Webinar Series: The Effect of COVID-19 on Indigenous People’s Organizations and Local Communities | Land Portal
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Organized as in partnership with the Ford Foundation, the Land Portal Foundation, the Tenure Facility and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, this series of three webinars featured indigenous and non-indigenous leaders in virtual roundtables to discuss both the key effects that COVID-19 is generating in their communities as well as possible solutions and the way forward. The webinars focused on public health, climate change and biodiversity and the regulatory rollback versus a ‘green recovery.’ The webinars emphasized how to maintain the momentum for land rights recognition, explored direct actions being taken by indigenous communities to defend their territories against those who seek to profit from the COVID-19 crisis and looked at how indigenous communities can benefit from and contribute to global efforts to scale up green investments, financing and transitioning to a just and sustainable green economy.

Community Voices

We asked land governance stakeholders to express their views on the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous and local communities.   To share your perspective, send us a 30 second video to hello@landportal.info.





























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