This document describes the Global Land Tool Network’s strategy and vision for the period 2018 to 2030. We chose this time-frame because it coincides with other global, regional and national social and economic development programmes associated with Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. We will operationalize our strategy in two consecutive programme cycles (action plans) of six years each. This gives ample opportunity for feedback and flexibility for adaptation, depending on issues that emerge in this period. Our strategy will remain a living document, subject to periodic review and improvement. To prepare this document, we engaged in an intensive strategic review that included research, interviews, a survey, and consultations with a wide range of partners and role players in the land sector. We worked closely with the GLTN Steering Committee and the International Advisory Board in drafting this strategy.
The work was coordinated by the GLTN Secretariat; we contracted an independent consultant to facilitate the process. The Secretariat prepared a draft based on the insights, findings and recommendations from the consultation process, and presented it to our partners and key actors for review and comment before it was finalized and endorsed. This new strategy forms the basis of planning and programme formulation for the third phase of our operations, to run from 2019 to 2023.