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CLIMATE – RAINFOREST – INDIGENOUS PEOPLES - Shared screen with speaker view
Fellesrådet for Afrika
43:28
Welcome everyone!
Fellesrådet for Afrika
43:52
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Fellesrådet for Afrika
45:45
Yes, we will be sharing a recording - you will be able to find it through the Facebook event
Fellesrådet for Afrika
46:23
You can see the full program here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_jHhUL8vb1Tf2hvy6q1QaJIKoJyyf5FR/view?usp=sharing
Fellesrådet for Afrika
48:41
Leif John Fosse is a Senior Adviser at the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative, housed in the Ministry of Climate and Environment. The initiative delivers on a pledge made by Norway back in 2007 to spend more than USD 300 million per year on halting deforestation and degradation in developing countries. Fosse's particular responsibility and focus for his contribution to this webinar is the role of indigenous peoples and local communities as guardians of tropical forests and associated ecosystems. He is a social anthropologist by training and has previously worked in WWF on community-based conservation in Southern Africa and Southeast Asia.
Fellesrådet for Afrika
57:04
Welcome everyone! We encourage you to communicate with us and each other in the chat box, with comments, inputs, and questions. You can also use the Q&A function to ask questions, or raise a hand when we get to the Q&A section.
Fellesrådet for Afrika
01:17:22
Felana Rakotovao is the Indigenous Peoples (IP) Programme coordinator for Rainforest Foundation Norway in their DRC office. She is from Madagascar but is currently living in Kinshasa. Felana holds two Master degrees in local development and project management as well as economy and management of the environment and environmental Impacts, from the University of Antananarivo (Madagascar) in collaboration with the University of Bordeaux IV (France). She has worked for various organizations since 2012 that intervene in areas linked to her passion which is to support local communities and indigenous peoples for the governance and management of their natural resources to sustain their well-being. The main topic that she will tackle during the webinar is about Climate Justice for Indigenous People in the Congo Basin and how the DRC could become a model on climate and Biodiversity with the recognition of the IP’s land and cultural rights.
Fellesrådet for Afrika
01:17:38
Dr. Mariam Wallet Mohammed Aboubakrine is a Tuareg woman from Timbuktu, Mali.She has a multidisciplinary background in medical sciences, humanitarian studies andeducation. She is a Core Member of the Global-Hub on Indigenous Peoples’ Food System, the former Chair (2016-18) of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which is at the heart of the United Nations system to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. Currently, Mariam is one of the 6 Co-Principal Investigators of a Global research project, called Ărramăt. Over the last twenty years, Wallet Aboubakrine has worked as an advocate for IndigenousPeoples’ rights at international, regional and national levels in many regions of the world including the Sahel, Africa and Canada. To read more about Dr Mariam here:Personal website: https://mariamaboubakrine.com
Fellesrådet for Afrika
01:24:51
Edmond Dounias is an ethnobiologist at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) and is a Senior Research Associate to the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Using his fieldwork experience in the rainforests of Congo Basin, Sumatra and Borneo, he explores the resilience of the food systems of present-day hunter-gatherers to global change. He is a member of the Global Hub on Indigenous Food systems. He also coordinates an international research group dedicated to the co-construction of research combining academic and indigenous expertises, and he is the cofounder of a research and advocacy group dedicated to education issues among present-day hunter-gatherers. His main contribution to this webinar will be to introduce bio-temporal indicators used by rainforest dwellers in the Congo Basin to anticipate climate fluctuations and adjust their decision making accordingly.
Fellesrådet for Afrika
01:37:35
Ellen Henrikke Aalerud is a Senior Adviser at the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). Norad manages the funding to civil society and other strategic partnerships under Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). Aalerud is the case holder in Norad for the agreement between Norway and the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). Her contribution to this webinar will be to expand upon how Norway supports indigenous peoples and local communities in the Congo Basin through CAFI and through funding to civil society. She is a natural resource economist by training from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and has 10 years’ experience from working with REDD+ in Africa, Latin America and Norway.
Fellesrådet for Afrika
02:13:38
Our moderator Emmanuel is a member of the Climate and Environment Committee of the Norwegian Council for Africa. The Climate and Environment Committee is a group of volunteers, currently led by Oumy Erica Wie Dia, our other moderator of the day.
Leif John Fosse
02:25:02
Who specifically was that question for?
Fellesrådet for Afrika
02:26:44
Dr Edmond Dounias seems to have dropped out to internet issues. We hope to have him back soon!
Hanna Mollan RFN
02:36:38
thank you, all, very interesting and important presentations and discussions!
Leif John Fosse
02:37:18
Very encouraging to participate in a webinar about Africa, arranged by Africans. As you well know, this hasn't always been the situation.
Fellesrådet for Afrika
02:37:41
Thank you so much for joining us today!The event recording will be made available on our Facebook event page:https://www.facebook.com/events/s/afrika-na-climate-rainforest-i/322781059685645/
Fellesrådet for Afrika
02:37:52
You can follow Fellesrådet for Afrika (The Norwegian Council for Africa) on our Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/fellesradet and website:https://fellesraadet.no/
Fellesrådet for Afrika
02:38:10
You can reach the organizers of this event by email at climategroup.ncfa@gmail.com
Hanna Mollan RFN
02:39:38
Thanks to you, Erica and Emmanuel, best from Kinshasa! And thanks colleague, Felana!!
Leif John Fosse
02:39:52
Thanks also for a well prepared webinar. Best of luck with crystallizing this into useful learning and policy advice. Just don't forget the tropical forest governments, which were not represented here today.
Felana Rakotovao
02:39:54
Thank you very much for organizing the webinar and to all the guest speakers