About Us

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is a regional organization founded in 1992 by indigenous peoples’ movements. AIPP is committed to the cause of promoting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights and human rights and articulating issues of relevance to indigenous peoples. At present, AIPP has 46 members from 14 countries in Asia with 18 indigenous peoples’ national alliances/networks (national formations), 30 local and  sub-national organizations. Of this number, 16 are ethnic based organizations, six (6) indigenous women and four (4) are indigenous youth organizations and one (1) organization of indigenous persons with disabilities.

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Members of AIPP

Members Orgnizations
Countries in Asia
Indigenous Peoples' National Alliances/Networks (National Formations/Federations)
Sub-National and Local Organizations
Ethnic Based Organizations
Indigenous Women Organizations
Indigenous Youth Organizations
Indigenous Persons with Disabilities Organizations

Executive Council

MR. Kittisak Rattanakrajangsri


Inter Mountain Peoples Education and Culture in Thailand (IMPECT), Thailand

SOUTH ASIA: Nepal, India, NE India and Bangladesh

Mr. Jagat Bahadur Baram

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN)

Ms. Mamta Kujur

Adivasi Mahila Maha Sangh (AMMS), Mainland- India

Mr. Pankaj Teron

Karbi Human Rights Watch (KHRW), NE-India

Youth Representative

Ms. Chandra Tripura

Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum (BIPF), Bangladesh

Women Representative

Ms. Maslah Rompado

Indigenous Peoples'Network Of Malaysia (JOAS), Malaysia

EAST ASIA: Japan & Taiwan/China

Ms. Su Hsin

Papora Indigenous Development Association (PIDA), Taiwan

MEKONG REGION: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma)

Ms. Naw Ei Ei Min

Promotion of Indigenous and Nature Together (POINT), Burma

Ms. Nittaya Earkanna

Indigenous Women's Network of Thailand (IWNT), Thailand

SOUTH EAST ASIA: Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Timor Leste

Mr. Ergilio Ferreira Vicente

Covalima Youth Center (CYC), Timor Leste

Ms. Beverly Longid

Katribu Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP), Philippines

AIPP Foundation Board Members

Mr. Chupinit Kesmanee


Dr. Prasert Trakansupakorn


Mr. Samart Srijumnong


Mr. Sakda Saenmi


Dr. Narumon Arunotai


Mr. Lungam Luithui and Ms. Peingam Luithui


Ms. Jannie Lasimbang

Former Secretary General
(2004 - 2007)

Ms. Joan Carling

Former Secretary General
(2008 - 2016)

AIPP Secretariat


Mr. Gam A. Shimray

Secretary General

MR. Shree Kumar Maharjan

Deputy Secretary General

mr. Adrian Marbaniang

Executive Secretary

Ms.Tassanee Surawanna

Organizational Strengthening and Movement Building


ms. Kamonphan Saelee

Administrative Manager

mr. Chumpol Bunpeng

Logistic Officer

ms. Honey



ms. Apinya Putipraisakun

Finance Manager

ms. Jarunee Sunpawaranont

Senior Finance Officer

Ms. Chanitsara Silachan

Finance Officer

Ms. Wanpen Sindamrongsri

Finance Officer


ms. Nina J. Sangma


mr. Hpuji Nawng

ICT Officer


mr. Lakpa Nuri Sherpa


mr. Prem Singh Tharu

Programme Officer

ms. Pirawan Wongnithisathaporn

Programme Officer

Human Rights Campaign and Policy Advocacy

Ms. Guangchunliu Gangmei


mr. Frederic Wilson

Programme Officer

mr. Shohel Hajong

Programme Officer

mr. Dharmodip Basumatary

Programme Officer

Indigenous Women

ms. Pragyaa Rai


Regional Capacity Building

Charu Bikash Tripura



ms. Srikaew Kunteng

Liaison officer