To address some of the causal constraints in achieving Aichi targets and contribute to Post-2020 Aichi Framework, the ICCA-GSI undertakes legal and policy analysis in majority of the participating countries. The overall aim of this initiative is to evaluate the impact of laws, policies and institutional frameworks on ICCAs at the national level (and at the local level as pertinent to the country); and provide appropriate recommendations and strategies for reforms to improve the recognition and support to ICCAs. Natural Justice, the ICCA-GSI global technical partner, provides guidance, methodology and other technical support for the national legal analysis on ICCAs. The legal projects are delivered by the GEF SGP, with support from the ICCA Consortium in relevant countries.
In other ICCA-GSI participating countries (Argentina, Belize, Benin, Colombia, Guatemala, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Namibia, Paraguay, Senegal, Suriname, Tanzania and Zambia), the legal analysis projects are in its preliminary stages. After the initial desk-review of policies, laws and regulatory frameworks, workshops are iteratively organized to bring multi-level stakeholders together to review and provide recommendations. The participants include indigenous and local communities, government authorities, academia and other civil society organizations, UN agencies and conservation institutions/organizations. Some examples include: