Transboundary Knowledge Exchange Hub: Indigenous People in the Governance of Transboundary Waters

15 September 2022

The Transboundary Freshwater Security Governance Train continues its journey. The next online session is taking place on 15 September 2022 at 4pm CEST. The 12th online interactive session explores the ways how to better involve indigenous people in the governance of transboundary waters.

This online event is co-organized by GWP and UNU CRIS. It is part of the ongoing efforts to engage more with participants of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Governance for Transboundary Freshwater Security.

The aim of this interactive online session is to explore the ways of the inclusion of indigenous people in the governance of transboundary water resources. The session will provide participants with theoretical approaches and same case examples of how indigenous people have engaged in the governance of transboundary basins from across the globe.

The session will be highly interactive where participants will have the opportunity to directly engage with speakers and other participants.

In Session 12 of the Transboundary Freshwater Security Governance Train event series, UNU-CRIS is a key partner in the hub and facilitates the exchange on cross-border water governance through interaction with experts, showcasing of best practices, and perspectives on taking the theory to practice. In this session, along with a co-moderator with the Global Water Partnership team, Nidhi Nagabhatla, UNU-CRIS Senior Research Fellow, will provide an overview of governance measures for integrating community research and indigenous knowledge into the natural resource management mandate, including water and food security. She will be joined by experts from North and Latin America, and Africa who will share about challenges and opportunities for inclusive transboundary water governance in the regional context.

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Brief background and the sub-thematic focus

Indigenous people have always played a vital role in the sustainable use of natural resources and the conservation of biodiversity through traditional knowledge and customary management practices. Hence, we will explore how the inclusion of indigenous people improves transboundary water governance and how it can be practically achieved on the ground. We will hear case studies about the best practices for the inclusion of indigenous people in transboundary water governance around the globe.

The session will be interactive allowing you to directly engage with our speakers and other participants in a Q&A and breakout room discussion. In case you still have questions about speakers after the session, we will be hosting a post-event discussion on the Transboundary knowledge exchange hub. The speakers will be answering your questions and reacting to comments on the hub right after the session.