ILC Asia 2017 Regional Assembly – Stronger Coalition Braided in Central Asia
Dinda Tungga Dewi
Wednesday, 27th September 2017
A moment for the Asia members to gather and to build the plans for the coming years is returning again this year. With the warmth culture of the Kyrgyz republic, the process was being carried out through a productive and solid discussion among all.
From Colourful Boxes to Matters of the Gut: How the SDGs Can Impact Local Land Monitoring
Friday, 22nd September 2017
Last month, nearly two dozen land monitoring experts convened in West Java to contribute to the development of the International Land Coalition’s (ILC) Dashboard, a people-centred monitoring tool that will measure progress on land governance through a set of globally agreed-upon indicators.
From Forlorn Wastelands to Thriving Commons in India
Zachary Slobig- Skoll Foundation
Tuesday, 7th November 2017
Years ago, early in Jagdeesh Rao Puppala’s career, he ran into some trouble with the law in rural western India. He had just returned from a small event where some eminent leaders and villagers had decided to green a patch of derelict land. It was the familiar photo-op of a handful of VIPs planting a row of saplings. When he returned to the office, he found an unfamiliar man waiting for him. The man was from the District Magistrate’s office. He handed him an envelope. Inside, Jagdeesh found a notice of trespassing.
The Indigenous Youth Conference 2017 successfully ended in Komolganj, Moulvibazar with strengthened solidarity and enhanced capacities among a bunch of rising indigenous youth leaders of Bangladesh. The youth leaders present vowed to continue their communications and networks in order to work for a better future of indigenous peoples in Bangladesh.
What does National Peasant Day mean to urban society?
Wahyubinatara Fernandez of RMI - Rimbawan Muda Indonesia-
Thursday, 5th October 2017
ILC Asia member in Indonesia, RMI (Rimbawan Muda Indonesia) has a slightly different approach to celebrate the National Peasant Day which falls on the 24th of September of every year. By targeting to urban society, RMI raises their awareness on the peasants' existence impact for their daily life.
Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries in Iloilo Received Organic Farmers’ Achievers Awards
Marie Joy Demaluan of CARRD - The Philippines
Thursday, 5th October 2017
CARRD (Center for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development), Peoples’ Organization KASAPPI-ARB MPC, and one of its members Ms. Ofelia dela Cruz were awarded by the Philippines' Department of Agriculture Western Visayas Region as the outstanding smallholder farmer group and outstanding smallholder farmer individual, respectively for the recently concluded 5th Regional Organic Agriculture Congress.