About GLF Nairobi 2023: ‘A new Vision for Earth’
The GLF Nairobi 2023 Hybrid Conference, held on October 11 and 12, convened global thought leaders to set the stage for COP28, the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference. This pivotal event mobilised action on critical issues affecting humanity, biodiversity, and our planet.
The conference featured two focused days: Day 1 centered on “Africa’s Sovereign Solutions,” exploring pathways to a sustainable and prosperous future for the continent. Day 2, dedicated to climate, aimed to craft a “Survival Guide for a Planet in Crisis,” paving the way for a fairer world ahead of COP28.
GLF Nairobi brought together a diverse coalition of influential voices, ranging from scientists, activists, and Indigenous leaders to financiers, women, youth, policymakers, and private sector representatives. As a united front, we collectively championed change and passionately advocated for meaningful action in these pivotal times.
Nurturing tradition, sustaining vives
This film tells the story of rattan harvesting in the village of Lelekaa, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, where communities have been involved in this tradition for decades. Although rattan is abundant, there are numerous challenges involved in producing high-quality rattan-based products and maintaining competitive prices. Government assistance and training can be a solution.
The film also shows how rattan has benefited the people of Lelekaa, helping them educate their children and an important source of income. This is a brief story about the beauty of nature and how the people of Lelekaa live closely with rattan.