FIG President Stig Enemark attends International Conference on Land Management

Munich, Germany, 17-18 April 2008

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Prof. Holger Magel, Honorary President of FIG
giving his opening speech.

FIG President Stig Enemark attended the International Conference “Policy meets Land management: Contribution to the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals”, in Munich, Germany, 17-18 April 2008. The Conference was hosted by Professor Dr.-Ing. Holger Magel, and co-organised by Professor Dr. Gottfried Konecny.

The Conference was focused on the contribution of sound land policies and proper land management to the achievement and implementation of the Millennium development Goals. A special focus was given to reflecting the on the German contribution in this regard, but also the more global perspective were presented and discussed. The conference was very well attended.

President Enemark gave his keynote presentation on “Global partnerships in Land Management" in the session entitled "Global Demand from a Professional Perspective – Overview of the MDGs in the context of Land Management". This session also included presentations from Dr. Clarissa Augustinus, UN-HABITAT Chief of Land and Tenure Unit; and Dr. Mika Törhönen, FAO Land Tenure and Management Unit. A second session included presentations from Mr. Willi Zimmermann, Land Policy Advisor, and Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grünreich, BKG President.

The second day of the conference was organized as two parallel session on:

  • Education, Research and Capacity Building in Land Management, Geo Informatics and geodesy, presenting education innovations from a range of institutions, and
  • Good practice Examples on Land Management, Geo Informatics and Geodesy, showing case studies from a range of countries throughout the world.

The conference also provided an excellent opportunity through the panel sessions for discussing the various demands and approaches of Land Management in support of the MDGs.

The conference program and proceedings as well as the adopted “Munich Declaration on Land Management and Land Policy 2008” are available on-line at

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Dr. Clarissa Augustinus, Prof. Stig Enemark and Dr. Mika Törhönen.
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Prof. Dr. Gottfried Konecny, Mr. Willi Zimmermann and Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grünreich.