|ANGOC Holds Workshop on Monitoring Land Reforms in Asia|
ANGOC and Land Watch Asia (LWA) organised a Regional Workshop + Dialogue, Monitoring Land Reforms in Asia: Status Check last 12 – 13 July 2011 at the Cemara Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. Forty-three participants, comprising CSOs from the LWA campaign, and representatives from government and intergovernmental organisations, gathered together to discuss and share lessons from monitoring land reform in their respective countries. There was dialogue with the Governments of Indonesia and Nepal, and a response from the Government of the Philippines on the initial results and recommendations from the monitoring reports. Finally, they explored avenues of complementation with other initiatives undertaken by the World Bank and FAO.
ANGOC is leading in the development of a CSO land reform monitoring framework, which will build the capacities of CSOs in Asia to monitor access to land and land tenure in their countries, to strengthen their land rights advocacy. The framework proposes indicators for monitoring land reform at the national level. It also seeks to establish a common set of regional indicators to help shape the regional advocacy for land.
Bina Desa and Consortium for Agrarian Reform (KPA) were the local hosts for this workshop, while ILC and MISEREOR provided support.