Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim appointed Chair of UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

We congratulate our FSC-IF Council Chair for this prestigious position

On April 15, 2024, the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) unanimously elected Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim as Chair to preside over the twenty-third period of sessions of the Permanent Forum.

The announcement was made at the opening of the 23rd session of the UNPFII at the United National headquarters in New York City, USA.

The FSC Indigenous Foundation (FSC-IF) congratulates Hindou for receiving this well-deserved honor, and we know that she will preside over this Forum with great success.

Hindou Oumarou is a member of the Mbororo People of Chad, chair of the FSC-IF Council, and an environmental and Indigenous Peoples activist. She is the Coordinator of the Association of Peul Women and Autochthonous Peoples of Chad (AFPAT) and served as the co-director of the pavilion of the World Indigenous Peoples’ Initiative and Pavilion at COP21, COP22 and COP23. Hindou is also the gender representative, and Congo Basin Region and Focal Point on Climate Change in the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC). She was recognized by BBC as a top 100 women leader and by TIME’s Women Leaders in Climate Change and is a National Geographic Explorer.