"I want to emphasise that accommodating diverse views does not mean the ILC is neutral. It means that as a network we are prepared to find common ground while respecting diversity." - Mike Taylor, Director of ILC Secretariat
How we work
The International Land Coalition is governed by the Assembly of Members (AoM), which is the supreme governing body responsible for establishing the overall strategies and policies of the ILC, ensuring that the network remains in compliance with the intention of the members.
The ILC Council serves as the executive board, and is in charge of the overall responsibilities of governance between meetings of the AoM.
ILC is organised at the regional level with the Regional Committees (Africa, Asia and LAC) that work with and for the ILC members, ensuring that the priorities and actions of the ILC are more relevant to the specific regional and sub-regional contexts.
The ILC Secretariat executes the programme of work approved by the ILC Council and is also responsible for supporting the effective functioning of the ILC, taking into account its diverse character and regionalisation approach in the implementation of its activities. It is headed by the Director, who is an ex-officio member of the AoM and the Council.
The Regional Coordination Units are headed by a Regional Coordinator, and facilitate the delivery of the regional strategy and work plans. Regional Coordination Units are hosted by one or more ILC members.
Resolving disputes between members
ILC has now grown to over 250 organisations. Our diversity has always been considered our greatest strength. However, it can also bring tensions. In order to manage these, the ILC Council has introduced a dispute mediation process. This process is intended to provide a 'safe space' between fellow members of the coalition to engage in a constructive manner with each other over disagreements.
ILC members are brought together by the ten commitments to People-Centred Land Governance. The dispute mediation process can be activated by any member, or set of members, who believes that the actions of another member in a particular country have gone against one or more commitments of People-Centred Land Governance.
For ILC members looking to find out more about what's covered by the dispute mediation process, what's not, and how it works, please visit MemberNet.
Contact: Mike Taylor, ILC Secretariat Director, firstname.lastname@example.org