Global Land Forum: Land Governance for inclusive development, justice and sustainability: time for action
The Global Land Forum is a unique event that brings together over 500 grassroots organisations, activists, local and international NGOs, researchers, multilateral organisations and government agencies from around the world. The Forum is action-oriented. The programme is structured to provide opportunities to participants who may not commonly interact to debate, exchange, learn from each other’s experiences and successes, strategize, and build linkages. High-level plenary keynote presentations from different perspectives will provide a context for a wide diversity of sessions organised by participants according to their interests. There will be a strong focus on sharing best practices towards people-centred land governance, and on identifying opportunities for engagement and collaboration. The Forum will create particular opportunities for participants to learn from, and contribute to, land governance successes and challenges in Senegal and Africa. It will facilitate dialogue to the highest political level on land reform in Senegal. Moreover, the global cope of the Forum will enable exchange across different national and regional contexts that allows for not only identification of trends, but also the emergence of new perspectives and areas demanding common action. ILC’s 152 members will adopt a declaration with common commitments to action in their Assembly following the Forum.