Indigenous Youth Programme

AIPP, IWGIA and NEFIN co-organized a side event focusing on “Indigenous peoples rights: Implementation gaps and the IPs platform as a first step”

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), International Work Group for indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) co-organized a side event entitled “Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Implementation Gaps and the Indigenous Peoples’ Platform as a First Step” on 10 May in the ongoing climate change conference in Bonn, Germany. Mr. Lakpa Nuri Sherpa of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Ms. Kathrin Wessendorf of International Work Group of Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) co-moderated the side event. Mr. Kittisak Rattanakrajangsri, Chairperson of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) shared that “Indigenous peoples have wealth of indigenous knowledge relating to weather forecasting; land ...

Engagement with Indigenous Peoples Policy (IFAD)

Executive Summary This Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples aims to enhance IFAD’s development effectiveness in its engagement with indigenous peoples’ communities in rural areas. It sets out the principles of engagement IFAD will adhere to in its work with indigenous peoples, and the instruments, procedures and resources IFAD will deploy to implement them. The Policy is consistent with international standards, in particular the United Nations Development Group Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues, and with IFAD’s mandate and Strategic Framework 2007-2010. It draws on IFAD’s thirty years of experience in working with indigenous peoples in rural areas of developing countries, ...

FAO Policy On Indigenous And Tribal Peoples

Introduction The Member Nations of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have defined the organization’s ultimate objectives as being to “improve agricultural productivity, raise levels of nutrition, better the lives of rural populations, and contribute to the growth of the world economy.” As a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN), FAO has a primary role to play in promoting greater food security and reduced poverty. FAO has long realized that achieving these objectives requires the involvement of society at large; indeed, the consensus that development efforts must include various actors and stakeholders is now widespread. Indigenous peoples must be ...

Policy on Indigenous Peoples (Asian Development Bank)

Introduction Indigenous peoples can be regarded as one of the largest vulnerable segments of society. While differing significantly in terms of culture, identity, economic systems, and social institutions, indigenous peoples as a whole most often reflect specific disadvantage in terms of social indicators, economic status, and quality of life. Indigenous peoples often are not able to participate equally in development processes and share in the benefits of development, and often are not adequately represented in national, social, economic, and political processes that direct development. While constituting a relatively small part of the population of ADB’s region, indigenous peoples and their ...

The Indigenous Partnership takes Root: Lessons from Cusco

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In May 2010, the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty began to plant seeds and take root. It recently revealed a visual record of the Scoping Workshop, a three-day meeting held in Pisaq, Cusco, Peru. This Photo Story is a visual record of the process through which the group met, discussed and worked through the decision-making process.

Indigenous Partnership: Supporting a Global Food Transformation

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The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty has recently published the Scoping Report (2.78 MB PDF), from its three-day scoping workshop held in Pisaq, (Cusco) Peru. This report is a record of the decision-making process. The regeneration of local food systems and agrobiodiversity has been a major funding priority of The Christensen Fund (TCF). Eager to empower many more indigenous organisations to revitalise local food systems and define their own food and agriculture practices to sustain agrobiodiversity, TCF supported the idea of creating an Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty under a hosting arrangement with Bioversity International. Such ...

Submission to UNPFii

  Indigenous Development or  Development with Culture and Identity Submission by the Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) Foundation and the International Work Group on Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) to the 9th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues  A. Asia Indigenous Development Conferences – Background 1. The Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) organized a series of Indigenous Development Conferences from 2005 – 2008 to provide a venue for indigenous peoples in Asia to identify and come to a common understanding about the concepts, issues and needs on indigenous development. Community leaders attended these conferences from thirteen Asian countries.

International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No. 111

Jens Dying Christensen            ILO Convention 111 is a fundamental ILO convention and its main instrument on discrimination. It was adopted in 1958 and has since been ratified by 165 countries, including several in Asia. The goal is to promote equality of opportunity and treatment in employment and occupation, with a view to eliminating discrimination.

Indigenous Development, Decolonization and Food Security

Datu Migketay Victorino L. Saway   Talaandig Community Leader   (Philippines)   INTRODUCTION   This paper hopes to provide a framework for development in the context of the struggles of the local and Indigenous Peoples for the recognition, protection and promotion or growth of their cultures and identity as peoples. A development framework is crucial to the survival of the indigenous peoples because it will set the parameters of their engagement with the external world amidst globalization and modernization.