DGM Global Steering Committee members and FIP National Focal Points speak at FIP Country Pilot Meeting

Vince McElhinny (left), moderated a panel on the DGM with, from left: Marco Aurelio dos Santor (FIP Focal Point, Brazil), Manuel Aldrete (DGM Global Steering Committee, Mexico), Ibrahim Lankoande (FIP Focal Point, Burkina Faso), Marilen Puguio Arturo, (DGM Global Steering Committee, Peru), Grace Balawag (Co-chair of the Global Steering Committee for the DGM, Philippines).          

Vince McElhinny (left), moderated a panel on the DGM with, from left: Marco Aurelio dos Santor (FIP Focal Point, Brazil), Manuel Aldrete (DGM Global Steering Committee, Mexico), Ibrahim Lankoande (FIP Focal Point, Burkina Faso), Marilen Puguio Arturo, (DGM Global Steering Committee, Peru), Grace Balawag (Co-chair of the Global Steering Committee for the DGM, Philippines).          

As part of the 2016 FIP Pilot Country Meeting in Oaxaca, Mexico, DGM members organized a panel on Monday, June 13, highlighting the “Implementation of the DGM in FIP Pilot Countries.” Moderated by Vince McElhinny from Conservation International, the DGM Global Executing Agency, the panel brought together stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of the DGM at the national and global levels.   The exchange focused on the role of IPLCs in the sustainable management and conservation of forests, particularly in within the FIP investment plan. Speakers discussed progress in establishing the DGM at the national and global levels, the first projects financed by the DGM in Peru and Brazil, and opportunities for collaboration/coordination between the DGM and other FIP-funded projects.

The lively exchange between government, indigenous and local community stakeholders in the DGM highlighted the positive advances, some early lessons, and the overall significance of the IPLC-led initiative within the Forest Investment Program, and beyond.  

Read more about the FIP meeting on the CIF Voices blog here.