Welcome to the online home of the Community of Practice (CoP) on Indigenous Open Standards projects and OS projects on Indigenous Land and Waters!

Our community aims to support Indigenous OS practitioners and conservation coaches working on OS projects on Indigenous Lands and Waters, fostering collaboration to grow our conservation practice into the future.

Indigenous People make up less than 5% of the global population, yet they inhabit a quarter of all land in the world. Indigenous lands and waters are valuable for conservation with 65% not being intensively developed. 40% of land listed by national governments around the world that are being managed for conservation, represent Indigenous territories.

This general trend is itself reflected in an increase in OS projects with Indigenous people globally. A maturing body of work and a growing group of contributors significantly improves this community of practice for OS projects with Indigenous People on their lands and waters.

If you would like to join our group’s discussion forum, the CCNet listserv “CoP – Indigenous OS projects and OS projects on Indigenous Land and Waters”, to share experiences with other Indigenous coaches and practitioners please contact Frank Weisenberger.

The interim Community of Practice – Indigenous OS projects and OS projects on Indigenous Land and Waters leaders are:

 

Frank Weisenberger

Australia

 

 

 

 

Stuart Cowell

Australia