Who are we?
- GAA is a non-profit and an apolitical organization with Africa head office in West Africa (Cameroon), and global office in the United State of America and regional offices across Africa.
- The GAA collaborates with government and civil society at national, regional, continental, and international levels to build knowledge and skills that can help secure Africa’s future.
- The media is key to the GAA’s goal of improving accountability by providing independent analysis to the public.
- GAA has a network of 576 organizations spread throughout 24 African countries.
- GAA has close connections with the African Union and UN Missions.
To build ocean and land resilience in Africa at least 30% by 2030 with full respect of indigenous right and indigenous leadership.
- Approach biodiversity conservation across Africa in a way that fully integrates and respect indigenous leadership and indigenous rights.
- Improve lives of communities throughout Africa by accelerating the implementation of 30×30 to achieve 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs).
- Key to achieving the Kunming-Montreal Global biodiversity framework is helping Africans to conserve and manage their natural resources by safeguarding at least 30% of the ocean and land by 2030.
- To impacts traditional management, the transmission of indigenous and local knowledge and the potential for the sharing of benefits arising from the use and ability of IPLCs to conserve and sustainably manage biodiversity that benefits the broader society through 30×30.
- Provide an opportunity for indigenous youth and youth from local communitiesto express a vision of the future they want through 30×30 that fully respect and integrates indigenous rights and indigenous leadership.
- Strengthen African youth on policy engagement around grassroot and local communities that respect and integrates indigenous rights and indigenous leadership.
- Review and critically analyses existing issues regarding indigenous rights and indigenous leadershipin Africa to identify gaps which need to be addressed and opportunities for progress including in the context of achieving 30×30.
- To provide a platform for indigenous youth and youth from local communities to engage in a dialogue with parties and stakeholders to implement target 30×30.
- To promote innovative approaches and initiatives for advancing the African youth 30×30 development agenda at national, regional, and global levels with a view to promoting global (multilateral) solutions to the global challenge of the SDGs.
- Highlighting in the media the need for enhanced protections for Indigenous rights in the CBD 30×30 Global Biodiversity Framework.
- Advocating for increased financial resources to secure land tenure rightsfor Indigenous Peoples, recognizing their essential role in achieving any 30×30 proposal.
- Supporting 30×30 Path to Scale, aiming to secure the land and resource rights, conservation, and livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples, local communities and Afro-descendant Peoples to the levels necessary to meet 2030 global climate and biodiversity targets.
- Recognize and promote Indigenous Peoples’ rights through the 30×30 Global Biodiversity Framework and include Indigenous Peoples as central partners in the development and implementation of a new spatial target.
- Supporting and promoting the input of IPLCs be better integrated across all aspects of the 30×30 Global Biodiversity framework and that a stronger target is developed specifically to advance IPLC priorities.
- Supporting Indigenous protected areas and Indigenous and Community Conservation Areas (ICCAs) and working with IPLCs to define culturally appropriate approaches to conservation, is critical to achieving not only the goal of 30×30, but any lasting goal to safeguard nature for the future.
- Supporting IPLCs to have their own voices represented directly in the 30X30 process This is in recognition of target 3 that still exist for full participation and partnership of Indigenous Peoples in the CBD framework.
GAA collaborates with government and civil society at national, regional, continental, and international levels.
We currently manage project sites in different African countries. Each location encompasses (North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and Northeast Africa), GAA’s mission, but the way in which we execute our work differs depending on the needs of the community with the approach on biodiversity conservation in a way that fully integrates, and respects indigenous leadership and indigenous rights achieve 30×30 by 2030.
Wilson Forbi , President for GAA and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), rub minds on how to approach biodiversity conservation across Africa in a way that fully integrates and respect indigenous leadership and indigenous rights.
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