Thu, May 05|
Webinar hosted by the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program (ASL) and the Global Wildlife Program (GWP)
Sharing successful experiences of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities’ engagement in conservation.
Time & Location
May 05, 2022, 8:00 AM
About the event
Thursday, May 5th, 2022 | 8 am – 9:30 am DC
Meeting ID: 972 9600 4411
(In English with Spanish, Portuguese, and French simultaneous interpretation)
Indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) are at the center of the biodiversity and climate crises; both because they are impacted by these but also as they are an essential part of the solutions. Solutions such as increasing the percentage of global terrestrial and marine surfaces under conservation and improving their effective management will only be possible by involving, through innovative and inclusive processes, IPLCs in decision making related to natural resources planning and management at multiple scales. IPLCs not only have rights over these natural resources, but they also bring unique perspectives, skills, and a wealth of knowledge that can help find solutions to address not just their local needs but global threats.
The webinar, hosted jointly by the World Bank-led Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program (ASL) and the Global Wildlife Program (GWP) which are both Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded programs, will present selected approaches and tools implemented in Africa and Latin America that promote engagement with IPLCs in natural resource conservation and sustainable development. Legado Initiative will share their experience in providing tools and resources to establish partnerships with communities towards their Thriving Futures, and Wildlife Conservation Society will share a set of participatory methodologies to help IPLCs strengthen their capacities in territorial management.
Valerie Hickey - Practice Manager - Climate Change Advisory and Operations Unit - The World Bank Group
Majka Burhardt - Founder and Executive Director - Legado
Diana Alvira - Thriving Futures Director – Legado
Lilian Painter - Director - Wildlife Conservation Society
Ana Maria Gonzalez Velosa - Senior Environmental Specialist, SLCEN - The World Bank Group
Siddharth Nair, Landscape Associate, SECURE Himalaya Project - United Nations Development Program