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Participatory Approaches to Implementing the IRABS through Community Empowerment Including Launch of ABS Sustainable Forest Management Study

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment (South Africa)

Date and Time
25 March 2010 13:15 - 14:45

Ninth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing (WG ABS 9)

There is increasing recognition of the critical need to enable indigenous peoples and local communities to effectively engage with all stages of ABS agreements. This event will focus on innovative participatory approaches and tools that aim to empower communities to take ownership over ABS processes, including theatre, photography, video, role-playing games, and mapping. Practical examples from various countries will be discussed and there will also be follow-up opportunities to test out some of the approaches in person.