Advancing IPLC Priorities at COP 23

From November 1-3, the DGM held its 2nd Annual Global Exchange in Bonn, Germany. The exchange was designed specifically to support the effective participation of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) in the upcoming 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

To better understand the priorities of the participants, the DGM team asked them to identify the outcomes they hoped to achieve through enhanced IPLC participation in COP 23 and future UNFCCC processes and events. Here are a few of their responses:

  • Support the implementation of the Paris Agreement in accordance with IPLC priorities
  • Support the implementation of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform for knowledge exchange
  • Support the full and effective participation of IPLCs in climate action
  • Support policies that improve quality of life for IPLCs worldwide
  • Support sustainable forest management
  • Promote respect for the rights of IPLCs in relation to climate action
  • Ensure that IPLC contributions are reflected in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions
  • Increase recognition of the role of IPLCs in climate action
  • Learn how to engage with climate action and climate finance more effectively
  • Learn more about negotiations and how to encourage greater IPLC participation

Over the next two weeks at COP 23, these IPLC leaders will be engaging with key decision-makers at national and international scales to advance these priorities, and the DGM will provide ongoing support and coordination. For a list of events in which the DGM will be participating, please visit www.dgmglobal.org/cop23, and for the latest updates, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

IPLC leaders gathered for the DGM Global Exchange to discuss climate policy and prepare for COP 23. Photo Credit: DGM Global

IPLC leaders gathered for the DGM Global Exchange to discuss climate policy and prepare for COP 23. Photo Credit: DGM Global

DGM Brazil holds a seminar on REDD+ and Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Communities

The main objective of a seminar held by DGM Brazil, between October 18 and 20, 2017, in Brasilia, is to include Indigenous Peoples, Quilombolas and Traditional Communities in the debate on the national strategy for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, Forest Carbon Stocks, Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Carbon Stocks (REED+).

The round tables, lectures and debates focus on the definition of REDD+, governmental and non-governmental public policies for the promotion of REDD+ in Brazil and in the world, REDD+ experiences supported by the Fundo Amazônia, risks and opportunities of the Voluntary Carbon Market, the REDD+ calculation of the Cerrado, ways of accessing REDD+ resources, and REDD+ challenges and opportunities for Indigenous Peoples, Quilombolas and Traditional Communities.

Leaders of the subprojects selected in the first call for proposals of DGM Brazil - Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Brazilian Cerrado’s Indigenous Peoples, Quilombolas and Traditional Communities will participate in the activity. It will also have the contribution of representatives of the brazilian Ministries of Environment and Foreign Affairs, Instituto Socioambiental (ISA), Conservation International (CI), Fundo Amazônia, among other agencies and entities.

Learn more about the agenda here!

Source: DGM Brazil

 

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Happy International Day of Rural Women!

Yesterday, the DGM celebrated the International Day of Rural Women, a holiday first observed by the United Nations on October 15, 2008 to recognize "the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty."

In all of its activities, the DGM promotes the full engagement of rural women in order to ensure more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive results. At the global level, this includes inviting representatives of indigenous women's groups to participate in DGM exchanges and encouraging them to share their unique perspectives with other key members of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) around the world. In the first year of DGM exchanges, approximately 29% of the IPLC leaders who participated were female, and the DGM Global project will be working to increase this percentage in future years.

While the DGM country projects each have requirements to consider the roles of women and to promote equitable participation in and benefits from project activities, they are each free to do so in whatever ways are appropriate to each project and national context. As a result, the DGM has the opportunity to evaluate a variety of strategies for gender inclusion.

A woman from a DGM beneficiary community in Burkina Faso learning to vaccinate chickens, an activity traditionally done by men. Photo Credit: DGM Burkina Faso

A woman from a DGM beneficiary community in Burkina Faso learning to vaccinate chickens, an activity traditionally done by men.
Photo Credit: DGM Burkina Faso

At this early stage, one of the best examples comes from DGM Burkina Faso. In its first call for IPLC-led subproject proposals, DGM Burkina Faso included several specific references to the importance of gender integration and even made "Gender Approach and Level of Community Engagement" a major component in its proposal evaluation process. Partly because of this, 8 of the project's 14 approved subprojects are led by women. One of these, the "project for the improvement and diversification of community production and revenue", which is being implemented by members of the Association for the Promotion of Health and Agricultural Techniques (APSATA) is supporting sustainable and inclusive activities for revenue generation. The revenue from this project will be used to finance and support a local women's group to begin pig farming, and APSATA is now training women to vaccinate chickens. DGM Burkina Faso values the role of rural women in ensuring equitable and sustainable livelihoods.

Rural women are critical to the success of the DGM and continued efforts to preserve forests and stop climate change. The DGM will continue to promote their full and effective participation in these efforts and to share their perspectives and priorities with the broader international community throughout the project cycle.

Announcing the 2nd Annual DGM Global Exchange!

As part of the Global Project, the Global Executing Agency will annually host three regional exchanges (in Africa, Asia, and Latin America) and one global exchange for indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) to exchange their knowledge and experiences around climate change, forestry, and REDD+.

The DGM Global Executing Agency is organizing the second DGM Global Exchange on IPLC engagement in Climate Policy.  This workshop will take place from Wednesday, November 1 to Friday, November 3, 2017 in Bonn, Germany. The exchange will include the participation of 15 prominent indigenous leaders actively engaged in climate action and UNFCCC negotiations.

The main objective of the DGM Global Exchange is to strengthen the capacity of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) to fully and effectively participate in COP23 UNFCCC negotiations.

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

  • Status of UNFCCC negotiations
  • Key elements of the Paris Agreement
  • Overview of Nationally Determined Contributions
  • Status of the Local communities and indigenous peoples platform
  • Overview of proposals on the purpose, content and structure of the platform

WORKING SESSIONS AND FACILITATED DISCUSSIONS

  • The Role of non-state actors in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
  • Good practices to help ensure the full participation of all actors in refining their NDCs.
  • IPLC lead activities contributing to Nationally Determined Contributions.
  • Recommendations to negotiators in preparation of IPLC Platform SBSTA47 agenda item.
  • Dialogue with negotiators in preparation for COP23.

Agenda

The DGM Delegation meeting during COP21 in Marrakesh, Morocco. Nov 2016. 

The DGM Delegation meeting during COP21 in Marrakesh, Morocco. Nov 2016. 

DGM participates in FIP Pilot Countries Meeting in Lao PDR

The Forest Investment Program (FIP) Pilot Countries Meeting is taking place this week in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. The Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities is a unique element of the FIP, established to ensure the continuous participation of IPLCs in their investment strategies. 

This meeting will “bring together participants from government, the private sector, civil society, Indigenous Peoples, local community groups, and colleagues from the multilateral development banks (MDBs) that implement FIP-funded projects, to foster peer-to-peer learning among the 53 pilot countries—from practical issues related to the design and implementation of FIP investment plans to other forestry activities.” Unlike previous Pilot Countries Meetings, this one will feature the collaboration with the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility to exchange ideas on challenges and opportunities related to the implementation of REDD+ and sustainable forest initiatives.

The DGM team is actively sharing their experiences during this exchange, with representation from members of the Global Steering Committee and Global Executing Agency. The perspectives of indigenous peoples and local communities were part of sessions related to land tenure in forest programs, gender in community based forestry and stakeholder engagement in climate action.

Mapping & Assessing Regional IPLC Networks in Asia with AIPP and NEFIN

Representatives of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) are meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand from September 26-October 1 to conduct a participatory social network analysis of regional and national IPLC networks. This working session builds on the lessons learned from the DGM Asia Regional Exhange held in early February where 29 participants from 10 countries discussed information flows in relation to IPLC engagement in climate change.

This week, Patricia Dunne, PhD, from Conservation International, aims to identify and assess the priority needs and gaps among and within regional IPLC networks in Asia to better support IPLC engagement in regional and global climate policy fora. The working session is additional targeted support that compliments the goals of the DGM Global Project to strengthen the networks and alliances of IPLC organizations in order to enhance their voices in policy making. 

The results of this analysis will be shared with IPLC organizations and partners through a variety of channels and will be presented at the upcoming DGM Global Exchange in Bonn, Germany.

 

Jagat Bahadur Magar of NEFIN and Lakpa Sherpa of AIPP discuss IPLC networks operating in the Asia region during a participatory social networking session. Photo Credit: Patricia Dunne

Jagat Bahadur Magar of NEFIN and Lakpa Sherpa of AIPP discuss IPLC networks operating in the Asia region during a participatory social networking session.
Photo Credit: Patricia Dunne

Happy International Day of Peace!

Today, the DGM Global project is celebrating the International Day of Peace. This holiday was established by the United Nations in 1981 and is devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” This holiday is a good reminder that, in order to create sustainable and inclusive peace, it is important to hear the perspectives of those from all different backgrounds.

By supporting the engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities in conversations relating to forestry and climate change, the DGM promotes respect for the rights and traditional knowledge of these communities. This approach leads to more lasting results and helps to avoid future conflicts and grievances.

The DGM also supports legal recognition and clear land titling for indigenous peoples and local communities. MDE Saweto Peru (DGM Peru) is particularly focused on these objectives, seeking legal recognition of 310 communities and titling for 130 communities by 2020. By giving these communities clear legal standing and control over their traditional lands, they will be better equipped to protect their forests and prevent territorial conflict.

As recommended by the UN, DGM Global encourages everyone to participate in a Minute of Silence at noon in your local time zone in support of peace-building efforts worldwide. For more on the International Day of Peace, please visit internationaldayofpeace.org.

 

Source: Arquivo CAA/NM- JR Ripper, DGM Brazil  

Source: Arquivo CAA/NM- JR Ripper, DGM Brazil  

2nd Africa Regional Exchange on Agroforestry held in Kumasi, Ghana

2nd Africa Regional Exchange on Agroforestry held in Kumasi, Ghana

After a successful first year of exchanges, the DGM Global Project kicked off the 2nd Africa Regional Exchange in Kumasi, Ghana. The exchange, which was from August 28th- August 31st, 2017, had representation from all of the DGM Africa projects, along with a participant from a DGM project in Nepal to foster cross-regional exchange. We also had community leaders, policy experts, and forest specialists coming from Benin and Burundi, and the indigenous network, International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forest. This was our largest exchange to date, with 40 participants representing 10 countries.

The design and content ofexchange was planned with input from members of the Global Steering Committee (GSC),  and Conservation International as the DGM Global Executing Agency together with Ghana National Executing Agency (NEA) Solidaridad co-facilitated the exchange. The exchange began with an opening ceremony led by DGM Global Steering Committee representative from Ghana, Hayford Duodu, with chiefs invited by our Ghanaian partners. For the rest of the week, the participants discussed challenges and opportunities in their respective countries on topics such as sustainable agroforestry, sustainable livelihoods, land tenure, and linking local initiatives with national and global policy.

Participants had the opportunity to learn about agroforestry, community forest management, and forest restoration efforts in the Western region of Ghana, an area that is one of Ghana’s FIP projects. Because cocoa is the leading driver of deforestation in Ghana, Climate SMART Cocoa is an important model of land and community forest management practices considered in Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

For example, FIP’s Climate Smart Cocoa project, in the community of Datano works with communities on sustainable cocoa production to contribute to the increase of carbon stocks and reduction of poverty in non-reserve areas of the High Forest and Transitional Zones. Participants also visited a 10-hectare FIP seed orchard in Kofikrom that cultivates seeds from indigenous trees coming from throughout the region and finalized the field visit in a FIP model plantation located in Yawkrom, which works with the local community to showcase planting designs for growing indigenous trees.

During the final day of the workshop, participants had an opportunity to openly discuss some of the lessons learned during the field trips. There was an extended discussion on women’s roles and independence in communities and field projects and how to ensure acknowledgement of their work roles and contributions. The participants also discussed and provided recommendations on the ruling and implementation of project safeguards and efforts to focus on long-term sustainability of project outcomes.

We look forward to continuing to exchange with some of these participants during the upcoming COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

Workshop participants and community members during field visit to Yawkrom in the Western Region.    Photo credit: Patricia Dunne

Workshop participants and community members during field visit to Yawkrom in the Western Region. 

 

Photo credit: Patricia Dunne

DGM engages in the informal dialogue on the LCIP platform

On Monday, September 11th, an informal dialogue will take place at Delta Hotel, in Ottawa, Canada to discuss the proposals for the operationalization of the local communities and indigenous peoples platform (LCIP) which was adopted in the Paris Agreement. During SBSTA 46 in Bonn, Germany, an official multi-stakeholder dialogue was held with governments and indigenous peoples and local community’s representatives to discuss the structure and function of this platform, which strives to recognize and incorporate the indigenous people’s traditional knowledge systems and practices of local communities and indigenous peoples to adapt and mitigate to climate change. This provided a space for governments and IPLCs to exchange their views. The report can be found here.

During COP22 multiple contact groups have been facilitated to further discuss the purpose, content and structure of the LCIP platform. Indigenous peoples and local communities have high aspirations for this platform, with hopes for a decision-making body. Although there are a variety of positions in relation to the structure of the platform, the main functions are clear. The platform will serve as:

1.     An opportunity to provide capacity building to local communities and indigenous peoples and engage the governments on the value of indigenous peoples traditional knowledge systems in climate action.

2.     An opportunity for knowledge sharing and best practices on the role and use of indigenous peoples traditional knowledge systems and in informing climate change policies at the national and global level.

3.     An opportunity to further facilitate IPLCs engagement on climate actions.

The platform will support the strengthening of indigenous peoples traditional knowledge systems in relation to climate change adaptation, climate change mitigation, REDD+, and ocean conservation etc. This will directly benefit communities as they exchange with others from different geographic areas who share similar challenges with climate change; it is also intended for the platform to inform action at the policy level which will further benefit communities and national plans.

The follow-up to this upcoming dialogue will be in Bonn, Germany during COP23. SBSTA 47 will consider the report and prepare recommendations for operationalization of the platform to COP23.

DGM GSC members have been engaged in this process and will continue to provide inputs for the operationalization of the platform to contribute with IPLCs knowledge systems to strengthen the local actions in adaptation and mitigation.

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Indigenous peoples and local community’s representatives have a prepatory meeting prior to Monday's informal dialogue.  Johnson Cerda and Melanie Allen 

Indigenous peoples and local community’s representatives have a prepatory meeting prior to Monday's informal dialogue. 

Johnson Cerda and Melanie Allen 

DGM Indonesia's First Call for Sub-Project Proposals

The DGM Global Executing Agency would like to congratulate DGM Indonesia for launching its first call for sub-project proposals (full details and proposal instructions available here in Indonesian). This represents an exciting opportunity for indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) to have direct access to climate finance through the Forest Investment Program. This funding will allow them to pursue their own priorities of strengthened land tenure, legal recognition of rights, and sustainable livelihoods.

The full call for proposals goes into more detail, but the eligible activities include:

  • Pursuing legal recognition of communal rights
  • Capacity building and support for increased land ownership of IPLCs,
  • Applying for social forestry permits,
  • Pursuing recognition under Indonesia’s Village Law, and
  • Capacity building to improve IPLC livelihoods.
Members of the National Steering Committee of DGM Indonesia gathered for the project's official launch in March 2017. Photo Credit: DGM Indonesia

Members of the National Steering Committee of DGM Indonesia gathered for the project's official launch in March 2017.
Photo Credit: DGM Indonesia

DGM Indonesia will be focused on sharing this call for proposals throughout August, and submissions are due by September 22, 2017. After reviewing all proposals, they expect to make their final selection in November, with project implementation anticipated to begin in December.

This is an exciting step for DGM Indonesia, and we look forward to seeing how these initiatives progress in the coming year.

GSC co-chairs participate in training on Negotiations in the Indigenous World

The newly inducted Global Steering Committee co-chairs Mina Setra and Idrissa Zeba will be participating in an interactive round table hosted by Oxfam, Conservation International, and Rainforest Foundation to exchange with Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh, Professor at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, who will highlight some of the key findings from his recent book Negotiations in the Indigenous World: Aboriginal Peoples and the Extractive Industry in Australia and Canada. Professor O’Faircheallaigh has over two decades of experience working with indigenous peoples on agreement making, and will share key findings from his analysis of 45 negotiations between indigenous peoples and mining companies in Australia and Canada. Participants will exchange on their varied experiences with negotiation processes around extractive industry projects and will consider the potential for drawing on best practice from industrialized countries for application to developing countries.     

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Sustainable Development and the DGM in Central Africa

In the spirit of collaboration and knowledge sharing, we are pleased to announce a joint endeavor between the DGM projects in the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the support of the Conference on Dense and Humid Forest Ecosystems of Central Africa (CEFDHAC). From August 3-7, 2017, these partners will be hosting a subregional capacity-building workshop in Ouesso, in the Sangha Department of the Republic of the Congo, on “Indigenous Peoples, Revenue-Generating Activities, and Sustainable Development,” which will be followed by the launch of a new framework for sharing knowledge about the DGM in Central Africa.

© Conservation International/photo by John Martin

© Conservation International/photo by John Martin

The activity has two primary objectives:

-          Sharing examples and building capacity for revenue-generating projects contributing to REDD+ and Sustainable Development Goals with targeted IPLC participants

-          Sharing useful information about the DGM as one mechanism for financing such activities and establishing a framework for sharing DGM knowledge within Central Africa.

This event is expected to have up to 25 participants, in addition to trainers and support staff, representing six countries (Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Republic of the Congo) as well as six projects/organizations (CEFDHAC,  DGM Congo, DGM DRC, DGM Global, the IPLC Network for the Sustainable Management of Central African Forest Ecosystems – REPALEAC, and the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee – IPACC).

For questions about this event, please contact:

Parfait Dihoukamba
pdihoukamba@gmail.com
+242 066694204

and

Lambert Laki-Laka
godorg2003@gmail.com
+242 055324316

DGM GEA hosts 6 NEAs to discuss common monitoring and reporting

The Global Executing Agency for the DGM is hosting a planning and coordination meeting of 6 of the 7 DGM National Executing Agencies (NEAs) from Thursday- Saturday. We have representatives from the NEAs in Brazil, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Peru, Ghana and Mexico. We also have Marilen Puquio Arturo joining as a representative from the Global Steering Committee. This annual meeting provides the NEAs the opportunity to share experiences in working with IPLCs on the DGM and early implementation, discuss issues such as, a common global monitoring and reporting framework, grievance and redress and identify common messages among countries to achieve common goals!

Latin America Regional Exchange held in Minas Gerais, Brazil!

The last of four learning exchanges hosted this year by the DGM is taking place from June 15-18 in Minas Gerais, Brazil! The DGM Brazil National Executing Agency, CAA is co-facilitating the event. 

The workshop objectives are to:

  • Strengthen the capacity of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) to participate in the Forest Investment Program and other climate related programs at local, national and global levels.
  •  Strengthen the networks and alliances of IPLC organizations within and across Latin America with a view to enhancing their representation and voice in national, regional and global policy fora.
  •  Bring together IPLC leaders from Latin America with different backgrounds and expertise to learn about and provide feedback on DGM Brazil’s activities.

We will have 27 participants from 9 countries in the region, representing DGM Brazil, DGM Mexico, DGM Peru and DGM Mozambique and networks such as COICA, COFENIAE and AMPB. 

 A primary goal of the Global Project is to increase IPLC skills in technical and policy topics related to climate change, enhancing their participation in FIP and REDD+ at the national, regional and global scales. The GEA conducts regional and global workshops on technical and policy topics related to climate action. The geographic scope of the Global Project’s knowledge sharing activities includes IPLCs from FIP/DGM countries, in addition to IPLCs from non-FIP/DGM countries.

 Agenda

English / Portuguese / Spanish 

Workshop Booklet

English Portuguese / Spanish

 

Follow the progess of the exchange on Facebook + Twitter; using the handle #DGMAmericasExchange

Photo credit, Arquivo CAA/NM - JR Ripper

Photo credit, Arquivo CAA/NM - JR Ripper

Indigenous Knowledge and Leadership Delivering Climate Action on Forests

Representatives of Conservation International, the Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (DGM), and la Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica (COICA) co-hosted a side event today at the 46th meeting of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). During the event, several speakers shared their experiences as members of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) pursuing forest-related climate action. A summary of these presentations is below, and the full presentation is available through the UNFCCC Climate Change Studio.

Following an introduction by Lina Barrera of Conservation International, Grace Balawag, co-chair of the DGM Global Steering Committee, gave an overview of the DGM, its relation to the Forest Investment Program, and its unique governance structure. To supplement this information, Johnson Cerda, Technical Director of the DGM Global Executing Agency presented the DGM's objectives and theory of change. This overview set the stage for case studies from two country projects: DGM Saweto Peru and DGM Burkina Faso.

Nery Zapata, representing DGM Saweto Peru and the Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana (AIDESEP), spoke about the progress of the project to date. In this early stage, DGM Saweto Peru has put much of its focus on support for legal recognition of indigenous peoples, titling of traditional indigenous lands, and community forest management. The project has approved funding for 17 local organizations to pursue these goals, and they are already making substantial progress. Over 50% of the projects supporting legal recognition are in the final stages of that process, and 81% of land titling projects have completed their initial fieldwork. In total, the land titling projects are expected to cover an area of approximately 131,900 hectares (over 500 square miles). In pursuit of more sustainable community forest management, the DGM is also supporting 29 native communities in their efforts to install improved fish farms, implement agroforestry systems, and strengthen tourist activities. Ms. Zapata ended her presentation by adding that the DGM is a mechanism that should be replicated to achieve greater effectiveness and sustainability in other projects.

Idrissa Zeba, chair of the National Steering Committee of DGM Burkina Faso and soon-to-be co-chair of the Global Steering Committee, presented an update next on the status of the DGM Burkina Faso project. Officially launched in March 2016, DGM Burkina Faso has made substantial progress over the past year. By July 2016, the project had received 651 sub-project proposals, which demonstrates the substantial demand for direct IPLC access to climate finance. Over the next few months, the project team reviewed these proposals and selected 14 for implementation. The funds for these sub-projects were disbursed in March 2017, and they are planning to launch their next call for proposals by July 2017. He noted the great potential for the DGM to serve as a model for engagement with local communities in the fight against climate change.

In the final portion of the event, Edwin Vasquez Campos of COICA and Rodrigo de la Cruz of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) gave a presentation on the relation between indigenous knowledge and the reduction of emissions in the Amazon basin, particularly in regards to the Amazon Indigenous REDD+ Project (RIA), being implemented jointly by COICA and WWF. RIA is a model for contributing to climate change solutions by reducing emissions through a holistic approach favored by indigenous peoples, which values forests on more than just their potential as carbon sinks. For example, indigenous use of the forest has maintained plant cover through, rotating use of soils, seasonal variability of diets, and the sustainable development and use of land for agriculture, hunting, and meditation.

Overall, this event was a good showcase of some of the ways that IPLC knowledge and leadership can contribute to climate action, but much of that potential remains underutilized. Through greater direct access to climate finance and the development of an IPLC Knowledge Platform, as included in Decision 135 of the Paris Agreement, this leadership and knowledge can be effective at a much larger scale.

Announcing the Latin America Regional Exchange, June, 2017

Anuncio del Intercambio Regional de América Latina, en junio de 2017

Agencia Global de Implementación, con el apoyo del MDE de Brasil, se está preparando para el último intercambio del año fiscal, que se celebrará en Minas Gerais, Brasil, del 15 al 20 de junio de 2017. Los participantes en el intercambio tendrán la oportunidad de ver de primera mano proyectos dirigidos por la comunidad que han sido financiados a nivel nacional por el MDE, que se centran en actividades generadoras de ingresos y de manejo forestal sostenible. Durante la realización de las visitas de campo, el GEA y el MDE Brasil facilitarán presentaciones centradas en temas técnicos como REDD +, el Acuerdo de París y las Contribuciones Determinadas a Nivel Nacional, para reducir la brecha entre la política internacional y la acción climática a nivel local.

El contenido de cada intercambio se planifica con aportaciones de los miembros del Comité Directivo Mundial. Además, el GSC del MDE, en coordinación con el NSC, nombra a los participantes del intercambio según su capacidad para cumplir con la descripción previamente incluida, junto con los siguientes criterios:

1. Tengan un conocimiento profundo acerca de los pueblos indígenas y las comunidades locales de su país.

2. Sean indígenas o miembros de una comunidad local.

3. Participen activamente en cuestiones locales relacionadas con los bosques y el desarrollo sostenible.

4. De preferencia se hayan involucrado en otras conferencias o redes relacionadas con el cambio climático o los bosques.

5. Si el participante es de un país del MDE, este debe tener experiencia comprobable de haber contribuido al proceso del MDE a nivel nacional e internacional.

Para obtener más información sobre intercambios anteriores del MDE, visítenos en nuestra página web y eche un vistazo a las presentaciones y los informes de talleres que allí se encuentran.

The Global Executing Agency, with the support of DGM Brazil is preparing for the last exchange of the fiscal year to be held in Minas Gerais, Brazil between June 15-20, 2017.  Exchange participants will have the opportunity to see first hand community-driven projects that have been funded at the DGM national level that focus on income-generating activities and sustainable forest management. While conducting field visits, the GEA and DGM Brazil will facilitate presentations focusing on technical topics such as REDD+, the Paris Agreement and Nationally Determined Contributions--bridging the gap between international policy and climate action at the local level.  

The content of each exchange is planned with input from members of the Global Steering Committee. In addition, the DGM GSC in coordination with the NSC nominates exchange participants based on their ability to fulfill the earlier description, along with fitting the below criteria: 

1. The participant has in-depth knowledge of indigenous peoples and local communities in their country.

2. The participant is indigenous or a member of a local community.

3.  The participant is actively engaged in local context issues related to forests and sustainable development.

4. Ideally, the participant has engaged with other conferences and/or networks related to climate change or forests.

5.  If the participant is from a DGM country, participant should have proven experience of contributing to the DGM process at the national/global level. 

To learn more about previous DGM exchanges, please visit our webpage and check out the presentations and workshop reports!

 

 

Brazil National Steering Committee members Maria do Socorro Teixeira Lima and Srewe da Mato de Brito, and Global Steering Committee representative Joao Nonoy Krikati join the rest of the DGM delegation for the annual Global Steering Committee meeting held in Brasilia, Brazil from April 18-20, 2017. 

Brazil National Steering Committee members Maria do Socorro Teixeira Lima and Srewe da Mato de Brito, and Global Steering Committee representative Joao Nonoy Krikati join the rest of the DGM delegation for the annual Global Steering Committee meeting held in Brasilia, Brazil from April 18-20, 2017. 

DGM Steering Committee Members Participate in UNPFII World Bank Side Events Program

George Weyasu from DGM Indonesia, Srewe da Mato de Brito from DGM Brazil, and Grace Balawag, GSC co-chair participated in the World Bank Side Event at the DGM and FIP Update and Discussion panel at the UN Permanent Forum. Srewe, from the National Steering Committee of Brazil, described the types of challenges that DGM projects are addressing through its' recent request for proposals and shared photos from the communities. George, who has participated in the UN Permanent Forum in previous years, serves on the National Steering Committee for Indonesia. He described the 7 regions that will be prioritized for DGM projects and provided insight into the process of establishing the Indonesia national steering committee, which is composed off both indigenous peoples and local communities.

The DGM team will further share the message of project progress and how DGM is pushing forward the implementation of UNDRIP during the side event "Illustrating IPLC-driven Implementation of Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Activities" taking place on April 26, 2017 from 4:30-6:00 PM in the UN Conference Room B.