Updates on DGM World Conservation Congress events

The DGM participated in two events at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii:

Accessing Global Financing: Funding Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Room: 314-UNDP Kauhale

Date: 4 September 2016

Time: 08:30 - 10:30

The DGM will join the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), as well as several foundations, at this roundtable focused on sharing financing options for indigenous peoples and local communities, and how financing opportunities can be expanded, increased and enhanced to better target indigenous peoples and local community needs and aspirations. For more information, visit the WCC 2016 site here.

 

Dedicated Grant Mechanism: Providing indigenous peoples with direct access to climate funds to strengthen conservation initiatives within their territories and communities

Room: 311-10

Date: 4 September 2016

Time: 14:30 - 16:30

This Knowledge Cafe session will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss topics including:

  • What opportunities exist now for IPLCs to access direct funds?
  • What do you think are the most challenging issues/concerns for IPLC in the direct access to funds? (Process, language barrier, need for training – capacity building, etc?)
  • What do IPLCs need to strengthen in their organizations capacities in order to receive and manage funds?

For more information, visit the WCC 2016 site here.