EMPOWERMENT OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES TO ENSURE THEIR RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
Processes were carried out to promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences between governmental and non-governmental institutions. Under the approach of risk reduction, climate change and ecosystem management, indigenous and traditional knowledge was addressed and used in the identification of joint and comprehensive work guidelines.
ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT:
- Promotion of participation processes with leaders of Q’anjob’al, Mam, Kaqchikel, K’iche’ and Q’eqchi linguistic communities on climate change and REDD+
- Dialogue spaces on REDD+ in Guatemala
- Workshop at the Abya Yala Indigenous Forum on the national and regional scenario and approaches to climate change, adaptation, REDD+ and Indigenous Peoples’ rights
- Dialogue on Oxlajuj B’aktun, Conference of the Parties (COP) on climate change and Indigenous Peoples
- Indigenous participation in the Communal Lands Promotion Group, MICCG and the Forests, Biodiversity and Climate
- Change Group on the Indigenous Category of Collective and Community Management
- Advocacy before the CONAP Council to seek the endorsement of the Indigenous Category in its recognition by the State
- Creation of the Indigenous Follow-up Committee to create the national REDD+ safeguards proposal
- Sotz’il was delegated to assume the space as national focal point on traditional knowledge by CONAP
- Preliminary legal study of advocacy routes to promote the new management category
- Socio-cultural study in the Suculté area in Petén and Yaxkalanté in Huehuetenango in relation to the new management category
- Faunistic characterization of Cerro Yaxcalanté and collective management
- Development of a typology proposal for the identification of indigenous areas and their subsequent incorporation into the Indigenous or Community Collective Management model