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PODCAST: the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous women in Africa

Video This podcast from the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC) addresses the impact of Covid-19 on remote indigenous communities, with special focus on the lives of indigenous women. The discussion is chaired by the Director of the IPACC Secretariat, Dr Kanyike Sena, and features Mbororo activist Hindou Ibrahim Oumarou from Chad, and Masaai …

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Seeds of Peace

Video ‘Seeds of Peace’ is a 15-minute video on IPACC’s mediation & conflict resolution project with the indigenous Nama people of South Africa’s Richtersveld World Heritage Site.  The mediation project aims to empower the Richtersveld Nama to resolve conflicts without resorting to litigation. The video outlines the background to conflicts dividing the Nama community and follows IPACC’s …

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Great concern in the Moremi game reserve in the Okavango Delta in Botswana

Great concern in the Moremi game reserve in the Okavango Delta in Botswana: Between 11-14 November, IPACC conducted a short mission to the Okavango Delta at the request of member organisation ToCADI and the San (Basarwa) communities.   The indigenous peoples who reside in the Moremi Park had raised a matter of great concern and asked …

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IPACC , conflict resolution and the establishment of a continent-wide mediation platform.

IPACC, conflict resolution and the establishment of a continent-wide mediation platform. Background Indigenous Peoples across Africa have been subjected to many injustices, including land dispossession, genocide and denial of their fundamental human rights, during both the colonial and postcolonial periods. In postcolonial times, one mechanism of redress for indigenous peoples has been to legally challenge …

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Early Warning System for the prevention of Genocide

“Early Warning System for the prevention of Genocide” against Pygmies in volatile Great Lakes conflict zone. IPACC is running a crowdfunding campaign to support the early-warning system against genocide in Africa’s Great Lakes region, run by the Programme d’Integration et Development des Pygmees-Kivu (PIDP), a Bambuti Pygmy NGO. Click here for more. BackgroundIn 1994, up …

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“Keeping Kids at School“ – southern Kalahari

“Keeping Kids at School“ southern Kalahari The ‡Khomani San – South Africa’s remaining First People – live in one of the most remote and least serviced areas in South Africa. An estimated 500 people live on the farms that fall within the ‡Khomani San land claim. In this International Year of Indigenous Languages, IPACC launched …

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PETITION TO AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS:

Indigenous Environment Defenders.

Africa’s hunter-gatherer and nomadic pastoralist peoples have lived symbiotically and sustainably within Africa’s ecosystems for millenia. Their Traditional Knowledge Systems are treasure houses of indigenous knowledge.

Under colonialism, African hunters and nomads suffered land dispossession and cultural oppression. In the post-colonial era, they’ve advocated for their land, cultural and human rights.

Now, in this Age of Climate Change, Africa’s hunter-gatherer and nomadic pastoralist peoples are recognised as frontline guardians and managers of African biodiversity, and provide early warning for climate change trends.

We appeal to African governments to formally recognise the Traditional Knowledge Systems and practices of hunters and nomads.

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