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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 ...

Report on UNDRIP Trainings

AIPP initiated the community training programme on ‘Capacity building of Indigenous Peoples on the promotion of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)’ under the Regional Capacity Building (RCB) programme. The project was generously supported by the Christensen Fund (TCF). The training manual on the UNDRIP was developed and published in 2010. It was followed by the implementation of pilot trainings in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand among seven indigenous people’s organizations of AIPP members and networks. We are sharing the pilot training reports of MALEYA Foundation in Bangladesh, KALUMARAN in Philippines and PACOS ...

Summary Report on ICOLT phase 1


Asia Regional Prep Meeting Submission to EMRIP 3rd Session

Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting on the theme of the EMRIP study, Indigenous Peoples and the right to participate in decision making March 1-3, 2010 Baguio City, Philippines   Compiled by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Submission to the 3rd Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples     Background of the Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting on UN Mechanisms and Procedures   The Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting for this year (2010) was conducted in Baguio City, Philippines last March 1-3 and was participated by 56 indigenous representatives from 12 countries in the region and representatives from ...

International Women’s Day 2010

In commemoration of the International Women’s Day 2010, Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) join with all women of the world in condemning all forms of violence against women and strongly advocate for the protection and promotion of the rights of women from all sectors of the society.  STOP THE VIOLENCE, STOP THE TERROR   I am a peasant woman who tills this land That cannot be mine, That bears crops that do not calm my hunger That buries me deeper in debt, That leaves me with no option but to leave Because I have seen violence and terror from the ...

Letter of Concern & Condemn

Concern and Condemn on the Attacks on Mr. Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma and Raja Devasish Roy The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is alarmed and expresses its concern and condemnation on the successive attacks to key indigenous leaders and human rights defenders in Bangladesh. Following the attack to Mr. Sanjeeb Drong last 22 January comes the attack of another two prominent indigenous leaders of Bangladesh, Mr. Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma and Raja Devasish Roy, last January 27.