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Tebtebba, in partnership with local organizations in 7 countries is implementing the Climate and Forest Initiative 2009 Project specifically entitled, “Ensuring the Effective Participation of Indigenous Peoples in Global and National REDD Processes” funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (NORAD). The project will implement the following three (3) major components: Education and awareness raising, Advocacy and Research. The research component will be undertaken on two levels: Policy and Program Analysis at the national level in 8 countries composed of Nicaragua, Peru, Kenya, Cameroon, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Nepal and Case studies in 3 demonstration sites, Nicaragua, Kenya and Indonesia.
This guide builds on the principles and views articulated by Tebtebba in its work on the REDD Plus1: The last remaining tropical forests in the developing countries are those which indigenous peoples have controlled or owned. These forests have been protected and conserved mainly because forest dwelling and forest-dependent indigenous peoples have fought against deforesters and policies and programmes of governments to displace them from their territories. The defense and sustenance of their strong and deeply rooted historic cultural, socioeconomic and spiritual relationships with their lands and territories persists up to the present, even amidst the various efforts of the modern society to denigrate these. Tebtebba firmly believes that these efforts of indigenous peoples to protect and conserve their forests and to sustainably manage these proves that they are the ones who have contributed significantly in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, even before REDD has come into the picture.2 If indigenous peoples' customary institutions and practices for managing forests and other resources are reinforced, their contributions in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks will be further enhanced.
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