Press Release: Nyae Nyae Conservancy and Community Forest exercising their rights

These are two stories on the work our grantees

Delme Cupido's picture


Senior Programme Officer: Indigenous Peoples Rights

March 29th, 2018

These are two stories on the work our grantees, the Nyae Nyae Development Foundation of Namibia (NNDFN) are doing to support the  Ju/’hoansi Traditional Authority in Tsumkwe in defending and reclaiming their lands and resources.  In the face of  official inaction and apathy, despite well established legislation supporting their rights, the NNDFN approached the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Programme to assist them in documenting the violations, train community leaders in engaging with national media to amplify their cause, and to launch court actions in their own defence.


About the author(s)

Delme is the Indigenous Peoples Rights Senior Programme Officer. Delme was the APM in OSISA’s HIV programme from 2006-2010. Prior to joining OSISA, he was the Coordinator of the AIDS Law Unit of the Legal Assistance Centre, a public interest law centre based in Namibia. Delme was active in the international HIV Treatment Access movement, was a founding trustee of the AIDS Rights Alliance for Southern Africa, a founding member of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, the Pan African Treatment Access Movement and the Collaborative Fund for HIV. Delme holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cape Town, and obtained a bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of the Western Cape.


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