Statement on Current Eviction of Mau Ogiek from their Ancestral Territory in Kenya
Alliance for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IP&LCs) for Conservation in Africa (AICA) Congress 2023
Shaping Africa's Land and Resource Policies
The congress aims to prioritize the engagement of Africa’s Indigenous People and Local Communities (IPLCs) in policy arenas relevant to their land, territories and conservation. It focuses on four interlocking priority areas, which include establishing and operationalizing a Pan-African IPLC body, advocating for IPLCs’ rights and representation, putting people at the center of conservation efforts, and promoting inclusive governance and the economic value of conserved areas for IPLCs.
Securing Land Rights
Take Part in the First Community-led Conservation Congress
The congress brings together various stakeholders from Grassroots Communities, Indigenous Peoples Organizations, Development Partners, Conservation NGOs/CSOs, African Governments and other important actors in conservation of nature in Africa. Organized by the Alliance for Indigenous People and Local Communities for Conservation in Africa (AICA) and supported by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), the congress aims to enhance visibility, equity, representation and meaningful participation of IPLCs in decision-making processes impacting their collective and individual rights.