Azim Premji University will be hosting the sixth edition of the India Land and Development Conference 2022 (ILDC 2022).
Theme for ILDC 2022: Global Pulls on Local Lands: Southern Perspectives
The three-day conference, organised jointly by Azim Premji University and the NRMC Centre for Land and Governance, will be attended by representatives of the social sector organisations working on land and development, academia, and the government.
The focus of the conference will be global pulls on land from instruments such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Net Zero, Sustainable Food Systems (SFS), the COVID-19 pandemic, and Ukraine Crisis. While understanding and analysing these issues, the conference will identify the needs of policy, practice, and academic engagement.
The conference will also deliberate on how the Global soft laws around land viz. Fit-for-Purpose (FFP), Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT), Responsible Investment Guidelines (VGGT), and Technology-aided Formalisation influence land governance in the South, particularly in India.
In addition, there will also be a discussion on how the land actors respond to, adopt, resist, or negotiate with these global pulls, keeping in view the land rights of the poor, indigenous communities, women, forest dwellers, pastoralists, fishers, tenant farmers and slum dwellers.
The objective is to further and expand the scope of South-South exchange around land conversations and co-operations that began during the ILDC-2021, while the focus of the deliberations will continue to be on India. The idea is to see how Indian experiences and learnings can inform the land governance discourses, decisions, and actions in the Global South and vice-versa.