WIN attended the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney from November 12 – 19. We co-hosted a pavilion space with our partners at IUCN Oceania. Led by a mix of experts, the WIN & Pacific Pavilion held a series of community dialogues, capacity development trainings, book launches, movie screenings, and more.
The session was a reflection on the consultations during the “Gathering in the Gully”, a pre-conference workshop held in the Blue Mountains. In an open dialogue, participants shared their experiences.
This event explored the relevance of the recent entering into force of the Nagoya Protocol on Access on Benefit Sharing (ABS) for local communities and indigenous peoples. Participants shed a light on business potentials for these communities through ABS.
A group of 30 participants met to better understand the range of definitions and key aspects of “resilience” at the community level. The interactive workshop was co-organized by UNDP and the Stockholm Resilience Center, and facilitated by Million Belay from MELCA, Ethiopia.
The session reflected on the progress made with the Durban Conservation Initiative on Human Rights, launched at the last World Parks Congress in 2003. The partners to this initiative have published a white paper to reflect on developments since the Initiative’s inception.
Masego Madzwamuse from the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa moderated the session, a reflection on how traditional land owners worldwide can confront the encroachment on their territories by extractive industries.
Mikaela Jade of Paramodic encouraged the audience to try to understand what types of data are being collected, by whom, and how indigenous peoples and local communities can retain ownership over the data collected.
The session explored how the responsible governance of tenure can provide protection against arbitrary loss of tenure rights experienced by local and indigenous communities, and therefore contribute to food security.
This session reflected on three major conferences of the past few months, and discussed how they complemented one another. These include the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States , the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and CoP 12 to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD CoP12).
Moderated by Terence Hay-Edie, Project Manager of the Global ICCA Support Initiative at UNDP, the panel reflected on experiences preserving biocultural heritage in Peru, China, and India. The event was co-hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).