Indigenous Peoples' Climate Change Portal

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The project shall help develop capacities of indigenous peoples on climate change, indigenous peoples' rights and REDD+:

1. Increase the knowledge and understanding of indigenous peoples on REDD, how this links to their traditional forest management practices and their rights to control, manage and own their forests and to develop and enhance their skills to influence REDD processes at various levels.

  • Training-workshops for indigenous representatives, designated by their organizations and communities, to be equipped with the necessary knowledge on climate change, in general, and REDD, in particular and the skills to be able to influence processes where REDD is being negotiated, designed and implemented. These will be done at national, regional and global levels.
  • Regional training-of-trainors (TOT) workshops and one training activity multiplied per country (either at the national or local levels).
  • Development of modules and resource kits that will be used in training and education activities; with translation and production of modules and resource materials to local languages, as recommended per country.
  • Development, production and dissemination of popular materials and video documentaries and films on REDD, indigenous peoples and climate change to be done in each country.

2. Training-workshops on how to integrate the UNDRIP in the design and implementation of REDD, conservation, sustainable forest management and enhancement of carbon stocks and specific trainings on conflict mediation and resolution.


  • Training workshops on how UNDRIP can be operationalized in the design and implementation of REDD, conservation, sustainable forest management and enhancement of carbon stocks shall be undertaken per country.
  • The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is proposed to be an overarching framework for the design and implementation of REDD in indigenous peoples' forest.
  • Training workshops on conflict resolution and mediation because of conflicts that may arise because of different interests of various stakeholders
  • The drivers of deforestation such as the forest industry, agribusinesses, ranchers, etc. can be hostile to the recognition of indigenous peoples rights over their forests and resources. Therefore, indigenous peoples should be trained in conflict mediation and resolution so they can have confidence to deal with such situations.