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Human Rights Based Approaches and the Roles of Indigenous Peoples in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: The case of Tanzania and Kenya

  • Aeroport de Paris -Le Bourges 180 Esplanade de l’Air et de l’Espace, 93350. Paris France (map)

Organizers: Pastoralists Indigenous Non-Governmental Organisations (PINGOs) Forum; East Africa Climate Change Partnership; International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA); Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO)

This side event will contribute to the integration of indigenous peoples’ key concerns and influence the ongoing proceeding sessions under COP21 negotiations to inform better results in favor of indigenous peoples.

The aim is to promote solutions to minimize climate change impacts to indigenous peoples’communities in East Africa, improve and influence COP21 best decisions and outcomes which will prioritize Indigenous people key concerns related to ownership and management of resources in their territories while promoting the “spirit of sustainable development” and contributing to advance environmental sustainability.


  • Edward Porokwa, Executive Director, Pastoralists Indigenous Non-Governmental Organisations(PINGOs) Forum (Tanzania)
  • Joseph Ole Simel, Executive Director, Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO) (Kenya)
  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Chairperson of AFPAT (Chad)
  • Dr. Albert Barume (DRC Congo), Representative to the Working Group on the Rights of Indigenous Peopleson Africa Commission for Peoples and Human Rights

Moderator: Rodion Sulyandziga, Head of Institution, Centre for the Support of the Indigenous Peoples of the North (CSIPN)

Location: Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion (Auditorium)

Contact: Gideon Sanago,