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In the Amazon, the spread of COVID-19 has severely affected Indigenous peoples, exacerbating the threats they have historically faced. The lack of law enforcement to protect their rights and territories, public policies not adapted to their cultural and social needs, as well as a fragile health system, have led Indigenous peoples to self organize and take measures such as self-isolation.

At All Eyes on the Amazon, we consider it essential to better understand the double vulnerability that Indigenous peoples and local communities in the Amazon face, as well as to create spaces to share and debate around initiatives and solutions for the protection of their rights.

To that end, we present the Webinar series: Defending the Amazon during COVID-19: Indigenous peoples and collaborative strategies, a space to share strategies and initiatives for the protection of the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon region during the COVID-19 crisis, promoting the exchange of best practices and synergies between stakeholders.

These Webinars will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays from April 22 to May 14 and will cover the following topics:

April 22nd: Strategic use of data in communication and campaigning (In Spanish)

(10h GMT-5)

  • Evidence recollection
  • Why is it important to communicate in times of COVID19?
  • Data Journalism Contest

23 de abril: Strategic use of data in communication and campaigning (in Portuguese)

(10h GMT-5)

  • Evidence recollection
  • Why is it important to communicate in times of COVID19?
  • Data Journalism Contest

April 29th: Health measures and strategies with an intercultural approach (in Spanish)

(10h GMT-5)

  • Health systems challenges to implement prevention strategies with an intercultural approach
  • Propostas colaborativas para diminuir lacunas nas estratégias de prevenção 

May 6th: Technology and data use: Innovation and action (in Spanish)

(10h GMT-5)

  • Technology's role in land vigilance
  • Monitoring and territorial defense ideas in social distancing times.

May 13th: Security and protection in local and Indigenous lands in the Amazon (in Spanish)

(10h GMT-5)

  • How are threats to Amazonian lands intensified during COVID-19?
  • New identified risks
  • Strategies to improve safety and protection to Amazonian lands
  • Protection measures with an intercultural approach

May 14th: Security and protection in local and Indigenous lands in the Amazon (in Portuguese)

(10h GMT-5)

  • How are threats to Amazonian lands intensified during COVID-19?
  • New identified risks
  • Strategies to improve safety and protection to Amazonian lands
  • Protection measures with an intercultural approach

Join these webinars on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from April 22nd to May 14th at 10h (GMT -5), through Zoom or our live streamming on FacebookYoutube and Instagram.

For more information, please reach Nora Sánchez at nsanchez@hivos.org