Indigenous Mapping: Protecting Rights in a Changing World – EVENT

event_largeThe Rainforest Foundation is hosting an event in New York City tomorrow, (Wednesday, April 22nd) during the time of the 14th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (also in NYC).

Indigenous Mapping – Protecting Rights in a Changing World will feature presentations from a number of Indigenous Peoples Organisation (IPO) representatives from South East Asia, South America and Europe as well as some words from Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

This event, held at the offices of the Ford Foundation, will bring together representatives from indigenous peoples and forest community organisations and networks engaged in community mapping in different tropical forest regions to:

» Share best practice experiences of community mapping and perspectives and challenges for scaling up these efforts offered through new technologies.

» Present the intermediary findings of a consultation on the feasibility of establishing a pantropical online interactive mapping database of forest peoples’ lands.

For more information and details if you wish to attend, please click here.