Regional Committees

Regional Committees are composed of the elected Council Members from the region, the host of the Regional Coordination Unit, and any other member as elected by regional assemblies. Regional Committees are accountable to the regional assemblies. Regional Committee members are nominated for a maximum of one term, which expires at the following AoM (every three years).

The composition of the Regional Committee reflects the geographical and organisational diversity of the Regional Platform. The Regional Coordinator and Secretariat Director are ex-officio members of the Regional Committees. The core functions of Regional Committees are to:

  • oversee the organisation of the Regional Assemblies;
  • provide guidance on regional work plans and budgets, including on resource mobilisation;
  • ensure an appropriately structured Regional Coordination Unit is in place and effectively working; and
  • represent regional views in the Council and ensure institutional matters are reflected in the work of the regions. 

ILC has three Regional Steering Committees in Africa, Asia and Latin America & the Caribbean.

Latin America

Ismael Merlos

Latin America Steering Committee Member


Latin America Steering Committee Member

Patricia Chaves

Latin America Steering Committee Member
Espaço Feminista


Dinesh Rabari

Council Representative

Chet Charya

Council Representative
STAR Kampuchea

Elvira Maratova

Asia Steering Committee Member
National Pasture Users Association Of Kyrgyzstan

Iwan Nurdin

Asia Steering Committee Member

Saurlin Siagian

Regional Coordinator | Asia


Audace Kubwimana

Regional Coordinator | Africa

Celesting Nga

Africa Steering Committee Member

Dr Antoine Kalinganire

Africa Steering Committee Member
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Edward Ole Lekaita

Africa Steering Committee Member
Ujamaa Community Resource Team

Haingoarison Randrianomenjanahary

Africa Steering Committee Member
Solidarité des Intervenants sur le Foncier (SIF)

Kafui Kuwonu

Africa Steering Committee Member
Women in Law and Development in Africa (WILDAF)