What we do
Filling the data gap by giving power back to the people.
The 250+ members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) share one goal: bringing about people-centred land governance. This means putting those who live on and from the land at the centre of decision-making. Too often, they are excluded from decisions about their land by those in power.
Put in the hands of land-users and citizens, data can be a powerful tool that has the potential of shifting those power imbalances. Across the globe, ILC members are collecting and managing ‘people-centred’ data, according to their own priorities.
By doing so, they are able to show the complex realities of land governance on the ground, provide information they need to advocate for their rights, while holding governments accountable to the promises they make
With over 800 organisations coming together in over 60 national and thematic platforms, ILC supports these initiatives by providing tools and trainings to generate and use people-centred data. These initiatives are participatory, consultative and respond to the data demands of members.
Learn how we're democratising land data
THE POWER OF PEOPLE-CENTRED DATA
"AT SOME POINT THE GOVERNMENT COULD NO LONGER DENY THE DATA WE COLLECT ON THE GROUND BECAUSE IT WAS DONE IN A PARTICIPATORY WAY"
-Marda Tillah, RMI, Indonesia
What we do
A global database of violations
At least 331 human rights defenders were killed in 2020. 69% were working on land, indigenous peoples and environmental rights.
-(Front Line Defenders)
Today, there is a systematic lack of regular, accessible and disaggregated data documenting the threats and attacks perpetrated against land and environmental defenders. Collecting data beyond killings is important in order to analyse patterns of violence, identify at-risk areas and provide support to targeted individuals, groups and organisations.
The LED Data Working Group, an outgrowth of the Defend the Defenders Coalition, has formed with the ambitious goal of creating a global, integrated database of LED data beyond killings. Stay tuned for updates.
Risks to indigenous and other land and environmental defenders heightened during COVID
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LANDex Initiative launches to Democratize Land Monitoring
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Progresos de la Red de Monitoreo de la Gobernanza de la Tierra y los RR.NN.
13 January 2019Read More
Nepal Officials choose Landex As Tool For National Processes
17 June 2019Read More
Land Matrix AL en 2018: datos que visibilizan el despojo de tierras en la región
5 January 2019Read More
LandMark: More than just maps, but a dream becoming reality
12 April 2018Read More
Land Matrix Large Scale Land Acquisitions Profile: Senegal
28 September 2016Read More
Land Matrix Large Scale Land Acquisition Profile: Liberia
10 April 2017Read More
LEARNING LANDEX: HOW TO GENERATE PEOPLE-CENTRED DATA AND REPORT ON SDG
10 June 2020Read More
CONOCIENDO LANDEX: CÓMO GENERAR DATOS CENTRADOS EN LAS PERSONAS E INFORMES SOBRE ODS
16 September 2020Read More