Thematic workshop on HR

Agenda: Thematic Workshop on Human Rights as enabling condition in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework​

18-20 February 2020, Suansawan Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand


  1. Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
  2. Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)
  3. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on
  4. behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  5. International Development and Law Organization (IDLO)
  6. Natural Justice
  7. SwedBio at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University
  8. UN Environment 

Monday, February 17th
18:00:00Welcome dinner
Tuesday, February 18th
7:00-8:00 amBreakfast
8:00-8:30 amRegistration
8:30 am – 10:15amI. WELCOME SESSION
Welcome from host, AIPPGam Shimray, AIPP Director
Dr. Chayan Vaddhanaphuti, Chiang Mai University
Traditional Karen opening ceremonyMr. Joni Odechao
Thai Government
German Development Cooperation, GIZSilke Spohn, Head of Programme, GIZ
Swedish Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, through SwedBioHenrik Brundin, Director, SwedBio
Participant introductions
Introduction to the WS, objective, agenda, overview of the dialogue process (Roadmap)Lakpa Nuir Sherpa and Pernilla Malmer, Co-chairs
10:15 am – 10:45 amTea and coffee break
10:45 am – 12:30 pmII. INTRODUCTORY SESSION
Setting the scene and bringing the pieces of the post-2020 puzzle and human rights together
What is the progress made in the CBD with regards of including HR based approach in the work of the CBD?John Scott, SCBD (video link)
The zero-draft of structure and elements for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.Barbara Lassen, Natural Justice
Summary of the outcomes of previous dialogues on weaving human rights, biodiversity and the SDGs.Robert Kibugi, IDLO
IPBES Global Assessment Summary for Policy makers, including key findings with regards of supportive policy tools including human rights based approaches (e.g. chapter 5) and the contributions of IPLCs and their Indigenous and local knowledge to biodiversity conservation.Viviana Figueroa, IWBN/LAC IPBES Task Force on ILK. (video-link)
Human rights obligations related to the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity. Benjamin Schachter, OHCHR, climate and biodiversity
Key progress on gender and equality in the CBD and beyondMrinalini Rai, CBD Women Alliance
Discussion in plenary based on the presentations
12:30 pm – 13:30:00Lunch
1:30 pm – 15:30:00III. SESSION
Exploration of the post-2020 zero draft and potential HR synergies across the structure
Interactive group work on how the tentative post-2020 structure can be strengthened by applying a human rights-based approach as an enabling condition.One note-taker and one facilitator at each table.

Coffee and tea served during discussion
3:30 pm – 16:30:00Reporting back from groups and discussion in plenaryLed by co-chairs
4:30 pm – 17:30:00Preparation for community day:
Overview of Hin Lad Nai and Pa Pae communities; e.g. culture, natural resource management, rotational farming etc.
Necessary information about cultural sensitives, things we need to take with us, etc.
AIPP and Karen community representatives
5:30 pm – 18:00:00Preparation for group work within communitiesParticipants divided into the groups for community visits
19:00:00Cultural night with dinnerContributions by all
Wednesday, February 19th
6:00-6:45 amBreakfast
07:00:00Leave hotel
9:30 am – 11:00:00IV. SESSION
Full day visit and exchange with communities with experiences of applying a human rights based and ecosystem based approach for environmental governance, projects and investments on their lands and ecosystems. Observations and interactions with communities with regards of the human rights aspects we have complied in the living document, and the post-2020 zero draft.
Arriving to the communities of Hin Lad Nai and Pa Pae

Meeting communities and getting to know one another. FPIC.
The communities with support of AIPP colleagues and interpreters guide and lead the sessions and walking workshops in the communities.
11:00 am – 14:00:00Walking workshop session in the communities with sharing of experiences on the way, guided by community Elders, youth and women from Hin Lad Nai and Pa pae communities.

Connect/reflect observations to issues we have complied in the living document and the post-2020 zero draft.
The communities with support of AIPP colleagues and interpreters guide and lead the sessions and walking workshops in the communities.
12:00 pm (approx.)Lunch – brought to the field and taken there as a break during the walk and discussions
2:00 pm – 16:00:00Interactive group work, still in the community.

Do the ideas we had for including HR in the post 2020 in yesterdays discussion have local relevance in the communities experiences? What are strengths, gaps and mismatches?
Together with community representatives, those who so like.
16:00:00Tea, coffee, and snacks
4:00 pm – 17:00:00Conclusion and closing ceremony of the day, thanks to community and interpreters.Community and visitors together.
5:00 pm – 19:00:00Travel back to the hotel
Thursday, February 20th
7:00-8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am – 10:00:00V. SESSION
Bringing together the participants experiences from field work in the communities of Hin Lad Nai and Pa Pae
Reflecting back from the day in the communities and the communities input to the work we are doing on the zero draft. Compare experiences between the groups. Work in plenary led by co-chairs.
10:00 am – 10:30 amTea and coffee
10:30 am – 13:00:00Comparing the various issues from the day in the communities with our drafting proposals from the “Living document” and the first day of the workshopBreak out session in new groups. One note-taker and one facilitator at each table.
1:00 pm – 14:00:00Lunch
2:00 pm – 16:00:00VI. SESSION
Final joint analysis
Merging the analysis from the groups to joint proposals with arguments and text proposals, including divergence and convergenceWork in plenary led by co-chairs.
4:00 pm – 17:00:00VII. SESSION
Evaluation and closing
18:00:00Farewell dinner
Friday, February 21st
Participants depart from Chang Mai