Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
11-01: Integrated Approaches for the Sustainable Development of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Lands and Territories after Legalization
Thursday, 22/Mar/2018:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Session Chair: Luis Felipe Duchicela, World Bank, United States of America
Location: Preston Auditorium

VC RDC; Translation French and Spanish


Community Forestry Concessions in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala

José Román Carrera1, Ana Centeno2

1Rainforest Alliance, Guatemala; 2Carmelita, Guatemala

to be filled

11-01-Román Carrera-1125_ppt.pptx

Current Status and Perspectives on Forests, Land Reform and Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kapupu Diwa

Current Status and Perspectives on Forests, Land Reform and Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo



Current Status and Perspectives on Forests, Land Reform and Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nyongolo Betto

Ligue Nationale des Associations des Autochtones Pygmées du Congo (LINAPYCO), Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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Re-opening the Path to Recognition of Afro-Colombians Collective Land Rights

Omaira Bolanos Cardenas

Rights and Resources Initiative, United States of America

Re-opening the Path to Recognition of Afro-Colombian Collective Land Rights

Afro-Colombians achieved recognition of their collective tenure rights under the 1991 National Constitution and Law 70 of 1993. In 24 years, the Colombian government recognized 5.53 million hectares of collective territory, with 95.3% of these lands titled in the Pacific region and only 4.6% in other areas of the country. This “pacific-center” interpretation and implementation of Law 70 excluded other Afro-descendant community councils requesting recognition of their collective lands. By combining advocacy, evidence-based analysis, and strategic alliances, The Process of Black Communities, PCN, demonstrated the vulnerable status of collective lands without legal recognition in the agrarian reform process of the peace accord. A partnership among PCN, Pontifical Javeriana University, and RRI contributed to the Afro-descendant movement to reach an agreement with the government’s land agency, re-opening the path to address land rights claims of 271 community councils throughout the country.

11-01-Bolanos Cardenas-1192_ppt.pptx

Experiences in Asia & Global Perspectives

Nonette Royo

The International Land Tenure Facility, United States of America

The Presentation will describe the Tenure Facility as a Dedicated Financial Mechanism to directly support indigenous peoples and local communities in their initiatives to secure their land tenure, starting with the key forest countries in the world.

This mechanism is designed to support national efforts for land rights recognition that are directly solicited by key IP and LC actors, networks or their appointed institutions, that are advancing with government as active participants or advisers.

It is also conducted with active participation of support organizations, CSOs, private sector counterparts as well as leveraging key bilateral and multilateral agencies interested, committed and invested in the process of securing land tenure.


Reflections on Rights Actualization versus Rights Recognition: Closing the Gap

Steven Lawry

Center for International Forestry Research, United States of America

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