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

New advances building the Participatory and Intercultural Fire Management in Venezuela (Part 3)

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Meetings and workshops with authorities and officials of Venezuelan government institutions: General Direction Sectorial of National Parks, National Parks Institute (INPARQUES), Ministry of Popular Power for Ecosocialism and Waters (MINEA) September 22, 2016 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 del proyecto financiado por la Academia Británica con el objetivo de “desarrollar un … Read More

Facilitating a dialogue on climate change in Venezuela

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Bringing together different perspectives for climate change planning for the Parque Nacional Canaima September 13, 2016 This project aims to engage government authorities, scientists and Indigenous leaders to integrate community owned solutions for mitigating and adapting to climate change in the Parque Nacional Canaima, Venezuela As a post Paris agreement, the UK set the objective to support the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC’s), which are put into practice through mitigation and adaptation plans. The role of science research in … Read More

New advances building the Participatory and Intercultural Fire Management in Venezuela (Part 2)

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Meetings and workshops with authorities and officials of Venezuelan government institutions: General Direction of Hydrographical Basins Conservation, Ministry of Popular Power for Ecosocialism and Waters (MINEA) September 15, 2016 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. During year 2016, the research group of the “Building the case for integrating Indigenous and academic knowledge into a participatory and sustainable fire management policy”  project, … Read More

Festival de cine: “Somos todos parte del ecosistema: la voz de las comunidades a través de la imagen”

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Una perspectiva diferente en un Congreso de Ecología en Venezuela December 27, 2015 The film festival was held during the XI Venezuelan Congress of Ecology, from 11 to 12 November in Margarita Island, Venezuela. The festival allowed conference participants, mostly scientific experts in the field of ecology, to engage with the perceptions and socio-environmental realities experienced by local and Indigenous Latin American communities and the power of participatory video techniques developed by Project COBRA to identify community owned solutions. Por … Read More

“El valor de la integración del conocimiento local y científico en la investigación ecológica”

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Simposio en el XI Congreso Venezolano de Ecología, Margarita, Venezuela December 27, 2015 Programa Simposio Margarita VenezuelaPDF “The value of the integration of local and scientific knowledge in ecological research” Symposium was held under the framework of the XI Venezuelan Congress of Ecology, on November 10, 2015, in The Island of Margarita, Venezuela. The symposium, coordinated by Bibiana Bilbao, from the Simon Bolivar University and Jay Mistry, from Royal Holloway, University of London, aimed to gather the experiences of different … Read More

Training researchers in Venezuela

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1-day Cobra training in Caracas November 23, 2015 On the 7th November 2015, a one-day training course on Cobra’s community owned solutions approach was held at the IDEA research centre in Caracas, Venezuela. The twenty participants were from a range of research backgrounds including biology, sociology and anthropology. The training was part of the Participatory and Intercultural Fire Management project and centred around an introduction to the COBRA Handbook, which provides detailed and easily accessible explanations on key concepts and … Read More

Participatory and Intercultural Fire Management Network

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First meeting report – Integrating Indigenous fire practices within government fire management policy This report (available in English, Spanish and Portuguese) provides information of the activities that have been carried out during the first meeting of the “Participatory and Intercultural Fire Management Network” with regards to Indigenous fire management with researchers, government authorities and Indigenous representatives (60 participants in total) currently working on Indigenous fire management in Venezuela, Brazil, Guyana and the UK – this workshop took place over four … Read More