Asia Regional Meeting March 2008

Report and Framework for Action

In March 2008, a 3-day regional workshop in Bangkok convened ILC members, including 11 of the 15 CSO members and two IGO members (FAO and WB), along with other groups involved in Land Watch Asia (LWA) and other ILC partners. This workshop addressed strategic objectives for LWA and for ILC in Asia, including the business meeting on 12 March 2008 which focused on ILC institutional development and decentralization in Asia. These discussions built on a survey of members and partners in February 2008, which identified how organizations feel they can contributes to ILC, the focal areas of their work, perceived benefits of being part of the ILC network, and responsibilities or functions which could or should be decentralized to the regional level.