|Role playing exercise to explore
the different perspectives of stakeholders
involved in the development of BCPs.
(Copyright: Eli Makagon)
The second day of the workshop revolved around biocultural community protocols (BCPs). Eli provided a general overview of BCPs and gave examples of some of the BCPs that communities have developed. The participants then broke into small groups to conduct a role-playing exercise that explored the different perspectives of stakeholders who are often involved in the development of a BCP.
On the third day, participants discussed the implications of the fact that the term “indigenous and local communities,” which does not contain the word “peoples,” is used in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its subsidiary instruments. The discussion helped to inform a submission that will be made to the CBD Conference of the Parties in 2014 seeking to add the word “peoples” to the term “indigenous and local communities.”