Join the four parallel sessions of the Asia Land Forum on October 8th to learn how ILC members are working to secure land rights for smallholder farmers and sustainable food systems!
Every year, ILC Asia organises the Asia Land Forum (ALF). This unique event brings together ILC members and other stakeholders ranging from grassroots organisations, activists, local and international NGOs and researchers, to multilateral organisations and government agencies from the region. The event aims at developing a common ground of the political, economic, environmental, and social linkages between land governance, food security, poverty, and democracy. By convening all members and key partners of the network, the Forum creates opportunities for participants to learn from, and contribute to, land governance successes and challenges.
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DEFENDING LAND RIGHTS DEFENDERS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO PROMOTE INCLUSIVE AND RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS IN ASIA
Land Watch Asia has embarked sectoral studies on land grabbing in six countries through the Land Rights as Human Rights Working Group (LRHR WG). These studies will inform the formulation of a regional campaign strategy that CSOs (in particular Land Watch Asia) shall implement in taking effective actions against land grabbing.
Building on ILC’s commitment to People-Centered Land Governance (PCLG), the LRHR WG thus proposes to organize a sharing and learning side event that aims to: present and discuss the highlights of the draft sectoral landgrab studies in six countries; reflect and draw insights on trends and challenges on addressing land grabbing in the region; and explore opportunities among participants on areas of collaboration at in-country and regional work.
ACHIEVING RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS AND ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH RESTORING RANGELANDS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ ANCESTRAL LAND
ILC Asia is supporting its member-led regional thematic initiatives on rangelands and advancing indigenous peoples' right to land. The Asia Rangelands Initiative consists of two sub-regions; the South Asia Pastoralist Alliance (SAPA) hosted by MARAG in India and the Central Asia Pastoralist Alliance (CAPA) hosted by JASIL in Mongolia. In addition, the Indigenous Peoples' Initiative in Asia is led by AIPP in Thailand.
This thematic session aims to discuss how indigenous peoples and the pastoral communities are ensuring food security in the climate crisis. We will learn from the achievements and challenges that they faced in restoring and managing sustainable use of rangelands and indigenous peoples’ ancestral lands.
LEARNING EXCHANGE ON THE COLLABORATION OF ILC’S INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND CIVIL SOCIETY MEMBERS ON LAND GOVERNANCE AT COUNTRY LEVEL IN ASIA
The Asia Land Forum presents an opportunity to open the dialogue between ILC member IGOs and CSOs on their role and means to build long-term partnerships, on the opportunities and challenges of these collaborations at the country level. The session aims to: share and learn about current efforts of collaboration between IGOs and CSOs led platforms; discuss practical collaboration opportunities and challenges articulated around thematic priorities (Rangeland; Forest rights and IPs; Land policies and conflict management); and receive feedback on potential collaboration mechanisms.
SECURING TENURE RIGHTS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IN ASIA: HOW THE BEIJING+25 ACTION PLANS SHALL PROMOTE INCLUSIVE FOOD SYSTEMS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS
ILC Asia is supporting its members and beyond to build a broader coalition on the advancement of women's land rights in the region by developing a 5-year action plan that aligns with UN Women Generation Equality campaign. This sessions aims to: present a draft of Beijing+25 on women's land rights and engage with a wider network of civil society organisations and international non-governmental organisation; and to identify a common strategy to ensure that women's land rights are included in the Beijing+25 action plans.