Learning and planning together for action on climate change mitigation and adaptation

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Intercultural and participatory solutions for Canaima National Park, Venezuela “This is a unique event in Venezuela, promoting intercultural and participatory approaches to climate change governance”. These were the words of Vice-minister for Ecosocialista del Ambiente, Renzo Silva, at the opening of the workshop ‘Desarrollo de herramientas interculturales y participativas para la implementación de planes de mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático en el Parque Nacional Canaima’ at the Cuartel Central de Bomberos Florestales de INPARQUES, Pajaritos, Caracas. Venezuela is highly … Read More

Report on intercultural and participatory fire management

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Activities and outcomes from meeting in Brasilia, March 2017 This report outlines the main activities, findings and recommendations from the meeting held in Brasilia, Brazil in March 2017, on intercultural and participatory fire management. The meeting involved Indigenous and traditional peoples, scientists and government agencies. MIF Brasília 2017 (VF)

Perspectives on intercultural and participatory fire management

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Participatory video facilitated by Indigenous participants http://projectcobra.org/wp-content/uploads/Brasilia-March-17-Fire-Management.mp4 This participatory video presents the diverse views of the participants of the intercultural and participatory fire management meeting in Brasilia, Brazil in March 2017.

Conversations on fire management

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  Bringing together different perspectives for more participatory and intercultural fire management A ‘Fire Management Week’, 11 -17 March 2017, in Brasilia, Brazil aimed to promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences on fire management among representatives of Indigenous peoples, quilombolas, and traditional communities in Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana, researchers, and public policy managers. The aim was to discuss the aspirations and expectations of Indigenous peoples and traditional communities on how to conduct fire actions within their territories. The week … Read More

Climate change planning workshop takes place in Caracas, Venezuela

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Designing climate change action plans: integrating perspectives from Indigenous peoples, academia and government institutions in Canaima National Park, held on the 23, 24 and 25 January 2017. Workshop brings together government authorities, scientists and Indigenous leaders to explore how the Canaima National Park and its inhabitants can mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The workshop, held on the grounds of Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) and funded by the British Embassy in Caracas, was opened by … Read More

The Pemón Indigenous elders are also scientists: their knowledge is key in environmental conservation

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Disseminating the value of ancestral Indigenous knowledge for the conservation of tropical forests and Participatory Fire Management in Canaima National Park, Venezuela. Radio interview with Dr. Bibiana Bilbao Universidad Simón Bolívar and Mayor Miguel Matany, Commander of the INPARQUES Firefighters Corps in the Program: “Date con la Ciencia” (Come and learn together with the Science) led by Dr. Guillermo Barreto, Vice-Minister for Research and Application of Knowledge, Ministry of Popular Power for University Education, Science and Technology https://twitter.com/fonacit_ve/status/776271767463755777 ‘Date con … Read More

New advances building the Participatory and Intercultural Fire Management in Venezuela (Part 4)

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Meetings and workshops with authorities and officials of Venezuelan government institutions: Forestry Firefighters Corps, National Parks Institute (INPARQUES), Ministry of Popular Power for Ecosocialism and Waters (MINEA) New advances and agreements with Venezuelan government institutions and policy makers for the construction of the Intercultural and Participative Fire Management in Canaima National Park, Venezuela. Durante el año 2016, el grupo de investigación venezolano del proyecto financiado por la Academia Británica con el objetivo de “desarrollar un ‘caso’ para integrar las prácticas … Read More