Indicators of Well-being Webinar Series

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation is pleased to host a biannual webinar series on Indicators of Well-being in, with, by, and for Indigenous Peoples and local communities. The webinars are intended to provide a virtual platform for learning and exchange among practitioners who are actively using, or have interest in using, place-based monitoring and reporting indicators on well-being or related metrics that bridge social and ecological dimensions, nature and culture, people and place.

Each webinar session combines brief guest presentations that illuminate place-based experiences on the topic, together with an interactive, exchange-focused format using virtual breakout rooms to share and compare examples and available resources. To encourage knowledge exchange across our global networks, all webinar sessions are recorded and made available at a later date.

January 2021 Webinar: New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority Mātauranga Framework

This session focused on well-being and multiple evidence-based decision making via the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority’s Mātauranga Framework. The framework aims to foster and embed understanding of Māori Indigenous knowledge, experience, values, and philosophy across the EPA. We were pleased to welcome remarks by Erica Gregory, a Waikato and Ngāti Maniapoto Indigenous woman and Acting General Manager of the Māori Policy & Operations Group (Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand). She was joined by Violet Walker, a Ngapuhi Indigenous woman and long-standing member of Te Herenga, the EPA’s network of Māori environmental practitioners from across New Zealand (Whangaroa, Aotearoa New Zealand).

Watch the January 2021 Webinar

More on this Series

This webinar series builds upon the work of a broader network of global collaborators. For more on our work, see:

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation would like to acknowledge and extend our sincere appreciation to the presenters, partners, and collaborators whose contributions have made this work possible.

A special thanks to The Christensen Fund for their support of this webinar series.

Previous Webinars

June 2020 Webinar: Household and Community Food Sovereignty and Security

In this highly interactive session, we focused on well-being in action as we shared and exchanged place-based examples and experiences with household and community food sovereignty and security. We were pleased to welcome remarks by Te Tui Shortland, a Ngati Hine, Ngapuhi, Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga Indigenous woman and Managing Director of Awatea Resource Management Consultancy (Whangarei, Aotearoa New Zealand). She was joined by Tania Ávalos and Anayuli Torres Molina, P’urhepecha Indigenous women sharing on behalf of Red Cooperativa Tepeni (Michoacán, Mexico).

Watch the June 2020 Webinar

We are also pleased to share an extended version video segment on Michoacán household and community food practices, developed for this webinar session by our partners at Red Cooperativa Tepeni. View the Spanish language recording with English language subtitles here:

October 2019 Webinar

In October 2019, the CBC hosted our inaugural session in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN WCPA). We were pleased to welcome guest presentations by Carolina Behe, the Indigenous Knowledge and Science Advisor for the Inuit Circumpolar Council, and Kelly Biedenweg, an Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions in Oregon State University’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Watch the October 2019 Webinar