Building the vibrancy of the network is at the core of what ILC is and what its members do together.
The vibrancy of our network is visible in the connections member make, the learning and mentoring opportunities they engage in, and the joint actions they undertake with each other and strategic partners.
Network vibrancy doesn't just happen on it's own - it takes building alliances and trust, from the ground up.
Engagement & growing smart
The primary function of ILC as a network is to weave together a wide range of views and practises on land rights and governance based on shared values and the principle that every member has an equal voice. Members don’t always agree, but that is also our strength:
ILC provides a space where some of the most difficult land-related issues can be aired, and when agreement is reached, the outcome is all the more meaningful.
In 2018, the ILC network grew to 255 members in 77 countries, increase the diversity of the ILC network, most importantly of members directly representing land users such as family farmers, indigenous peoples, and women.
As we grow, we are increasingly becoming a powerful change maker and voice in the land sector with nearly half of our members representing land users directly.
Not only do these organisations have a seat at the ILC table, but they are shaping the direction and future of the network!
ILC is a gender-just network
Promoting gender justice is more than a tick-a-box exercise at ILC. It is indispensable in our efforts to achieve our joint commitments to people-centred governance.
"When it came to changing and influencing local policy, I didn't know if I could do it. Luckily, I was not alone. I could always turn to women from other organisations - some ILC members. We work together, share information and consult with one another."
- Winny Chepkemoi
Women's Land Rights Officer, Kenya Land Alliance