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Report of the Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting on UN Mechanisms and Procedures Relating to Indigenous Peoples

For more than 10 years now, indigenous organizations in Asia have been conducting the annual preparatory meeting, which has been very invaluable in strengthening the cooperation and advocacy strategies of indigenous organizations and leaders in Asia engaging with the various UN Mechanisms and Procedures relating to indigenous peoples. The topics covered have been expanding through the years with the inclusion of discussions on engagement with the ASEAN and its human rights body, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). AIPP has been the technical secretariat for this regional meeting in partnership with a local organization from the host country. ...

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 ...

ANNOUNCEMENT : Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting 2011

Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting on UN mechanisms and procedures relating to indigenous peoples February 26 to March 1, 2011 Chiang Mai, Thailand Since 2000 the indigenous peoples organizations in Asia have been conducting annual preparatory meeting on the UN mechanisms and procedures in relation to indigenous peoples. This annual preparatory meeting has been strengthening the cooperation of indigenous organizations and leaders in Asia, building their capacity for engaging at the international level for awareness raising, lobby and advocacy.

The Indigenous Partnership takes Root: Lessons from Cusco

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

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 ...

10th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council – Burma/Myanmar

24 January – 4 February 2011 The government of Burma/Myanmar will be due for review in the 10th session of the UPR Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council. For this, a report was prepared for the UPR Working Group by the Burma Forum on Universal Periodic Review (BF UPR) which is composed with 14 organizations including Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) which is a member of AIPP.

AIPP Training Resource Materials

AIPP Training Resource Materials   Training Modules Languages the modules were translated to Countries where the Training  had been  implemented: Leadership Training for indigenous Community (LT)     Basic Leadership Training for Indigenous Peoples: English Malay Bisaya Hindi Thai Ilocano   1.      Malaysia (Sabah) with PACOS 2.      Philippines (Mindanao) with KALUMARAN 3.      India with BIRSA/JOHAR 4.      Thailand with IMPECT 5.      Philippines (Cordillera) with CPA Community Organizing Training (COT)   Community Organizing Training: English Malay Khmer Bengali Indonesia 1.        Bangladesh with TUS 2.        Cambodia with ICSO 3.        Pen. Malaysia with SPNS 4.        Indonesia with AMANTORAYA 5.        Malaysia(Sabah) with PACOS  Training on ...

ILI/ICOLT Phase 1 Full Evaluation Report

ILI [Indigenous Learning Institute for community empowerment] of AIPP is a multi level regional in-peoples education and capacity building programme for indigenous community empowerment for its members and network organizations in Asia. The project is an  innovative training programme that is designed to facilitate inter-peoples exchange or cross learning amongst the participating organizations. Under ILI, there are three specialized training programmes ongoing – the Community Organizers Training (COT), the Leadership Training (LT) and Advocacy Training on the UNDRIP. Here are the project report of the ILI/ICOLT Phase 1 and the  full evaluation report of the project. ICOLT Evaluation Report 2010 ...