Partnering for change
The International Land Coalition is partnering to build capacity to convene and sustain high-performing multi-stakeholder platforms that accelerate progress in reforming and implementing policies for people-centered land governance. At present 22 countries spanning Africa, Asia and Latin America have invested in these platforms as part of their national engagement strategies, with that number expected to increase to 35 over the next few years.
WorldFish and Adelphi co-led action research in large lake systems in Uganda, Zambia, and Cambodia, developing a suite of resources for participatory analysis of resource conflict and competition and strategies for conflict transformation. Applying these tools, local partners reached agreements with investors to secure community access rights and create local jobs, helped increase government responsiveness to local needs, and tapped new sources of support to scale out innovations.
The Foundation for Ecological Security has partnered to accelerate its efforts to scale landscape restoration innovations in degraded forest lands and waterways throughout eight states in India. Already reaching over 7000 villages and 3 million hectares of common forests, pastures and farmland—with benefits for 7.8 million rural people—the partnership aims to support a five-fold increase in reach through local governance reform, civil society mobilization, and policy influence.
The Collective Action and Property Rights program supported action research on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake, one of the world’s most productive and diverse inland fisheries. Civil society networks credit the dialogue efforts in enabling regulatory change that expanded resource access rights for small-scale fishers. This helped launch a broader campaign for reform, which contributed to the largest transfer of freshwater fisheries tenure from commercial to community management in Asia.