The Civil Society Academy (CSA) is a social start-up, initiated by Welthungerhilfe, that offers open trainings as well as tailor-made support, particularly for civil society actors and organizations. The CSA acts as facilitator to encourage civil society actors within countries and across countries to connect, share, and interact with each other; it promotes processes to scale-up innovate ideas that contribute to social justice.
The CSA has been accompanying Land for Life since the onset of the initiative, facilitating targeted trainings on Multi-Actor Partnerships in all countries as well as tailor-made strategic workshops for the teams within and across countries. It forms part of the international support team, ensuring regular reflection and learning cycles.
The International Land Coalition (ILC) is a global alliance of over 260 civil society and intergovernmental organizations in 78 countries. Through the Coalition, members work towards one goal; bringing about people-centered land governance.
Through the “National Engagement Strategies”, ILC promotes multi-stakeholder dialogue and collaboration to address land governance challenges in approximately 35 countries globally.
Since 2019, ILC, WHH and Collaborating for Resilience have come together to promote a Community of Practice (Land Collaborative) bringing together practitioners facilitating multi-stakeholder processes on land governance across 30+ countries to encourage learning and to exchange “good practices”; thereby accelerating progress in reforming and implementing policies and practices for people-centered land governance.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to fight hunger. FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.
FAO promotes the application of the UN Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security and supports national governments in various countries in the formation and strengthening of Multi-Stakeholder Platforms (e.g. Liberia, Sierra Leone).
Since 2019, FAO and Land for Life have increased their collaboration at country level as well as at international level, for example co-developing a learning program on responsible agricultural investments in Sierra Leone and providing complementary support to a National Land Conference in Liberia.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a German development agency that provides services in the field of international development cooperation in more than 120 countries globally. In its activities, GIZ seeks to follow the paradigm of sustainable development, which aims at economic development through social inclusion and environmental protection.
Land for Life collaborates with GIZ in the area of fostering responsible land policy in selected countries, for example in Ethiopia. The initiative is also involved in a collaborative research project led by GIZ’s Partnerships2030 Secretariat which aims to better understand how Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships can generate and measure impact.
The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) defines the guidelines of German development policy. It promotes projects of development organizations abroad and formulates long-term cooperation strategies.
The BMZ is the main financial contributor of the multi-actor partnerships supported through the Land for Life-initiative.