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Beyond Nature Based Solutions: Forest Communities, SDG Action Zone during the High-Level Week (23 September 2019)
23 Sep 2019 -  Indigenous and local communities are increasingly using technology to monitor and protect forests. We will address existing solutions to the climate crisis by harnessing the power and effectiveness of community forest monitoring, secure land tenure, and strong local governance.

Speakers:
- Betty Rubio Padilla, Community Monitor, Federation of Native Communities of Medio Napo, Curaray and Arabela (FECONAMCUA, Peru)
- Tara Slough, Candidate in Political Science at Columbia University and a Predoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley (US)
- Rukka Sombolinggi, Secretary General, Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) (Indonesia)
- Tuntiak Katan, Global Alliance of Territorial Communities (Ecuador)
- Carlos Doviaza, Panama Monitoring Coordinator, Rainforest Foundation (Panama)

The SDG Action Zone, held during the High-level week of the UN General Assembly, is a space to break out and engage partners for transformative SDG action in new and innovative ways.