The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS) (A/RES/68/232).
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has been nominated to implement the IYS 2015, within … Continue reading
The UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre launched the book “Engaging Local Communities in Stewardship of World Heritage: A methodology based on the COMPACT experience”
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.