Indigenous Women Biodiversity Network

Indigenous Women's Biodiversity Network

The Indigenous Women’s Biodiversity Network (IWBN) was formed in 1998 during the 4th Conference of Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The objective of the IWBN is to bring the issues of indigenous women to the forefront of international discussions while emphasizing the vital role they play in biodiversity conservation.

The network facilitates a community of practice relating to the themes of this project- Indigenous Women, Traditional Knowledge, Policy, and Biodiversity Conservation. The network has members from all seven (7) regions of the world- Africa, Asia,

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Our Objective

The objective of the IWBN is to bring the issues of indigenous women to the forefront of international discussions while emphasizing the vital role they play in biodiversity conservation.The main goal of the network is promote and ensure the active participation of Indigenous Women in the entire relevant international environmental for and promote the vital role that Indigenous women play in the prot3edtion of the environment

2022 International Women’s Day Celebration.

Indigenous Women from Samburu,Narok,Marsabit and Westpokot gathered together at Naramam Resource and knowledge centre to celebrate the event.Under the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”,Indigenous women were able to be educated on so many issues.