Our strategy 2016-21

During the 2015 Assembly of Members, held in Dakar, Senegal on the 15th of May 2015, members of the Coalition adopted a new Strategy for the period 2016-2021. This Strategy is a key document that will guide the future of our Coalition and shape the work we will do together for the next six years.  

5 things you need to know about the new Strategy: 

  1. The change we seek as a Coalition is clearly envisioned in ILC's 10 commitments to people-centred land governance.
  2. Building on our strength and niche as a network, ILC focuses on creating opportunities for its members to Connect, Mobilise and Influence.  
  3. Our primary impact is through enabling systematic change at the country-level through our National Engagement Strategies. 
  4. We facilitate engagement with influential changemakers beyond the Coalition, including government and the private sector.
  5. We have elevated our focus on addressing inequality, in particular gender inequality by ensuring women's land rights and gender justice are elevated and cut across all areas of work.

Our Mission

The ILC is a global alliance of civil society and intergovernmental organisations working together to put people at the centre of land governance.

Our Vision

A just, equitable, and inclusive world in which land rights are secure and poverty is eradicated.

Our Goal

The shared goal of ILC’s 207 members is to realise land governance for and with people at the country level, responding to the needs and protecting the rights of the women, men and communities who live on and from the land.

Our 3 Pillars

In order to achieve our goal, ILC will support its members through 3 Strategic Objectives:

ILC CONNECTS members to each other and to change makers beyond the Coalition, creating opportunities for dialogue, mutual learning, and joint action

ILC MOBILISES members by facilitating informed and effective action, through accessible and usable knowledge and tools, and by creating opportunities for innovation, piloting and scaling up

ILC INFLUENCES key decision makers, including governments, their partners, and corporate actors and investors to engage with civil society actors as legitimate and necessary interlocutors and partners in achieving land governance for and with people 

How did we get here?

Preparation for the 2016-21 strategy began in June 2014, with 178 member and partner organisations responding to a survey on expectations and goals for the next six years.  further inputs were then provided through four regional and one global consultative workshop between October and November 2014.   In March 2015, the Council validated the draft in light of their inputs. 

The ILC Strategy 2016-21 will be accompanied by a PDF iconRoadmap describing in greater detail how it will be implemented, which will be developed after the Assembly and endorsed by the Council in December 2015.