Dialogue and Governance of Natural Resources in Peru

In 2012, UNDP began implementing the “Partnerships for Dialogue Project: Prevention of Social Conflicts with the Use of Natural Resources” to build infrastructures for peace and strengthening natural resource governance. Based on this experience, the “Dialogue and Governance of Natural Resources in Peru” presents 24 representative breakthroughs promoted by UNDP, in partnership with 8 government ministries, 15 Regional Governments, and over 120 civil organizations that include indigenous peoples, social leaders, the academia, CSOs and NGOs, oil and mining companies, among others.

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WIN Brochure

This brochure provides background info on WIN and its plan for the future. The publication outlines WIN’s four priority areas of work:

  • Connecting communities through the web portal;
  • Hosting community dialogues at conferences;
  • Facilitating in-person community exchanges; and
  • Supporting knowledge uptake post-exchange.

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Equator Initiative Case Study Database


Here you will find detailed case studies on Equator Prize winners – a growing network of local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

Each case study documents project catalysts, the genesis of winning ideas, institutional frameworks and governance systems, key activities and innovations, biodiversity impacts (species, habitats and ecosystems conserved), socio-economic impacts (changes in household income, community infrastructure, health, education and empowerment), policy impacts, financial and social sustainability, successes and challenges with replication, the role of partnerships and much more.

Climate Solutions from Community Forests
Learning from Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

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This book features case studies from 22 Equator Prize winners and highlights the significance of indigenous and community-managed forests to global climate and sustainable development goals. Organized around four central themes in forest management, the book profiles a diverse range of initiatives undertaken by indigenous peoples and local communities to sustainably manage forest ecosystems.

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Best Practices in Drylands from the Equator Initiative


This case study compendium brings together detailed case studies on twenty Equator Prize winners that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success in sustainable land management. Each is from the African continent and each tells the story of community leadership in addressing those social, environmental and economic issues that are specific to drylands ecosystems. The intention of the compendium is to present and promote these community projects as best practices in sustainable land management, and to offer them as instructive examples of the environment and development dividends that are possible from empowering local and indigenous community management of dryland ecosystems and resources.

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Community-Based Action in Small Island Developing States


Sids_thumbnailReleased in conjunction with the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), this publication features fourteen case studies from SIDS from the Caribbean,the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean. The stories range from conserving marine resources and endangered species to initiatives in ecotourism, reforestation and network development. Community self-sufficiency and resilience in the face of threats are the common threads.

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Communities in Action for Landscape Resilience and Sustainability: The COMDEKS Programme 


This publication collates and analyzes results and lessons learned from COMDEKS countries through case studies of programme implementation in target landscapes and seascapes, detailing activities at the local level.

The Publication has three purposes:

(i) Set out the conceptual basis of the COMDEKS Programme and explain its community-led approach to landscape management;

(iii) Present ten case studies of target landscapes and communities that set the local context, describe programme activities, and report preliminary findings on the ground in ten countries participating in the first phase of the programme;

(ii) Summarize key messages gleaned from the overall Programme design and lessons learned during the community consultation and early implementation phases in target landscapes.

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The first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples was held on 22-23 September 2014. The meeting was an opportunity to share perspectives and best practices on the realization of the rights of indigenous peoples, including pursuing the objectives of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The Outcome Document can be found here.

Governance of Protected Areas: From understanding to action, Series no. 20 

This publication is an important tool to help enhance governance diversity and quality for the world’s protected area systems. It provides an overview of the four different protected area governance types recognised by IUCN, featuring numerous examples from all over the world. The publication also offers practical guidance for countries willing to embark on the process of assessing, evaluating and improving governance for their systems of protected areas or for individual protected area sites.

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ICCAs & Aichi Targets 

The contribution of Indigenous People’s and Local Community Conserved Territories and Areas to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (Aichi Targets)

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A primer on governance for protected and conserved areas

This publication is a review of basic concepts and terms on governance or protected and conserved areas.

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Asia Report on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples for COP21

Asia Report on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples for COP21, developed by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), is a summary of national reports of indigenous peoples from 12 countries in Asia and the results of the regional preparatory meeting of Asia indigenous peoples for the 21st session of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP21). This regional preparatory meeting which was organised by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) on September 16-18 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand was participated by 30 selected indigenous peoples’ representatives coming from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Thailand, Lao PDR, Taiwan/China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines and Vietnam including representatives of regional networks of indigenous women, indigenous youth and indigenous persons with disabilities.

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  1. i would like to know indigenous land justice in mairi village muranga county kenya for daudi karanja

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