Natural Justice has just released the first version of “Biocultural Community Protocols: A Toolkit for Community Facilitators“. Developed through the Regional Initiatives on Biocultural Community Protocols and with guidance and input from other key partners around the world, the Toolkit is comprised of four parts:
- Part I: Understanding and Using the Toolkit
- Part II: Documenting and Developing a Biocultural Community Protocol
- Part III: Using a Biocultural Community Protocol
- Part IV: Reflecting, Reporting, and Revising
It is intended primarily for use by Indigenous peoples and local communities with support from long-standing and trusted organizations, where appropriate. The Toolkit is available for download in one document or in smaller components on the dedicated community protocols website, along with a number of additional resources such as e-learning modules on key legal frameworks, publications, and films.
We welcome feedback and suggestions regarding any of the materials ahead of developing a second version of the Toolkit later in 2012. Please contact Holly Shrumm at holly (at) naturaljustice.org with any questions or inputs.