Locating Spaces for San Mother-Tongue Education in the South African Education Framework | 2021

Workshop on Integrating Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge in National Adaptation Plans and Strategies Facilitator’s Guide | 2021

Atelier sur L’intégration du savoir autochtone et traditionnel dans les plans et les stratégies nationaux pour l’adaptation Guide du facilitateur | 2021

Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee Gender Strategy and Action Plan | 2019-2023

Indigenous peoples represent the backbone of Africa's traditional knowledge of nature and sustainable development in remote rural areas

Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) | 2016

An Introduction to integrating African Indigenous & Traditional Knowledge in National Adaptation Plans, Programmes of Action, Platforms and Policies

Maun Report | 2015

Maun Report: World Heritage in Botswana: Conservation, Development and Human Rights

Special Rapporteur’s communications procedure

Brochure on Special Rapporteur’s communications procedure

Déclaration d’Agadez

Les peuples aurochtones de l’espace sahélo-saharie

COP17 sticker

Indigenous wisdom for a vital planet

Lima Report | 2014

Guidelines towards Integrating African Indigenous and traditional knowledge in National adaptation plans platform policies

Conflict-sensitive adaptation | 2014

Conflict-sensitive adaptation: use human rights to build social environmental resiliance

Namibia SR Report | 2013

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples in Namibia 2013

Pretoria | 2012

Nasionale Werkswinkel oor die Regte en Erkenning van Inheemse Volke

Cop18- Doha Side Event Flyer | 2012

Islamic values, traditional knowledge and climate adaptation in drylands

We have faith- Statement to COP18 | 2012

We Have Faith- Statement to COP18

COP17, recommendations | 2011

IPACC recommendations to UNFCCC flyer, COP17

IPACC & REDD+ | 2011

IPACC & REDD+: Human Rights, Equity and Forest Carbon Capture in Climate Mitigation

Hui!gaeb Report | 2011

African Indigenous Peoples and the UNEP Green Economy Initiative

REDD+ Report | 2011

African Indigenous Peoples and the REDD+ Human Rights, equity and forest carbon capture in climate mitigation

COP17 African Traditional Knowledge Flyer | 2011

COP17 African Traditional Knowledge Flyer

REDD+ Report | 2011

African Indigenous Peoples and the REDD+ Human Rights, equity and forest carbon capture in climate mitigation

Gabon Report | 2010

Participatory 3D modelling workshop

Gabon Report | 2010

Rapport sur la formation de cartographie participative en 3D

Bankok, Thailand | 2010

Protected Areas, Joint PAEL-TILCEPA workshop on Protected Areas Management Evaluation and Social Assessment of Protected Areas

COP17, REDD+ | 2010

COP17 Pamphlet, recommendations on reduces emission and degradation and ecosystems conservation

Dqae Qare, Botswana Report | 2009

Plants, Livelihoods and Community Conservation in the Kalahari

Marrakech Report (FR) | 2008

Une Conférence Panafricane des Peuples Autochtones sur l’Adaptation et l’Atténuation

Windhoek Report | 2008

Workshop on the Effective use of Information, Communication, Technology (ICTs) in Environmental advocacy

FCPF Bujumbura | 2008

Dialogue Between the World Bank and Indigenous Peoples in Central and East Africa on the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

FCPF Bujumbura (FR) | 2008

Dialogue Entre la banque mondiale et les peuples autochtones d’Afrique Centrale et de l’est sur le fonds de partenariat de carbone forestier

UNESCO ESD Report | 2008

Heritage Education for Sustainable development: dialogue with indigenous communities in Africa

Bujumbura Strategic Plan | 2007

IPACC Strategic plan on Indigenous Peoples, Natural Resources and the Environment

Plan Stratégique de Bujumbura | 2007

Plan d’Action Stratégique IPACC sur les Peuples Autochtones, les Ressources Naturelles et l’Environnement

Africa Group Aide Memoire Commentary | 2007

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: “Draft Aide Memoire” of the African Group: A Brief Commentary. Booklet. January 16, 2007

Strategiese Plan van Bujumbura | 2007

Die IPACC Strategiese Aksieplan vir Inheemse Volke, Natuurlike Hulbronne en die Omgewing

A l’attention du Parlament Européen | 2007

A l’attention du Parlament Européen

IPACC Lobbying Progress Chart | 2007

IPACC Lobbying Progress Chart

Lands, Territories and Natural Resources | 2007

IPACC Regional Statement Agenda Item 3, 6th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Tsumkwe report | 2006

IPACC Southern Africa Regional Workshop on the Formalisation of Traditional Knowledge of Tracking

Tsumkwe report (AFR) | 2006

IPACC Suider-Afrika Streekswerkswinkel oor die Formalisering van Tradisionele Spoorsnykennis

UNIPACK | 2004 – 2005

UN Indigenous Peoples’ Advisory Committee of Kenya

IPACC HUGAFO | 2004 – 2005

IPACC HUGAFO-UN Permanent Forum Report

East, Central and Southern African exchange | 2003

African Indigenous Peoples’ Workshop on Traditional Knowledge, Identity and Livelihoods. Cape Town: IPACC

ILO Report on South Africa | 1999

Indigenous Peoples of South Africa: Current trends

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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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