Events organised or co-organised by the consortium

National seminar on ICCAs in Malaysia held back-to-back with World Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous peoples’ organisations from across Malaysia gathered for a full-day seminar on ICCAs on 8 August 2018 in Bau, Sarawak. Unique to different Indigenous peoples in the three regions of Malaysia, terms such as Pemakai Menua, Pulau Galau, Gompi Guno and Ingaladan represent sophisticated systems of Indigenous customary laws and practices that enable the respective communities to live in harmony with their traditional territories.  Read more ▸

The ICCA Consortium in Montreal – June 2018

Important gathering of the ICCA Consortium in Montreal last June- July, on the occasion of its Extraordinary General Assembly, the SBSTTA and SBI of the Convention on Biological Diversity and a Community Conservation meeting Read more ▸

IPBES Seminar on Arctic Indigenous and Local Knowledge & Sustainability

A seminar on Arctic Indigenous and Local Knowledge & Sustainability, organized by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) took place in Helsinki University, Finland: an effort to work across knowledge systems and incorporate Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) in biodiversity assessment. Read more ▸

The ICCA Consortium at the 17th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

A delegation of 20 members of the ICCA Consortium was in New York from the 14th to the 23rd of April to participate in the 17th session of the United Nation Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Two powerful statements in support of indigenous peoples’ collective rights and their role in conservation were made in the larger assembly, and our side-event on resistance to destructive development in ICCAs filled the room. Read more ▸

The ICCA Consortium at the CBD expert workshop on “other effective area-based conservation measures”

Last February, the CBD Secretariat organised a technical expert workshop in Montreal on “other effective area-based conservation measures” (OECMs) for achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. The Global Coordinator (Grazia BF) and Marine and Coastal Strategy Advisor (Kim Wright) participated in the meeting. Their crucial main achievement is that CBD guidance now clearly states that the OECMs of IPs and LCs are to be self-identified… Read more ▸