Pastoralism: protecting traditions and biodiversity

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February 12th at 15:00 in your time zone

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A mixed session where Indigenous people share and celebrate their food and cultural diversity.

The focus on the nomadic pastoralist in Iran, with regards to the impact of Covid-19 and climate change. The session will blend pastoralist songs and dancing videos from Africa, with a presentation regardin nomadic pastoralist in Iran by Senion Researcher Nahid Naghizadeh. The presentation is followed by question directly from pastoralist leaders as a form of knowledge exchange. This online meeting is part of IFAD Indigenous Peoples’ Week.


  • Margaret Tunda Lepore: member of Slow Food’s ITM Advisory Board and IFAD Indigenous Peoples’ Forum Steering Committee. As a Maasai woman, Tunda plays a key role in advocating for the preservation of positive cultural practices in the Maasai community.
  • Nahid Nazhizadeh: works at CENESTA since 1994 as social facilitator, project manager and research associate. Her expertise is Human Geography and Land-use Planning. She has over 19 years of field experiences and actively involved in more than 30 projects with indigenous nomadic pastoralists and local Communities of Iran to advocate their rights over their territories and natural resources.
  • Carson Kiburo: Youth Endorois from Kenya, member of Slow Food network who won the IFAD/Slow Food Prize for youth innovators. He’s dedicated to indigenous people’s rights,  global youth governance on meaningful representation; currently serving as the co-chair of the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus (GIYC) and a board member at UN MGCY (UN Major Group for Children and Youth). He’s the co-founder and executive director of Jamii Asilia Centre.
  • Ochen Umar Bashir: an indigenous youth pastoralist from Karamajong Community from Uganda, an agronomist and member of Slow Food, and winner of the IFAD/Slow Food Prize for youth innovators.

Access to the event is free, but must be booked in advance. Reservations can be made until 12 pm, February 12. Once registered, you will receive the link to participate to the event.

Organized jointly with IFAD, the Slow Food Youth Network and Slow Food and supported by Tamalpais Trust.

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