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Webinar: “Access to Emergency Funds by Indigenous Peoples: Available Resources and Access Mechanisms”



On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Equitable Origin, in collaboration with the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) hosted a virtual seminar on "Access to Emergency Funds by Indigenous Peoples: Available Resources and Access Mechanisms".

The COVD-19 pandemic has increased the challenges and vulnerability of the more than 600 indigenous communities living in the Amazon basin.

The Right to Health of Indigenous Peoples and Nature

Several years ago, Ecuador announced to the world that it had recognized the rights of nature in its new Constitution, declaring Mother Nature as a subject of law, which would serve to protect the environment. In practice, this has remained a proclamation, and from the outset, the effective application of this law has been very challenging.

Equitable Origin and CRIPX Sign Cooperation Agreement to Strengthen Indigenous Rights in Mexico

April 2020 Mexico - Equitable Origin and the indigenous organization The Consejo Regional y Popular de Xpujil (CRIPX) signed a Cooperation Agreement to support indigenous rights in Mexico. The partnership will help Equitable Origin implement the Center for Strengthening Indigenous Rights (Resource Hub) which we are developing in partnership with the Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica (COICA).

CRIPX is an intercultural organization that works actively in the State of Campeche, in the Calakmul region.

Los Pueblos Indígenas, Derecho a la Salud y el COVID19 en la Amazonía

Igualdad e inclusión en las medidas del Estado para afrontar el COVID19

4 de abril 2020 - En Perú, el Estado ha tomado medidas para afrontar las consecuencias de la pandemia del Coronavirus (COVID19). Hoy vivimos en medio de medidas de aislamiento social obligatorio, protocolos de salud, la educación desde casa de manera virtual, bonos económicos para las familias pobres, congelamiento de deudas financieras, dotación de alimentos.

EO and AIDESEP Cooperation Agreement to Strengthen Indigenous Rights

Form left to right: Pablo Yépez, Soledad Mills, Lizardo Cauper Pezo, Delfina Catip Tawan, Bruno Taborga, and Martin Vásquez

Equitable Origen (EO) and the Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana (AIDESEP) signed an inter-institutional cooperation agreement on February 4th 2020. The meeting was held at the AIDESEP headquarters in Lima, Peru.

FPIC-360° Tool for Monitoring and Verifying Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

Equitable Origin and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials are delighted to have received replication grant funding from the ISEAL Innovation Fund to continue the development of the FPIC-360° tool for monitoring and verifying Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC.) FPIC is a principle that informs the right to consultation and is enshrined in the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention 169. As voluntary standards, we draw upon normative frameworks of international human rights to establish performance targets for companies in a variety of sectors related to natural resource development.

EO and COICA Convene a Knowledge-Building Workshop: Ensuring the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – From Consultation to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) / EO y COICA Convocan una Minga de Conocimientos: Asegurando los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas – De la Consulta al Consentimiento Previo, Libre e Informado (CPLI)

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Indigenous leaders during the workshop. 

The increase in industrial activities to obtain raw materials and energy in the Ecuadorian Amazon puts the conservation of natural areas and the cultures that settle there at risk.