Participation of indigenous peoples to CBD COP 11
CBD Alliance, 31 July 2012

The CBD Alliance, a network of activists, NGOs, and local community and Indigenous Peoples’ representatives advocating for improved and informed participation in Convention on Biological Diversity processes, has one or two funded spaces (airfare, visa costs, per diem, hotel) available to support participation of Indigenous Peoples to the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 11), to be held from 8 – 19 October 2012, in Hyderabad, India. The deadline for applications is strictly 10 August 2012. Female candidate are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be familiar with the issues that will be addressed in the meeting. To apply, please send the following information, attached with a recent CV to just.tasneem(at) 1. Contact and Affiliation Details: name, organizational affiliation, address, email 2. Information about yourself: explain briefly why you want to participate in this meeting, and what you hope to gain from participating, as well as your experience with the issue. What issues do you hope to bring forward? 3. Approximate flight costs to Hyderabad, India.

Each funded participant is required to write a brief, but analytical report from the meeting outlining what happened, what was achieved, and about their participation. Contribution of an article to the production of the ECO – the civil society newsletter is strongly encouraged. It is also expected that each selected participant will actively and fully participate in the proceedings, and in the activities of the CBD Alliance. For further information please contact the CBD Alliance coordinator Tasneem Balasinorwala, just.tasneem(at), tel: +4916095181379. Visit the CBD Alliance webpage … Visit the CBD COP 11 webpage …