Linking Communities and Resource Rights: developing local-global feedback mechanisms for advocacy on biocultural diversity

 

Between 2009-2010 PPI collaborated with Dario Novellino to facilitate a series of direct and video-mediated virtual exchanges between different indigenous communities and activists in South America and Southeast Asia affected by large-scale destructive mining and logging projects. These exchanges promote the sharing of experiences as a way of fostering peer-to-peer learning and strategic links and alliances.

Indigenous human rights and environmental activist and 2007 Goldman Prize Winner Julio Cusurichi (Shipibo indigenous group, Peru) visited indigenous leaders and communities in Palawan, to share experiences and lessons regarding the impacts of mining and other forms of commercial extractivism upon indigenous communities, cultural landscapes and ancestral homelands. Watch an edited video of the visit here.