FPP welcomed the opportunity during the 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to support IWGIA in raising important issues to the attention of the Forum regarding the issuance of waivers by the World Bank to key safeguard policies, including in the case of an investment into agricultural development in Tanzania.
Guest article from Helen Tugendhat in the Bretton Woods Project Observer regarding the World Bank’s decision to grant a waiver of OP4.10 for an agricultural investment project in Tanzania.
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Intimidation of land rights defenders in Tanzania must stop, says international human rights organisation Forest Peoples Programme.
Tanzania indigenous organisations have written to the World Bank to express their concern at the overall weakening of the policy requirements for indigenous peoples in the draft of the proposed World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS). Concerns include implications for the denial of the existence and rights of indigenous peoples under international human rights law, lack of meaningful and effective participation, forced eviction and lack of access to information.
The impact of ten conservation projects on the lives and futures of indigenous peoples in seven African countries.
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The conflict between conventional conservation strategies and indigenous conservation systems: the case study of Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The research at hand was carried out with the aim of exploring issues surrounding conservation and the rights of the Maasai pastoralists in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA).