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.