Panel Discussion to Honor the Goldman Environmental Prize Winner for Islands and Island Nations



United States

Location Name:
Georgetown Inn, 1310 Wisconsin Ave NW

Washington, DC

United States

The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) is pleased to feature Mama Aleta Baun, indigenous community leader from West Timor, Indonesia and the 2013 Goldman Prize winner for Islands and Island Nations in an informal panel discussion.  


Discussion topics will include solutions to strengthen the rights and capacities of Indigenous Peoples and local communities to sustainably manage their forests; public and private sector commitments to implement Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in extractive industries; and promoting strategic dialogue between grassroots civil society and international institutions to ensure respect for indigenous and community rights, livelihoods, and environments in the face of industrial development.

The event will take place between 2 and 4 pm (a one-hour discussion followed by an informal reception) at the Georgetown Inn, 1310 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C..


Mama Aleta Baun - The 2013 Goldman Prize winner for Islands and Island Nations

Andy White 

Coordinator, RRI

Amanda Kistler 

Program Associate on Law & Communities and Biopersity Programs, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Dafna Tapiero (invited)

International Finance Corporation - World Bank

To R.S.V.P. for this event, email


The Goldman Environmental Prize was created in 1989 by civil leaders and philanthropists Richard N. Goldman and his wife, Rhoda H. Goldman. The Prize honors grassroots environmental heroes from the six inhabited continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands and Island Nations, North America, and South and Central America, and recognizes inpiduals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. The Goldman Prize views "grassroots" leaders as those involved in local efforts, where positive change is created through community or citizen participation in the issues that affect them. Learn more.