SDGs for Indigenous Peoples Stakeholder and Expert Roundtable on Mapping Report (20-21 November 2020)
Online Roundtable on SDG and Indigenous Matters
WWF, in partnership with the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Sunway University, is embarking on a study that assesses the SDGs from the perspective of Indigenous Peoples in Malaysia. This study has an overall aim to develop more community-based approaches for the assessment and achievement of the SDGs, while also highlighting important alternative representations of development and wellbeing that cannot be sufficiently captured through traditional wellbeing assessments. It hopes to incorporate Indigenous Peoples’ unique visions of development in the SDGs; influence society to consider aspects of sustainable development that have been largely invisible; and inform policy interventions that deal with concerns and challenges facing Indigenous Peoples.
Building on existent literature and insights by experts and stakeholders we consult, the project starts with mapping of the Indigenous People-related issues within the SDG framework. We are now in the midst of finalising our Mapping Report which will be the result of reviewing the literature and engaging with relevant stakeholders, ahead of our field visits in the next stage. As such, we would like to invite you to join us in a roundtable discussion on our mapping findings and provide critical feedback on our work thus far. The roundtable will be held ONLINE over the course of 2 days. Kindly refer to the program attached below. The list of presenters and discussants will be updated later.
Cover picture: Children of Kampung Orang Asli Muadzam Shah, Pahang. Courtesy of Edmund Lou on Unsplash.