UN-Habitat is currently establishing a global network with professionals and universities engaging in field projects/research related to indigenous peoples in order to look for entry points for collaboration.
UN-Habitat Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch works at the global level with issues related to indigenous peoples’ housing, indigenous peoples’ migration to urban areas and indigenous building knowledge.
Universities, partners and professionals working on indigenous issues are encouraged to have an active contact with each other and share ideas, project information, research findings and news related to indigenous peoples’ housing conditions, urbanization and indigenous building methods. For this purpose they have created a LinkedIn group “Urban Indigenous Issues”. The network would like to encourage the universities staff and students to join the discussion group here.