LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PLATFORM
Kindle Awareness has been working since the Paris Agreement, in ways in which local communities and indigenous peoples can communicate and exchange knowledge on best practices for mitigation and adaptation in responding to climate change.
By making use of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform, we believe this can be achieved through:
– establishing a platform where voices can be amplified, and own experiences are shared by themselves without international actors speaking about them – audiovisual communication that honors the oral tradition
– relearning the power of storytelling
– the use of social media
– the use of the UNFCCC platform and systems
– building capacity for knowledge sharing inside communities and exchanging with communities around the world
– online workshops
– on the ground workshops, as many communities need that we go to them, for them to be able to come to us.
– links and synergies with local media and NGOs
– creating local media outlets if not present like local radios or internet blogs.
– creating compelling local contents by experienced foreign filmmakers that have the capacity to make a powerful story go around the world and create awareness, as well as encouraging donations and funding from international organizations
– empowering communities to create their own videos in their own languages without losing content in translation.
– establishing a medium where needs and priorities to processes of International NGO funding are voiced and heard, which contain natural cultural and language barriers.
– establishing a medium where international and UN organizations can learn from local communities and indigenous peoples wisdom on how to tackle climate change.
OBJECTIVES: we can achieve them more efficiently through the use of videos, a platform to share them, and learning how to make compelling films by themselves
(a) Understanding, respecting, transmitting and safeguarding traditional knowledge, the knowledge of indigenous peoples (and their associated rights) and local knowledge systems;
(b) Strengthening traditional knowledge-based solutions among indigenous peoples;
(c) Incorporating indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge into climate policies and programs at the tribal, intertribal, regional, national and international level with the aim of reducing emissions and policy obstacles that threaten traditional practices and traditionally used ecosystems;
(d) Developing and strengthening indigenous networks and trade relations for bolstering, sharing and transmitting knowledge, practices and resources on the basis of the principle of free, prior and informed consent;
(e) Engaging, including and partnering with indigenous peoples and local communities, including women, youth and knowledge holders, in the UNFCCC and other processes in a manner that recognizes traditional knowledge, the knowledge of indigenous peoples and local knowledge systems, as well as the practices and contributions of indigenous peoples and local communities;
(f) Inviting indigenous peoples, local communities, Parties and others toimplement good practices related to indigenous peoples’ and local communities’participation in national climate policy.
(g) Knowledge: Promoting the exchange of experience and best practices with a view to applying, strengthening, protecting and preserving traditional knowledge, knowledge of indigenous peoples and local knowledge systems, as well as technologies, practices and efforts of local communities and indigenous peoples related to addressing and responding to climate change, taking into account the free, prior and informed consent of the holders of such knowledge, innovations and practices;