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
19-20 September 2013 (Interlaken, Switzerland)

Organized by the Rights and Resources Initiative, the International Land Coalition, Oxfam and IUCN, this international conference will bring together a wide diversity of stakeholders, including 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. The conference will serve as an opportunity to 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. It 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.

Applications for participation should be made online by 15 July 2013. All applications will be evaluated by the organizing committee on the basis of the interest and ability of the organization to contribute to strategies to support community land rights. Limited funding is available to reduce participation costs for candidates from the global south. Read the open call for participation … Visit the conference website …