The Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN), the structure of the Habitat International Coalition (HIC) specialized in the human rights dimensions of habitat, envisions a world with active cooperation of civil society and organs of the state to recognize, defend and fully realize the human right of everyone, everywhere to a secure place to live in peace and dignity (i.e., a human rights habitat).
Within this vision, HLRN seeks to realize the corresponding potential of civil society to play this complementary role through the achievement of specific project objectives by maximizing its relationships, assets and unique potentials through a strategy of building and applying human rights-based tools and approaches that bring about problem-solving policy impact. HLRN’s mission goals are expressed across three mutually reinforcing fields of operation: (1) Coalition building, (2) Knowledge creation and capability development, and (3) Impactful advocacy.
The twinning arrangement between the Habitat International Coalition: The Cairo-based Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) operates across the Middle East and Africa regions from Cairo, and the National Center for Peace and Development (NCPD) is based in Sudan is focused on capacity building of civil society to meet the challenges of engagement in norm-based solutions to problems facing traditionally marginalized communities, and especially those subject to forced eviction and displacement. The overall goal is to support Sudanese civil society in conflict affected zones to make the transition from the short-term, emergency humanitarian phase toward longer-term, institution-building sustainable development contributions.