Regional & Global Exchanges

As part of the Global Project, the Global Executing Agency will host three regional exchanges (in Africa, Asia, and Latin America) and one global exchange on climate change for IPLCs this project year (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017).

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 from 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, focusing 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 the 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. 

During the first year, a total of 74 IPLC leaders engaged with DGM Learning Exchanges. We have had representation from 27 Countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Congo, Uganda, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

Members participating in Regional and Global  Exchanges are participating actively in National Roundtables, National Delegations at UNFCCC, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC).

Burkina Faso National Executing Agency IUCN supported the first DGM regional exchange, held in Ouagadougou in July 2016.

Burkina Faso National Executing Agency IUCN supported the first DGM regional exchange, held in Ouagadougou in July 2016.

These exchanges mostly target individuals from FIP and Non FIP countries who have demonstrated an interest in engaging in climate change and sustainable forest management initiatives. The candidates are familiar with REDD+ and programs like UN-REDD and FCPF, and have a willingness and interest to engage in these processes long-term and share knowledge and disseminate information with their communities.


Workshop Materials

Africa Regional Exchange on Climate Change - July 2016

Global Exchange on IPLC Engagement on Climate Policy & Finance- November 2016

  • Workshop materials: English // French // Spanish // portuguese

  • global workshop report

  • 25 representatives from 20 countries

  • Topics: Climate Policy, Climate Finance, REDD+, DGM exchange, Climate Finance Mapping exercise, Messaging for COP22, Engagement with IIPFC, Panels on INDCs and IP contributions to Paris Agreement, Paragraph 135.

Asia Regional Exchange on IPLC Engagement in Climate Change and Policy- February 2017

  • workshop materials: ENGLISH

  • asia workshop report

  • 29 representatives from 10 countries

  • Topics: Climate Policy, Climate Finance, REDD+, DGM exchange, SNA, Action Plan to strengthen Asia IP networks, Paragraph 135, WB IAG


Latin America Regional Exchange - June 2017