Transformative pathways: indigenous peoples and local communities leading and scaling up conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity

The project will support improved conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity by ensuring that the contributions of indigenous peoples and communities are better recognised, supported and expanded, including in the implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. It is led by a consortium of 14 organisations, a majority of whom are indigenous peoples’ organisations, from across 6 countries. The project directly supports local initiatives for self-determined land and resource governance, producing sited, local, positive biodiversity and cultural outcomes, and co-development of community- owned monitoring frameworks to present evidence and demonstrate outcomes. Working with national governments and other key actors, the project will also co-develop mechanisms for full and equitable participation in national biodiversity-related policy and planning. These partnerships will engage global CBD and IPBES processes through direct monitoring, reporting and dissemination of results.

Project data

Kenya, Peru, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam
IKI funding
11,138,073.00 €
Included preparation phase
349,329.00 €
06/2022 till 05/2028
Implementing organisation
Forest Peoples Programme
Political Partner
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Philippines
  • Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru
  • Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) - Indonesia
  • Ministry of Environment and Forestry - Kenya
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) - Thailand
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) - Viet Nam
Implementing Partner
  • Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
  • Autonomous Territorial Government of the Wampis Nation
  • Centre for Sustainable Development in Mountainous Areas (CSDM)
  • Chepkitale Indigenous Peoples Development Project (CIPDP)
  • Chirapaq
  • Indigenous Information Network (IIN)
  • Inter Mountain Peoples Education and Culture in Thailand (IMPECT) Association
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science (ICCS), Oxford University
  • LifeMosaic
  • Partners for Indigenous Knowledge in the Philippines (PIKP)
  • Pga k’nyau Association for Sustainable Development (PASD)
  • UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)


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