Indigenous peoples

Members' Assembly 4th sitting

4.1 Draft IUCN Programme 2013–2016 with a particular focus on ‘‘Effective and equitable governance of nature’s use” :

Members' Assembly 2nd sitting

2.1 Draft IUCN Programme 2013–2016 with a particular focus on “Deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges: food security” :

The Power of Local Action: Communities on the Frontlines of Sustainable Development

The Equator Initiative brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. Through awarding the biennial Equator Prize, bringing local and indigenous voices to international processes, and documenting best practice in local sustainable development, the initiative has helped to build the evidence base for putting community-based solutions at the forefront of efforts to deliver a more sustainable future.

Reaching and surpassing Aichi Target 11 through the appropriate recognition of ICCAs

This workshop to be held at the Community Ma–eul in the morning session of the 8th of September will offer a wide view of the potential and roles of indigenous peoples and local communities in conservation-- an important component of management effectiveness, good governance and sustainability/ resilience. Participants will be accompanied to:

(i) explore examples and defining characteristics of Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCAs for short);

New Models for Engaging Local Communities in Stewardship of Protected Areas: Lessons from World Heritage

High profile protected areas, World Heritage sites and Biosphere Reserves serve as “learning laboratories for sustainable development” and demonstration sites for new ways to sustain ecosystems, species and genetic diversity. This workshop will feature models that make a practical local-to-global connection, building networks among successful projects and linking to financing options.

Community based conservation and sacred sites – a review of the Aichi targets, ICCAs and best practices for sacred natural sites

This event is divided into 2 part. The first, which will last one hour, is organised by the ICCA Consortium and is entitled:

Everything you always wanted to know about Aichi Target 11 and ICCAs… but never dared to ask!

Conserving drylands biodiversity for sustainable land management (book launch)

The Publication "Conserving Dryland Biodiversity" was jointly produced by the United Nations Convention to Combat desertification, UNEP-WCMC, The World Commission on Protected Areas and the IUCN Global Drylands Initiative.

Expanding capacity building efforts to enhance protected area management effectiveness in the Asian context

Building capacity for effective protected area management is a critical challenge for biodiversity conservation in Asia and beyond. Continuous change on a global scale has led to increasingly complex management scenarios that demand a broader base of skills for today’s conservation professionals.

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