The Dedicated Grant Mechanism hosted the third of four international exchanges focusing on IPLC engagement in climate policy and finance!
The Asia Regional Exchange on IPLC engagement in Climate Change and Policy took place from Friday February 10th until Monday, February 13th, 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The objectives of the workshop were to: (1) Strengthen the capacity of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) to participate in the Forest Investment Program and other REDD+ programs at local, national and global levels. (2) Strengthen the networks and alliances of IPLC organizations within and across Asia region with a view to enhancing their representation and voice in national, regional and global policy fora. Highlights included a deep dive into REDD+, UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement, and the Green Climate Fund; a stakeholder mapping session that identified opportunities and challenges for IPLC engagement in climate related actions, and a field trip to Muang Ang Village to see first hand a REDD+ pilot project
We had 29 representatives from indigenous and local communities from 10 countries throughout Asia!