Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

NEW PODCAST: #CommunitiesSpeak now available on Spotify

May 7, 2021

NTFP-EP Asia has launched a new podcast called #CommunitiesSpeak, a podcast hosted by the HIVE knowledge exchange and e-learning platform of the Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme.

The #CommunitiesSpeak Podcast started as a call to action led by the consortium of NTFP-EP, the Asia Indigenous People Pact (AIPP), and the Asian Farmers Association (AFA) during the Asia Pacific Forestry Week back in 2016. The podcast aims to continue this work by amplifying the voice of our partner communities: representatives of civil society organizations and communities of smallholders, community forest producers and enterprises, and indigenous peoples living in forests and forested landscapes and their support groups

In celebration of this years’ Earth Day, the first episode features a conversation with John Vincent “Toto” Colili, an indigenous youth leader of the Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Katutubong Kabataan (SNaKK), in Palawan, Philippines.

Colili discussed their initiatives that contribute to restoring and protecting their forest ecosystems in their ancestral land. He also shared his experience, challenges, and advice to fellow youth on the importance of youth participation and youth organizing in environmental issues and some personal thoughts and outlook on youth engagement for healthy forests and healthy earth. 

Click here to visit the Spotify page for the podcast.

#CommunitiesSpeak Podcast
Produced by: NTFP-EP HIVE 
Hosted by: Dazzle Labapis of NTFP-EP Asia, and Gaby Alegre of NTFP-EP Philippines  
Edited by: Jon Robin Bustamante, NTFP-EP Asia 
Music: Lake Victoria by Antti Luode (CC BY 3.0 license) 

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