Training Manuals

RIGHTS! Updated training manual on the UNDRIP – Volume 2

This Training Manual is the second volume in the series of educational and training materials on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) produced by AIPP. Rights! Volume II is an update of Rights! Volume I. It hopes to facilitate the conduct of trainings on indigenous peoples’ rights at the grassroots level by giving necessary and updated information on the implementation or non-implementation of the UNDRIP at the international and national levels. It attempts to bring the developments in international and national mechanisms and processes to the level of the community. It shows that the advances made in the recognition ...

Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Field Handbook on Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy

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This Handbook provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions on how to document human rights violations, particularly indigenous peoples’ collective rights, and use the data gathered for advocacy. The concern for documentation or conducting fact-finding activities related to human rights violations has intensified due to the increasing cases of human rights violations and aggression committed against indigenous peoples, individually and/or as a community. These violations range from the violations of individual rights and collective rights, such as harassment/ intimidation to extrajudicial killings, from vilification of individuals to forced relocation of communities. Seeking redress to these violations to entails the presentation of complete, credible, ...

Gender Manual: Good Practices and Lessons Learnt by an Indigenous Peoples Organization

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We are not born with Gender. We are not given it at birth. It is something that we do. It is something that we perform and it is socially constructed. We are all surrounded by gender from the minute we are born. Questions like ‘is it a boy or girl?’ set the tone of our social construction of gender from before we can remember. Gender is present in all of our institutions, actions, beliefs, culture and relation­ships. Gender is a part of all cultures, including indigenous and non-indigenous communities alike. Yet, we are rarely afforded the time to explore notions ...

Training Manual for Indigenous Peoples on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

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This manual is designed for trainers and facilitators to use as a guide when conducting training for indigenous communities on FPIC.The manual consists of eight modules that provides the concept and principles of FPIC; enumerates provisions of international legal instruments on FPIC; mentions safeguard policies of international financial institutions; presents the national legal framework on indigenous peoples and FPIC in the Philippines including how the policy has been implemented; and thecase stories from Asia that illustrate the actual experience of indigenous peoples with projects funded by international financial institutions. The modules can be adjusted according to the type of audiences ...

Practical Guide for Media Practitioners on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues in Asia [New Publication]

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Two thirds of the world’s 370 million indigenous population are in Asia and they represent a significant proportion of the poorest and most vulnerable groups in the region. Their vulnerability arises from a situation where they are often marginalized in economic development programs and are excluded from political participation in their respective countries in the region. A contributory factor that also keeps indigenous peoples in the vicious cycles of social and political exclusion and marginalization is the lack of information and inadequate communication channels for them to voice out their perspectives and influence public opinions. There is also the lack ...

Leadership training for indigenous peoples

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This leadership training (LT) manual is intended to build the capacity of indigenous peoples’ leaders, communities and organizations to lead and manage their organizations. The trainingfocuses on leadership principles and organizational management.It provides knowledge and skills needed by indigenous peoples in leading and running their organizations. It also includes skills on advocacy for the recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights, on community development and management of projects and activities and facilitation skills. Included at the end of the training manual are annexes containing particular context papers, specific case studies, actual experiences and samples of organizational structures, which may be used as ...

Community Organising training manual

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This manual is based on the experience of providing community organising training in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Peninsular Malaysia for which PACOS Trust, a local organisation in Sabah, Malaysia provided the COT Manual 2005 as a resource book for the training though the Indigenous Community Organising and Leadership Training (ICOLT) project of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Foundation from 2006 to 2009. This Manual is similar to the PACOS COT Manual 2005 which consists of input materials and the process involved in training community organizers who are mainly indigenous youths with no previous exposure or training. The materials in the ...

A Training Manual on “Advocacy, Lobbying and Negotiation Skills for Indigenous Peoples in Climate Change and REDD+”

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While indigenous peoples’ low carbon lifestyles contribute little to climate change, it is on our ancestral lands that impacts of global climate change are first felt. The ways that indigenous peoples have sustainably managed natural resources for hundreds of years can help mitigate climate change impacts. Given this wisdom, indigenous peoples should play central roles in international climate change negotiations. Strong and concerted advocacy and lobbying by indigenous peoples of the world is necessary to achieve this. Indigenous peoples have proactively engaged in international negotiations for their full and effective participation in decision making and collective rights to lands, territories ...

We Have Rights: A Community Guide for Indigenous Peoples on the 2009 ADB Safeguard Policy Statement and Accountability Mechanism

The Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) is proud to offer this community guide as a response to the continuing need to produce resource materials useful for advocacy work and community actions. In addition, the materials can contribute in strengthening the capacity of member-organizations for local, national and regional engagements. The Guide also hopes to contribute in building a fully-informed network of indigenous communities and advocates that actively addresses the multi-faceted challenges confronting the world’s indigenous peoples, particularly in Asia where majority of indigenous communities are found.