Global Diversity Foundation

GDF has a dual mission. Through our regional programmes, we support indigenous peoples' and local communities' efforts to protect their biocultural diversity, and peacefully achieve just and autonomous decision-making regarding their territories, resources and futures. In collaboration with diverse institutions, we provide support for communities to elaborate their own research, development and advocacy programmes. Areas of specific focus depend on community interests, although they tend to be community access to lands and resources, community-led conservation, advocacy and campaigning for social and environmental justice, the continuity of ethnobiological and biocultural knowledge, and he...

A child from Ulu Papar with her grandmother

A child from Ulu Papar with her grandmother
The village houses are usually dispersed around and locals come to community centers where the workshops are held. Small children tag along the adults in many cases. (view small | med | large | orig)

Kids from Ulu Papar playing on the grass

Kids from Ulu Papar playing on the grass
Community researchers periodically visit remote villages in Ulu Papar, organising workshops, collecting data and disseminating information. Local kids always enjoy visitors. (view small | med | large | orig)

Students at Dar Taliba Girls' School

Students at Dar Taliba Girls' School
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Collecting plants

Collecting plants
As part of a project to conserve useful medicinal plants for sustainable use by indigenous communities, GDF has organised plant specimen collecting fieldtrips (view small | med | large | orig)

Amazigh woman

Amazigh woman
GDF works with indigenous Amazigh communities in the High Atlas (view small | med | large | orig)
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