27 Feb '18, 4pm

Check out this page about Indigenous and Local People Lead Major Conservation Initiative in Mexico

Check out this page about Indigenous and Local People Lead Major Conservation Initiative in Mexico

Indigenous and local people know best how to manage their forests: age-old traditions, community values, and intimate knowledge of ancestral land all set the stage for both strong forests and healthy communities. That’s why the World Bank Strategic Climate Fund’s innovative new financing program, the Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM), is so promising—and unique. Indigenous people and local communities are both leaders and beneficiaries of the initiative, which is currently being piloted in 14 countries around the world—including Mexico, for whom the Rainforest Alliance has been named the executing agency. The DGM puts project design and funding decisions in the hands of indigenous and local communities, giving them the power to set priorities and implement programs aimed at creating socially inclusive, sustainable farm and forestry businesses, thereby conserving Mexico’s thr...

Full article: https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/articles/indigenous-l...

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