Indigenous peoples

Responsibility for stewardship and resilience in climate futures.

This workshop will investigate responsibility as a means of environmental governance and as an approach to resolve conflict over access to resources.

The world, an island; An island, the world:Applying Island Knowledges to World Environmental Challenges

Ka honua, he moku; he moku, ka honua
(The world is an island; an island is the world):
Applying Island Knowledges to World Environmental Challenges

The Locally Managed Marine Area Network - Keeping it Simple and Sustainable

The Poster features the work and impacts of the Locally-Managed Marine Area (LMMA) Network. Although focused in the Pacific region, our experience and success has inspired and informed community-based conservation and resource management networks and initiatives world-wide. The Network encompasses communities, local and international NGOs, government agencies and academia, including a number of IUCN members.

Promoting a New Conservation Ethic Based on Respect for Indigenous Peoples (CEESP official event)

A priority identified at an IUCN Canadian Forum was "recognizing the inherent responsibilities and guardianship Aboriginal people have with respect to the earth, there is a need to recognize their ways of knowing and their treaty rights, and to engage in cross-cultural relationships in support of joint priorities." Four Indigenous representatives from North America, South America, Africa and Asia will discuss their connections to land and how those connections are being challenged by conservation initiatives that are foreign to their world view.

Inuit Sustainable Use and Management of Arctic Species and the Role of Traditional Knowledge

The sustainable use of wildlife is one of the pillars of the IUCN´s work, and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (Canada´s national Inuit organization), along with the Inuit Circumpolar Council-Canada (ICC) and other international network partners, engage within the IUCN to promote and advance the conservation and sustainable use priorities of Inuit in the Arctic, and within a broader Indigenous context.

ENGAGING PARTNERS AND DONORS FOR ENHANCED IPs LAND / NATURAL RESOURCES RIGHTS IN CENTRAL AFRICA

Countries of Central African region host some of the most important forest dwelling Indigenous People (IPs) and nature dependent communities whose livelihood and cultures depend on some of the most biologically rich landscapes of the world. These IP communities are traditionally nomadic or semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers, or transhumant cattle pastoralists such. IPs face the urgency of adaptation.

What constitutes a resilient food system?

The rising demand for food, occurring against a backdrop of population growth and global environmental change is testing the resilience of food systems worldwide. Earth has to produce more food when the planet is close to tipping points that may transform it in ways that are undesirable from a human perspective.

From the ground to the cloud: Google mapping tools for conservation

Participants will gain hands-on technical training on Google mapping software tools “from the ground to the cloud.” You will learn how to use these tools to raise awareness, reach common understanding, and take action on conservation goals. Organizations that have successfully used these tools for conservation work will share best practices and success stories. This workshop is intended for technology specialists who have hands-on experience with mapping tools such as Google Earth, Google Maps, GIS, and remote sensing software.

Climate Change, REDD+ and Adaptation: Meeting Training Needs for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

This day-long session will focus on sharing experiences and essential training techniques to fill the needs of Indigenous Peoples and local communities engaging in REDD+ and Adaptation planning. The morning session will begin with guided discussions assessing training needs and gaps to promote the engagement of indigenous peoples, local communities and other stakeholder groups in addressing climate change issues.

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