The Global Support Initiative to Indigenous Peoples and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCA-GSI)

Newsletter Issue No. 1

The Global Support Initiative for Indigenous and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCA-GSI)was formed to broaden the range and quality of diverse governance types in recognizing ICCAs in order to achieve the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) Aichi 2020 targets. It is implemented in 26 countries including Argentina, Belize, Benin, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Georgia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives ...


ICCA-GSI supports policy motions at the IUCN WCC Congress

In Hawaii, SGP and its ICCA-GSI partners supported the 'Planet at a Crossroads' theme through active engagement in over 10 eventson the crucial role of indigenous peoples and local communities in biodiversity conversation and safeguarding ecosystems.

In Mexico, ICCA-GSI supported strengthened global partnerships in recognizing the role of indigenous peoples and local communities’ territories and areas (ICCAs) in achieving the CBD Aichi targets 11, 14 and 18.


ICCA-GSI recognizes China's leading examples of ICCAs and expands its support
ICCA-GSI expanded its reach beyond its core program to support China on increasing the momentum for the recognition of ICCAs.

ICCA-GSI promotes Governance Assessment of Protected and Conserved Areas in Iran and its neighbors
As Iran strives to reach the Aichi Targets by 2020, ICCA-GSI organized a transboundary workshop on the governance assessment and enhancement of Protected and Conserved Areas (PCAs). This comes in an opportune time as Iran prepares to update its National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan (NBSAP-II) to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD).

ICCA-GSI workshops in West Africa and other regions reinforce synergies between indigenous peoples and governments to achieve Aichi targets

ICCA-GSI workshops held in 2015/2016 has brought over 350 representatives of indigenous peoples (IPs) and local communities together with policy-makers for concerted efforts in achieving Aichi targets. In West Africa, the regional workshop fostered ICCA recognition with fair negotiations with all stakeholders.


A toolkit to support conservation by Indigenous peoples and local communities
The toolkit was designed to complement ongoing efforts to build the capacity of ICCAs as they gain greater recognition on a global scale. It highlights the diverse approaches used by communities to manage their own areas, and brings together a number of conservation tools developed for multi-level stakeholders including community-based organizations who live in particular habitats and/or face specific threats.

Also available in French

This video captures the challenges faced by ICCAs, the ICCA-GSI mission, testimonials from partners and how ICCA-GSI contributes to Aichi Targets 11, 14 and 18.


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