Successful expert dialogue on Achieving Sustainable Livelihoods for Indigenous Peoples

On April 8th 2010, NCIV organized an international Expert Dialogue on Achieving Sustainable Livelihoods for Indigenous Peoples. The meeting focused on Development with Culture and Identity with indigenous peoples. You can download the final report here.

Participants included experts from indigenous peoples’ organizations, ILO, UNESCO, IFAD, the European Commission and politicians, policy-makers, academics, practitioners and business representatives from The Netherlands.

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After an introduction on Development with Culture and Identity by Harishwar Dayal of the Indian Institute on Human Development and on the needs & challenges in realizing MDG7 for IPs by Harm Evert Waalkens, Member of Dutch Parliament for the Dutch Labor Party, specific workshops were organised on the following four topics:

  1. Sectoral approach
  2. Gender perspectives
  3. Business and development
  4. Capacity building

The expert dialogue resulted in policy recommendations on the sector approach, gender perspectives, business and development and capacity building.

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Expert Dialogue MDG7, 8 April 2010, The Hague

Challenges in achieving sustainable livelihoods (MDG7) in relation to reducing poverty (MDG1) for indigenous peoples

Most indigenous peoples today still have a way of life, which is closely connected to and dependent on their natural environment. Access to their land and resources is therefore essential for their survival and well being. However, the increased exploitation of the Earth’s resources leads to more pressures on indigenous peoples’ territories, and often results in the loss of their land and resources and increased poverty. Given this close link between poverty and the loss of land and natural resources, realizing MDG7 (ensuring a sustainable livelihood) is of particular relevance to realize poverty reduction (MDG1) for indigenous peoples. The overall focus of the dialogue will therefore be on the challenges in achieving sustainable livelihoods (MDG7) in relation to reducing poverty (MDG1) for indigenous peoples.

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Successful expert dialogue on Achieving Sustainable Livelihoods for Indigenous Peoples

Successful expert dialogue on Achieving Sustainable Livelihoods for Indigenous Peoples
On April 8th 2010, NCIV organized an international Expert Dialogue on Achieving Sustainable Livelihoods for Indigenous Peoples. The meeting focused on Development with Culture and Identity with indigenous...
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Expert Dialogue MDG7, 8 April 2010, The Hague

Expert Dialogue MDG7, 8 April 2010, The Hague
Challenges in achieving sustainable livelihoods (MDG7) in relation to reducing poverty (MDG1) for indigenous peoples Most indigenous peoples today still have a way of life, which is closely...
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Since 1969, NCIV is an NGO that supports the promotion, recognition and protection of indigenous peoples' rights. NCIV brings the issues and views of indigenous peoples to the attention of the Dutch government, civil society, business and science and works to encourage them to make a positive contribution to improving the situation of indigenous peoples at national and international levels.