Total Number of GLTN Partners [75]
Cluster: Bilateral Organisations
1.] Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a private foundation. The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology.

Focal Point: ...Visit Website

2.] German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) BMZ works to promote Economic Development within Germany and in other countries through international cooperation and development. BMZ is very involved in fighting poverty, eradicating hunger and disease, improving education, fostering democracy and peace, realizing human rights and equal opportunities, preserving the environment and its natural resources among others. Through the special initiative One world, No hunger “Eine Welt ohne Hunger” , the BMZ is making the fight against hunger and malnutrition one if its key concerns. One of the six key pillars of this initiative is “Secure and fair access to resources and land”, which ties in with GLTN's main goal to securing land and property rights for all.

Focal Point: Fritz Phillipp JungVisit Website

3.] GIZ (German International Cooperation) GmbH

GIZ offers customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.

Focal Point: Christian Graefen, Jorge Santander EspinozaVisit Website

4.] Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a United States Government corporation designed to work with some of the poorest countries in the world. Established in January 2004, MCC is based on the principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces good governance, economic freedom and investments in people. MCC's mission is to reduce global poverty through the promotion of sustainable economic growth.

Focal Point: Jolyne Sanjak, Jennifer WitriolVisit Website

5.] Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Government of the Netherlands includes the King and the ministers. The cabinet of the Netherlands includes the ministers and the state secretaries.

Focal Point: Frits vander WalVisit Website

6.] Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Norway is a wealthy society with a high income level, comprehensive public welfare benefits and solid public finances. While the starting point is advantageous, the Norwegian economy is likely to be faced with difficult choices in the decades to come, such as those related to changes in the global economy, global warming and population aging.

Focal Point: Helge Onsrud Visit Website

7.] Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

The Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation, Sida, is a government agency under the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Sida's goal is to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve their living conditions.

Focal Point: Mikael AtterhogVisit Website

8.] Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland's international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.

Focal Point: Zaugg Bernard EDA ZAUBE Visit Website

Cluster: International Professional Bodies
1.] Arab Union of Surveyors (AUS)

The Arab Union of Surveyors (AUS) includes professional organizations and surveyors from Arab countries. Their main objective is ensuring the highest level of services necessary to provide security of property / land to people and especially disadvantaged groups. The quality of services of AUS members is the result of a legal and technical training demanding and professional obligations guaranteed by their member organizations.

Focal Point: Dr. Sarkis Fadous, Rafic KhouriVisit Website

2.] Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE)

CASLE is a federation of independent professional societies representing surveying and land economy in Commonwealth countries. It currently comprises over 40 societies in 32 countries; it has approved Associate Members and correspondents, some of whom are in 19 other countries. The professional societies represented cover the disciplines of surveying and mapping, land economy, and quantity surveying & cost-control.

Focal Point: Clifford DannVisit Website

3.] Federation des Geometres Francophones (FGF)

La Francophonie, consciente des liens que cree entre ses membres le partage de la langue française et souhaitant les utiliser au service de la paix, de la cooperation et du developpement, a pour objectifs d'aider : a I'instauration et au developpement de la democratie, a la prevention des conflits et au soutien a l'Etat de droit et aux droits de I'homme ; a I'intensification du dialogue des cultures et des civilisations; au rapprochement des peuples par leur connaissance mutuelle ; au renforcement de leur solidarite par des actions de cooperation multilaterale en vue de favoriser I'essor de leurs economies.

Focal Point: Francois Mazuyer, Claire GalpinVisit Website

4.] International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)

The International Federation of Surveyors is an international, non-government organisation whose purpose is to support international collaboration for the progress of surveying in all fields and applications.

Focal Point: Chryssy Potsiou, Louise Friis-HansenVisit Website

5.] International Union for Land Value Taxation and Free Trade (IU)

The International Union for Land Value Taxation and Free Trade (IU) was founded in 1926 with the purpose of promoting improved social conditions in all nations. Today the IU consists of an international group of interested people, from various walks of life, who enjoy the challenge of organizing, re- searching and understanding the social and economic forces which can either undermine or restore the quality and stability of life within communities. Fundamental to this is an understanding of the relationship between land tenure and taxation.

Focal Point: Alanna HartzokVisit Website

6.] International Union of Notaries (UINL)

The International Union of Notaries Represents notariats before international organizations; organizes exchange and diffusion of information and publications on law, international private law and comparative legislation. Consultative Bureaux in member countries. Commissions examine specific problems in depth and cooperate with international organizations in preparation of conventions or EEC directives in legal matters where the notary can contribute as a qualified lawyer working for the service of the community and as responsible for application of the law.

Focal Point: Willy Giacchino, Lionel GalliezVisit Website

7.] Kadaster International

Kadaster collects and registers administrative and spatial data on property and the rights involved. This also goes for ships, aircraft and telecom networks. Doing so, Kadaster protects legal certainty. We are also responsible for national mapping and maintenance of the national reference coordinate system. Furthermore, we are an advisory body for land-use issues and national spatial data infrastructures.

Focal Point: Co Meijer, Kees de Zeeuw, Paula DijkstraVisit Website

8.] Korea Land and Geospatial InformatiX Corporation (LX Corporation)

Korea Land and Geospatial InformatiX Corporation -LX Corporation (formerKorea Cadastral Survey Corporation) is the national agency responsible for handling spatial information, cadastral surveys, protecting property rights of the people and effective managing the Korean territory.

Focal Point: Julie Hyunsook Lee, Beckhee ChoVisit Website

9.] Lantmateriet (National Land Survey of Sweden)

Lantmateriet - the Swedish mapping, cadastral and land registration authority. Lantmateriet's mission is to manage the Swedish cadastral system and promote the rational subdivision of land, and to be responsible for the efficient provision of basic geographic and land information. Lantmateriet provides professional services for the development and use of geographic information techniques.

Focal Point: Peter WasstromVisit Website

10.] Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation, or OSGeo, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promote its widespread use. The foundation provides financial, organizational and legal support to the broader open source geospatial community.

Focal Point: Mr. Arnulf ChristlVisit Website

11.] Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)

The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) was established in Nairobi - Kenya in 1975 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the then Organization of African Unity (OAU), today African Union (AU).

Focal Point: Dr. Hussein O. Farah, K.M. RwizaVisit Website

12.] Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

RICS is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction. As people, governments, banks and commercial organisations continue to demand more assurance of certified standards and ethics, attaining RICS status is the recognised mark of property professionalism.

Focal Point: John Tracey-WhiteVisit Website

13.] Statens Kartverk (Norwegian Mapping Authority, Cadastre and Land Registry)

Norwegian Mapping and Cadastre Authority's Centre for Property Rights and Development assists the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), and represents a competent and effective supplier of services to international processes as well as to specific aid projects within the real property area. It is particularly dedicated to improved effectiveness and results of Norwegian aid projects on evolving legal rights of the poor.

Focal Point: Helge OnsrudVisit Website

Cluster: International Training/Research Institutions
1.] Aalborg University

Ranking number 67, Aalborg University has moved into Times Higher Education's brand new list of the world's best young universities. The Times list defines 'young universities' as universities of an age of less than 50 years. The new list of the world's best young universities is complimentary to the Times World University Rankings of the world's best universities regardless of age, which is published every fall. In the fall of 2011, Aalborg University ranked number 362 on that list.

Focal Point: Stig Enemark, Lars BodumVisit Website

2.] African Institute for Strategic Research Governance and Development (AISRGD)

An independent not for profit research bureau created with the aim of contributing to an overarching vision in strategic policy-research, capacity-building and skills-training to engineer social and economic co-operation and integration in the Great Lakes region and Africa at large.

Focal Point: Julius OkelloVisit Website

3.] Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS)

Founded in 1999, the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) is a voluntary, peer-to-peer network of African institutions which educate and train urban and regional planners. Our members are drawn from all regions of Africa (Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe).

Focal Point: James Duminy, Peter NgauVisit Website

4.] Centre for Land Tenure Studies (CLTS)

Centre for Land Tenure Studies (CLTS) is established by UMB’s departments UMB School of Economics and Business, International Environment and Development, Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning, and Ecology and Natural Resource Management to further joint research, teaching and dissemination on land tenure and related issues.

Focal Point: Prof Stein HoldenVisit Website

5.] Comite technique foncier-Developpement (CTFD)

The portal 'Land and Development' aims to become a key access point for all those - operators, technicians, politicians, policymakers and researchers - who seek information on the subject land and management of renewable resources, carries high stakes for the growth of developing countries. Born of the Technical Committee's work 'Land and Development' of the French Cooperation, this site collects and offers primarily French resources now inaccessible.

Focal Point: Allan Durand-LasserveVisit Website

6.] Eastern Africa Land Administration Network (EALAN)

The Eastern Africa Land Administration Network (EALAN) is a platform where mainly academic partners share ideas, experiences and plans for improving land administration education/training and research in the region.

Focal Point: Prof. John KiemaVisit Website

7.] Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)

IASS aims at exploring new paths, encouraging lateral thinking and scientific excellence. It will analyze existing knowledge, generate new ideas and develop strategically relevant fields of research to further the understanding of climate change and the earth system.

Focal Point: Jes Weigelt, Charlotte BeckhVisit Website

8.] Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)

IHS is an international centre of excellence associated with the Erasmus University Rotterdam and operating on a global scale that offers specialized post graduate education, training, advisory services and applied research in the fields of urban management, housing and urban environment with the mission to develop human and institutional capacities to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life in cities.

Focal Point: Carley Pennink, Saskia Ruijsink, Tikvah BreimerVisit Website

9.] Institute for International Urban Development (I2UD)

The Institute for International Urban Development, I2UD, is a registered, non-profit organization specializing in urban planning that Informs decision makers and educators; Improves the lives of citizens; Unites policy makers, local leaders, planners and donors; and Delivers recommendations that serve the community.

Focal Point: Francois Vigier, Mona Seralgeldin, Maren LarsenVisit Website

10.] International Alliance on Land Tenure and Administration (IALTA)

The purpose of the Alliance is to address land tenure issues and inequities, world-wide. Land access, use, transfer and title security affect capital inputs, agricultural productivity and rural incomes. In many countries, this poses important constraints on rural economic development, wealth distribution and poverty alleviation. In many transitional economies land policy and land law reform are identified as among the top national development priorities.

Focal Point: Leon VerstappenVisit Website

11.] International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

IIED is an international policy research institute and non governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global development. IIED acts as a catalyst, broker and facilitator and helps vulnerable groups find their voice and ensure their interests are heard in decision-making. Environmental sustainability is a core concern but not at the expense of people's livelihoods.

Focal Point: Camilla Toulmin, Lorenzo CotulaVisit Website

12.] International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)

The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction is a small international development, research and training organization with over 80 years of grassroots experience working in people-centered, sustainable development in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Focal Point: Isaac BekaloVisit Website

13.] International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

IIUM is a unique university either in Malaysia or on a broader plane of the world. Since its inception English is used both as its medium of instruction and the language of its administration. It blends harmoniously modern and professional disciplines with traditional values and moral virtues. Its students originate from more than 90 countries representing nearly all regions of the world. IIUM has spared no effort to ensure that it provides the best tertiary education possible in all branches of knowledge.

Focal Point: Ainul Jaria BT. MaidinVisit Website

14.] International Research Group on Law and Urban Space (IRGLUS)

The International Research Group on Law and Urban Space-IRGLUS was formed in 1993, aiming to gather professionals from diverse backgrounds - jurists, geographers, sociologists, political scientists, city planners, environmentalists, etc. - and different affiliations - academics, policymakers, government officers, public administrators, NGOs, etc. - who are doing research/are interested in the interface between law and urbanisation.

Focal Point: Edesio FernandesVisit Website

15.] IS Academy on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development (LANDac)

LANDac, the IS Academy on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development, aims at bringing together researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the field of land governance and development.

Focal Point: Gemma Betsema, Prof. Annelies ZoomersVisit Website

16.] Landesa

Grounded in the knowledge that having legal rights to land is the foundation for prosperity and opportunity, Landesa partners with governments and local organizations to ensure that the world's poorest families have secure rights over the land they till. Founded as the Rural Development Institute in 1967, Landesa has helped more than 100 million families gain legal control over their land, unlocking sustainable economic growth and advancing education, nutrition, and conservation efforts.

Focal Point: Tim Hanstad, Darryl Vhugen, Robert Mitchell, Hien TranVisit Website

17.] Les Afriques dans la Monde (LAM)

The Africa in the world (LAM), UMR 5115 of CNRS and Sciences Po Bordeaux, was born on January 1, 2011 from the merger of the Centre for the Study of Black Africa (CEAN, Sciences Po Bordeaux) and Centre studies and research on East African countries (CREPAO, University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour, UPPA ), joined by researchers and professors of universities Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux and Victor Segalen Bordeaux.

Focal Point: Alain Durand-Lasserve, Rene OtayekVisit Website

18.] Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land. Providing high-quality education and research, the Institute strives to improve public dialogue and decisions about land policy.

Focal Point: Martim SmolkaVisit Website

19.] Network-Association of European Researchers on Urbanisation in the South (N-AERUS)

N-AERUS is a pluridisciplinary network of researchers and experts working on urban issues in Developing countries. It was created in March 1996 by a group of European researchers. Its objective is to mobilise and develop the European institutional and individual research and training capacities on urban issues in the South with the support of institutions and individual researchers with relevant experience in this field. N-AERUS will work in association with researchers and institutions in developing countries.

Focal Point: Dr. Harry Smith, Dr. Eva Alvarez de AndresVisit Website

20.] RMIT University

RMIT is a global university of technology and design and Australia's largest tertiary institution. The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education and outcome-oriented research.

Focal Point: David Mitchell, Don GrantVisit Website

21.] Technical University Munich (TUM)

The Technical University of Munich is a research university with campuses in Munich, Garching, and Weihenstephan. TUM is among the highest acclaimed universities in Germany, producing several Nobel Laureates.

Focal Point: Prof. Dr. Ir. Walter de Vries, Dr. Fahria MasumVisit Website

22.] Terra Institute

Terra Institute Ltd. is a private, non-profit corporation that focuses on issues concerning urban and rural land use and policies, environmental protection, land law and natural resource management.

Focal Point: David StanfieldVisit Website

23.] University of East London (UEL)

University of East London in collaboration with the Global Land Tool Network examines how to develop tools to implement Islamic law, land and property rights in achieving UN development goals in various countries around the world.

Focal Point: Siraj SaitVisit Website

24.] University of Florida (UF)

The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state's oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belongs to the Association of American Universities.

Focal Point: Grenville BarnesVisit Website

25.] University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)

The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente provides international postgraduate education, research and project services in the field of geo-information science and earth observation using remote sensing and GIS. The aim of ITC's activities is the international exchange of knowledge, focusing on capacity building and institutional development in developing countries and emerging economies.

Focal Point: Jaap Zevenbergen, Lize GroenendijkVisit Website

26.] University of West Indies (UWI)

The University has four campuses that serve diverse communities across the Caribbean region - Cave Hill in Barbados, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Mona in Jamaica and the Open Campus - all of which deliver high-quality education, research and services to all 15 contributing countries that support the University, as well as the Turks & Caicos Islands. The University of the West Indies currently has a total enrolment of over 39,000 students and graduates annually approximately 5,800 students (at undergraduate, graduate and diploma levels).

Focal Point: Asad MohammedVisit Website

27.] Urban LandMark

Urban LandMark sheds light on what can be done to remedy the problems that have made urban land markets dysfunctional, and hence land unaffordable. It does this by using the development approach known as "making markets work for the poor" while acknowledging the importance of land rights.

Focal Point: Lauren Royston, Mark NapierVisit Website

28.] Urban Training and Studies Institute (UTI)

The Urban Training Institute - UTI is a quasi-private organisation affiliated to the Housing and Building National Research Centre– (HBRC). HBRC is a national governmental research establishment which was founded in 1954. It is subordinated to the Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities.

Focal Point: ...Visit Website

Cluster: Multilateral Organisations
1.] Cities Alliance

The Cities Alliance is a global partnership for urban poverty reduction and the promotion of the role of cities in sustainable development. The Cities Alliance was created in 1999 when 10 donor governments joined the World Bank, UN-Habitat and the major international associations of local authorities to form a new partnership aimed at focusing on two key issues: the growth of slums and the management of cities where slum growth was taking place.

Focal Point: William Cobbett, Julian BaskinVisit Website

2.] Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. FAO - the Sub-Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa has undertaken several studies, for example on the impact of HIV/AIDS on women's land rights.

Focal Point: Paul Munro-FaureVisit Website

3.] International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. IFAD is dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries and enabling the Rural Poor to Overcome Poverty.

Focal Point: Harold Liversage, Steven JonkheereVisit Website

4.] United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (UNESCAP)

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region. Made up of 62 member States, with a geographical scope that stretches from Turkey in the west to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati in the east, and from the Russian Federation in the north to New Zealand in the south, the region is home to 4.1 billion people, or two thirds of the world’s population.

Focal Point: Donovan StoreyVisit Website

5.] United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) was established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions. ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development. ECA's dual role as a regional arm of the UN, and a part of the regional institutional landscape in Africa, positions it well to make unique contributions to member States' efforts to address their development challenges.

Focal Point: Joan Kagwanja, Hubert OuedraogoVisit Website

6.] United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization's goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Focal Point: ...Visit Website

7.] United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is mandated by the UN General Assembly to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Focal Point: ...Visit Website

8.] United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-Habitat hosted the Legal Empowerment National Consultation in Kenya and is actively contributing to the Working Groups.

Focal Point: Clarissa Augustinus, Joe HooperVisit Website

9.] World Bank Group

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member countries'the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). Each institution plays a different but supportive role in our mission of global poverty reduction and the improvement of living standards.

Focal Point: Klaus Deininger, Thea HilhorstVisit Website

Cluster: Rural/Urban International Civil Societies
1.] ActionAid International

ActionAid helps people fight for the rights that they are denied. Simple things, like the right to eat. The right to stay on their land. To an education. To have a say in the decisions that shape their lives. ActionAid are not about giving handouts or telling people what to do, because in the long run they know that doesn't work. Instead, they use their resources, influence and experience to help people find their own solutions.

Focal Point: Catherine Gatundu, Ruchi TripathiVisit Website

2.] Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

AGRA works to achieve a food secure and prosperous Africa through the promotion of rapid, sustainable agricultural growth based on smallholder farmers. Smallholders-the majority women-produce most of Africa's food, and do so with minimal resources and little government support. AGRA aims to ensure that smallholders have what they need to succeed: good seeds and healthy soils; access to markets, information, financing, storage and transport; and policies that provide them with comprehensive support.

Focal Point: Evelyn Namubiru-MwauraVisit Website

3.] Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR)

When ACHR was formed in 1988, there was no common or regular forum for urban social activists, NGOs, professionals and especially for grassroots or community groups working in Asian cities to meet and exchange ideas. During the UN International Year for Shelter for the Homeless in 1987, several regional processes were organized which encouraged groups to share their experiences in addressing issues of urban poverty and housing and to discuss regional collaboration.

Focal Point: Somsook Boonyabancha, Minh ChauVisit Website

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

Founded in 1979, 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.

Focal Point: Nathaniel Don E. MarquezVisit Website

5.] Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)

FIDA is an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in consultative status with the economic and social council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). Organised in 1944 at Mexico City, the group was originally known officially by its Spanish name, Federacion Internacional de Abogadas. Its mission is to promote the welfare of women and children and the principle and aims of the United Nations in their legal and social aspects. FIDA obtained UN Consultative status in 1954.

Focal Point: Christine OchiengVisit Website

6.] Groupe de recherche et d'echanges technologiques (GRET)

GRET, a Professional Solidarity and International Cooperation Association established in 1978, GRET is a professional solidarity and international cooperation association. In Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as in Europe, we work to contribute to sustainable, fair development and alleviate poverty and structural inequalities. Our actions aim to increase the incomes of rural and urban populations, reduce their vulnerability, improve their access to quality infrastructures and services, and develop their ability to be heard.

Focal Point: Virginie Rachmuhl, Aurore MansionVisit Website

7.] Habitat for Humanity International

In Africa and the Middle East (AME), Habitat for Humanity is building homes in 15 countries. By working in partnership with families to provide safe affordable shelter, Habitat empowers them to break the cycle of poverty and build the foundation for a secure future.

Focal Point: Jane Katz, Susanna Rojas-Williams, Elizabeth BlakeVisit Website

8.] Habitat International Coalition (HIC) - Housing and Land Rights Network

HIC is an independent international nonprofit Coalition of organisations and individuals working in the field of human settlements. It was organized in 1976 as a nongovernmental counterpart to the UN Commission on Human Settlements, and both emerged from the process of convening the first Habitat conference at Vancouver (Canada), in 1976.

Focal Point: Davinder Lamba, Joseph SchechlaVisit Website

9.] Huairou Commission

The Huairou Commission is a global membership and partnership coalition that empowers grassroots women's organizations to enhance their community development practice and to exercise collective political power at the global level. Driven by grassroots women's organizations from around the world, the members and partners of the Huairou Commission believe it is in the best interest of local communities and the global development field for grassroots women leaders to expand their participation and leadership in community development work on the issues that affect their daily lives.

Focal Point: Jan Peterson, Katia Araujo, Regina PritchettVisit Website

10.] International Land Coalition (ILC)

ILC is a global alliance of civil society and intergovernmental organizations working together to promote secure and equitable access to and control over land for poor women and men through advocacy, dialogue and capacity building.

Focal Point: Michael Taylor, Sabine PallasVisit Website

11.] Legal Action Worldwide (LAW)

Founded in 2013, LAW is an independent, non-profit organisation comprised of a network and think tank of prominent human rights lawyers and advisors. LAW provides innovative legal assistance to the least represented people, especially women and children, in fragile and conflict-affected states. LAW's thematic focuses are gender-based violence and Housing Land and Property (HLP) issues.

Focal Point: Antonia Mulvey, Clare BrownVisit Website

12.] Namati

Namati was founded in 2011 with the objective of growing a robust, evidence-based, global field around community paralegals, legal empowerment, and primary justice services. Namati is building a global movement of grassroots advocates who give people the power to understand, use, and shape the law. These advocates form a dynamic, creative frontline that can squeeze justice out of even broken systems.

Focal Point: Marena BrinkhurstVisit Website

13.] Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation which provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.

Focal Point: Laura Cunial,Monica Sanchez Bermudez, Kirstie FarmerVisit Website

14.] Oxfam International

An international confederation of 17 organizations working together with partners and local communities to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive.

Focal Point: Visit Website

15.] Protimos

Protimos uses the law to create and ensure economic growth. Healthy legal systems, accessible to all, provide marginalised communities with opportunities to prosper; they entice inward investment, and underpin democracy.

Focal Point: Fiona DarrochVisit Website

16.] Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI)

Slum Dwellers International (SDI) is a global network of organizations of the urban poor.Legal Empowerment is working with the SDI network to give a voice to people living and working in urban settlements, through National Consultations and advocacy in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Focal Point: Sheela Patel, Joel Bolnick, Jack Makau, Skye DobsonVisit Website

17.] World Vision International

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

Focal Point: Joyati Das, Brette MooreVisit Website