Indigenous Peoples, Local Communities and REDD+: report of the 2013 Lima, Peru workshop
This is a report of a WWF-hosted IPLC and REDD+ workshop held in Lima, Peru on 2-3 May 2013. The workshop was designed to share experiences and lessons from WWF’s work on social safeguards and benefits under the 2010-13 phase of WWF's REDD+ activities and to lay the foundation for the next phase of work beginning in July 2014.
The workshop brought together WWF staff -- from the three RPAN countries in which WWF REDD+ readiness activities are on-going (Peru, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo) and two new countries (Colombia and Guyana) that will now join in implementing REDD+ IPLC activities -- with social experts, technical support staff and indigenous partners from the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin (COICA).
The IPLC project has organized its work around four main themes that have been central to debates about the opportunities and risks of REDD+ for IPLC: participation, free prior and informed consent (FPIC), community tenure and equitable benefit sharing. This workshop report takes stock of lessons learned around these social safeguards and community benefits to inform community rights-based approaches to the next phase of REDD+ planning.