Formerly, the International Land Coalition (ILC) supported its members working in the same country, often through grants for interventions that were developed and implemented by members, but were not always linked to each other. This lack of coordination resulted in sub-optimal impacts and missed opportunities for ILC to aggregate the efforts of the Coalition in the same country. As such, ILC’s National Engagement Strategy (NES) was initiated and conceived as a response to the need for ILC to engage in selected countries in a focused, coherent, and coordinated manner that emerged from past lessons.
As part of the Strategic Framework 2011 – 2015, ILC therefore identified a set of countries, including in Asia, where it will have coordinated engagement with clearly defined short, medium and long-term objectives. Therefore, it is hoped that the ILC NES will be an opportunity to understand how these challenges can be addressed strategically and in collaboration with the different stakeholders and enable ILC members to identify key areas of intervention where they can contribute coherently, effectively and have significant impact.
In Asia, ILC members in the following countries are involved in NES processes: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and Philippines.
Brief information/updates on activities under the NES appear in the homepage