Kalpavriksh is a founding member of the ICCA Consortium (International Consortium on CCAs) which is involved in international and national support activities towards CCAs. The increased international recognition has encouraged World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which maintains a database of all the protected areas across the world, to maintain a database of CCAs (www.ICCAregistry.org)

 More collaborative work

  • Kalpavriksh participated in the Governance Stream of the World Parks Congress, Sydney, November 2015; this Stream was co-organised by the ICCA Consortium and others. Here is the Final Statement of the Stream

 

CFR Learning and Advocacy Process
 
In India, the implementation of community forest rights provision of Forest Rights Act has been inadequate until now. There is also a lack of clarity on many aspects of its application in forest governance in the post rights recognition scenario. In view of this, a need has been felt for quite some time by the many international, national and local organisations working on issues of forest governance for learning from different experiences in implementing the CFR provision, sharing valuable information and coming together for joint action. Keeping this in mind a National Brainstorming Meeting was organised on 17 December 2011 in New Delhi during which it was decided to initiate a collective exercise for learning and advocacy towards better and effective implementation of CFR provisions of the Act. 
 
The exercise, called CFR Learning and Advocacy Process (CFRLAP), involves grass root level organisations and people's networks working with communities on FRA and CFR and other support groups like legal advisors and individuals involved in research. The objective of CFRLA process is to facilitate exchange of information and experiences and reinforce national level efforts for evidence-based advocacy on CFRs. A National Consultation on CFRs, in which the Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo participated, was also organised on 10 and 11 March, 2012 as a part of the process.
 
To strengthen the CFR learning and advocacy process, an email group, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., has been created for sharing information and developments related to community forest rights. People interested in joining cfr-la group can join the forum as a member. 

An output of the Community Forest Rights Learning and Advocacy Progress

Also check http://fra.org.in/new/ for more updates

The Convention on Biological Diversity Alliance - known as the CBD Alliance - is a loose network of activists and representatives from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), community based organizations (CBOs), social movements and Indigenous Peoples' organizations (IPOs) advocating for improved and informed participation in Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) processes.

The CBD Website: http://www.cbdalliance.org/

Kalpavriksh was one of the initiators of CBD when it was founded in 2002