Blog / April 15, 2021
On April 20 from 16h45-18h15 CET, the GEO Indigenous Alliance will lead a side event at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW). This will outline how to support more inclusive humanitarian action that takes into account Indigenous peoples' rights and knowledge systems.
Indigenous peoples have invaluable knowledge and expertise that is often overlooked when preparing for and responding to humanitarian challenges. Earth observation data and tools, when co-created with and for Indigenous peoples, can promote a "people-centered" and Indigenous knowledge-driven humanitarian response.
In this session, Indigenous speakers from around the world will highlight the obstacles and challenges faced by Indigenous peoples in humanitarian responses, focusing on the following key themes:
Inclusion as impartiality: the need for disaggregated data for inclusive humanitarian responses.
Inclusion as equitable access: the need to close the digital divide to ensure that all indigenous communities have access to critical Earth observation data.
Inclusion as participation: how Earth observation data and tools can ensure that Indigenous communities have equitable access by enabling them to participate in humanitarian action with evidence-based data.
The session will identify actionable recommendations to move towards more inclusive humanitarian action.
To register please click here.
Moderator: James Rattling Leaf Sr.
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