"As organisations from three different continents, we are aware of the challenges we face related to our diversity. However, we believe that people-centred land governance is fundamental to our common efforts and humanitarian values should be at the core of our work as a platform." - 2019 Torrecuso Declaration
How we work
The International Land Coalition is governed by the Assembly of Members (AoM), which is the supreme governing body responsible for establishing the overall strategies and policies of the ILC, ensuring that the network remains in compliance with the intention of the members.
The ILC Council serves as the executive board, and is in charge of the overall responsibilities of governance between meetings of the AoM.
ILC is organised at the regional level with the Regional Committees (Africa, Asia and LAC) that work with and for the ILC members, ensuring that the priorities and actions of the ILC are more relevant to the specific regional and sub-regional contexts.
The ILC Council, the governing body of the entire International Land Coalition, includes two representatives from each region. In 2018, EMENA members voted new representatives to the council, Amina Amharech from Azul and Ra’ed Gharib from Seeds. The council quota from EMENA has been always gender balanced.
EMENA governance is meant to be transparent and decisions are meant to be collective and facilitated by the EMENA focal point hosted by ILC secretariat in Rome.
The ILC Secretariat executes the programme of work approved by the ILC Council and is also responsible for supporting the effective functioning of the ILC, taking into account its diverse character and regionalisation approach in the implementation of its activities. It is headed by the Director, who is an ex-officio member of the AoM and the Council.
Annual Reports are a summary of the activities undertaken in each year by ILC EMENA members and the ILC Secretariat with the aim of advancing the ILC EMENA Strategy. They describe developments in CBI's and NES's during the year, as well as all travel sponsored by ILC and meetings convened or participated in by ILC members.
Representatives of EMENA member organizations unite in person once a year at the Regional Assembly. The Regional Assemblies are the most tangible opportunities for reviewing governance structures, and suturing any issues that need to be addressed, as well as for developing short and long-term visions for the platform and region as a whole.
Minutes 2018 EMENA Regional Assembly Bandung
2018 BANDUNG ENGLISH
2019 TORRECUSO ENGLISH
Joint declaration by ILC members in the Europe, Middle East and North Africa Region. Approved 12 October 2019.