Knowledge Exchanges

DGM Global hosts regular knowledge exchanges in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and at the global level. These events are opportunities for indigenous peoples and local communities to share knowledge with one another, develop skills, and build connections with relevant networks and organizations, all to enhance their capacity to support climate action and sustainable forest management.

Next Exchange

DGM Global will be hosting its third Africa Regional Exchange in Sofala, Mozambique from February 19-23.

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Participant Criteria:

  1. Must belong to indigenous people’s group or be a member of a local community.

  2. Gender balance, especially for those countries with 2 participants (1 male, 1 female).

  3. Actively participating in the DGM program at the local, national or regional level.

  4. Be active and acquainted with the knowledge systems of indigenous and traditional peoples that contribute to sustainable management of natural resources, benefit sharing and land titling

  5. Be aware of the National Determined Contributions assumed by your country

  6. Have participated in national platforms or other conferences related to climate change or forests at any level

  7. Commit to disseminate information received with IPLC networks and civil society

  8. Be able to travel to the workshop in Sofala, Mozambique from February 19 – 23, 2019 and already have a valid passport

  9. Be familiar with the current management of natural resources and ecological monitoring practices.

  10. Preferably, candidates who have not participated in previous DGM exchanges.


Past Exchanges

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Global Exchange - Katowice, Poland

November 2018

18 IPLC Participants (7 Women)
9 Non-IPLC Partners
14 Countries Represented

Key Topics: UNFCCC COP 24 Preparations, Climate Policy, Climate Finance, Engagement with the IIPFCC, Panels on the Paris Rulebook and the LCIP Platform

Agenda | Booklet


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Americas Exchange - Junin, Peru

June 2018

25 IPLC Participants (7 Women)
14 Non-IPLC Partners
10 Countries Represented

Key Topics: Climate Policy, Rights & Land Tenure, Natural Resource Management, DGM Peru Subprojects, Remote Sensing and Earth Observation, LCIP Platform

Communities Visited: Pampa Michi, Chontakiari, Palomar

Agenda | Booklet


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Asia Exchange - South Sulawesi, Indonesia

February 2018

15 IPLC Participants (5 Women)
10 Non-IPLC Partners
6 Countries Represented

Key Topics: Climate Policy, Indigenous Peoples and the Paris Agreement, LCIP Platform, Land Tenure and Titling, Shifting Cultivation

Communities Visited: Tana Beru, Kajang

Agenda | Booklet


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Global Exchange - Bonn, Germany

November 2017

14 IPLC Participants (5 Women)
6 Non-IPLC Partners
11 Countries Represented

Key Topics: Climate Policy, Climate Finance, Engagement with the IIPFCC, Panels on NDCs and the LCIP Platform

Agenda | Booklet | Report


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Africa Exchange - Kumasi, Ghana

August 2017

34 IPLC Participants (11 Women)
6 Non-IPLC Partners
10 Countries Represented

Key Topics: Climate Policy and the Paris Agreement, Agroforestry, Sustainable Forest Management, Community-Based Forest Management, Climate-Smart Agriculture

Communities Visited: Datano, Kofikrom, Yawkrom

Agenda | Booklet | Report


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Americas Exchange - Montes Claros, Brazil

June 2017

25 IPLC Participants (7 Women)
7 Non-IPLC Partners
12 Countries Represented

Key Topics: Climate Policy and the Paris Agreement, Agroforestry Management, Stakeholder Mapping, Land Tenure Rights, Linking Local Activities with National and Global Policy, Sustainable LIvelihoods

Communities Visited: Lapinha Quilombola Community, Aldeia Xacriaba

Agenda | Booklet | Report | Video


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Asia Exchange - Chiang Mai, Thailand

February 2017

32 IPLC Participants (11 Women)
3 Non-IPLC Partners
11 Countries Represented

Key Topics: Climate Policy, Climate Finance, REDD+, Stakeholder Mapping, INDCs, and the LCIP Platform

Communities Visited: Muang Ang Village

Agenda | Booklet | Report | Video


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Global Exchange - Marrakesh, Morocco

November 2016

19 IPLC Participants (5 Women)
5 Non-IPLC Partners
15 Countries Represented

Key Topics: Climate Policy, Climate Finance, REDD+, Finance Mapping Exercise, COP 22 Messaging, Engagement with IIPFCC, Panels on INDCs and LCIP Platform

Agenda | Booklet | Report


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Africa Exchange - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

July 2016

32 IPLC Participants (6 Women)
4 Non-IPLC Partners
11 Countries Represented

Key Topics: Climate Policy & Science, REDD+, Negotiation Skills, Indigenous Peoples & the UNFCCC, Social Network Analysis

Communities Visited: Sapouy

Agenda | Booklet | Report | Video