25-29 May 2015 lisbon congress center, portugal
Bio & Abstract

Elshad Khanalibayli
Chair, UNECE Working Party on Land Administration; and Head Investment and Cooperation Department State Committee on Property Issues, Azerbaijan

PhD, Dr. ElshadKhanalibayli, Chair of the UNECE Working Party on Land Administration, Head of Investment, International Cooperation and Strategic Planning Department of the State Committee on Property Issues, the Republic of Azerbaijan. Educated in Baku, Moscow and London, had been working as the Regional Sales Manager (Caucasus) of the Gillette International several years, before he began his career at the State Committee on Property Issues in 1999. He is involved as a Chair and/or a Project Manager in a number of projects like the management and privatisation of large-sized state-owned enterprises, creating of digital cadastre database, improving Real Estate Registration system, development of Address Register Information System in Azerbaijan, etc. He closely cooperates with both international organisations and national authorities of foreign states.


The 56-country United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region comprises countries from Europe, the former Soviet Union, Israel and North America. The UNECE Working Party on Land Administration, an intergovernmental group of policymakers and experts, helps countries use land to maximize their economic potential and to develop their resources in a sustainable way. The Working Party promotes security of tenure, more effective land registries and sustainable land policies. It provides a neutral platform to develop best practices in land registration systems, land consolidation and informal settlements management. The improvement of LIS supports smart cities as well. The Working Party coordinates activities with other organizations and encourages partnerships in the public and private sectors. It holds workshops on topics such as e-governance, sustainable land management and informal settlements and issues detailed analyses of countries land management systems. In this year and the next: Upcoming research will look at the pros and cons of merging cadastre agencies and land registries. A new publication will use a survey of national governments to look at how land management systems are changing throughout the region. Field studies of target countries are the core of a new study on informal housing.

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