Gunawan Wiradi of Indonesia for the Asia Lifetime Recognition 2018!
Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
During the opening ceremony of the Global Land Forum 2018, ILC Asia recognising the figures who have been acknowledged as the most influential and consistent in the struggle of land rights and agrarian issue. One of the figures comes from Indonesia, Mr. Gunawan Wiradi.
As we are getting closer to this year’s Global Land Forum ILC had a conversation with Gillian Caldwell CEO of Global Witness, to gain more perspective on the international issues of protecting land and environmental defenders. Gillian will be speaking at the GLF in Bandung this September.
The Global Land Forum is less than a week away! ILC took a quick break from the preparing to interview four of the speakers of the upcoming GLF. All from different backgrounds, the speakers gave great advice on staying #United4LandRights. Take a look at what Kathy Reich from the Ford Foundation had to say about the current states of land rights and about this year’s Global Land Forum!
Of the different types of land tenure conflicts that occur in Ecuador, one of the most worrying is relevant to property rights in protected areas. The government’s designation of protected areas have not recognised the pre-existing land rights of individuals or communities. This has created conflicts that disrupt the governance of protected areas. For example, the Ministry of the Environment (MAE) clashed with communities on more than one occasion.