It was with enormous sorrow that the Forest Peoples Programme heard the news that Dan passed away unexpectedly in early February. The entire FPP team offers and expresses our sorrow at this untimely news, and our sympathy and sorrow for his widow and children.
Dan has been an enormously important person in supporting the cause of advancing indigenous peoples’ rights, and has supported us in the work we were doing in many areas of our programme. He will be hugely missed.
We would also like to express our condolences to MPIDO as his close colleagues. His loss must be weighing heavily on all his colleagues there at the moment, and we offer our sympathy, solidarity and support.
With all our very best wishes,
The Forest Peoples Programme