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Role and contribution of indigenous women in water management: Case study of Cambodia and Vietnam

During recent decades the forest covered upland territories in Mekong sub-region have become the target of both state and private forms of exploitation. The rush to extract resources from forests, land, water and soil has impoverished Indigenous Peoples, endangered their livelihoods and their cultural and spiritual lives, harmed their well being and impaired their development. Confronted with commercial farming and large plantations, logging and extractive industries, large infrastructure projects such as hydropower dams or new transportation axes, often accompanied a massive influx of non-indigenous settlers and/or massive community displacement, indigenous groups are struggling all over the sub-region to assert their ...

The 5th Annual Indigenous Women’s Regional Exchange concluded

The 5th Annual Indigenous Women’s Regional Exchange Visit organized by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) together with Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Organization (CIPO) and High Landers Association (HA) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia has been completed. This four days exchange visit from 16 to 19 December 2018 was supported by NORAD, Tamalpais and IWGIA. All together 40 indigenous women representing 16 Indigenous Women and Indigenous Peoples’ Organization from 10 Asian Countries and Denmark participated in this regional platform. They exchanged their experiences and learning on their roles, issues, challenges and opportunities on four specific themes namely leadership, engagement in broader IP’s movement ...

AIPP concludes its Third Regional Adaptation Learning Highway in Nepal

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) organized the knowledge exchange trip ‘Regional Adaptation Learning Highway’ with cooperation from its local partners; NGO-Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NGO-FONIN) and Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) in Nepal from 13-15 October 2017. The twenty-four representatives of indigenous peoples from Thailand, Philippines and Nepal participated in the knowledge exchange. The exchange also had two non-indigenous government officials of Nepal and Thailand working closely with the indigenous networks on climate change adaptation and mitigation. Indigenous peoples participating in this exchange have been consistently raising the issues of climate change and its effect on the lives, livelihoods ...

Follow Asian Indigenous Peoples now in Paris for the Climate Change Negotiations

  International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change: Open Letter to the Ministers on Why Explicit Reference to the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Article 2 of the Paris Agreement is Imperative?  {aridoc engine=”google” width=”600″ height=”300″}http://iva.aippnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/English_Version.pdf{/aridoc}  Indigenous Peoples’ proposals for amendment to current draft ADP negotiation texts, UNFCCC, COP21, Paris {aridoc engine=”google” width=”600″ height=”300″}http://iva.aippnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/FINAL-ADP-text.-29nov.pdf{/aridoc}  International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change: Our Proposals to COP21 and Beyond {aridoc engine=”google” width=”600″ height=”300″}http://iva.aippnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/IP-Political_statement.pdf{/aridoc} Messages of the Vietnamese Ethnic Minorities to COP21   Recognizing that: Vietnam is one of the countries most affected by climate change, with its community of ethnic minority groups ...

Asia Indigenous Peoples Day at COP21

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) together with its member and partner organisations is celebrating Asia Day on 9 December 2015 in the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion. The celebration will take place at Climate Generation Space. Also, AIPP is taking in charge of organising an event on Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights in the IP Pavilion on 4 December 2015. We would like to invite everyone attending COP21 to join and contribute to our activities.  Please refer to the attached pdf here for more information. 

Side Events of UNPFii 14th Session

Side Events of UNPFii 14th Session 20 April – 1 May 2015 New York, USA Date Event and Host Time/Venue/Speaker 20 April Enhancing Political Participation of Indigenous Peoples and the Post 2015 Development Agenda Host: IDEA Time: 1:15-2:30 p.m. Venue: Conference Room 4, UN Headquarters Speaker: Joan Carling, SG/AIPP  20 April International Year of Soils: exploring links between in food systems, protection of native seeds and sustainable livelihoods Co-Hosts: FAO, AIPP Time:1:15-2:30 p.m. Venue: Conference Room 12, UN Headquarters Speaker: Joan Carling, Myrna Cunningham 22 April Models on public relationships: Telling our stories and defining our identities  Host: GALDU, AIPP ...

Ongoing Activities

Participants of “Regional Multi-stakeholder Consultation on Livelihood and Food Security of Indigenous Peoples in Asia”  jointly organized by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) from 28 to 30 August 2014 at Hotel Amora, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Update on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues in Asia (Feb 15-21, 2014)

India:Tribal people place demands at Udhagamandalam meeting Published On Friday, February 21, 2014 Representatives of tribal groups at a meeting in Ooty on Wednesday. Photo: D.Radhakrishnan The need to include the long standing demands of the tribal people was emphasised at a meeting organised by the Tamil Nadu Adivasi Amaippukalin Kootamippu (TAAK) and the Tribal Association for Fifth …   Having a way with words Published On Friday, February 21, 2014. Nelson Mandela captured the importance of indigenous languages to the people who speak them when he said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that ...

Updates on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues in Asia (Jan 25-31, 2014)

Cambodia: Bunong Villagers Barred From Attending Illegal Logging Protest Published On Friday, January 31, 2014. Authorities in Mondolkiri province’s Pech Creada district on Wednesday set up roadblocks to prevent indigenous minority villagers from traveling to Sen Monorom City to attend a demonstration calling for an end to illegal logging, villagers and authorities said. Some 300 indigenous villagers had planned to attend …  Indonesia: The right to be different put to the test Published On Friday, January 31, 2014. Dewi Kanti, an adherent of the Sunda Wiwitan faith native to Cigugur, Kuningan, in West Java, was denied an official marriage certificate. ...

Updates on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues in Asia (Jan 18-24, 2014)

Indonesia: Palm Oil company plan to slow deforestation ‘another land-grab’ Published On Friday, January 24, 2014. A palm oil company’s ‘forest conservation’ programme in Indonesia has ended up being a second land grab, writes Marcus Colchester – seizing resources from local communities’ control. “If people chop down a few trees just to build a house the police are waiting. But the oil … Malaysia: Sabah Christians band together to stop conversions to Islam Published On Thursday, January 23, 2014. A Christian group, representing various denominations in Sabah, is embarking on a major religious revival campaign following dubious attempts to convert ...