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- user warning: Incorrect key file for table './ilc_portal/cache_filter.MYI'; try to repair it query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p> </p><p><strong>The 2012 Latin American and Caribbean Land Forum will discuss the vital importance of developing secure and equitable access to land as a key element for helping the rural poor and achieving stable and lasting peace.</strong><br /><br />Hosted by the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, the 2012 Latin American and Caribbean Land Forum will bring together diverse stakeholders, including government representatives, intergovernmental organizations, academia, NGOs and civil society at national and regional levels to promote discussion and the exchange of knowledge about land rights and current territorial dynamics affecting rural people.<br /><br />The forum will take place amid intense political discussions on agriculture and rural landscapes in Colombia, and in the context of the implementation of the land restitution policy, passed by the Colombian government in 2010. The Colombian example is emblematic of the situation across the region, and is a unique opportunity to discuss issues related to access to land and conflict.<br /><br />Resolving conflicts related to land, territories and rural development are central to achieving lasting peace, as evidenced in the Colombian \'peace dialogues\'. This event will encourage discussion of the pending challenges to achieving rural transformational reform, a cornerstone of rural development in Colombia, as <a href=\"http://www.pnud.org.co/sitio.shtml?x=65953\">expressed by the United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP)</a>. Moreover, it will examine the need to define rules that ensure equitable and sustainable use of land and other resources the rural poor, both men and women.<br /><br />Miriam Villegas, Director of the Colombian Institute for Rural Development (INCODER), will attend the opening ceremony and Gabriel Tobon, a specialist on rural themes, will give the keynote speech. Speakers will include land experts from throughout Latin America.<br /><br />The Forum is co-organized by the International Land Coalition (ILC) in coordination with the <a href=\"http://www.cinep.org.co/\">CINEP/ Programa por la Paz (CINEP/PPP)</a> as the host organization, in partnership with <a href=\"http://www.oxfam.org/es/colombia\">OXFAM</a>, the <a href=\"http://montesdemariamitierramidentidad.blogspot.com/\">Corporación de Desarrollo Solidario (CDS)</a> and the<a href=\"http://www.etnoterritorios.org/index.shtml\">Observatorio de Territorios Étnicos de la Universidad Javeriana</a>.<br /><br /><strong>What? </strong><br />The 2012 Latin American and Caribbean Land Forum: Sowing peace through land reform<br /><br /><strong>Who?</strong></p><ul><li>Miriam Villegas, Director of the Colombian Institute for Rural Development (INCODER)</li><li>Gabriel Tobon, an expert on rural issues, Javeriana University</li><li>Luis Guillermo Guerrero Guevara, Director General of the CINEP / Peace Program (CINEP/PPP)</li><li>Sergio Gomez, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)</li><li>Jennifer Mojica, Deputy Land of the Colombian Institute for Rural Development INCODER</li><li>Annalisa Mauro, Program Manager Latin America and the Caribbean, International Land Coalition (ILC)</li><li>Dianys Peraza, Director, CDS</li><li>Toruno Helen Rodriguez, Huairou Commission</li><li>Francisco Hidalgo, Director of Research System agrarian problems of Ecuador (SIPAE)</li><li>Asier Hernando, OXFAM</li><li>Leocadio Juracán - Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA), Guatemala</li><li>Juan Pablo Chumacero, Director the Land Foundation, Bolivia</li><li>Alicia Calles - Honduran Women Farmers Unite (UMCAH)</li><li>Victor Castellar, organizations of displaced persons, Montes de Maria - OPDS and the Community Councils of Montes de Maria</li><li>as well as the involvement of more than one hundred experts, leaders and leaders involved in land issues from Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean</li></ul><p> <br /><strong>When?</strong><br />Tuesday November 27, 2012<br /> <br /><strong>Location</strong><br />Auditorium of the University of Cartagena, Central University Street # 36-100<br /> <br /><strong>Contacts </strong>(assistance, interview requests or more information):<br /><br />Sandra Apaza <<a href=\"mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org\">email@example.com</a>><br /> <br />Margareth Figueroa Garzón <<a href=\"mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org\">email@example.com</a>><br />Mobile: +57.3165394531, +57.3123695597<br /> <br />Neil Sorensen, <a href=\"http://firstname.lastname@example.org\" target=\"_blank\">email@example.com</a>, Phone: +33.641668648<br /> <br />To view the program and additional information visit the event website: <a href=\"http://americalatina.landcoalition.org/node/3090\">http://americalatina.landcoalition.org/node/3090</a><br />To follow the event live: <a href=\"http://webcasting.ifad.org/landforum\">http://webcasting.ifad.org/landforum</a><br /> <br />Follow the event on Twitter:<br /># Forodelatierra via @ ILCLatinAmerica<br /># Forodelatierra via @ CINEP_PPP<br /># Landforum via @ landcoalition<br /> <br />Sponsors:<br /> <img src=\"http://www.landcoalition.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/standard-image/images/AfricaLandForum_Sponsors.png\" alt=\"File 2256\" title=\"\" class=\"ibimage null\" width=\"300\" height=\"120\" /><br /> <br /> <br /><strong>About the International Land Coalition (ILC)</strong><br />The International Land Coalition is a global alliance of civil society and intergovernmental organisations working together to promote secure and equitable access to and control over land for poor women and men through advocacy, dialogue, knowledge sharing and capacity building.<br /><a href=\"http://americalatina.landcoalition.org/\">http://americalatina.landcoalition.org/</a><br /><a href=\"http://www.landcoalition.org/\">http://www.landcoalition.org/</a><br /> <br /><strong>About the Center for Research and Popular Education / Program for Peace (CINEP/PPP)</strong><br />The CINEP/PPP is a non-profit foundation that encourages social change from the principles of the Society of Jesus in Colombia. It works towards building of a more just, democratic and peace, focusing on men and women who have been excluded or victimized. To do this, the program generates alternatives for building peace, human development, the realization of rights and the expansion of democracy, through research and production of information, education, support for social processes and advocacy and communication.<br /><a href=\"http://www.cinep.org.co/\">http://www.cinep.org.co/</a></p>', created = 1386884859, expire = 1386971259, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '7:a93a818da724f1997fb51e1542f5d181' in /home/oldsite/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
We – more than 150 men and women from 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean – have come together in Cartagena to take part in the 2012 Land Forum under the theme “Sowing peace through land reform”. We represent farmers, indigenous peoples, African-descendants and...
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