Promoting the human rights of mobile indigenous peoples, Jordan

Posted on 1 May 2012

York PhD student Indrani Sigamany facilitates workshop for Oxford Department for International Development, University of Oxford

recently facilitated a consultancy for the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre. Delivering a Capacity Building workshop at the Dana + 10 conference for Mobile Indigenous Peoples in Wadi Dana, Jordan, the theme of Indrani’s workshop was Legal Mechanisms and Land Issues of Mobile Indigenous Peoples.

Indrani also participated in the committee which drafted the Dana Declaration +10 Workshop Participant Statement for Rio +20 Conference.

The Dana Declaration +10 workshop set out, among other goals, to develop a statement to be delivered at the Rio +20 meetings in June 2012 to continue to promote the human rights of mobile indigenous peoples in the context of biodiversity conservation and democratic environmental governance in the face of continuing expansion of protected areas, land grabbing, and further dispossession. The workshop ultimately aimed to continue to raise and maintain awareness of the special vulnerabilities and needs of mobile indigenous peoples.