A conversation with Gillian Caldwell

Wednesday, 19th September 2018

As we are getting closer to this year’s Global Land Forum ILC had a conversation with Gillian Caldwell CEO of Global Witness, to gain more perspective on the international issues of protecting land and environmental defenders.  Gillian will be speaking at the GLF in Bandung this September.  

Working together for a more equitable future

Wednesday, 19th September 2018

The Global Land Forum is less than a week away! ILC took a quick break from the preparing to interview four of the speakers of the upcoming GLF. All from different backgrounds, the speakers gave great advice on staying #United4LandRights. Take a look at what Kathy Reich from the Ford Foundation had to say about the current states of land rights and about this year’s Global Land Forum!

"Community Land Initiative" in Peru, advances of the Instituto del Bien Común

Tuesday, 18th September 2018

Today, after a century of recognition of indigenous communities by the State, in Peru there are still no official figures, precise data, nor an official map of native and peasant communities in the Andes. As part of the Community Land Initiative in Peru, the Instituto del Bien Común (IBC) has been supporting two peasant communities for the achievement of responsible governance of their communal lands.

Learning to action: how an initiative transforms land protection in remote settings across the world

Rachael Knight, Senior Advisor for Land, Namati
Tuesday, 18th September 2018

In early February 2018, seven NGOs met for a weeklong workshop in Aberdare, Kenya, to take-part in the ILC’s Community Land Protection Co-Learning Initiative. The Initiative aims to build a supportive community of practice to facilitate learning between community land rights advocates. The Initiative’s emphasis on peer-to-peer learning, rather than on expert-led training or capacity building, is designed to explicitly acknowledge practitioners’ expertise and to celebrate each participant’s unique knowledge and experience.

Participatory mapping to protect Warungbanten village

IMAM HANAFI, Jaringan Kerja Pemetaan Partisipatif (JKPP) - Indonesia Community Mapping Networks
Monday, 17th September 2018

Warungbanten, a farming community south of Mount Halimun, Indonesia is not at peace. Mining activity in the area has been bringing nothing but bad news, yet however, we are supporting communities to develop tools to protect their land.

Regularization of land tenure for the management of the biodiversity of two communities within a protected area

Manolo Morales, Executive Director, ECOLEX Quito - Ecuador
Monday, 17th September 2018

Of the different types of land tenure conflicts that occur in Ecuador, one of the most worrying is relevant to property rights in protected areas. The government’s designation of protected areas have not recognised the pre-existing land rights of individuals or communities. This has created conflicts that disrupt the governance of protected areas. For example, the Ministry of the Environment (MAE) clashed with communities on more than one occasion.