Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 2011
This description of Harry Jonas's work was prepared when Harry Jonas was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
Harry Jonas is creating legal instruments called Bio-cultural Community Protocols which are giving indigenous communities control over their natural resources, preserving bio-cultural diversity, and changing the landscape of environmental law. Harry is ensuring that indigenous rights are formally acknowledged globally through these protocols and is building an international grassroots network of citizen organizations and legal professionals to ensure the effective adoption and implementation of BCPs.
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