AHP6 Parallel Break-out Session 5: Women, Youth, and IPLCs
23 October 2019
Champasak Room, 1st floor, Champasak Grand Hotel
The women, youth, indigenous people, and local communities are usually regarded as minor actors in biodiversity conservation in and around protected areas; when in fact, their contributions in the day-to-day are substantial. The conventional perspective of protected area management still sees these groups as threats, instead of active stakeholders who can contribute positively to conservation efforts, and sustainable use of biodiversity.
This session would like to explore the important roles of the stakeholders (women, youth, indigenous peoples and local communities) as an integral part of biodiversity and conservation efforts. It will explore the challenges and best practices of collaborations among these stakeholders and park management. The session hopes to engender empathy of the different stakeholders involved, with the ultimate goal of improving conservation and management outcomes. It also intends to create awareness of biodiversity conservation and collaborative management in and surrounding protected areas.
Mr. Kier Pitogo
Global Youth Biodiversity Network Southeast Asia
Ms. Mika Mei Jia Tan
ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
Mr. Danielle Alleva
Istituto Oikos Onlus-Myanmar
Integrating gender to Lampi Islands Marine National Park management plan
Ms. Channimol Ky
Young Women in Conservation
Mr. Teodoro Brawner Baguilat, Jr.
The IPLCs and protected areas
Mr. Mark E. Raquino
Youth and Indigenous Peoples Leading Conservation