Thursday, May 17, 2012

African Indigenous Peoples Declaration on Rio +20

A gathering of indigenous African communities adopted the Declaration of Indigenous Peoples of Africa on Sustainable Development and Rio +20 in Arusha, Tanzania on 19 April 2012. The gathering was convened by Mainyoto Pastoralist Integrated Development Organisation (MPIDO), a Natural Justice partner in the Africa Biocultural Protocol Initiative

The declaration focuses on two themes; the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and the institutional framework for sustainable development and governance. The declaration emphasises the significant contributions that indigenous peoples in Africa and beyond can contribute to finding sustainable solutions through ‘reflecting traditional knowledge and ways of living.’ 

A summary of the declaration can be found here. The full declaration can be found here.

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