The Indigenous Navigator at the European Development Days
In June, the Indigenous Navigator was presented to an eager audience at the European Development Days (#EDD19) in Brussels during a project lab session. The EDD is organised by the European Commission, and is designed to bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. This year the EDD focused on addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind." On the 18th and 19th of June, over 4,500 organisations from more than 150 countries participated at the conference center in Brussels.
The European Development Days are a special space which act as hub for networking and for development agents to interact and share best practices. The Indigenous Navigator organised a session to share about the project, its progress, and its structure. In addition session members shared advocacy efforts towards achieving the SDGs and entered into constructive dialogue participants.
The presentation was titled: The indigenous navigator – Data by and for indigenous peoples: Participatory approaches to collecting data, mobilising communities and overcoming the implementation gap with regard to indigenous rights
It was organised under the thematic focus of "INEQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY", and presented in room S1 on June 19th, 2019.
David Berger speaks about the innovative structure of the Indigenous Navigator and the role of the global portal
Joan Carling speaks about Indigenous Peoples, the Indigenous Navigator and the SDGs
You can see photos from the event, and listen to an audio podcast of the session here: https://www.eudevdays.eu/community/sessions/1846/the-indigenous-navigator-data-by-and-for-indigenous-peoples
Key takeaways from these presentations are the importance of The Indigenous Navigator, and the key role that the initiative brings with regard to including Indigenous Peoples in the data revolution. The Navigator continues to empower them to become data collectors about their own circumstances, to engage with development actors, from the local to global levels, and to claim their rights on their own terms and with their own data.