Forum programme 2011

Stakes Replacing Rights – New Pathways for Indigenous Peoples in Development Cooperation?

Forum Conference 2011 – Programme

Venue for the Forum conference at University of Tromsø 12-13 October 2011: University Campus, Teorifagbygget, Hus 1, Auditorium 1. Map:

Wednesday 12.10.2011

11:00 – 12:00 Registration
12:00 – 12:30 Opening
Prof. Jarle Aarbakke, Rector, University of Tromsø
Prof. Sidsel Saugestad, Chair, Forum for Development Cooperation with Indigenous Peoples
Mr. Håkon Fottland, Conference organiser, University of Tromsø
Introduction to the conference theme

12:30 – 15:00

Session: New Policy Principles; Impact for Indigenous Peoples?

Mr. Antti Korkeakivi, Chief, Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section,
Advancing the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples through true partnership; New UN initiatives on the rights of indigenous peoples.
Ms. Aili Keskitalo, Norwegian Sami Association
Reaching beyond the pretty words? The Sámi and development cooperation.
Ms. Solbjørg Sjøveian, Norad
Civil Society – a reorientation
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:30

Forum update

Ms. Maria Lundberg, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo.
Protection of Minority and Indigenous Language.
Ms. Siri Damman, Rainforest Foundation.
The role of indigenous peoples in rights-based sustainable rainforest management.
Mr. Alberto Thoresen, SAIH.
Intercultural bilingual education in Bolivia and SAIH.
16:45 Bus departure from the University to Radisson Blu hotel
19:00 – Dinner, Radisson Blu Hotel

Thursday 13.10.2011

08:40 Taxi/Bus departure from Radisson Blu hotel to the University Campus.
09:00 – 11:00

Session: Pathways; Old and New

Mr. Egil Olli, President, The Sámediggi in Norway
Mr. Jan Erik Korssjøen; National Contact Point Norway for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
Indigenous peoples’ issues in complaint cases, recent experiences.
Prof. Georges Midré, University of Tromsø
The collapse in developing Guidelines for FPIC in Guatemala (update)
11:00-11.30 Coffee
11.30-13.00 Workshops, parallel sessions
Competence building on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in management of bi- and multilateral development assistance. Faculty of Law, UiT: Web-based course: JUR-3605 Indigenous Peoples’ Rights.
Presentation by Associate Professor Ánde Somby. (House 4, Room 4.213).
Master’s in Indigenous Studies: Contributions to Norwegian competence building. Students, Presentation of relevant subjects. (House 4, Room 4.402).
Networking. Informal encounters at conference venue
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14:00 – 16.30

Session: An Agenda for Stakeholders; Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples?

Mr. Elifuraha Laltaika, Indigenous Peoples representative, UN-REDD Programme Policy Board.
From Rights-holders to Stakeholders? Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the context of Money Flows and Climate

Ms. Diana Vinding, IWGIA .
The Rights of Indigenous Peoples – The Cooperation Between Denmark and Bolivia (2005-2009). Findings of a recent report
Mr. Arvinn Gadgil, Political Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway.
Indigenous interests in Norwegian forest and climate initiatives: How to ensure that assistance reaches its targets
Summing up
16.30 End

Registration deadlines: 07 October for pre-booked accommodation, otherwise 09.October.
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