Climate Change Partnership with Indigenous Peoples: Promoting Rights-based, Equitable and Pro-Poor REDD Strategies in South and South East Asia

Initiative

Summary

The Climate Change and Partnership Programme in Nepal has been implemented by the National Federation for Indigneous Nationalities (NEFIN) in partnership with International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), Asia Indigenous Peoples' Pact (AIPP) and Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education (IPICPRE). The objective of the project is to ensure the participation of indigenous peoples in REDD in over 58 districts to be expanded to all 65 districts in Nepal. Activities includes to increase awareness on Climate Change and REDD+ among indigneous peoples, to increase awareness in Government agencies to include issues regarding equity, social justice and poverty reduction in national REDD+ strategies and to strengthen indigneous people's rights in community-based conservation.