IICA Host Two Day Workshop

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Dr. Grazia Borrini-Feyera, Global Coordinator of ICCA Consortium

A two day workshop to increase awareness and knowledge of indigenous people and community conservation, headed off at the Waitukubuli National Trail Training Facility in Pond Case on Friday April 4th 2014.

The workshop is organized by the Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) in collaboration with the Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCA) group.

ICCA is an international association dedicated to promoting the appropriate recognition and support of indigenous people and community conserved areas in the regional, national and global arena.

Kalinago Chief, Garnett Joseph says this workshop will enlighten and enable participants to make small contributions to the preservation of these landscapes.

Meanwhile, Dr. Grazia Borrini-Feyera, Global Coordinator of ICCA group says although the initiative has proven to be successful, the idea did not start off that way.

“I managed to pull people together from so many countries, so many places, gathering them in different environments and finding out that they can be stronger and more powerful when they are together than when they are apart”, she said.

The movement is referred to as a new approach to an ancient concept.

The outcome of the programme is to empower local communities to embrace the opportunities available for registration and support for community conserved areas.

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