Webinar Series: The Effect of COVID-19 on Indigenous People’s Organizations and Local Communities | Land Portal
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The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility is focused on securing land and forest rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities. We are the first financial mechanism to exclusively fund projects working towards this goal while reducing conflict, driving development, improving global human rights, and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

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Organized as in partnership with the Ford Foundation, the Land Portal Foundation and the Tenure Facility and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, this series of three webinars features indigenous and non-indigenous leaders in a virtual roundtable 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 focus on public health, climate change and biodiversity and the regulatory rollback versus a ‘green recovery.’ The webinars emphasize how to maintain the momentum for land rights recognition, how to help community enterprises recover and how securing land rights can prevent forest fire and new emerging disease in the future.




Community Voices

We have 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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