2nd Day of the Regional Conference on the Recognition and Formalization of Land Rights in Forest Areas
6 FEBRUARY 2024 | The conference continued with a Cross Learning Session, fostering group discussions among governments, development partners, and other stakeholders to delve into the details of Country Action Plans, offering a platform for sharing insights and addressing queries.
Shortly after, Indonesia took the spotlight presenting their commendable efforts in recognizing and formalizing Indigenous Peoples’ (IPs) and customary land rights. This included civil society’s participatory mapping of customary territories and World Bank’s technical assistance on customary land rights.
The Philippines then showcased their IP land rights and delineation process, shedding light on their experiences and results. Subsequently, a presentation focused on women’s forest tenure experiences and outcomes highlighted the significance of gender perspectives in land rights discussions.
A panel discussion ensued, exploring the recognition and formalization of land rights in forest areas across East Asia and the Pacific, providing a comprehensive regional perspective.
The event then shifted to the presentation of CADT (Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title) Tenurial Rights security, Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plan (ADSDPP), and Community Royalty Development Plan (CRDP), emphasizing sustainable development and community involvement.
Closing the event, a presentation on Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) emphasized Cultural Sensitivity for Tagbanua-Calamian Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) during site visitation, underlining the importance of respecting and preserving cultural heritage in the context of land rights.
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