HPNET Board Member, Hon. Adrian Banie Lasimbang, recently brought this important message to the 2nd Asia Parks Congress, which was held at the Sabah International Convention Centre from May 24-29, 2022. Hon. Lasimbang is an Advisor for TONIBUNG and JOAS and a Board Member for the Right Energy Partnership (REP). At the congress, Adrian presented a paper on the ways in which Indigenous-led watershed conservation contributes to biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation, highlighting the role of the Tagal system in watershed management, through a case study in Ulu Papar, Sabah. Tagal refers to the watershed stewardship system/protocols of the Orang Asal Indigenous communities of Sabah.
- Kickoff Session: Climate Resilient Solutions to Hydro Mini-Grids – Featuring Hon. Adrian Banie Lasimbang sharing perspectives on climate resilience, the water-energy-food-forests-livelihoods nexus, and Indigenous rights, traditional knowledge and stewardship protocols.
- Earth Voices Blog: Featuring Kampung Buayan, Ulu Papar
- TONIBUNG (friends for village development) - HPNET Member Organization
- Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) - The Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia
- Right Energy Partnership