12 December, 2019

Indigenous Peoples’ Low Carbon and Climate-Friendly Sustainable Livelihoods

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Traditional livelihoods of indigenous peoples, which are proven to be sustainable over generations, are usually regarded as insignificant, obsolete, impractical and not financially gainful. These are not recognized as a distinct production force and system contributing to the overall economic well-being of local communities and the country, in general.

Contrary to claims, traditional livelihood systems of indigenous peoples are still very vibrantly practiced and contribute—not only to food security and subsistence—but to the overall well-being of their communities.
Vietnam: Pilot model of Community-led sustainable livelihood initiatives through legal entity and networking
Ta Quoc Tuong, CERDA
Nepal: Sustainable Livelihood and Technology, Achievements and Lessons Learned
Gokul Prasad Dura, NEFIN/CIPRED
Indonesia: Managing Ancestral Domains as the Source of Local Knowledge-based Alternative Livelihoods
Krisussandi Gunui, ID
Indonesia: Economic Development of Indigenous Peoples in the Indonesia Archipelago
Rudy Redhani, AMAN
Philippines: Revitalizing and Innovating on Indigenous Knowledge for Sustainable Livelihoods
Adela Tayaban and Florence Daguitan, NNK
Philippines: Strengthening the Agency of Indigenous Peoples as Vital Actors and Decision Makers in Proper Implementation of REDD Plus
Manggob Masinaring, SILDAP
Latin America
Peru: Sustainable Livelihoods in Yanesha Communities
Anice Rimaro Barzola, CHIRAPAQ
Mexico: Strengthening the Local Economy Through Alternative Sustainable Livelihoods
Jose Luis Montenegro, ASAM-DES
Nicaragua: Assessing Livelihood Projects Implemented within IPSSDD
Dennis Mairena, CADPI
Brazil: Sustainable Livelihood Program and Working Together: The Case of Roraima
Telma Marques da Silva, CIR
Paraguay: Strengthening the Agenda of Indigenous Peoples as Essential Actors and Decision-Makers in the Proper Implementation of Public Policies on Climate Change
Milciades Centurion Pereira, FAPI
Democratic Republic of Congo: Strengthening Indigenous Pygmy Communities as Key Stakeholders in the REDD+ Process
Jonathan Sinafasi, DIPY
Kenya: Assessment of the Sustainable Livelihoods Project
James M. Twala, ILEPA
Kenya: Sustainable Livelihoods in the Loita Naimina Enkiyo
Thomas Turere, MPIDO
Cameroon: Indigenous Ecological Knowledge Systems and Sustainable Livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples: Under Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, REDD+ and IPSSDD