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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.

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:

Previous Webinars

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 Inaugural 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.