WEBINAR: ADVANCING RIGHTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA (ARISA) WEBINAR IMPACT OF NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT LAWS AND POLICIES ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ RIGHTS, LIVELIHOODS AND CULTURE.

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Moderator: Lesle Jansen CEO, Resource Africa (South Africa), African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights, APAC Parks Congress Committee and ARISA Advisory Council member

The panelists included:

Tiseke Kasambala: ARISA Chief of Party:  

Welcome and Overview

Sharen Zenda: Co-ordinator, Social Justice Project, Legal Assistance Centre:

Policy and Legislative Environment framework governing natural resources management in Southern Africa and its impact on Indigenous Communities

Reflections on case studies and recommendations on advocating for an improved policy and legal framework for better protection of IPs’ rights, cultures and livelihoods

Dr.Moreangels Mbizah: Founder and Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Action, Resource Africa (Zimbabwe) and

Cheron Steenkamp: Elsie Vaalbooi Development Organisation (EVDO): 

Case Studies of Community Based Natural Resources Management

Lesle Jansen:  CEO, Resource Africa (South Africa), African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights, APAC Parks Congress Committee and ARISA Advisory Council member

Way Forward for Sustainability and Promotion of Indigenous Communities Rights in Southern Africa

The Advancing Rights in Southern Africa (ARISA) Programme is a regional human rights program that seeks to improve the recognition, awareness, and enforcement of human rights in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region, including the protection of the region’s most vulnerable and marginalized groups.

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