Land and Resource Conflicts, and the Resilience of ICCAs and other Community Conservation Initiatives at the UNPFII
GFC, PACOS Trust, Indigenous Information Network and the International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests would like to invite you to our side event at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), entitled, ‘Land and Resource Conflicts, and the Resilience of ICCAs and other Community Conservation Initiatives’. It will be held on Wednesday 11 May at 18.15 – 19.30 in Conference Room 4, UNHQ, New York.
Please join us for this event which will include presentations on Indigenous peoples’ and community conserved territories and areas (ICCAs) and other community conservation initiatives, and how they are cornerstones for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at the local level as well as the conservation of traditional knowledge, customary sustainable use and biodiversity. However, ICCAs and such initiatives are threatened by increasingly severe land and resource conflicts triggered by growing demand and unsustainable production of food and feedstock, energy, and carbon offset projects and other protected areas. This event will discuss indigenous peoples’ own recommendations to enhance the resilience of community conservation initiatives in light of these threats.
– Mrinalini Rai, Global Forest Coalition, Nepal
– Atama Katama, PACOS Trust, Malaysia
– Edna Kaptoyo, International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests, Kenya
– Nazareth Cabrera, Coordinadora Regional Indigena del Medio Amazonas, Colombia
– Facilitated by Lucy Mulenkei, Indigenous Information Network, Kenya
You can see the flyer here: