Technodigenous: Safeguarding of Ancestral Territories will focus on the challenges and opportunities Indigenous Peoples experience today in their efforts to protect their ancestral territories and their ways of living. We will discuss how technology, old and new, may support Indigenous Peoples and local communities in a process that is becoming more and more urgent. We will look at ways of caring for ancestral lands that are essential for all of humanity.
Indigenous Peoples and local communities live and manage more than half of the world’s land. Their territories are their home and a repository for their culture, language, belief system, and way of life. These biodiverse ancestral lands are vital to the people who steward them and the planet we all share. Secure land tenure can take many forms, from communal legal land titles to recognition of customary forest agreements, but governments only recognize indigenous and community legal ownership of 10% of the world’s lands.
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