Land is among the key components in Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs). Goals 1, 2, 5 and 11 of the development agenda focuses on eradicating poverty, achieving food security, gender equality and making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Land is a parameter which is common in all of these goals.
Keeping this in mind, NRMC Centre for Land Governance in partnership with 40 other local and global organizations, is organizing “4th India Land and Development Conference” at the India International Centre from March 02-04, 2020. With ‘Institutions, Innovations and Information’ as the theme, the conference aims to provide platform for insightful conversations, presentations, panel discussions, round tables as well as avenues like master classes and focussed conclaves.
ILDC aims to advance intensification and diversification of meaningful and strategic land engagements by actors within and across pillars of Samaj, Sarkar, and Bazaar.
With an aim to expand private sector interactions, ILDC seeks to highlight the importance of responsible investments, not only as CSR but also as a core strategy of corporate governance, underlining the investment of land as key investment crucible, and drawing from global examples of sustainability, environmental and social safe guards and stewardship frameworks.
Technology disruptions are increasingly viewed as game changers and steadily their influence is also being felt in the land engagements and discourses; ILDC extends a platform to Geo-spatial actors to understand land administration nuances and explore space for innovative businesses.
ILDC is an annual inclusive Land Convergence conference which focuses on India and South Asia. It has been established by a collaborative initiative of local and global land-institutions, to promote inter-sectoral, inter-disciplinary and multi-level conversations on land and development. ILDC helps researchers, practitioners, governments, businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals working around and at interface of land in different geographies, across scales around diverse issues to come together and interact at an open and inclusive platform. It aims to further, intensify and change land conversations, catalyse cross-learning and amplify innovations. By triggering connections and facilitating networking among land-actors and institutions, it contributes to coordinated and impactful research, innovations, advocacy and actions for improving land tenure security and achieving sustainable development goals.
ILDC2020 expects to have about 40 partner institutions: local and global joining together for enriching and interdisciplinary land-conversations over platforms that would include more than 30 technical sessions and panel discussions, two conclaves around SDG land indicators, a common’s day, a political panel, two plenaries with key notes and release of a status of land report. Along with intellectual deliberations and engagement, ILDC2020, will also host cultural and artistic expressions around land-connections. There are also exciting pre and post conference events which brings together different land actors around potential convenings for action.