Why an International Land Coalition Award?
In 2015, the International Land Coalition turns 20. In these two decades, the members of the coalition have significantly advanced the coalition’s mission to promote secure and equitable access to and control over land for poor women and men through advocacy, dialogue, knowledge sharing, and capacity building.
To celebrate and give global visibility to the work of its members, the coalition will give, on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the International Land Coalition Award to an ILC member that has contributed in an outstanding manner to make land governance more people-centred, and as a result secure the land rights of women and men living in conditions of poverty.
The ceremony of the 2015 International Land Coalition Award will take place at the 2015 Global Land Forum in Dakar, Senegal.
The goals of the International Land Coalition Award are to:
- recognise the outstanding efforts and successes of a coalition member in promoting people-centred land governance;
- provide the winning member with global visibility and support to expand their work;
- inspire other organisations working on land-related issues, whether member of the coalition or not;
- reaffirm the coalition as a vibrant, solid and influential global actor on land-related issues
The International Land Coalition Award can only be given to an organisation that is formally a member of the Coalition. The full list of members is available here.
All members of the International Land Coalition are eligible. There are no restrictions on the formal status of the organisation, its geographical location, the year of joining the International Coalition, its political views or mission.
FIRST ILC AWARD
Between May and August 2014, ILC members were given the opportunity to submit success stories on how they promoted or advanced people-centred land governance. From the 75 success stories received, a selection committee of ILC members has nominated nine success stories – one for each ILC commitment on people-centred land governance. The winner of the 2015 ILC Award is the Uganda Land Alliance, for their outstanding contribution towards ILC's 9th commitment "effective actions against land grabbing".