FPP E-Newsletter December 2013 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

What are the prospects for securing the land rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, and women in the foreseeable future?

Significantly, the report of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, under Goal 1 to “End Poverty”, sets a target to “Increase by x% the share of women and men, communities, and businesses with secure rights to land, property, and other assets”.

E-Boletín FPP Diciembre 2013 (PDF Version)

Queridos amigos:

¿Qué perspectivas hay de proteger los derechos territoriales de los pueblos indígenas, las comunidades locales y las mujeres en un futuro cercano?

FPP E-Newsletter December 2012 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

The importance of ensuring respect for the rights of forest peoples’ to control their forests, lands and livelihoods, becomes ever clearer and yet more contested. As the articles in this edition of our newsletter starkly reveal, land and resource grabs are not just being imposed by commercial developers but are being actively promoted by governments, whose principle responsibility should be to protect the rights of citizens. Yet these same impositions are also being resisted, sometimes at great personal cost, by local communities and indigenous peoples.

From principles to practice: Indigenous peoples and protected areas in Africa - Case study 5: Uganda

The impact of (forest) nature conservation on indigenous peoples: the Batwa of south-western Uganda. A case study of the Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Conservation Trust.This study analyses the conflicts between wildlife and nature conversation and indigenous Batwa peoples in the Mgahinga and Bwindi National Parks, Uganda. Under its Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank granted US $4.3 million in May 1991 to establish a trust fund in Uganda.

Les peuples autochtones et les aires protégées en Afrique : du principe à la pratique - Étude de cas n° 5 - Ouganda

L’impact des mesures de conservation de la nature (de la forêt) sur des populations autochtones Les Batwa du sud-ouest de l’Ouganda.Étude de cas du « Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Conservation Trust »La présente étude est consacrée à une analyse des conflits entre la conservation de la nature et de la faune sauvage et les populations autochtones Batwa1 des Parcs nationaux de Mgahinga et Bwindi, en Ouganda.Dans le cadre de son Fonds pour l’environnement mondial (FEM), la Banque mondiale octroya 4,3 millions de dollars US en mai 1991 pour l’établissement