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Currently there are nine local assessments in implementation under the IPCCA initiative, in a diversity of ecosystems and bio cultural systems around the world.


Project Title: Inclusion of Maa indigenous peoples’ in assessing their climate change adaptation and mitigation knowledge

Participating Indigenous Peoples/Nation: Naimina Enkiyio Community, Narok, Loita, Naimina Enkiyio, Orkiramatian, Kajiado North, Olkiramatian, Elangata Wuas, Kajiado Central, Ilchamus, Baringo, Ilkeekonyokie, Kajaido North, Central Keekonyokie

Proponent Organisation: Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO)

Kuna YalaKuna Yala

Project Title: The Kuna People and the Impacts of Climate Change on Sea Level1

Participating Indigenous Peoples/Nation:
The Comarca Kuna Yala is located in the northeast region of Panama, is one of the five indigenous Comarcas in Panama. It is composed of 49 communities, with an approximate population of 65,000 people. The project will include the entire Comarca, but three pilot sites will be selected to gain a greater understanding of the impacts and influence of climate change.

Proponent Organisation: Fundación para la Promociíon del Conocimiento Indígena (FPCI)

Overall Project Objective
This project seeks to establish a line of action for preventing or minimizing the current impacts of climate change in the Comarca Kuna Yala. Toward this end, it will address the problem in three stages, evaluation, planning, and implementation.
Pacific North American tribesPacific North American tribes

Project Title: Pacific North American Indigenous Climate Change and Adaptation Project

Participating Indigenous Peoples/Nation: Possible sites include (a) Puget Sound (western Washington State, US) communities, e.g. Tulalip, Quinault, Swinomish; (b) British Columbia coastal and interior communities, e.g. Xaxli’p Band of the St’at’imc Nation; Okanagan (Penticton, BC), Schushwap, Haida Gwai, Helsut; (c) northern California and Oregon, e.g. Karuk (Klamath river, California), Klamath Tribe (south-central Oregon), Umatilla (ne Oregon), Warm Springs (north-central Oregon), Pyramid Lake Paiute (nw Nevada), Washoe (ne California/nw Nevada).

Proponent Organisation: The Indigenous Peoples’ Restoration Network (IPRN), a working group with and under the non-profit umbrella of the Society for Ecological Restoration International (SERI)

Overall Project Objective
The objective is to assess the environmental, cultural and socio-economic impacts of climate change and community adaptations to those impacts using traditional knowledge (TK) and, when required, Western Scientific Knowledge (WSK) guided by community cosmovisions and traditional values. Anticipated future climate changes and community “ecosystem-based adaptation” is the primary objective.
Parque de la PapaParque de la Papa

Project Title: Native potatoes, indigenous resilience and Sumaq Kausay in the communities of the Potato Park, Pisaq, Cusco, Peru.

Participating Indigenous Peoples/Nation: Potato Park, Quechua people. The Park is located 45km from the city of Cusco, and is made up of six Quechua communities: Amaru, Chawaytire, Pampallacta, Paru-Paru, Sacaca y el Sector Percca de Kuyo Grande

Proponent Organisation: Asociación para la Naturaleza y el Desarrollo Sostenible – ANDES and Asociación de Comunidades del Parque de la Papa

Cooperating Organizations: International Potato Centre (CIP), International Institute for the Environment and Development (IIED)


Project Title: Territoriality and climate change in the Sapara people of the Ecuadorian Amazon

Participating Indigenous Peoples/Nation: The assessment will be carried out in the territory of the Sapara people, in the province of Pastaza. There are 10 Sapara communities with a total of 200 inhabitants.

Proponent Organisation: Land is Life and Nacionalidad Zapara del Ecuador (NAZAE)

Overall Project Objective
The main objective is to inquire into the impacts of climate change and its mitigation policies on Sapara territoriality, which is understood as the sum of biotic, abiotic, socio-cultural and organisational components and the relationship between people and nature.


Project Title: Indigenous Inquiry on Climate Change and Sustainable Pathways to Adaptation

Participating Indigenous Peoples/Nation:
The project will be carried out in the scheduled1 areas of the Andhra Pradesh, with 14 of the 33 indigenous communities participating, spread across 6 districts. Adivasi communities have a unique relationship with the land and forests, and each community has a distinct culture, way of life, language and knowledge system. Adivasi society is characterized by the spirit of collectivism, cooperation and sharing, where women share an equal position with men.

Proponent Organisation: Anthra and Adivasi Aikya Vedika (An Alliance of Adivasi Peoples in Andhra Pradesh, India)

Cooperating Organizations: Yakshi and Member Organisations of the Adivasi Aikya Vedika

Huay ManaoHuay Manao

Project Title: Indigenous Peoples’ Assessment on Climate Change and Biocultural Diversity for Future Adaptation Strategies

Participating Indigenous Peoples/Nation: Huay Manao village M.4, Doikaew Subdistrict, Chomthong District, Chiang Mai province, Thailand. For the initially assessment we will focus only on Hin Lek Fai, one of satellite communities of Huay Manao village. It belongs to Karen indigenous group.
Proponent Organisation: Indigenous Peoples’ Foundation for Education and Environment

Overall Project Objective
To enhance indigenous peoples’ capacity in assessing impacts of climate change and their livelihoods and ecosystem and develop indigenous strategies to adapt to climate change based on their traditional knowledge.


Project Title: Building up Knowledge, Community Resilience and Sustainable Systems Amidst Climate Change in Ifugao, Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines
Participating Indigenous Peoples/Nation: The 3 major ethnolinguistic groups of Ifugao province in selected villages (minimum 50) in 7 municipalities e.g Tinoc, Asipulo, Hungduan, Banawe, Lagawe, Hingyon and Kiangan
Proponent Organisation: Partnership of Tebtebba Foundation Inc, and Montanosa Research and Development Center, Inc.

Cooperating Organizations:
1. Manhahakeyan di Nemnem di I-Tinek,
2. Ifugao Leaders’ Forum the pilot areas in Tinoc, Ifugao
3. Ifugao Resource Development Center, Inc.

Overall Project Objective
To enable indigenous peoples to assess the impact of climate change on their communities ecosystems and to develop and implement programs towards increasing communities’ resilience and adaptive strategies to mitigate impacts while enhancing bio cultural diversity for food sovereignty and self-determined development.

Skolt SamiSkolt Sami

Project Title: Skolt Sámi Survival In the Middle of Rapid Changes

Participating Indigenous Peoples/Nation: Skolt Sámi Nation, Village of Sevettijärvi, Province of Lapland, Finland.

Proponent Organisation: The Snowchange Cooperative

Cooperating Organizations: The Snowchange Cooperative in cooperation with the Sami Nu’ett Skolt Sámi Central Organisation and other local Skolt Sámi Organisations

Overall Project Objective
To provide adaptation and survival mechanisms for the Sevettijärvi Skolt Sámi community in the middle of rapid weather, climate, social and cultural change by employing documentation of oral histories, land use and occupancy mapping, alternative reindeer herding solutions as well as pilot tools such as possible establishment of reindeer nomadic schools and solar electrification of the wilderness cabins and indigenous use areas of the Skolt Sámi.

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