Join the ILC!

The International Land Coalition (ILC) is pleased to announce that it is now open to receiving membership application. With a deadline of 15th August 2017, the next opening won't be until 2020.

The ILC is a global alliance of civil society and intergovernmental organisations working together to promote achieve secure and equitable access to and control over land for poor women, men and communities through the promotion of people centred land governance. To achieve this and guide ILC's collective efforts, ILC members agree to 10 commitments that define priority areas of joint action. [1]

Civil society  and intergovernmental organisations that share the ILC's vision, mission, goal and objectives are eligible to apply. As per ILC's Charter, civil society includes: Organisations of farmers, producers, women, Indigenous Peoples, agricultural workers; fishers, the landless, pastoralists, forest users; other associations of rural peoples, including community-based organisations and social movements; local, national, and international non-governmental organisations and their networks; and national, regional, and international research institutes.

Individuals, governments, and private sector actors such as corporations are not eligible for ILC membership.

For more information, please contact the ILC Secretariat:

>>Application procedures and forms for the 2017-18 Membership Expansion can be found HERE.<<

ILC's uniqueness  is based on:

  • Explicit agreement between all members on joint action towards achieving people-centred land governance;
  • a network that takes advantage of the different perspectives, capacities, outreach and access to change-makers of ILC members, in particular between civil society and intergovernmental members;
  • a systematic approach to learning across the network from local to global and vice versa, with a shared commitment to gathering knowledge and expertise across all parts of the ILC network (and beyond) and translating it into action;
  • a shared understanding of employing the network to strengthen the capacities of ILC members at country level to play a role in promoting shared objectives in national processes to ensure changes in policy are sustainable; and
  • a space for solidarity of all members with each other.

Rights & Responsibilities

At the ILC's Assembly of Members, annual regional assemblies and through virtual platforms, members identify priorities, share lessons, develop collaborative initiatives and plan their work. At the global assemblies, all members nominate and vote for representatives on the Council and vote upon governance issues of the Coalition.

  • Members pay annual fees as a gesture of  ownership and commitment to the Coalition, and a contribution to its financial sustainability. The fees and contributions accrued are entrusted to a membership fund managed by the Council. Minimum contributions vary according to an organisation’s profile. (For more information, please see the Membership Contribution Policy).
  • Members collaborate actively with other ILC members towards the mission of ILC, and strive to incorporate into their organisational practice the successful results and lessons learned from initiatives jointly undertaken through ILC.

To learn more on the application procedures and download the forms, please visit here


[1] As per current Charter under review.