Getting REDD Right: Best Practices that Protect Indigenous Peoples´ Rights and Enhance Livelihoods

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Presentation by Janis Alcorn
Getting REDD Right: Best Practices that Protect Indigenous Peoples´ Rights and Enhance Livelihoods
Oaxaca Workshop Forest Governance, Decentralisation and REDD+ in Latin America and the Caribbean,
31 August – 03 September 2010, Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Getting REDD Right: Best Practices that Protect Indigenous Peoples´ Rights and Enhance Livelihoods

  1. 1. Getting REDD Right: Best Practices that Protect Indigenous Peoples´ Rights and Enhance Livelihoods
  2. 2. Distribution of Worlds Forests – homes to Indigenous Peoples
  3. 3. Key Best Practice Themes 1. Equity in benefits, rights, citizen security, informacion 2. Cross-scale governance “fit” connecting local & national 3. Protecting IP production – swidden, timber
  4. 4. Community Forest Conservation & Production
  5. 5. Best Practice Principles 1. Respect tenure & production rights 2. Use UNDRIP as guide, FPIC 3. Transparent decision-making & financial flows accountable to Ips 4. Local monitoring for ground truth 5. Build from the local base up
  6. 6. Best Practice – Lessons For REDD  Mexico Community Forestry  Brazil Suruí REDD  Peru Belgica – Asesorandes  Ecuador Socio Bosque  African CBNRM Principles
  7. 7. Building IP & REDD Synergies 1. Prioritize IP for significant REDD attention and assistance; maintain regular communication n Offer IP incentives and TA for designing REDD projects/programs n Open doors for designing policy reform in collaboration with IP in REDD strategies n Respect and respond to indigenous concerns at highest levels n Raise general awareness of importance of IP
  8. 8. Donor requirements are like a tower without a staircase. The challenge is for donors and support groups to work with IPs to build a staircase. – Pavel Sulyandziga

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