Engaging Communities to ensure Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC)

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Community engagement continues, as the Darwin Initiative project focused on the Traditional Knowledge and its role in Biodiversity Conservation, seeks to ensure a Free, Prior and Informed Consent process. Project team member Grace Albert shares her experience after completing Kanuku Mountains community visits.

Screening community videos with policymakers

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Over the past year, Indigenous communities in the protected areas of Guyana have begun making videos on the importance of traditional knowledge to these places. This video showcases the next phase of the project which involves analysing the videos and collating the information into short videos to be screened to policymakers in Georgetown.

The integrating of traditional knowledge into national policy project continues to touch communities

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Integrating Traditional Knowledge into National Policy and Practice is one-year into its community work. Communities that have already been trained are making their videos. Work scheduled to engage communities associated with other Protected Areas in the coming months. Very exciting!

Masakanarî Village: The Unexpected

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The Darwin field team recently visited the Wai Wai indigenous community of Masakanari in the Kanashen District. Full support for the traditional knowledge project was evident as community members participated in training and had a chance to engage their fellow community members through interviews as they practiced what they were learning about participatory video.

Community engagement in the North Rupununi, Guyana

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This video shows the first phase of community engagement in the Darwin Initiative funded project “Integrating Traditional Knowledge into Conservation in Guyana”. Focused on the North Rupununi communities associated with the Iwokrama Forest protected area, it highlights how involving young people as researchers in their own communities can increase understanding and value for the role and importance of traditional knowledge for conservation.

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