About the event

The sixth global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples' Forum at IFAD, taking place on 9, 10 and 13 February 2023, will focus on Indigenous Peoples’ Climate Leadership: Community-based solutions to enhance resilience and biodiversity.

The Forum is a platform for meaningful dialogue where Indigenous Peoples’ representatives convey their concerns, requests and recommendations to improve the partnership with IFAD and the effectiveness of its engagement with Indigenous Peoples.

In preparation of the global meeting, regional and sub-regional consultation meetings took place throughout October and November 2022.

During the Forum global meeting, the winners of the IFAD Indigenous Peoples Awards will be announced. The Awards recognize the efforts and achievements of development projects that successfully engage with Indigenous Peoples living in rural areas. 

Documents and resources

Stories and blogs

December 2022 - story

To conserve biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples use centuries-old food systems anchored in sustainable practices and unique to their native ecosystems.

November 2022 - story

In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, a group of indigenous women are fighting climate change through reforestation and ancestral farming techniques.


August 2022 - story

Indigenous peoples can teach us a lot about mitigating the impacts of climate change. Over generations, these communities have protected the biodiversity of their homes. They also use language in a powerful way to describe how they interact with the natural environment. Discover five unique words and concepts.

April 2022 - story

At the heart of this year’s session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is “free, prior and informed consent.” Quite a mouthful! But what does it really mean? And why does it matter?


IP Forum 2023 - Videos

Day 1 (9 February 2023) - Morning session
Day 1 (9 February 2023) - Afternoon session
Day 3 (13 February 2023)