Welcome by Co-Chairs of the ILC Council
This report confirms the fundamental assumption behind our network: that the only way we will transform land governance to make it truly responsive to the needs of the women, men, and communities depending on land and natural resources is to work together, and to do so strategically.
Our common goal is people-centred land governance, envisioned as the change we seek in ILC’s 10 commitments. These structure our joint actions, and also increasingly influence approaches to land governance even beyond our Coalition.
We are witnessing ILC become more and more a network of platforms, led by members who also bring in other partners beyond our network. These platforms jointly push for people-centred land governance in particular countries (National Engagement Strategies (NES), in 29 countries) and across countries on a particular theme (Commitment-Based Initiatives (CBIs), 34 platforms).
The achievements of member-driven platforms featured in this report are inspiring. We are proud of the achievements of our network over the past three years.
Our transformational capacity as a network has received strong statements of confidence – from the continued interest of organisations in joining the ILC network (63 new organisations joining us in 2018) to the confidence of funding partners to get behind the Coalition’s work (doubling the annual budget from 2015 to 2018). Moreover, the conclusions of the Mid-Term Review affirm the continuing validity of ILC’s Strategy and provide strong evidence that the Coalition has contributed to changes in land governance.
We have also used our collective influence as a coalition to effectively influence global processes important to our membership, not least our success with land-related targets and indicators in the Sustainable Development Goals.
We do not underestimate the challenging road ahead. For the transformation we seek to be truly sustainable, we work in long timeframes to influence complex processes that are beyond our control. But our successes in the first triennium of our Strategy affirm that we are on the right track. Enjoy reading about them.
Civil Society Co-Chair
Jean-Philippe Audinet Intergovernmental Co-Chair
A GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF CIVIL SOCIETY AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS WORKING TOGETHER TO PUT PEOPLE AT THE CENTRE OF LAND GOVERNANCE.
A JUST, EQUITABLE, AND INCLUSIVE WORLD IN WHICH LAND RIGHTS ARE SECURE AND POVERTY IS ERADICATED.