Quotes Collections 2021
Mrs. Luong Thi Truong
She is the executive director of the Centre for Sustainable Development in Mountainous Areas (CSDM), the only member of AIPP in Vietnam. Mrs. Truong belongs to the Thai Indigenous Peoples in Vietnam. She has more than two decades of experience working on Indigenous Knowledge, climate change, biodiversity, and the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and above all, empowering Indigenous Women at the local level in Vietnam. Mrs. Truong has played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Network of Indigenous Women in Vietnam 2019, which has more than 650 members and the Vietnam Indigenous Knowledge Network (VTIK), starting with 32 members in 2007, VTIK now has more than 3,400 members hailing from different provinces of Vietnam. Also, she is one of the former Executive Council (EC) members of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP).
Mr. Manop Boonyuen
He is the Akha village chief and leader of Pa Kia Village, Chiang Rai Province, and the Chair of the Highland Environmental Management Network (HEMN)
Mrs. Pasang Dolma Sherpa,
Executive Director of Center for Indigenous Peoples' Research & Development (CIPRED) has been working with Indigenous Peoples, Women, and Local Communities at local, national, and international levels for more than two decades. She represents Asia Indigenous Peoples in the Facilitative Working Group Members (FWG) of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIP) of the UNFCCC. She is also the Chair of Specialist Group on Indigenous Peoples' Customary and Environmental Laws and Human Rights (SPICEH) within CEESP-IUCN.
Mr. Pallab Rangei,
Executive Director of the Kapaeeng Foundation, and Indigenous Peoples Forum Steering Committee Member at International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Ms. Beverly Longid
She is the South East Asia sub-regional representative of Indigenous Peoples to the Executive Council of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP). She also the International Solidary Officer of Katribu, the national alliance of Indigenous Peoples Organizations and Communities in the Philippines. Katribu works for the recognition of Indigenous Peoples rights to ancestral lands, equality and justice, and self-determination.
Ms. Barsha Lekhi
She is an environmental activist holding Masters’ degree in Environmental Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India and is the awardee of the Silver Jubilee Scholarship. Barsha is passionate about research and advocacy for environment protection as well as the rights of indigenous Peoples and women. In the year 2016, she won title of Miss Nepal International 2016, the first ever awardee from Tharu community and represented Nepal in Miss International held in Japan where she won Missology's Choice Award. Same year, she was nominated as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Clean Up Nepal Campaign. She worked as National Indigenous Peoples Fellow in UNDP-GEF- Small Grants Programme. She is also appointed as Advisor in Earth Day Network, Nepal)
Ms. Noraeri Thungmueangthong
She is the first woman chief of Huay Ee Khang Village. She belongs to the Karen Indigenous group in Thailand. She is one of the prominent Indigenous Women leaders in Thailand. She is actively engaging on Indigenous Women’s issues, promotion of Indigenous Knowledge, and sustainable natural resource management at local and country levels.