A total of sixty-five (65) delegates representing six (6) States Parties, four (4) National Human Rights Institutions, seven (7) specialized UN agencies and other inter-governmental organizations, and twenty-eight (28) non-governmental organizations participated at the Seminar.
Various issues related to the human rights of indigenous populations in Central and East Africa were discussed by participants. The issues discussed include inter alia:
- The role and jurisprudence of the African Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous populations/communities in Africa;
- Positive developments and challenges in the recognition and protection of the rights of indigenous populations in Central and East Africa;
- The impact of climate change on the lives and wellbeing of indigenous populations;
- The contribution of pastoralism to national economy in Africa; and
- The role of the different stakeholders in the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous populations.