Aquilas Koko Ngomo, Policy and Advocacy Co-coordinator for Africa, ICCA Consortium, speaks to a local TV channel in the backdrop of the “Journey to the African IPLCs Strategy” workshop organized by the Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation (IMPACT) in Kenya
First published on 05/09/2023, and last updated on 05/25/2023
By ICCA Consortium
In March 2023, representatives of Indigenous Peoples and local communities from across Africa met at a workshop in Kenya to review and validate the “African IPLCs Strategy.” The workshop was held on 16 and 17 March in Nairobi.
It was organized by Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation (IMPACT, ICCA Consortium Member) to discuss the draft strategy with other Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ organizations from different countries of Africa.
Aquilas Koko Ngomo, Policy and Advocacy Co-coordinator for Africa, ICCA Consortium, was one of the Consortium representatives at the workshop. During the workshop, he gave an interview to a local television channel and talked about the background and the goal of the strategy.
Aquilas Koko Ngomo has said that once finalized, the African IPLCs Strategy will help to implement the commitments made in the Kigali Declaration of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities and the Kigali Call to Action issued by the participants of the first Africa Protected Areas Congress held in 2022.
The workshop was intended to improve the content of the draft strategy, he indicated. IMPACT is developing the strategy, but such a workshop is intended to make it more inclusive, with insights and opinions from all over Africa.