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Indigenous Peoples in Conservation
June 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for another Conservation Learning session where we dive into the role & contribution of the indigenous communities in conserving biodiversity in the Philippines.
The following sub-topics will be covered in this session, which will be useful for protected area superintendents and members and other stakeholders involved in IP relations, as well as other individuals or organisations who wish to learn about the overarching topic.
Sub-topic 1: Principles and successful programs for indigenous conservation
Sub-topic 2: Protected areas system and indigenous conservation
Sub-topic 3: Sustainable livelihood opportunities for indigenous
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We are joined by the following speakers:
Speaker 1: Giovanni Reyes
He sits as a member of the Indigenous Peoples Advisory Group of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). He is also the President of the Philippine Indigenous Communities Conserved Territories and Areas Consortium or the Philippine ICCA Consortium. A Sagada-borne Kankana-ey who has dedicated his life to promoting the recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights to self-determination and their critical role in conserving nature and biodiversity.
Speaker 2: Dave de Vera
He is the Executive Director of Philippine Association for Inter-Cultural Development (PAFID). He is a veteran community organizer with decades of experience working with indigenous communities in the Philippines and the world. His work in PAFID is considered a pioneer in participatory community mapping towards the recognition of the customary rights of indigenous peoples over their traditional territories.
Speaker 3: Beng Camba
She is the Enterprise Development Programme Coordinator of the Non-timber Forest Products Exchange Program Philippines (NTFP-EP), a collaborative network of 15 NGOs and Peoples’ Organizations (POs) working on providing livelihood needs of forest dependent communities and on NTFP development in the context of sustainable tropical forest management.