Global Workshop for Indigenous and Local Communities: Biodiversity, Tourism, and the Social Web
The Global Workshop for Indigenous and Local Communities: Biodiversity, Tourism and the Social Web took place October 14, 2012 at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The workshop was sponsored by the Government of Spain and co-hosted by the Indigenous Portal and the Convention on Biological Diversity and UNEP. Communications guru Ron Mader (founder of Planeta.com) facilitated the workshop and guided participants through exercises and games designed to upgrade participants’ core skills using the social web.
The workshop engaged nearly 50 CoP 11 participants in Hyderabad and colleagues around the world with new networking tools that spotlight indigenous and local community tourism services which conserve traditional culture and local biodiversity. Many of the examples were drawn from the participants in the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award.
Participants were asked to bring their laptop computer, digital camera, smartphone or other mobile device that connect to the Web. Many of their contributions appeared in real-time during the workshop.
The Hyderabad workshop was open to registered participants for #COP11. Participants were also invited to join us online via the social web via livestream video and an active Facebook event page.
Empowering indigenous tourism for biodiversity at COP 11 in India: see http://t.co/Jc889wUO
— Oliver Hillel (@oliverhillel) October 14, 2012
The Conversations Continue
Just because the event is over doesn’t mean the participation stops. For those interested, please introduce yourself via the event page on Facebook.
On Flickr, please add add a star to our posters. You can also use add this image to a gallery on Flickr or pin this image via Pinterest. Old timey friends are invited to download and print these images when relevant.
On Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, we suggest the use of hashtag #CoP11
On Facebook, official posters are being shared via the Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group
On Facebook there is an event page for the Global Workshop for Indigenous and Local Communities: Biodiversity, Tourism and the Social Web
Tip: You don’t have to register for everything but you do need to budget sufficient time to use your accounts before, during and after the workshop. Reason: The value of the social web becomes clear through repetition and redundancy.
Editors are welcome add examples of indigenous/biodiversity connections using the social web in the table below. Editors are also asked to translate ‘Global Workshop for Indigenous and Local Communities: Biodiversity, Tourism and the Social Web’
Who should attend?
Government officials working to connect indigenous culture and travel
Indigenous-owned travel companies and companies promoting indigenous travel.
Academics, journalists and educators connecting biodiversity conservation and indigenous tourism
|9 – 9.30am
||Welcome remarks by Oliver Hillel from SCBD and Teanau Tuiono from Indigenous Portal – @IIFB_indigenous|
||Keynote address by Ron Mader: Indigenous Tourism, Traditional Knowledge and the Social Web. Lessons from Indigenous Peoples Week and the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award.|
|10am – 1pm
||How social web tools are used to market indigenous tours, deepen respect of traditional knowledge and conserve biodiversity. Review of key social web channels including blogs, Delicious, Doodle, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Google, Linkedin, Protected Planet, Slideshare, Storify, TripAdvisor, Twitter, Youtube and Wikipedia.|
||Exchange of participant’s experiences on tourism and sustainable use of biodiversity in sensitive ecosystems managed by indigenous and local communities: needs assessment, planning tools, challenges and proposed strategies.
Follow-up activities: Where do we go from here?
Participants will review the protocols and recommended tips for using the social web.
Translating: Global Workshop for Indigenous and Local Communities: Biodiversity, Tourism and the Social Web
Spanish: Taller Global para las Comunidades Indígenas y Locales: Biodiversidad, Turismo y de las Redes Sociales
Swedish: Den globala Workshop för ursprungsbefolkningar och lokalsamhällen: Biologisk mångfald, turism och den sociala webben
|On Sunday, October 14 Planeta.com Founder Ron Mader will facilitate a one-day training workshop at CoP 11, Hyderabad, India.
The Global Workshop for Indigenous and Local Communities: Biodiversity, Tourism and the Social Web will engage CoP 11 participants and colleagues around the world with new networking tools that spotlight indigenous and local community tourism services that conserve traditional culture and local biodiversity. Many of the examples are drawn from the participants in the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award.
For those interested, introduce yourself via the event page on Facebook. Also register today for social web channels you want to master including Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Google, Linkedin, Slideshare, Storify, TripAdvisor, Twitter, Youtube and Wikipedia. You don’t have to register for everything but you do need to commit to a schedule of regular use before, during and after the workshop.
Free wifi and livestreaming will be available to connect participants in the room with colleagues around the world. Free worksheets, handouts and Slideshare tutorials are available now. Comments are welcome on Ron’s blog.
|El Domingo, 14 de octubre fundador del Planeta.com y Planeta Wiki Ron Mader facilitará un taller de capacitación de un día en la CoP 11, Hyderabad, India.
El Taller Global para las Comunidades Indígenas y Locales: Biodiversidad,Turismo y de las Redes Sociales participará CoP11 participantes y colegas de todo el mundo con herramientas de redes nuevas que destacan alos servicios de las comunidades indígenas y locales de turismo que conservan la cultura tradicional y la biodiversidad local. Muchos de los ejemplos se han extraído de los participantes en el Premio del Sitio Web acerca de Turismo Indígena y la Biodiversidad.
Para los interesados, por favor presentarse a través de la página del evento en Facebook. También regístrate hoy para los canales de las redes sociales que quiere dominar incluyendo , Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Google, Linkedin, Slideshare, , TripAdvisor, Twitter, Youtube y Wikipedia. No tienes que registrar para todo, pero sí es necesario que se comprometan aun horario de uso regular antes, durante y después del taller.
WiFi gratis y livestreaming seran disponibles para conectar a los participantes en la sala con los colegasde todo el mundo. Hojas de trabajo gratis, folletos y tutoriales Slideshare ya están disponibles. Los comentarios son bienvenidos en el blog de Ron.
||Stephane Schnier||Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian People|
||Patrice Sagbo||Communautés Locales, riveraines de la Forêt Marécageuse, Hlanzoun de Koussoukpa|
||Qapaj Conde Choque||Centro de Estudiios Multidisciplinarios Aymara (CEM-Aymara)|
||Alex Villca||Chalalan Ecologde|
||Lucia Fernanda Belfor||Instituto Indígena Brasileño para Propiedad Intelectual (INBRAPI)|
||Edna Maria Da Costa e Silva||Cooperativa Ecologica das Mulheres Extrativistas do Marajo|
||Zozeleia Daniza||Instituto Indígena Brasileño para Propiedad Intelectual (INBRAPI)|
||Mohamed Abdue Baten||Unnayan Onneshan The Innovators, Bangladesh
Forest Peoples Programme
||Morjid Sardaz||Unnayan Onneshan The Innovators, Bangladesh|
||Manunor Radnd||Unnayan Onneshan The Innovators, Bangladesh|
||Diego Ivan Escobar Guzman||Coordinadora de Organizaciones Indigenas de la Cuenca Amazonica (COICA)|
||Evelyn Acosta||Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu|
||Maria Dolores Vera||Red Internacional del Manglar|
||Juan Carlos Jintiach||Coordinadora de Organizaciones Indigenas de la Cuenca Amazonica (COICA)|
||Yolanda Teran||Andes Chinchasuyo|
||Pedro Martinez||Bicicletas Pedro Martinez|
||Gilberto Solano||Consejo Indígena de Mesoamérica (CIMA)|
||Marcial Arias||Alianza Internacional por los Bosques Tropicales|
||Estebancio Castro Dias||Alianza Internacional por los Bosques Tropicales|
||Deidamia Lopez||Red de Mujeres Indigenas sobre Biodiversidad|
||Jorge Andreve Díaz||Fundación para la Promocion del Conocimiento Indigena|
||Ngwang Sonam Sherpa||Nepal Indigenous Nationalities Preservation Association (NINPA)|
||Leitanthem Umakanta Meitei||Land is Life|
||Shreejana Pradhan||National Indigenous Women Federation (NIWF)|
||Louis Biswane||Forest People Programme/ Association of Kalina and Lokono Peoples in Marowijne|
||Hewadhura Gedera Nimalasiri HEWANILA||Community Development Centre- Nirmanee Development Foundation|
||Penninah Zaninka||United Organization of Batwa Development in Uganda|
||Volker Mauerhofer||United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)|
||Teanan Tuiono||Indigenous Portal/ International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity|
||Juddha Bahadur Gurung||National Trust For Nature Conservation, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation|
||Kamal Rai||Ikana Peoples Network Nepal|
||Dr Amit Dutta||Young Naturalist Network|
||B. Pulla Reddy||WWF International|
||Muneer Alavi||United Nations Development Programme – Equator Initiative|
||Shri. Debal Ray||West Bengal Biodiversity Board, National Biodiversity Authority, Ministry of Environment and Forests|
||Daniel Mpoiko Kobei||Ogiek Peoples Development Program, Indigenous Information Network|
||Nerissa Chao||Maasai Conservation Trust|
||Mercy Mbogho||Kweth Training Centre|
||Paul Kanyinke Sena||Global Forest Coalition|
||Gladman Chibememe||GLTP Rural Communities Programme
Chibememe Earth Healing Association (CHIEHA)
ONLINE PARTICIPATION (VIA FACEBOOK AND TWITTER)
|Anders Kärrstedt – @anderskarr|
|Sambamurthi K Balachander|
|Govinda Raj Emmadi|
|Raj Jani – @RajaaJaani|
|C Muralidhar Rao|
|Pulla Reddy Botta|
If you want to get stuck in, try your hand at the following
Those on Twitter, please write a message including @ronmader
Those on Flickr, please upload park photos to our World Parks Group
Those on Slideshare, please favorite and comment on
Those on Facebook, please join TAPAS
- 1. Decision X/40, paragraph 6 the Parties requests the Executive Secretary to continue to convene, subject to the availability of financial resources, regional and subregional workshops aimed at capacity building for indigenous and local communities in support of the enhanced implementation of the Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development under the Convention on Biological Diversity through enhanced marketing strategies and web-based technologies, for dry and sub-humid lands and for mountains and to report the results to the Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions for consideration at its seventh meeting.
- 2. Further to this, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held a series of regional and sub-regional workshops aimed at capacity building for indigenous and local communities in support of the enhanced implementation of the CBD Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development with the view to support and strengthen indigenous and local initiatives in this area.
- 3. The Workshop aims was provided some of COP 11 participants, specially indigenous and local community representatives, with information about new technologies, including internet and web-based tools in order to allow indigenous tourism operators to make a better use of technology and promote tourism activities that are taking place in indigenous and local communities worldwide. The training will support the development and management of tourism activities designed to preserve biodiversity and sustainable tourism as well as to promote communities’ culture richness through digital marketing, by focusing on cultural and biological aspects of indigenous tourism products and on the unique experience offered to the potential visitors. In addition, the creation of a network to interconnect and exchange information will help the participants to surpass challenges and develop and implement best practices.
- 4. Against this background, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, in partnership with Indigenous Portal and Planeta.com, and with the financial support of the Spain Government, proposed the holding of a global workshop aimed at capacity‑building for indigenous and local communities in support of the enhanced implementation of the CBD Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development (decision VII/14, annex) with the view to supporting and strengthening indigenous and local initiatives in this area.
Emails to Participants
October 12 – Greetings and Saludos
This email is being sent to the registered participants, partners and organizers of the Workshop for Indigenous and Local Communities: Biodiversity, Tourism and the Social Web. Just a few cyber housekeeping matters:
1) Our workshop is scheduled for 9am-3pm on Sunday, October 14. For those who are participating in the face-to-face workshop in Room Contact Group III, please bring a laptop, smartphone or other device that connects to the Web.
2) Please register for the social web channels you wish to master. I put high priority on Facebook and Twitter. If you tweet about the workshop, please include @ronmader in your tweet so that you catch my attention. If you are on Facebook, please introduce yourself on the event page — https://www.facebook.com/events/384791341585946
3) Bonus points if you register for an account on Slideshare — http://www.slideshare.net — and if you would be so kind, please favorite and comment on my keynote presentation —
Let me be clear — the advantage of Facebook is that it is ridiculously popular. Of those who have registered for the workshop, 100% have Facebook. Engaging on the event page is a quick and easy way of getting thing rolling. The advantage of Twitter is that helps spread the word to a more diffuse crowd. It’s easy to favorite and retweet messages and thus create a viral campaign in favor of common interests. The advantage of Slideshare is that it allows public access to documents and powerpoint presentations AND allows the author to make changes and then upload revisions. For every powerpoint I’ve seen at #COP11, I’d wish they were on Slideshare.
Our event wiki page — /cop11web — includes relevant links for the various social web channels we’ll be exploring together. You do not have to register for this wiki, but you might be tempted to create one of your own. If you would like to help edit the Planeta Wiki, just ask me during the workshop and we’ll figure out how to make this mutually beneficial.
Questions? Just ask. For those attending the Sunday workshop in person, there will be games and gifts and surprises to make the session as friendly as possible. For those participating online, we’ll try to provide a live stream and our wiki page includes time conversions for wherever you are on the planet.
Kind regards, Ron Mader
This training is designed to support the development and management of tourism activities. We’ll review the current status of marketing traditional tourism in a digital age as well as the challenges of interpreting the value of biodiversity.
designed to preserve biodiversity and sustainable tourism as well as to promote communities’ culture richness through digital marketing, by focusing on cultural and biological aspects of indigenous tourism products and on the unique experience offered to the potential visitors. In addition, the creation of a network to interconnect and exchange information will help the participants to surpass challenges and develop together best practices to be implemented
focusing on communication tools, aka the social web, used to connect and promote indigenous and local community tourism ventures.
Highlighted will be traditional indigenous knowledge related to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, as well as indigenous and local community ecotourism ventures.
How do we maximize scarce resources?
Off topic but relevant to social web training, have a look at Clay Shirky’s latest TED video
I love the part about cooperation without coordination. The existing web platforms can animate collaboration in ways we couldn’t dream a decade ago.
For those participating online: Please be patient as we work out any potential kinks of livestreaming portions of the workshop!
Like, Favorite, Tag the Websites, Give a Thumbs Up to the work that inspires you.
Biodiversity Profile – Source
- With only 2.7% of the land area, 4% of fresh water, 17% of human and 18% of livestock population, India holds 11th rank in club of 16 mega bio-diverse country, accounts for 7 – 8 % of the recorded species of the world.
- One of the eight recognized Vavilovian centres of origin and diversity of crop plants, having over 300 wild ancestors and close relatives of cultivated plants.
- India ranks among the top ten species-rich nations and shows high endemism.
- India has ten bio-geographic zones and has four global biodiversity hotspots (Eastern Himalaya, Indo-Burma, Western Ghats and Sundaland).
- Varied edaphic, climatic and topographic conditions have resulted in a wide range of ecosystems and habitats such as forests, grasslands, wetlands, deserts, and coastal and marine ecosystem Himalayan ecosystems.
- Mangroves in India account for 3% of the global total with rich species diversity. Sunder bans is the largest congregation of mangrove forest in the world.
- Wetland ecosystems ranges from high altitude cold desert to hot and humid wetlands in coastal zones with rich flora and fauna. 115 wetlands and 40 lakes identified under national program and 25 wetlands of international importance under Ramsar Convention.
- House 16 major forest types and 251 subtypes occupying 23.81 % (or 78.37 m ha) of country’s geographical area. Deforestation has largely been halted. Decadal (1995 – 2005) gain is 3.15 m ha. India is one of the few countries to have a robust & scientific system of periodic forest related assessments feeding into government policy & management plans.
- India’s ¼ of the total forest cover is under PA management (102 – national parks, 515 wildlife sanctuaries, 47 tiger reserves and 4 community reserves).