The video below features Equator Prize 2012 winners from the Abrha Weatshba community in Ethiopia. It was produced by the Sustainability Institute (SI) with the generous support of the Open Society Foundation. SI’s aim is to raise awareness on the challenges facing the African Food Systems and initiating interest in doing postgraduate research on related food systems topics using transdisciplinary methodology.
To learn more, please visit foodrev.net/research-stories or sustainabilityinstitute.net. To access the case study on the Abrha Weatshba community, please click here.
Workshop participants started their field visits with trips to two well-known Indian natural remedy manufacturers – Natural Remedies and Himalayan Drug Company. First up was Natural Remedies, an herbal research-driven company specialized in manufacturing herbal veterinary products, standardized herbal extracts, and herbal supplements. The company uses … Continue reading
This workshop supported by United Nations University, GIZ ABS Initiative and the Equator Initiative has gathered together a diverse group of community representatives, researchers and policy makers from India, Central Asia and Africa to discuss issues around Access and Benefits Sharing (ABS) and the conservation, protection, and valorization … Continue reading
First Peoples Worldwide offers Keepers of the Earth Grants for Indigenous Communities and community-based organizations. Having benefited over 820,000 Indigenous peoples around the world, the grants provide base to protect and enhance the lives and culture of Indigenous communities.
Sept 30-Oct 1: Bern Conference on Scaling up Community and Indigenous Peoples’ Land and Resource Rights will take place to advocate for community land rights through tools of collective action and policy implementation.
12th Session of UN Convention to Combat Desertification (COP) will take place in Turkey in October. Representatives from 195 member states will discuss desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD) in preparation for UNFCCC in Paris in December.
The 8th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will take place in Geneva from July 20 to July 24. It will focus on enhancing indigenous peoples’ human rights, incorporating them into Post-2015 Development Agenda, research work on indigenous peoples’ right to cultural heritage, and proposals for Human Rights Council to adopt.
WIN is hosting an online forum discussion on new approaches to traditional knowledge sharing by featuring Australian aboriginal women and a traditional knowledge scholar. Join us for the dialogue!
The Indigenous Navigator is a depository of draft tools, data, and documents for indigenous communities to “systematically monitor the level of recognition and implementation of their rights”.
Global Islands Partnership (GLISPA) and Eye on Earth are inviting SIDS to Eye on Earth summit to address importance of data in decision making for SIDS in sustainable development and resilience.
The Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in collaboration with the International Indigenous Forum (IIFB), Forest People Programme (FPP), Natural Justice (NJ), SwedBio, and Sotzil Association, hosted a training workshop on Community-based Monitoring, Indicators on Traditional Knowledge and Customary Sustainable Use and Community Protocols, within the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, from 8 to 10 June in Panajachel, Guatemala. Day 1 of the workshop focused on Community Protocols under the Nagoya Protocol.
The Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) hosted a dialogue workshop on Assessment of Collective Action of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Biodiversity Conservation and Resource Mobilization, in Panajachel, Guatemala, from 11-13 June 2015. Day 1 of the workshop delegates focused on sharing views on collective action and learning about the financial reporting under the CBD.