Film directed by Souleymane Ouattara of Jade Productions

Produced by the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) in cooperation with the Association des Femmes Peules Autochtones du Tchad (AFPAT)

In 2011 – 2012, indigenous peoples’ organisations came together with meteorologists, UN agencies, and other international cooperation agencies to explore the impacts of climate change on nomadic herding communities, and the possibility for bringing in traditional knowledge into national policy platforms.

This film is the first of a two part series entitled Climate Governance, documenting indigenous peoples’ responses to climate change, and the mobilisation of different forms of knowledge to create dialogue between scientists, decision-makers and communities at risk of conflict and climate vulnerability.

In this first film release, Ouattara records the dialogue between indigenous peoples and meteorologists about how their respective knowledge systems coped with climate and weather predictions, and offered opportunities for risk reduction and adaptation. Ouattara journeys out into the Chadian savannah to interview M’Bororo men and women about the reality of droughts and climate instability, and their efforts to understand and respond.

This film was launched at the 17th Conference of Parties to UNFCCC.

Watch the French version: vimeo.com/37458698 of this film.

Other film productions part of the series:

Three-way dialogue on climate change: vimeo.com/90324348
Dangers in the bush, map of good faith: vimeo.com/53836701

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