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THE GEO INDIGENOUS ALLIANCE AT COP28

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As the COP28 unfolds, the GEO Indigenous Alliance is thrilled to bring attention to its transformative sessions at the "Greening Education Hub – (Erth), Legacy from the Land of Zayed." Aligned with the themes of urgency, courage, leadership, and limitless thinking required to address pressing global challenges, our sessions weave together Indigenous wisdom, scientific innovation, and open discussions to inspire positive action.

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INDIGENIZING EDUCATION FOR CLIMATE ACTION: STRATEGIES, CASE STUDIES AND TESTIMONIES

🗓  December 9th, 2023

⏰ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

📌  Greening Education Hub, Mobility Pavilion, Green Zone COP28

Overview: On December 9th, 2023, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, at the Al Erth Room, our session engages participants in a panel discussion that seamlessly integrates Indigenous knowledge and contemporary approaches. The session will encourage a shift from deficit thinking to inclusivity, fostering a more inclusive and effective approach to climate education.

Keynote speakers: 

  • Galina Angarova, (Buryat) Executive Director, Cultural Survival 

  • Prof. Dr. Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh, Amrita University, Dean, School for Sustainable Futures, UNESCO Chair on Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation & Development, Director, Amrita Center for Wireless Networks & Applications 

Indigenizing Education Book 

Testimonies/case studies from Gen Z 


  • Roxy Williams (Miskito), Founder and President | SGAC NCAC Regional Coordinator | IAF Emerging Space Leader ‘22 | SGAC Pioneer Awardee | President at SWISE Costa Rica | Former Scholar Grace Hopper Celebration 

  • Bodhi Patil, UN Ocean-Climate Solutionist | Co-creator @oceanuprise, @oneworldbreath | Founder of Inner Light | Intergenerational Collaboration AdvisorGen Z solutionist


Location: Greening Education Hub, Mobility Pavilion, Green Zone, EXPO City, Dubai.

#JoinTheMovement: Register here to be part of this transformative session that will empower participants to integrate Indigenous perspectives into their educational approach.

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INDIGENOUS-LED CLIMATE ACTION: DEMOCRATIZING SPACE DATA FOR PLANETARY WELLBEING AND EDUCATION

🗓  December 10th, 2023

⏰ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

📌 Greening Education Hub, Mobility Pavilion, Green Zone COP28

Overview: Continuing the momentum on December 10th, 2023, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, at the Al Erth Room, our panel discussion curated by the GEO Indigenous Alliance explores the role of open-source technologies and Earth observation data in reshaping climate education, highlighting the indispensability of Indigenous-led data.

Keynote Speakers 


  • Yana Gevorgyan, Director of the Group on Earth Observations

  • Prof. Dr. Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh, Amrita University , Dean, School for Sustainable Futures, UNESCO Chair on Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation & Development, Director, Amrita Center for Wireless Networks & Applications


Gen Z Keynote Speakers 



Indigenous case studies 



Location: Greening Education Hub, Mobility Pavilion, Green Zone, EXPO City, Dubai.

#JoinTheMovement: Register here to be part of this transformative session that will empower participants to integrate Indigenous perspectives into their educational approach.

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EMPOWERING EDUCATION FOR AMAZON CONSERVATION: INDIGENOUS WISDOM AND SCIENTIFIC INNOVATION

🗓  December 10th, 2023

⏰ 4:30-5:30 PM

📌 Greening Education Hub, Mobility Pavilion, Green Zone COP28

Overview: Cap off your COP28 experience on December 10th, 2023, from 4:30-5:30 PM at the Al Ktatib Room. Moderated by Roxy Williams, this session at the Greening Education Hub explores the intersection of Indigenous wisdom and satellite technology, emphasizing the role of Indigenous communities as guardians of the Amazon.

Keynote Speakers 


  • Leo Cerda Founder of the HAKHU Project (Kichwa, Ecuadorian Amazon) 

  • Chief Enoque Marubo President Kapyvanaway Association (Marubo People, Brazilian Amazon) & Flora Dutra Journalist and Anthropologist in the Amazon Rainforest with Indigenous Communities 

  • Isaka Huni Kui Indigenous youth leader, communicator (Hunikui People, Acre Amazon, Brazil)

  • Prof. Dr. Gilberto Camarra 

  • Diana Mastracci Sanchez,  Space4Innovation & GEO Indigenous Alliance  

  • Tsunki Amazonian Hub team, winners of the GAIA4All Indigenous Hackathon

  • Martha Fellows, Researcher at the Amazon Environmental Research Institute - Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM) 

Location: Greening Education Hub, Mobility Pavilion, Green Zone, EXPO City, Dubai.

#JoinTheMovement: Register here to be part of this transformative session that will empower participants to integrate Indigenous perspectives into their educational approach.

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