For indigenous communities, land, territories and natural resources not only constitute the basis of their spiritual, social and cultural identity but is central to the possibility of indigenous peoples determining their development and self-determination. Ownership, use, control over and the management of land, all directly affect the enjoyment of a wide range of other socio-cultural and economic rights.
There is an inextricable link between the collective land rights of indigenous peoples, and their right to self-determination, self-driven development, and equitable access to services, which all form key elements for the development of a new social contract. A social contract that must be intentional about combating decades of marginalisation and exclusion.
When: Wednesday 11 August 2021 at 2:30 pm (Kampala), 1:30 pm (Geneva), 12:30 pm (London)
Where: Zoom – Please fill out the registration form below.
Accessibility: An automated live transcript will be available using Otter.ai.
Speakers will include:
- Chebet Mungech, Programme Coordinator, Benet Lobby Group, Uganda
- Dinnah Majabu Robert, Pare minority community member, Pare Land Rights Defenders member and community worker, Taita Taveta Human Rights Network, Kenya
- Eliud Emeri, Chairperson, Turkana Land Rights Network (TLRN), and Executive Director, Turkana Bio Aloe Organization (TUBAE), Kenya
- Turyamubona Kenneth, Executive director, Batwa Community Development Organization (BCDO), Uganda