Fourth Global Meeting of the Indigenous Peoples' Forum at IFAD
12 - 13 February 2019
Since its launch in 2011, the Indigenous Peoples' Forum at IFAD has been a privileged platform where indigenous peoples’ representatives have expressed clear concerns, requests and recommendations to improve the modalities of partnerships they develop with IFAD and therefore the effectiveness of IFAD-funded projects.
The fourth global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples' Forum at IFAD, scheduled to take place at IFAD Headquarters in Rome on 12 and 13 February 2019, focused on Promoting indigenous peoples’ knowledge and innovations for climate resilience and sustainable development.
This was also the theme of the regional workshops held in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific (November-December 2018) in preparation for the fourth global meeting. The workshops provided an opportunity for participants to assess the progress of implementation of IFAD’s Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples and to review the status of implementation of the recommendations of the third Global Meeting and the regional action plans agreed upon with IFAD regional divisions in 2017.
The main outputs outputs of the fourth global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples' Forum at IFAD are:
- Synthesis of deliberations, to be presented to the Governing Council
- Regional action plans emerging from the regional working group sessions
- IFAD Management response to the synthesis of deliberations.
Workshop establishing the Indigenous Peoples' Forum
Inauguration of the Indigenous Peoples Place
First global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples' Forum at IFAD
Second global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples’ Forum at IFAD
Third Global Meeting of the Indigenous Peoples´ Forum at IFAD
Forum leaders call on governments to recognize the contributions of indigenous peoples in the fight against climate change
Harnessing indigenous peoples' knowledge for a food-secure future in the face of climate change
New IFAD grant supports efforts to help indigenous peoples find their own development path
The Executive Board of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has recently approved a US$3 million grant in support of indigenous peoples' communities in developing countries for the period 2017-2020.
Development should consider indigenous cultures and their relationship to the earth, says Pope Francis in meeting with delegation from IFAD
Anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
Empowering Afro-descendant communities in Latin America
Afro-descendants are among the most vulnerable populations in Latin America, facing the region’s worst rates of inequality, violence and rural poverty. A recent IFAD-supported grant worked to challenge these trends, empowering Afro-descendants to exercise their rights, increase their incomes and achieve greater social inclusion.
IFAD Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and natural resources
Efforts to expand and strengthen indigenous peoples’ rights over their lands, territories and natural resources have become crucial to achieving the objectives of poverty reduction, more secure livelihoods, environmental sustainability and the preservation of indigenous cultural value systems. With this aim, over the past decades IFAD has worked together with indigenous peoples and their representing institutions to create enabling environments to secure their access to collective rights over ancestral territories, improve the sustainable management of indigenous lands, regulate the community use of natural resources and reduce conflicts over lands and resources.
Indigenous Peoples Glossary (English, French, Spanish)
Secretary (Language Services) and the Indigenous Peoples Desk in the Policy and Technical Advisory Division. The purpose of the glossary is to ensure
consistency and accuracy of terminology in English, French and Spanish, and standardize the terminology used in relation to indigenous peoples in official
documentation and publications, and in all aspects of meeting preparations. It is intended for use by IFAD staff, indigenous peoples' organizations and other
interested parties. Terms and definitions are accompanied by details of the source document and its date of publication.
Ifad and Slow Food
A decade of IFAD’s engagement with indigenous peoples
Over the past ten years, formal recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples has significantly advanced, beginning with the adoption in 2007 by the United Nations General Assembly of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). With more than 30 years of experience working with indigenous peoples, IFAD empowers communities to participate fully in determining strategies for their development and to pursue their own goals and visions. Over the last decade, IFAD has taken steps to support indigenous peoples’ control of their own development efforts.
This publication touches on the evolution of IFAD’s engagement with indigenous peoples through the voices and perspectives of the people who worked together in this process of change. In line with the approach of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind, the IFAD Strategic Framework 2016-2025 reaffirms IFAD’s commitment to indigenous peoples’ self-driven development. The quotes and pictures contained here were gathered during the third global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples’ Forum, at IFAD from 10 to 13 February 2017.