International Alliance

Madido Niasse

International Land Coalition (ILC)


Seema Gaikwad

International Land Coalition Asia

http://www.landcoalition.org

The International Land Coalition is a global alliance of civil society and intergovernmental organisations working together to promote secure and equitable access to and control over land for poor women and men through advocacy, dialogue, knowledge sharing and capacity building. Secure and equitable access to land, control over land reduces poverty and contributes to identity, dignity and inclusion.


Flavio Valente

International Human Rights Organisation for the Right to Feed Oneself (FIAN)

http://www.fian.in/

FIAN India is a network of various independent FIAN chapters in different federal states of the country. FIAN India is a non-profit organisation and affiliated to FIAN International, a Germany-based Human rights organisation that works for the implementation of economic, social and cultural human rights (ESC rights). The Main Vision Of FIAN India Is full, realization of the human right to adequate food so that the community can enjoy ecologically, socially, economically and culturally appropriate and safe food in dignity.


Devinder Sharma

Agricultural Analyst

http://devinder-sharma.blogspot.com/

Devinder Sharma is a distinguished food and trade policy analyst. Trained as an agricultural scientist Sharma is a noted Indian journalist and outspoken critic of industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, globalisation and free trade.


K.B. Saxena

Council for Social Development (CSD)

http://www.csdindia.org

CSD is one of the leading institutions working in the area of development research in India. Apart from carrying out pioneering research on developmental issues and concerns, CSD has played an influential role in voicing social concerns among planners and policy-makers through-out the thirty five years of its existence.


Bina Agrawal

Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University

http://www.binaagarwal.com

Bina Agarwal is Director and Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University. Educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Delhi she has held distinguished positions at many universities in the USA and UK and lectured world-wide. As an economist with a keen interest in interdisciplinary and intercountry explorations, Bina Agarwal’s publications include subjects like land, livelihoods and property rights; environment and development; the political economy of gender; poverty and inequality; law; and agriculture and technological change.


Sanjay Upadhyay

Enviro – Legal Defense firm

Enviro Legal Defence Firm, India’s first environmental law firm (ELDF) aims at mainstreaming natural resource law, resolving conflicts over resources and strengthening environmental jurisprudence. ELDF is an independent team of erudite legal professionals, which provides services to anyone who approaches us including Governments, Non-Government Organizations, Educational Institutions, Individuals, Private and External Agencies engaged in areas of natural resource law. It is our endeavor to ensure that the service provided by us is free from all biases and prejudices and speaks frankly about legal aspects- as we understand them.


Rajiv Vora

Swaraj Peeth

http://www.swarajpeeth.org

Swaraj Peeth Trust, a Gandhian center for nonviolence and peace, works for Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of Swaraj through building a community based nonviolent social force called Gandhi Shanti Sena; organizing public dialogues, training in nonviolence and education programmes for creating swaraj awareness in various areas of life.


Miloon Kothari,

Director, Housing and Land Rights Network and Former Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, UN Human Rights Council

http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN General Assembly with the main purpose of addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them.


Praveen Jha

Chair, Prof. Economics, JNU

http://www.jnu.ac.in/FacultyStaff/ShowProfile.asp?SendUserName=praveen

Praveen Jha is Associare Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at the India Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.


Cedenir de Oliveira

Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST)

cedenir@mst.org.br  sri@mst.org.br

http://www.mst.org.br

The MST is a mass social movement, formed by rural workers and by all those who want to fight for land reform and against injustice and social inequality in rural areas in Brazil.

The MST was born through a process of occupying latifundios (large landed estates) and become a national movement in 1984. Over more than two decades, the movement has led more than 2,500 land occupations, with about 370,000 families – families that today settled on 7.5 million hectares of land that they won as a result of the occupations.


Colombia

Eloy Garcia

Christian Peacemaker Teams Colombia (CPT)

http://www.cpt.org

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) offers an organized, nonviolent alternative to war and other forms of lethal inter-group conflict. CPT provides organizational support to persons committed to faith-based nonviolent alternatives in situations where lethal conflict is an immediate reality or is supported by public policy. In Colombia, CPT works with CAHUCOPANA, the Community of Garzal and Nueva Esperanza, the Community of Las Pavas, FEDAGROMISBOL and Network of Iniciatives and Communities of Peace.


From Africa

Senegal

Amadou El Mazide Ndiaye

Societé International d’Ingénierie et d’Etudes de Développment en Afrique (SONED Afrique)

http://www.soned-afrique.org

RADI Reseau Africain pour Developement Intègre(RADI)

http://www.radi-afrique.net/

The network was formed in 1985 to promote development in Africa. RADI’s goal is to network with human rights and development NGO’s to promote community outreach activities. It aims to help people know their rights and duties, and offer legal help to those who do not have access to a lawyer. RADI has a Legal Assistance and Information Centre that provides legal advice and services to organizations and individuals regarding workers’ rights, family law, and the rights and duties of tenants and landowners. RADI has trained paralegals working in rural areas, and organized courses in Wolof and French on legal issues for school teachers, women’s groups and other NGOs. The RADI centre is developing an adult education curriculum to reduce Senegal’s 75 per cent illiteracy rate and encourage participation in the country’s emerging democracy.


Kenya

Odenda Lumumba

Kenya Land Alliance (KLA)

http://www.kenyalandalliance.or.ke

Kenya Land Alliance is a non-profit-making and non-partisan umbrella network of civil society organizations and individuals advocating for formulation and implementation of land and natural resource policies and institutional reforms in Kenya. Their vision is a society in which all people are assured of sustainable livelihoods through secure and equitable access and utilisation of land and natural resources.


Asia

Nepal

Roshan Chitrkar and Jagat Basnet

Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC)

http://www.csrcnepal.org/

CSRC is a NGO also affiliated with the Social Welfare Council. The idea of establishing CSRC was conceived in 1993 by a group of young and energetic schoolteachers from Sindhupalchok district in order to change the existing pattern of elite-dominated power relations by organizing and mobilising the marginalized groups of people, especially the tenants and farmers who have no, or nominal, land.


Indonesia

Muhammad Nur Uddin and Ika Nurillah Krishnayanti

Indonesian Peasant Alliance (API)

http://www.api.or.id

Indonesian Peasant Alliance (API) is an organization of peasants at national level. API was established based on the agreement among independent peasant organizations in Java and Sumatra. The urgency of this establishment was based on the necessity of the peasant movement to be a pressure power against unjust policies that have marginalized millions of Indonesian peasants’ lives.


Sri Lanka

Lalith Abeysinghe

Movement for National Land and Agricultural Reforms (MONLAR)

http://www.oocities.org/monlarslk/publications/publications.htm

Movement for National Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) was formed as a network of farmer organizations, NGOs and people’s organizations in other sectors at the beginning of 1990, in response to the serious socio-political and economic crisis that emerged in Sri Lanka at the end of 1980s. Efforts made in integrating Sri Lanka’s economy into the globalization process resulted in an unprecedented increase in rural poverty, breakdown in rural small farmer agriculture, malnutrition among children, high rate of anemia, among mothers, low birth weight babies, large increase in income disparities, loss of livelihoods.


Thailand

Jeff Wong

Four Regions Slum Network (FRSN)

http://www.locoa.net/home/?doc=bbs/gnuboard.php&bo_table=p_co_training&page=1&wr_id=22

The Four Regions Slum Network was established with the goal of being an independent people’s movement that would push forward the issues of housing rights, developing the quality of life of slum dwellers, and seeking social justice together with the people’s movement and other civil society groups. At present, the Four Regions Slum Network has ten member networks, consisting of 110 communities with around 7,000 families.


Bangladesh

Muhamed Kamal Uddin

Association for Realisation of Basic Needs (ARBAN)

http://www.arban.org

The Association for realization of Basic Needs, a Non Govt. Development Organization, concerned with fundamental rights and the basic needs of the people, was founded on 18th February 1984. ARBAN believes that all development projects and programmes designed and implemented by the Government, NGOs, International Organizations, UN bodies and others should be directed towards the fulfillment of the basic needs and fundamental rights of the people who live in perpetual poverty, famine, malnutrition, disease, deprivation, indebtedness, injustice and exploitations.


Philippines

Nathaniel Don E. Marquez

Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC)

http://www.angoc.org

ANGOC is a regional association of 20 national and regional networks of non-government organizations (NGO) in Asia actively engaged in food security, agrarian reform, sustainable agriculture, participatory governance and rural development. ANGOC member networks and partners work in 14 Asian countries with an effective reach of some 3,000 NGOs and community-based organizations (CBOs).


India

Savio Carvalho

Director, Demand Dignity Campaign

Amnesty International

International Secretariat

http://www.demanddignity.org

http://www.amnesty.org

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Their vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.


Switzerland

Liliane de Toledo

Ekta Europe

http://www.ektaeurope.org

Groupe de soutien de Genève

http://ekta-geneve.blogspot.com

Ekta Europe and the Groupe de Soutien de Genève are standing in solidarity with the Indian people’s movement, Ekta Parishad. Their primary goal is to acquaint people with the work of Ekta Parishad and promote international solidarity with its Jan Satyagraha 2012 campaign.


France

Odile Puget

Gandhi International and Groupe de Soutien de Genève

http://www.gandhi2012.org

Gandhi International is a French N.G.O. which brings together motivated individuals and various non-violent organisations working for social change in the cause of justice and peace. Among its partners are: Lanza del Vasto’s Communities of the Ark, Université Terre du ciel, Pax Christi International, the association Shanti, Church and Peace, Femmes Internationales – Murs Brisés, Génération Non-violente, the Colibri network of Pierre Rabhi. It is also supported by the Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development (C.C.F.D.) and Survival International.


Belgium

Jacques Vellut

Volens – Mercy Home

http://www.maisondd.be

Le projet consiste à créer, dans le centre de Louvain-la-Neuve, un espace facile d’accès et bien visible dédié à la promotion de démarches citoyennes visant à assurer un avenir viable pour la planète. Ce projet est le fruit d’une collaboration entre l’Université catholique de Louvain et la Ville d’Ottignies-Louvain la Neuve.


United Kingdom

Ivan Nutbrown

Action Village India

http://www.actionvillageindia.org.uk

Action Village India (AVI) is a UK-based charity working for non-violent change in rural India. AVI works with six partner organisations across India. All these projects are devised and managed by local people and work in the Gandhian tradition of non-violent change and self-organisation to right economic and social injustices.


Canada

Paul Schwartzentruber

Ektacanada

http://ektacanada.weebly.com/

Ekta Canada is an organization standing in solidarity with the Indian people’s movement, Ekta Parishad. Our primary goal is to acquaint people with the work of Ekta Parishad and promote international solidarity with its 2012 campaign