The third regional consultation on the Indigenous Data Sovereignty (IDS) Framework in Asia took place in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Thirty representatives of Indigenous Peoples from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam were in Chiang Mai for consultation.
The objectives of the consultation include:
● To introduce the latest IDS Framework
● To review and analyze the latest IDS framework
● To discuss and identify the future work program on the IDS framework
The consultation was hosted by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Open Development Initiative (ODI) and supported by the European Union.
AIPP also had the pleasure of hosting team Operation Dagsværk from Denmark earlier this year. The youth volunteers chose to work with our partner IWGIA’s campaign on climate change and land rights of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand and Malaysia.
The exchange was designed to broaden the outlook of young climate activists, who are truly fearless with an agenda and will that can match the most seasoned climate defenders!
Operation Dagsværk is Denmark’s global student movement, which offers students a platform for action and agency, giving them opportunities to make informed, sensitized, intersectional decision making and funding through their own efforts while holding those in charge of their future accountable.
Find out what some of them had to say about their understanding of climate change implications in different geographies like Thailand and for indigenous youth in this month’s edition of Asia Indigenous Observor.