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MESSAGE FROM AN INDIGENOUS LEADER AT BIDEN CLIMATE SUMMIT
22 April 2021
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Latin America and the Caribbean
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MESSAGE FROM AN INDIGENOUS LEADER AT THE BIDEN CLIMATE SUMMIT

 

3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum 2021
26 May 2021 to 27 May 2021

Location

Online
Laos
LA
South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Thailand
Vietnam

Organizers: 
Mekong Region Land Governance
Land Portal Foundation
Land Equity International
Groupe de Recherches et d'Echanges Technologiques
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
22 April 2021

Location

Online
United States
US
Latin America and the Caribbean

April 22nd, 2021 | 9:00AM-10:30AM EST - 3:00-4:30 CEST

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Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
The Tenure Facility
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Ford Foundation

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Namibia is a large country on the West Coast of Southern Africa bordering South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Angola. It is 824,290 km² in extent with a small population of some 2.5 million people. Namibia’s climate is characterised by very hot and dry conditions with sparse and erratic rainfall. The Namib desert tracks much of Namibia’s coastline. 

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Eswatini is one of the few surviving absolute monarchies in the world. Formerly known as Swaziland, the country’s name was changed to Eswatini by King Mswati III in April 2018.  Eswatini is a small landlocked country of 17,364 km² with a population of 1.2 million people and a density of 63 people/km2. Despite its small size it contains four agro-ecological zones. It shares borders with South Africa and Mozambique.

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Conflict is a major cause and, in some cases, result of humanitarian crises. Conflict frequently overlaps with underlying social inequalities, poverty and high levels of vulnerability. Conflicts are direct threats to food security as they cause massive loss of life and therefore loss of workforce (which is particularly important, as agriculture tends to rely heavily on human labour), loss of vital livestock, and loss of land. Conflicts displace millions of people each year, often forcing them to flee with nothing and making them extremely reliant on the communities that offer them shelter and humanitarian aid. This can place unsustainable pressure on hosting communities that often face high levels of food insecurity and struggle to make ends meet.

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