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

2023 CONGRESS

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. 

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Securing Land Rights

To sustainably manage and benefit from natural resources, communities in northern Tanzania need the ability to access, control, and manage the environments that support their livelihoods. External and internal pressures on land contribute to a breakdown of local livelihoods, cultural practices, and exacerbate conflicts. Securing rights to land and resources is the critical step in managing these pressures, enabling communities to make decisions about which processes and forces will benefit them and which will be a detriment to their lifestyle. Through conflict meditation and acquiring collective land titles CVLs and CCROs), local communities are able to secure rights to own communal land and resources they live and depend on.
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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.

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