During the 2021 Virtual Assembly of Members, on the 17th of November 2021, members of the Coalition adopted a new Strategy for the period 2022-2030.
OUR NEW STRATEGY WILL FOCUS ON THREE MAJOR SHIFTS
SHIFTING POWER BACK TO PEOPLE:
- Systems change is about shifting power. This strategy aims to do so by challenging the perpetuation of inequality through ILC’s ten commitments to people-centred land governance - but also by putting the people’s organisations at the core of ILC initiatives. Only by putting the power into the hands of people whose lives depend on land can we achieve inclusive and sustainable development that “leaves no one behind.”
SHIFTING ATTENTION TO LAND RIGHTS:
- ILC will unblock lack of progress to the Sustainable Development Goals land indicators in focus countries because land rights are essential to achieving 13 of the goals, 59 targets and 65 indicators.
SHIFTING FOCUS ON DATA-DRIVEN ADVOCACY FOR ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Because what doesn’t get measured, doesn’t get done, ILC will support its members to gather people’s data on land governance and use it to monitor and hold governments accountable.
Africa Regional Profile
In addition, it identifies strategic areas through which our member-led platform will strive for land governance as a contribution to the development of our most cherished continent.
Our members have chosen seven priority commitments for Africa. The seven commitments define this strategy. The priority areas, carefully tailored to the continent’s needs include: family farming, diverse tenure, women land rights, indigenous people, inclusive decision making, challenging land grabbing and protecting rights defenders. Through ILC’s strategic objectives of connect, mobilise and influence, we envision to push for improved land governance in Africa, so that people can enjoy dividends of secured tenure, better livelihoods, peace and wealth.
The next three years are going to be exciting for ILC Africa members. Our significant strengths across different sectors plays to our favour and I am confident our strategic and development partners will continue to support us as we deliver on this great agenda. Our shared future as defined by this strategy is focused on changing lives, making Africa secured and democratic, through people centred land governance.
To all our esteemed members, let’s take advantage of this strategy to enhance our impact on land governance work in Africa. Indeed, it is our season of connecting, mobilising and influencing.
United for Land Rights!
Shadrack Omondi, Chair, ILC Africa Steering Comittee