China Africa Youth Dialogue on Biodiversity Conservation - Speaker view
Welcome Maxi Louis!
Hi everyone, James here from WWF Kenya, Nairobi
Chiedza A. Hari
Greetings to you all. I am Chiedza Hari from Zimbabwe
hie everyone . I'm Tanya from Zimbabwe
Hi all, I’m Effie from China
good afternoon from Beijing, it is Xinyi from friends of Nature
Heyyy everyone, I’m Chenxi Zi from China. Greetings from Beijing!
Hello, everyone. Sharon from Chengdu ,Southwest of China
Hello everyone. This is Ziyou from 'Spoon-billed Sandpiper in China'. We are dedicated to the conservation of Yellow Sea wetlands.
Hi everyone, I am Belayneh Zelelew from Ethio-China People's Friendship Association
大家好! It's lovely to see people from across China, and across Africa as well.
Hello everyone,I am huyan from China.
Hello everyone. I'm Fenny from sharingyuk Indonesia (sociopreneur that engages in SDG's in Indonesia). Glad to see you all :)
Hi every one, my name is Khalid Mather , anti-exploitation and environmental activist from South Africa. Kzn, pleasedd to meet you all and hopefully some of us can connect outside this call 😁
hello everyone, this is You Qianqian from Hunan of China
hello everyone.I'm Evey from Shandong Provrnce,China.
Fr-Topo Aimé -Ivory Coast
hello, I am Topo Aimé. I from Côte d'ivoire
Hello everyone,I'm Kanake Chrispin from Kenya.Biodiversity Attorney
Hi,I am John from Kenya
Southern Hemisphere unity 🤭🤣👍
Hi everyone, I'm Keletso Malepe. An Environmental researcher from South Africa and the chapter coordinator for the South African Youth Biodiversity Network. Great to meet you all.
Hi everyone, my name is Yu Bo, from Dali Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Hello Everyone, I'm meleck from Tanzania
Hello everyone, my name is Emmanuel Akosah Brempong.A student of Kwame Nkrumah university of science and technology and a member of Ghana Youth Environmentalists Movement and I'm from Ghana.
Hello everyone. I'm Lennox from Kenya. Translations please.
Hello, I am Lilian Maina from Kenya
Hello, I’m Jiawei, a law school student from China. It’s so nice to have this meeting together with you!
Good morning again everyone, you are more than welcome to start putting your questions in the chat, arising from this first presentation
They’er talking about whether there is background noise in Chinese. And I believe there is no noise and everything goes well.
Everything is good. Thanks @JiaweiZhang
There's been lots of deforestation in the past decade. The locals have been experiencing a downward spiral in population as most generations are moving into to cities.What is the role of this latter generation in environmental & biodiversity protection?
We're glad to see so many African CSOs represented as well. Thank you for joining!
Thanks for your question Lennox!
Is it possible to share the video or the community based conservation model being used?
Thanks for the question Keletso. @Xinyi please forward the link to the chat box :)
Good morning everyone, Evans Odhiambo from Evamor Africa Kisumu Kenya
Sorry, the link is not available yet. I will ask Mr. Feng if the video could be shared to the participants~
I’d like to ask Jie Feng: Of the three stages of community protection, could you tell us more about which stage is the most difficult for you? Which stage is the most time-consuming? Thank you.
Chiedza A. Hari
Thank you for the presentation. I recently carried out a research on the relevance of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) in managing urban biodiversity and ecosystem services. one of the major findings was that young people shun IKS due to modernisation, which has seen a rise in biodiversity depletion. wetlands are no longer held sacred rather some are farming or even build their houses on wetlands. I would like to ask if you are experiencing the same in China. How are youth embracing affirmation of IKS in managing the environment? Thank you.
Hi Chiedza and Jiawei! Thanks for your questions.
Thanks for your presentation , I have one question for you How it’s possible to mobilize or engage community in the process of biodiversity protection? How to adopt China experience in the Africa context?
How do you come to a concensus with the community when trying to link natural protection with community economic growth
Thanks for your questions Belayneh and Emmanuel!
Thank you for your question Sharon. Just want to add to your Q - My question is how do organization make sure the indigenous community is well represented since indigenous community is quite diverse and has multiple interests even within a community.
My experience is that in the first stage, it is the most difficult to reach consensus on problems, goals and action strategies. It takes a lot of time to communicate, understand resources, understand real needs, and whether they are willing to change, especially the desire and action of aboriginal people for resource management and transformation of production and life style.
the slide stuck on the first page is it right？
it is on the "Role of IPLC..." page
Chiedza A. Hari
Good Job. the difference is quite significant
@Jie Feng Thanks for answering my question. It is really hard to reach the agreement.
That was a great presentation, Daniel!
Thank you Daniel for great job doing in forest restoration.
thanks Mr. Daniel
UNRAM_Bagus Karyo Widhiasto
thanks Mr. Daniel
Sharize Odongo, AWF
Thank you Daniel and Feng Jie.
Very rich discussion. Thank you Mr. Daniel Kobei and Mr. Feng Jie for sharing your knowledge and experiences.
You are talking about the myth of the tragedy of the commons, Eleanor Ostrom disproved it . It was used as a means for monarchy to take root and capitalists to control commodities on behalf of the people
I think rather than the tragedy of the commons, it is the change of their lifestyle due to modernization and policy change..
which doesn't have to involve setting up barriers , that's one of the failures of western conservation . Seperation of human and nature in pursuit of holiness
setting the barrier is more on the policy side where the ownership of the grassland has changed.
I understand the holiness in Chinese context, no matte which nations, means the bond between human and nature. It’s not a failure here to set up the holiness, but more like a means itself, learning from the ancient philosophy system
yes, we have a disconnect in how we see nature , its considered wasted unholy , undeveloped land, which is not true
I guess you mean how the industrial civilization changed our relationships with the nature?
Question: Have there been any failures working with communities in terms of protecting biodiversity, how could this have been avoided or what could be changed to address this failure moving forward. A case study found in Ghana in which local belief resulted in the failure of a rehabilitation program due to the belief- that if the shade of the tree would fall upon the young man, then he would die and this caused the project to fail.
@Zi Cheng yes . that relationship. Maybe some of us can connect after this to collaborate on a southern hemisphere persepective towards Consservation? Now is the perfect time post-Trump
maybe we can connect through you later Sma, thank you so much for letting me being a part
I second your statement Khalid, and would love to be a part of any collaborative efforts
I'm Adrien Nkundimana, young Zoologist and Conservationists from Rwanda. Dear Feng, you said about the combination conservation and development. I agree with you the combination of them will be the key to achieve sustainable conservation. We know the World population is dominated by a big number of youth, means that the first step to achieve environmental conservation is to engage the youth, after being engaged them, their will go to educate their community. However, youth can't be engaged as well as don't see the benefit from biodiversity conservation. Why youth can't see benefit from conservation? why can't be engaged? For example, after finished our study in zoology, botany and conservation, we missed a job in conservation organization. By facing this issue, we got idea to establish our own conservation, we wrote many conservation projects looking for funds help to start working official. Most of funders appreciated our ideas but didn't trust us to give the funds.
@Khalid Mather, of course there can be one, and I’d love to be a part of it
Thank you all so much! I have one question about the banlance of urbanlization and nature . what should we do to involve the people in the big cities to help the places which had more serious damage? or we can only use publicity? since some of the large cities had make it hard to protect the endangered animals,like Acipenser sinensis ,an endangered fish in yangzi river in china.thank you !
public education really matters
Thank you so much! Very interesting responses. Thanks!
I request a collaboration with Conservation organizations like AWF, Friends of Nature, ……. interested in engaging youth in conservation for implementation of our ideas as well as taking action in SDGs. If possible, let me have your emails address so that I will share your our works. Mine is email@example.com
my experience often some government agencies that have been given the mandate to do conservation do not believe that local communities can and does play a significant role in the conservation of biodiversity, Question: what approach that worked in your area to build trust that the community have a role.
Sharize Odongo, AWF
Shared on behalf of Adija.
Thank you all for the great ideas. The different stakeholders should come up with youth engagement programs so as to encompass youth in biodiversity conservation. Many of the African youth have been sided when it comes to nature with a thinking that the elderly are the ones to cater and care for it. Increased publicity, lectures should be made practically possible to include the youth.
Simangele - AWF
Thanks Leonard. This is amongst the reasons why AWF AND FON are hosting these dialogues, to get youth to engaged
Chiedza A. Hari
@Meleckezedeck I agree with you there. I believe it is best to avoid imposing solutions to the community, rather communities should be allowed to come up with their own conservation strategies. Agencies should only be there to offer support to communities.
what about informally Sma?
can we set up like a trello or google groups?
Jia Qiao (AWF)
that would be lovely thank you!!
could i speak in french?
i have question
There is an existing Wechat group of Chinese youth. African WhatsApp group will be formed today and you are welcome to join!
Thank you so much for a very productive session
Thank you Janvan you are a legend!
Simangele - AWF
Thank you for such an insightful session.
How will we get the whatsapp group Link?
its possible for african to join the whatssap group?
Dongzhou from Snowland Great Rivers Environmental Protection Association (SGR) would like to connect with people working in the filed of biodiversity conservation globallyand he currently work in the Sanjiangyuan region. You can connect with him through WeChat: 13997464322
Eco-Feminismo Cabo Verde
Ecofeminism Movement in Cape Verde: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jia Qiao (AWF)
Thank you Christina for your translation, my name is Jia Qiao, focal point of AWF in China, if you have any other questions related with our program, please contact me at Jqiao@awf.org
Thank you all!