Stay tuned to find out about important events related to Indigenous and local communities´ land rights. You will find below a listing of events hosted by the Tenure Facility and also the events where we will be participating.
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The UN’s past two global climate summits have been big on promises for Indigenous Peoples. And now leaders are again preparing for a round of climate talks at COP28, this time vowing to enhance the participation and visibility of Indigenous Peoples during the negotiations. But why has the follow through been so tough?
Proponents of carbon offsetting see it as a way to compensate for residual emissions while providing much-needed funding for forests. Critics warn that it dispossesses Indigenous Peoples and local communities and reduces forests to their carbon value. This webinar will focus on the following question: How can free, prior and informed consent be strengthened in the context of carbon markets?
After two weeks of tense talks, the recent UN Biodiversity Conference COP15 ended with a landmark agreement to guide global action on nature through to 2030. While some Indigenous groups fear its targets could be used to take away their land under the guise of conservation, others have said they are not ambitious enough. Overall, Indigenous groups have agreed on one thing: for conservation to work for, Indigenous Peoples must be at the center.
To kick off this year’s series, and to mark the occasions of International Women’s Day as well as International Open Data Day, the opening webinar will shed a light on the power differentials that exist when it comes to data. Indigenous Peoples and women have a shared need for agency and control over the data that is about them, in this case, particularly with regards to their land data.
We will learn from donors’ insights about their challenges and struggles in financing land governance programs in an inclusive way, as well as what they would need in order to become more inclusive. Moderated by Nonette Royo of the Tenure Facility.
The “Post COP27: Reflecting on Donor Promises to Forest Guardians” webinar will serve as a platform to reflect on progress made, what is falling short and if the 1.7 billion dollar pledge made during COP26 was reflected during COP27.
The second of the Land Dialogues Webinar Series begins again on May 19th 2022. This year´s Land Dialoguess will focus on the opportunities presented and explore what immediate steps are needed to ensure recognition of Indigenous Peoples and local communities legal land rights. Stay tuned for 4 webinars in the coming series.
Join a discussion with these organizational leaders on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 9:00AM – 10:00PM PDT to hear about how they are shifting power in the environmental protection and climate justice space back to the communities occupying and stewarding these lands.
The New York Times and If Not Us Then Who? are coming together to hold a panel discussion on “How Can Woman’s Climate Leadership Have the Biggest Impact?”. Nonette Royo, Executive Director of the Tenure Facility will be part of this exciting panel.
Recent global events have heavily impacted the Amazon region, this webinar will place a focus on the solutions and progress for a more secure future for Indigenous populations in the Amazon region
Join us on July 7th to discuss important and thought-provoking questions such as where does technology meet land rights? And once it does, what are the potential benefits and drawbacks? While we can all agree that tech can be used for good, what are the outliers and risks?
Join on the 3rd of June for this Stockholm +50 side event hosted by Minority Rights Group and The Tenure Facility, in collaboration with Land Body Ecologies
On 2 and 3 June 2022, a crucial international environmental meeting will be held in Stockholm, Sweden. Anchored in the Decade of Action, under the theme “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity”
Join the event on June 1st and listen to voices from the ground sharing their experience and knowledge in safeguarding the world’s forests, ecosystems and biodiversity
Technodigenous will focus on the challenges and opportunities Indigenous Peoples experience today in their efforts to protect their ancestral territories. We will discuss how technology may support Indigenous Peoples and local communities in a process that is becoming more and more urgent
The first webinar of the second Land Dialogues series is set for May 19th 2022. We will hold a dialogue reflecting on current events revolving around land rights since the COP26 pledge of 1.7 billion dollars
On November 18th we discussed why and how we should invest in both human rights and environmental rights for a more equitable & sustainable future.
The Focali – SIANI Dialogue Forum, in collaboration with Sida, Swedbio, The Tenure Facility and GGBC, will arrange a global online exchange on translating a Human rights-based approach (HRBA), for biodiversity and livelihoods, into policy and practice.
Join the Tenure Facility at COP26, placing Indigenous Peoples and local communities land rights at the centre of the climate change dialogues
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency will host a digital Development Talk on November 8, we are very pleased to have Nonette Royo and partner Cristina Coc in the programme.
This webinar seeks to open up the discussion on different visions of how renewable energy goals (SDG7) can be achieved in an inclusive and equitable manner. We will discuss how to ensure fair participation for Indigenous Peoples and local communities in the decision making process, while maintaining their governance over their territories as active actors in energy transitions, not simply as spectators.
In a world where food security is becoming increasingly unstable, the way Indigenous Peoples grow and consume food holds answers to the world’s broken food system. On September 30th, the Ford Foundation, the Land Portal Foundation, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, and the Tenure Facility are hosting a discussion on what the world can learn from the traditional methods to ensure their food security while maintaining a balanced relation with Nature.
The Tenure Facility, Land Portal Foundation and the Ford Foundation have proposed a series of Land Dialogues promoting the centrality of indigenous and community land rights in advancing global efforts to halt the climate crisis, achieving a healthy planet and forwarding the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Join the Ford Foundation, the Land Portal Foundation, the Thomson Reuters Foundation,and the Tenure Facility for a webinar on September 9th .While Indigenous Peoples and local communities’ traditional knowledge provides a key for successful local level adaptation and advice on sustainable mitigation activities, traditional knowledge is threatened as younger generations of Indigenous Peoples and local communities are seeking alternative ways of life. We can not solve a problem using the same mindset and framework which created it. We need to expand our horizons,decolonize knowledge and be open to new ways of learning in order to tackle the biggest problem of our century, climate crisis.
Join the Ford Foundation, the Land Portal Foundation, the Thomson Reuters Foundation,and the Tenure Facility for a webinar on June 17th .Indigenous Peoples have high exposure to environmental change and are often considered an ‘‘at-risk’’ population, although there is growing evidence of their resilience and how they are actively adapting to change in a diversity of ways. In this webinar we will examine the common factor affecting resilience to environmental change among Indigenous Peoples and local communities.
Do not miss on June 1st and 2nd this event which will create a space to share knowledge, experiences, ideas, and inspiration while building a community of Indigenous and non-Indigenous practitioners, technologists, and thinkers who can work together towards a better future for all.
Join the Ford Foundation, the Land Portal Foundation, the Tenure Facility and the Thomson Reuters Foundation for a webinar on May 20th. The link between “environmental imbalances” and “emerging infectious diseases” is well established in literature. Maintaining intact forest cover and preventing the associated consequences of deforestation, would reduce virus emergence events. Join here to learn more.
The 3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum will bring together reform-minded actors within and beyond the region to engage in in-depth, interactive debate on issues that cut to the core of local tenure security and community resource management. Joinour Executive Director, Nonette Royo in this panel.
Join the Ford Foundation, the Land Portal Foundation, the Tenure Facility and the Thomson Reuters Foundation for a webinar on April 22nd, Earth Day at 3-4:30 pm CET. This event is the first one of a series of webinars organised under “Land Dialogues”, a Tenure Facility, Land Portal, Ford Foundation and Thomson Reuters Foundation initiative promoting the importance of recognizing legal ownership of Indigenous Peoples and local communities land rights. This webinar will provide an opportunity to review the report “Forest Governance by Indigenous and Tribal Peoples” by FAO and FILAC, and its main arguments.
What stories of frontline climate leadership need to be heard and amplified?
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What stories of frontline climate leadership need to be heard and amplified?
The Human Impacts Institute, together with the Tenure Facility and the Ford Foundation, would like your help in amplifying the stories of frontline indigenous and local communities, with a particular focus on women and youth, from the global south who can inspire a ‘new normal’, championing resilience and equality in the face of the climate crisis.
Join Forest Peoples Programme, the Tenure Facility, the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and the Land Portal on Thursday, February 18, 2021 for a webinar on Rolling back social and environmental safeguards in the name of COVID-19. To learn more about this event click here.
This new practitioner’s guide explains how to promote gender-responsive forest tenure reform in community-based forest regimes. To learn more about this event read here.
The Rainforest Journalism Fund and Tenure Facility will be holding an event on the importance of fostering connections between indigenous or local storytellers and journalism on Thursday, November 26, 14:00 to 15:30 GMT.