Location: Tieteiden Talo - Kirkkokatu 6, 00170 Helsinki
Time: 13.30 – 17.00
Indigenous people all around the world are constantly dealing with questions regarding their traditional lands and lifestyle. The modern society and its development also bring environmental problems that affect directly indigenous peoples’ lives. In Cameroon, the Baka people are facing external pressures that compromise their livelihood. Due to the common interest in the Baka’s cause, The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and Plan international (Finland) jointly issued the study “What future for the Baka? Indigenous People’s Rights and Livelihood opportunities in South-East Cameroon”. The aim of the seminar is to share the results of the study and discuss the overall situation of the indigenous peoples’ rights in Cameroon and more broadly.
Eva Biaudet, Ombudsman for Minorities and Member of the Board, Plan Finland
Riitta Weiste, National Director, Plan Finland
Dr. Aili Pyhälä, Ph.D, Specialist in Sustainable Natural Resource Use, Participatory Processes, Ecological Footprinting, and Permaculture Design
Dr. Arja Koskinen, Ph.D., Intercultural Bi- and Multilingual Education Specialist
Ruth Santisteban, Senior Human Rights Advisor, Plan Finland
Julia Ojanen, Programme Director, Plan Finland
Please confirm your attendance by 20th of August 2012 by sending an email to Danilo Pintos.
E-mail: danilo [dot] pintos [at] plan [dot] fi