Webinar Series “Custodians of Biodiversity”

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On the occasion of the International Day of the World´s Indigenous Peoples, which is observed by the United Nations each August 9th, the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Equator Initiative, the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB), the Indigenous Women for Biodiversity Network of Latin America and the Small Grants Programme (SGP), hosted the Webinar Series “Custodians of Biodiversity”, from August 4th to August 7th 2020.

This Webinar Series aimed to highlight the indigenous peoples contributions on biodiversity conservation through governance mechanisms and ABS actions. Additionally, the webinar series intended to offer a space for indigenous peoples to exchange and discuss the emerging challenges on biodiversity management within ABS, and their contribution to the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

Available resources

Webinar on Tools to Promote Bioeconomies Through ABS at the Community Level (August 4th, 2020)

Access to the agenda of this webinar here.

Access to the recording of the session following this link.

Access to the presentations shared:

  • Opening remarks and introduction (Q”hapaj Conde, Associate Programme Management Officer for the Peoples and Biodiversity Unit at the CBD Secretariat). Click here.
  • Biocultural Community Protocols and other mechanisms under the Nagoya Protocol (Beatriz Gomez, Programme Management Officer on Access and Benefit-sharing at the CBD Secretariat). Click here.
  • Development of Biocultural Community Protocols in Botswana (Dineo Gaborekwe, former GEF Global ABS Project). Click here.
  • The development of Biocultural Community Protocols in South Africa (Lesle Jansen, Natural Justice). Click here.
  • Medicinal Plants of San José de Payamino: Prior Informed Consent and Benefit Sharing (Brian Doyle, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology at Alma College in Michigan, USA). Click here.

Indigenous Women Leadership in Biodiversity Management  (August 5th, 2020)

Please, note that all materials related to this webinar are in Spanish only.

Access to the agenda of this webinar here.

Access to the recording of the session following this link.

Access to the presentations shared:

  • Acceso y Participación en los Beneficios por la Utilización de Conocimientos Tradicionales Asociados a Recursos Genéticos desde la perspectiva de las mujeres indígenas (Viviana Figueroa, Red de Mujeres Indígenas sobre Biodiversidad de América Latina). Click here.
  • Mujeres y Ambiente como detonante micro-regional para la gestión de procesos de ABS (María Janet Arteaga Ordaz y Tamara Guadalupe Osorno Sánchez, de Mujeres y Ambiente). Click here.
  • El liderazgo de la Mujeres indígenas en América latina: la experiencia de Ecuador (Sumak Bastidas). Click here.

Indigenous Peoples and ABS: Nature Based Solutions for People and Planet (August 6th, 2020)

Access to the agenda of this webinar here.

Access to the recording of the session following this link.

Access to the presentations shared:

  • Introduction to the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project (Alejandro Lago, Manager of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project). Click here.
  • Cook Islands: TeTika Skincare and TVATI experiences (Graham Matheson and Jenny Henry from TeTika Skincare and TVATI; and Paul Allsworth Terea Mataiapo, President of the Koutu Nui of the Cook Islands). Click here.
  • Malaysia: the case of PACOS Trust (Gordon John Thomas, PACOS Trust). Click here.

Views and Aspirations from Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Related for the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (August 7th, 2020)

Access to the agenda of this webinar here.

Access to the recording of the session following this link.

Access to the presentations shared:

  • Introduction to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (John Scott, Senior Programme Officer for the Peoples and Biodiversity Unit at the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat). Click here.
  • The approach to recognizing and working with indigenous and local knowledge in the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) (Nigel Crawhall, Chief of Section for Small Islands and Indigenous Knowledge in the Division for Science Policy and Capacity Building, Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO). Click here.
  • Defense Defenders (Ms. Pirawan Wongnithisathaporn, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity, Asia). Click here.

 

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Agustina Rato

Agustina Rato

Web Content and Communications Officer, UNDP – GEF Global ABS Project / United Nations Volunteer Component.

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