Launch of the ILC regionalisation process
In 2007, ILC launched a regionalisation process in its three main regions – Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Since then the following steps have been taken. In March 2008, an Asia regional meeting was held in Bangkok to discuss ILC’s institutional development and regionalisation; it was attended by 11 of the 15 civil society organisation (CSO) members of the Coalition at that time and two intergovernmental organisation (IGO) members, FAO and the World Bank. During the meeting, members set up a Working Group to conduct follow-up planning and resource mobilisation for the period 2008–2010
The Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC), a network of civil society organisations and an ILC founding member, was appointed to serve as the host organisation of ILC Asia from October 2008 to December 2010.
At the ILC Assembly of Members in Kathmandu, Nepal in April 2009, the first regional Steering Committee was constituted, which included our members CSRC, JKPP, ICRAF, and ANGOC. In December 2009, at the request of our civil society members, the Asia Division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) agreed to participate as a member of the ILC Asia Steering Committee (ASC).