Regional Coordination Units
At the regional level, ILC is organised into regional platforms of members. This provides opportunities for national and regional members to strengthen their ownership of ILC, and ensures that the actions of ILC are more relevant to the specific regional contexts. Currently, ILC has regional platforms in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Some of the functions of the regional platforms are to:
- Prioritise actions in line with the Strategic Framework, taking into consideration the regional, national and local contexts.
- Coordinate planning activities to be undertaken by members.
- Implement and monitor activities at the regional level.
The ILC regional platform in Africa has 41 CSO members and is overseen by a steering committee comprised of one civil society member from each region (West, Central, East and South). The Regional Coordination Unit is hosted by the Southern Alliance for Indigenous Resources (SAFIRE), based in Harare, Zimbabwe. CSO members represent 19 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In addition to these countries, members such as ROPPA, LNWA and EAFF represent members in multiple countries in Western and Eastern Africa.
The ILC regional platform in Asia has 37 CSO members in ten countries, including regionally representative organisations that unite civil society, farmers and indigenous peoples throughout Asia. The platform is overseen by a regional steering committee, and is hosted by the Consortium for Agrarian Reform/Konsorsium Pembaruan Agraria (KPA), based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Headed by Erpan Faryadi, the Asia Regional Facilitator, the ILC Asia Regional Coordination Unit is responsible for ILC's work in Asia. For more information, please visit the ILC Asia blog.
ILC Latin America
The ILC regional platform in Latin America is composed of 26 CSO members in eleven countries – Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago and Argentina – with one member participating at the regional level. The regional node is hosted by the Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES) in Lima, Peru. The Platform’s work is organised into six strategic components, each coordinated by a member focal point. For more information, please visit the ILC Latin America website.