Held in conjunction with the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, the WIN Dialogue brought together local and indigenous community land and sea managers with expertise in protected areas, with a particular emphasis on small island developing states. Follow the links below for coverage of individual sessions.
Representatives from the indigenous and local communities of Papua New Guinea, Fiji and the Solomon Islands explained how traditional knowledge and local expertise in the areas of resource management and protecting local knowledge provides value to SIDS.
At the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the UNDP Equator Initiative have launched a case study compendium highlighting best practices and lessons learned in community-based action from Equator Prize winners.
WIN delegates came together to talk about their aims for the week ahead, what issues they’re interested in promoting and possible ways to influence policy within SIDS.
The following statement was given in the plenary on Wednesday September 3rd by Mr. Petero Qaloibau from Sisi Initiative, Equator Prize winner 2012.
In Apia, Somoa, indigenous and local community land and sea managers have been brought together from across the Pacific to attend a workshop run by the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat.
Dr. Andreas Drews from The ABS Capacity Development Initiative gave a presentation on Indigenous and Local Communities and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS).
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) facilitated a workshop on aimed at addressing key issues in intellectual property management, trademark registration, patents and copyright as it relates to protecting and promoting traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions.
This is partnership launch of the R.E.E.F. and WIN at the Multistakeholder Partnership Dialogue on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management held Tuesday, 2 September. It was the only partnership launch from civil society that took place at the SIDS Conference in Samoa.
In the lead up to the SIDS Conference, a pre conference forum for Major Groups and Other Stakeholders was held on 29 August under the theme ‘Tofa Saili’ Taking Partnership opportunities that are sustainable and achievable.