November was a busy month for the Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM), with several representatives traveling to Bonn to participate in the DGM's 2nd Global Exchange and the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Now that COP 23 has ended, we are eager to share some updates and celebrate a major achievement for indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) through this special edition of the DGM Digest. In this issue: Learn more about the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform, which will help to facilitate the exchange of experiences, best practices and lessons learned on climate change mitigation and adaptation Johnson Cerda reflects on the progress made by Indigenous Peoples in climate action These stories and more in the November issue.
The Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) of the Forest Investment Program (FIP) is designed to enhance the capacity and support the priorities of indigenous peoples and local communities to strengthen their participation in the FIP and other initiatives related to the reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). In the October newsletter: Brazil launches call for subproject proposals Mozambique selects a national executing agency Sharing Knowledge Gender Considerations Read these stories and more in the October Issue