Knowledge Exchange on Community-Based Mechanisms for Territorial Financing
October 7 – 9 I Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
One of the highlights of COP26 was the recognition of the important role of indigenous peoples and local communities in caring for forests and other important ecosystems and their strategic contribution to the fight against climate change. No less prominent was the positioning of the perception that only a small percentage of the climate finance invested to date reaches the territories and communities and the consequent announcement of a public-private investment of 1.7 billion dollars.
Faced with this favorable situation, one of the challenges for indigenous peoples and local communities is to build the technical-financial and governance capacities to design their financing mechanisms that, in alliance with partner organizations and institutions, facilitate direct territorial investment on a significant scale. This issue is also faced by smallholder farmers around the world.
- To carry out an exchange of experiences of indigenous and community organizations in the design and implementation of territorial financing mechanisms for the purpose of learning, identifying common problems, and possibilities for cooperation.
- To create a space for meeting with potential donors and allies interested in investing in and strengthening the capacities and processes of indigenous and community financing mechanisms.
The exchange in Morelia will be followed by a meeting with donors in Washington DC, United States, on October 12 and 13. This will be a space for meeting potential donors and allies interested in investing in and strengthening indigenous and community financing mechanisms.
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