Learn about the Forest Peoples Programme, one of our long-term partners.

The Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), is an international NGO that works to support the rights of peoples who live in the forests and depend on them for their livelihood. FPP partners with about 60 indigenous peoples’ organisations, community groups, NGOs and networks to assist forest peoples in Asia, Africa and Central/South America to secure their rights, develop their own organisations and negotiate with governments and companies to determine how economic development and conservation are best achieved on their lands. FPP is actively involved in several core international processes related to biodiversity, climate and indigenous peoples and human rights, such as the CBD, the IPBES, the SDGs and the IPCC and UNFCCC.

Our collaboration: SwedBio and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) have collaborated for more than a decade strengthening local to global actions together with local partners and networks to enable and support strong and resilient communities having the capacity and ability to sustainably govern and use lands and resources.

The ongoing programme partnership between FPP and SwedBio consists of two (inter-linked) components: one supporting long-term work on customary sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems, including community-based governance, management, use and protection of lands and resources based on self-determination and traditional knowledge; the other facilitating and supporting Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities’ capacities and effective, coordinated engagement and input in diverse knowledge platforms at multiple levels.

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