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Global Training Workshop on International Human Rights Law, the UNDRIP and Climate Change - Promoting the Human Rights-Based Approach and the Ecosystem Approach as solutions to climate change

Training Participants13 Sept (Baguio City, Philippines) - Twenty seven indigenous participants from Africa, Latin America and Asia successfully participated in the Global Training Workshop on International Human Rights Law, the UNDRIP and Climate Change.

The training workshop was undertaken to identify steps on how to particularize, use and promote the Human Rights-Based Approach and the Ecosystem Approach as the frameworks for pursuing indigenous peoples’ approaches and solutions to climate change and biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.

Aside from this objective, the training also provided a venue to level off on the different human rights laws and environmental laws and the role of states and international bodies tasked to implement these laws. Participants' understanding of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was also enhanced in the 5-day training.

The trainors/resource persons were Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Atty. Jing Corpuz and Joji Carino of Tebtebba and Elifuraha Laltaika, Faculty of Law, Makimura University, Tanzania.

A majority of the indigenous participants belong to indigenous organizations who are partners of Tebtebba in its climate change project. These partners include Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development (Kenya), Lelewal (Cameroon), Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (Nepal), Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (Indonesia), Institut Dayakologi (Indonesia), Centre of Research and Development in Upland Areas (Vietnam), Centro de Culturas Indígenas el Perú (Peru), and Centro para la Autonomía y Desarollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (Nicaragua).

The training workshop was held from 6-10 September 2010 in Baguio City, Philippines. This was organized by Tebtebba with the support of EED of Germany, The Christensen Fund and ClimateWorks Foundation.

Presentations and workshop results can be downloaded here.