Representatives from Equator Prize winning communities who participated in the Community-to-Community Exchange and Capacity Development Workshop for Traditional Knowledge Holders held in Bangalore, India in September /October 2015 share their thoughts on their work, access and benefit sharing (ABS), and the value of knowledge exchanges. The speakers in order of appearance are:
- Mr. Anoop P.K. Kerala Kani Community Welfare Trust , India, Equator Prize 2002 winner
- Mr. Koku Paul Koto from Village Development Committee of Ando Kpomey, Togo, Equator Prize 2012 winner
- Ms. Nomsa Mabila, Shewula Trust, Swaziland, Equator Prize 2014 for Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa
New York, 16 May, 2016- The UNDP Equator Initiative hosted a side event titled, Community responses to climate-driven migration at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues’ 15th Session. Panelists included Owen Shumba from the UNDP Livelihoods and Economic Recovery Team; Terence Hay-Edie of the GEF Small Grants Programme; … Continue reading
New York, 13 May, 2016 — The UNDP Equator Initiative in collaboration with partners Indigital Australia and Tribal Link Foundation USA, hosted a side event at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 15th Session on the topic, “Ethical Digitization of Indigenous Resources,” a third in a series of … Continue reading
LAST MONTH to apply for ECOSOC consultative status in order to be considered by the 2017 NGO Committee (Deadline: 1 June 2016 – Late submissions will not be accepted)
1 June 2016 is the last day for Non-Governmental Organizations to apply … Continue reading
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will take place 9-20 May, 2016 at UN Headquarters in NYC.
The second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) will take place at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, under the overarching theme of … Continue reading
On April 22, 2016, we celebrate Earth Day with the historic signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the United Nations. More than 170 countries have signed on to the agreement, in which countries agree to keep temperatures from rising more than 2°C (3.6°F) by 2100.
Friend of WIN, member of the global steering committee for the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC), and Coordinator of the Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, gave remarks at the signature ceremony as the Civil Society Representative. Watch her full statement here.
Please join us on 18 April for the launch of our online forum discussion co-moderated by Tui Shortland and Samson Viulu of WIN Pacific. The forum discussion will conclude on 25 April.
In the lead up to the UN Conference on Climate Change held in Paris in December … Continue reading
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In its resolution entitled “Rights of Indigenous Peoples”, the General Assembly has requested the President of the … Continue reading
What is LandMark?
LandMark is the first online, interactive global platform to provide maps and other critical information on lands that are collectively held and used by Indigenous Peoples and local communities. The global platform is designed to help Indigenous Peoples … Continue reading