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New film documents indigenous mountain community network

29 Feb 2016

This 30 minute film, produced by indigenous filmmakers in Taiwan, documents the emergence of a new global indigenous network - the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) - at a ‘walking workshop’ in Bhutan in May-June 2014. The network aims to strengthen the capacity of indigenous mountain communities to confront climate change through exchange of indigenous knowledge and seeds, and strengthening biocultural heritage and indigenous farming systems.

View the 2014 workshop report, Mountain Communities Workshop on Climate Change and Biocultural Heritage (pdf, 6.4Mb).

INMIP communities came together for a second ‘walking workshop’ learning exchange in Tajikistan in September 2015. This workshop culminated in the Tuggoz Declaration on Climate Change and Mountain Indigenous Peoples, and in the establishment of international networks on biocultural heritage territories and community seed banks.  

INMIP is coordinated by Asociación ANDES (Peru) with support from IIED.