Thursday, June 27, 2013
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Scaling-Up Strategies to Secure Community Land and Resource Rights
An International Conference to Take Stock of Current Efforts, Identify Promising Strategies, and Catalyze New Alliances and Action:
This international conference will bring together the wide diversity of stakeholders — governments, local communities, Indigenous Peoples’ organizations, private investors, food and resource companies, and conservation organizations — that have a direct, common, and urgent interest in clarifying and securing the ownership of these lands and resources. Together, these leaders will share experiences on leading strategies to recognize and secure local land rights, including mapping and other technical interventions, legal and policy reforms, international standards and accountability, and innovative financial mechanisms to support real action and progress. The conference will aim to increase the profile and prioritization of community land rights as a global concern, catalyze new ideas and alliances, and secure commitments to take these strategies forward in coming months and years.
The conference is being convened by Rights and Resources Initiative, the International Land Coalition, Oxfam International, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature, who have come together to explore with aim of provoking an urgent up-scaling of efforts to promote community land rights. The Conference, organized with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation will take place September 19-20, 2013, at Victoria-Jungfrau Hotel in Interlaken, Switzerland.
Deadline: July 15, 2013