Event in Washington DC April 22nd

If you are in the Washington DC area, join us this Friday a fantastic Panel Event: Strengthening Local to Global Movements for Community Land Rights and Community Conservation

April 22, 2016 - 12 pm - 2 pm Westin Georgetown, 2350 M St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037 Panel starts at 12 pm, with lunch served afterwards. Please RSVP here.

Please join RRI and panelists for a discussion featuring the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize winner for Africa Edward Loure, who will discuss key issues facing grassroots organizations working for community land rights and conservation in East Africa. Loure has helped pioneer new legal solutions to conflicts over land used by local communities, in conservation, and for development in rural Tanzania.

The discussion will also highlight the role that global policy networks and organizations can play in supporting local struggles and scaling up effective models, including through the newly launched Land Rights Now campaign.

Panelists include:

  • Edward Loure, 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize recipient for Africa, Programme Coordinator, Ujamaa Community Resource Team

  • Erin Myers Madeira, Lead, Indigenous and Community Driven Development, The Nature Conservancy

  • Vivek Maru, CEO, Namati @vivekmaru

  • Brian Keane, Advisor for Indigenous Peoples Issues, USAID

  • Moderator: Fred Nelson, Executive Director, Maliasili Initiatives

We look forward to seeing you on Friday! @deylacurtis @abigailmoy @indirasarma @clairedowning @leeboyce @michaelotto @marthahague @mckinleycharles @jaronvogelsang @CGinsburg