponsor of the conference, stand at the conference.

Brent Jones from ESRI making his presentation at the conference.

Trimble, gold sponsor of the conference, stand at the conference

Pierre Desjardins from Trimble making his presentation in the technical session.

Leica Geosystems, silver sponsor of the conference,  stand at the conference.

Kurt Schibli from Leica Geomatics making his presentation at the conference.