Organización de Mujeres Indígenas Unidas por la Biodiversidad de Panamá (OMIUBP)

Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2022
Year of establishment: 2011
Location: Panama, Guna Yala, Panama
Ecosystem: Forests, Wetlands and rivers

The Organization of United Indigenous Women for Biodiversity (OMIUBP) builds capacity in biodiversity, climate change, and traditional knowledge conservation techniques to protect big cats in Panama while preserving their Indigenous territory and culture. Through community level technical training, partnerships, and workshops, OMIUBP empowers women and youth from the Guna and Embera communities to effectively participate in and influence the implementation and monitoring of national and international laws and agreements related to biodiversity, conservation, and climate change. Through community cultural protocols, members generate and transmit oral and traditional knowledge in children’s storybooks as well as through digital media storytelling platforms to inspire local decision makers to develop culturally-sensitive and sustainable policies.

Contact Information

Deidamia Lopez
President
omiubio@gmail.com
http://www.omiubp.org

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Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2022
Year of establishment: 2011
Location: Panama, Guna Yala, Panama
Ecosystem: Forests, Wetlands and rivers

The Organization of United Indigenous Women for Biodiversity (OMIUBP) builds capacity in biodiversity, climate change, and traditional knowledge conservation techniques to protect big cats in Panama while preserving their Indigenous territory and culture. Through community level technical training, partnerships, and workshops, OMIUBP empowers women and youth from the Guna and Embera communities to effectively participate in and influence the implementation and monitoring of national and international laws and agreements related to biodiversity, conservation, and climate change. Through community cultural protocols, members generate and transmit oral and traditional knowledge in children’s storybooks as well as through digital media storytelling platforms to inspire local decision makers to develop culturally-sensitive and sustainable policies.

Contact Information

Deidamia Lopez
President
http://www.omiubp.org