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Strategy Protected Area Paper: The Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10)

Introduction Biodiversity is the earth’s life support system. It forms Indigenous and Local communities’ (ILCs) livelihoods and spiritual being and hence it is our life. Protected areas (PAs) are a key tool for the conservation of biodiversity and hence the need to protect their integrity. Protected areas currently covers 12% of the earth’s land surface and in Sub-Saharan Africa national parks and game reserves over a million km2 (1000 000 km2). Most of these areas have been resided by ILCs over millennia. To this end ILCs are and have been custodians of natural resources in and around these PAs. This ...


BRIEFING PAPER BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY OF INLAND WATERS ECOSYSTEM By Edna Kaptoyo “Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you” African Quote Background The CBD entered into force on 29 December 1993. There are currently 193 parties to the Convention, which aims to promote the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. The COP is the governing body of the Convention. It is assisted by SBSTTA, which is mandated, under CBD Article 25, to provide ...

ANNOUNCEMENT : Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting 2011

Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting on UN mechanisms and procedures relating to indigenous peoples February 26 to March 1, 2011 Chiang Mai, Thailand Since 2000 the indigenous peoples organizations in Asia have been conducting annual preparatory meeting on the UN mechanisms and procedures in relation to indigenous peoples. This annual preparatory meeting has been strengthening the cooperation of indigenous organizations and leaders in Asia, building their capacity for engaging at the international level for awareness raising, lobby and advocacy.

The Indigenous Partnership takes Root: Lessons from Cusco

In May 2010, the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty began to plant seeds and take root. It recently revealed a visual record of the Scoping Workshop, a three-day meeting held in Pisaq, Cusco, Peru. This Photo Story is a visual record of the process through which the group met, discussed and worked through the decision-making process.

Indigenous Partnership: Supporting a Global Food Transformation

The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty has recently published the Scoping Report (2.78 MB PDF), from its three-day scoping workshop held in Pisaq, (Cusco) Peru. This report is a record of the decision-making process. The regeneration of local food systems and agrobiodiversity has been a major funding priority of The Christensen Fund (TCF). Eager to empower many more indigenous organisations to revitalise local food systems and define their own food and agriculture practices to sustain agrobiodiversity, TCF supported the idea of creating an Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty under a hosting arrangement with Bioversity International. Such ...

10th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council – Burma/Myanmar

24 January – 4 February 2011 The government of Burma/Myanmar will be due for review in the 10th session of the UPR Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council. For this, a report was prepared for the UPR Working Group by the Burma Forum on Universal Periodic Review (BF UPR) which is composed with 14 organizations including Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) which is a member of AIPP.

AIPP Training Resource Materials

AIPP Training Resource Materials   Training Modules Languages the modules were translated to Countries where the Training  had been  implemented: Leadership Training for indigenous Community (LT)     Basic Leadership Training for Indigenous Peoples: English Malay Bisaya Hindi Thai Ilocano   1.      Malaysia (Sabah) with PACOS 2.      Philippines (Mindanao) with KALUMARAN 3.      India with BIRSA/JOHAR 4.      Thailand with IMPECT 5.      Philippines (Cordillera) with CPA Community Organizing Training (COT)   Community Organizing Training: English Malay Khmer Bengali Indonesia 1.        Bangladesh with TUS 2.        Cambodia with ICSO 3.        Pen. Malaysia with SPNS 4.        Indonesia with AMANTORAYA 5.        Malaysia(Sabah) with PACOS  Training on ...

REDD+ And Indigenous People! A Briefing Paper For Policy Makers.

What is REDD+? REDD+ is a set of policy proposals on climate change mitigation currently being negotiated in the UNFCCC. It stands for: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. The Plus refers to: • Conservation of forests • Enhancement of carbon stocks • Sustainable management of forests REDD is about providing positive incentives for countries to stop their deforestation and forest degradation, thereby contributing to mitigation. To compensate for opportunity loss and other costs as a result of this proposal, Annex I countries shall undertake financial transfers to developing countries. Download : English, Vietnamese

Briefing Paper – Indigenous Peoples And Climate Change

Indigenous peoples depend on natural resources for their livelihood and they often inhabit diverse but fragile ecosystems. At the same time indigenous peoples are among the world’s most marginalized, impoverished and vulnerable peoples. While having hardly contributed anything to the cause of global warming, they are among the most heavily affected. However, they have minimal access to resources to cope with the changes. For many indigenous peoples, climate change is already a reality. Melting ice sheets in the Arctic makes hunting sea mammals and fishing difficult and risky, erratic rainfalls reduce productivity of fields and pastures, storms and floods destroy ...

Community Training on Climate Change, REDD and Case Study

Twenty indigenous participants from Khasur Village (demonstration area of NEFIN-Climate Change and REDD Partnership Program) and its neighboring villages successfully participated in the community training on “Climate Change, REDD and Case Study”. The training was held from 28-30 September 2010 in Khasur Village of Lamjung district. The trainers were Mr. Pasang Sherpa (Researcher), Mr. Gelu Sherpa, Mr. Tshering Yudin Sherpa (Women Researcher), Mr. Khem Jung Gurung (Chairperson of NEFIN-DCC, Lamjung) and Mr. Lakpa Nuri Sherpa (CCMIN Officer). The training was organized by NEFIN’s Climate Change and REDD Partnership Program in coordination with NEFIN’s District Coordination Council (DCC), Lamjung. The first ...