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Australia to host first-ever World Indigenous Network
News Date: 30th April 2013


The Australian Government shall at the end of May host the first-ever World Indigenous Network (WIN) Conference in the city of Darwin.

The conference which is scheduled for 26-31st May is under the auspices of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Government of Australia.

It would be attended by about 1,100 delegates from some 50 countries around the world, said Mrs Gabrielle Tramby, Assistant Manager of World Indigenous Network Communication & Media, to the GNA in a telephone interview from Australia on Monday.

She said the WIN would assemble indigenous people and local communities, land and sea managers to share stories, knowledge, cultural experiences and ideas to better manage ecosystems, protect the environment and support sustainable livelihoods.

"We're already seeing knowledge shared at a grassroots level through the WIN exchanges, where land and sea managers, rangers and traditional owners are meeting each other in the country to talk about methods of natural and cultural heritage conservation," she said.

The ceremony, she explained, would be a creative expression of the rich, ancient and vibrant diversity of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islanders people and cultures.

Ms Tramby said the conference would also host more than 70 sessions and side events dedicated to the youth and women groupings and this aims at creating a platform for the delegates to help build an enduring and meaningful global network to protect nature.

She said Mr James Anaya the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People's would be one of the keynote speakers at the conference.

Mr David Ainsworth, Information Officer at the CBD, said the WIN was growing to be the largest network of land and sea managers for indigenous people and local communities.

He said the organization was a key partner for the implementation of all three objectives of the Convention namely conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of its components; and fair as well as equitable sharing of benefits arising from genetic resources.


Source: GNA


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