Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim is an indigenous woman from Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad. She is a Coordinator of the Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad (AFPAT “Association des Femmes Peules Autochtones du Tchad”), a community based organization. Hindou is a member of the Executive committee of the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC), for which she is a representative of the Congo Basin Region, with a background in indigenous peoples’ rights and environment protection with the three Rio Conventions (Biodiversity, Climate Change and Desertification) with multiple responsibilities.
She has written many publications, consultations, articles and documents in these areas. Hindou is an expert in Indigenous Peoples climate change adaptation and mitigation, including traditional knowledge on the adaptation of pastoralists in Africa, and on women and climate change in Africa. She is CoChair of International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, representing civil society at the UNCCD, and she is Policy Board Member of the United Nations Indigenous Peoples Partnership (UNIPP). She is member of Reseau Climat & Development and RPP Chad National committee.
Ibrahim is the chair of recruitment and Co-Chair of the Pan-African Alliance Climate Justice (PACJA). She has organized four International workshops over the past three years on science knowledge and traditional knowledge, and she conducted a 3D participatory mapping with UNESCO, IPACC, CTA, CI and the government of Chad. In 2015, she coordinated the COP21 climate change preparations and negotiations for Indigenous Peoples, including the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion at the conference. She speaks French, English and Arabic.