3rd Annual DGM Global Exchange to take place in Katowice, Poland

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DGM Global Exchange 2018

November 30 to December 1

Katowice, Poland

We are happy to announce that DGM Global will hold its Global Exchange from Friday, November 30 to Saturday, December 1, 2018 in Katowice, Poland. The exchange will focus on effective IPLC engagement in climate policy, and it will feature the participation of several prominent indigenous leaders, who are actively engaged in climate action and UNFCCC negotiations.

The Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (DGM), an innovative financing window within the Forest Investment Program (FIP) of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), was created to support the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) in global efforts to address climate change, including the reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). The DGM has focused its initial efforts on a collection of 14 projects targeting DGM pilot countries, as well as the Global Learning and Knowledge Exchange Project (DGM Global), which facilitates knowledge sharing between the DGM countries and with other key actors in the broader IPLC context.

In its role coordinating between the country projects, DGM Global also promotes effective networking, communications, and results monitoring for the entire DGM. DGM Global is led by the Global Steering Committee (GSC), which is composed of IPLC leaders from the DGM pilot countries as well as one from a non-DGM country to represent other IPLCs around the world. The vision of the GSC is carried out by the Global Executing Agency (GEA). Conservation International, a non-profit organization, was selected as the GEA for the DGM through a competitive bidding process.

The primary goal of DGM Global is to strengthen the role of indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ engagement in REDD+ and other climate-related programs at local, national, and global scales. The GSC identifies key topics to be covered in each exchange and works with the GEA to ensure that participants gain the capacity needed to advance IPLC priorities and be heard in key decision-making spaces.


The main objective of the DGM Global Exchange is to strengthen the capacity of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) to fully and effectively participate in COP24 UNFCCC negotiations.

Technical Sessions

·         LCIP platform preparation for COP24,

·         NDC guidance and Paris Rulebook,

·         IPLCs and REDD+ (report of Weilburg meeting),

·         Paris Agreement and Article 6,

·         DGM Progress and Lessons Learned.  

Stay tuned for more updates to follow!