Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Coordinator, Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad
Executive Committee, Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee

Mrs. Ibrahim is an indigenous woman from the Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad. She is the Coordinator of the Peul Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad – “Association des Femmes Peules et peuples Autochtones du Tchad” (AFPAT).

Hindou is the former co-chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) and coordinator of the world indigenous peoples’ initiative and pavilion for COP21, COP22 and COP23. She is a founding member of the Marrakech Platform on climate actions and a member of the BIOPALT – UNESCO technical and scientific committee, and also a member of the Executive Committee of the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC). She has a background in indigenous peoples’ rights and environmental protection through the three Rio Conventions (Biodiversity, Climate Change and Desertification) with multiple responsibilities. Hindou has recently been nominated as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. She is the winner of the Danielle Mitterrand 2017 special award.

Mrs. Ibrahim has published extensively on her topics of expertise. She is an expert in adaptation and mitigation of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change, traditional knowledge and pastoralist adaptation in Africa, as well as on women and climate change issues in Africa. She has represented the world’s Civil Society Organizations (CSA) for the signing of the Paris Agreement. She serves as CSO panel member within UNCCD and as a policy board member for the United Nations – Indigenous Peoples Partnership (UNIPP).

Mrs. Ibrahim is a member of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group for SDGs (IPMG-SDGs), member of the Climate and Development Network (Réseau climat et developpement) and of the REDD+ RPP Chad National committee. She is co-chair of the Pan-African Alliance Climate Justice (PACJA). In the last five years, she has organized annual international workshops on scientific and traditional knowledge in Chad. She also conducted a 3D participatory mapping with UNESCO, IPACC, CTA, CI and the Chad government. She has coordinated indigenous peoples at the Paris Agreement negotiation for climate change, which included five references to indigenous peoples demands. She works in the 3 UN languages, French, English and Arabic, and in her mother tongue, Fulfulde.

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