Voices from our Equator Prize winners

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:

  1. Mr. Anoop P.K. Kerala Kani Community Welfare Trust , India, Equator Prize 2002 winner
  2. Mr. Koku Paul Koto from Village Development Committee of Ando Kpomey, Togo, Equator Prize 2012 winner
  3. Ms. Nomsa Mabila, Shewula Trust, Swaziland, Equator Prize 2014 for Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Community responses to climate-driven migration

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

WIN Celebrates Earth Day and Paris Agreement Signing

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.