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NEFIN Selects Khasur as Demonstration Area

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) in partnership with TEBTEBBA has selected Khasur Village of Lamjung district as a REDD demonstration area under the partnership project “Ensuring Rights Protection, Enhancing Effective Participation Of and Securing Fair Benefits of Indigenous Peoples in REDD-Plus Policies and Programmes”. The case study on “Indigenous Peoples, Traditional Forest and Natural Resource Management” will be conducted in the demonstration area. NEFIN-Climate Change and REDD Partnership Program in coordination with District Coordination Council (DCC) of Lamjung organized an interaction programme on Climate Change, REDD and Indigenous Peoples’ on 1 Sept. 2010. A team including Hon. Shanta Chaudhary ...

NEFIN’s DCC interaction program with NORAD’s advisers

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN)-Climate Change and REDD Partnership Program in coordination with NEFIN’s-District Coordination Council (DCC), Lamjung organized an interaction program with Lief B. Sauvik-Senior Adviser of NORAD’s Civil Society Department and Elisabeth Forseth-Adviser of NORAD’s Civil Society Department. The interaction program took place at Hotel Tukuche, Beshi-sahar, Lamjung on 11 Sept. 2010. The program started with the welcome speech from NEFIN-DCC Chairperson-Mr. Khem Jung Gurung. In the speech he acknowledged the presence of NEFIN’s Chairperson-Mr. Raj Kumar Lekhy and expressed his deep gratitude towards NORAD’s interest and support for indigenous issues. The welcome speech was followed by ...

Community Level Training on Climate Change, REDD and Indigenous Peoples

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) in coordination with District Coordination Councils of Kailali and Kanchanpur successfully conducted a community training on “Climate Change, REDD and Indigenous Peoples” at Hotel Sathi, Dhangadi, Kailali, Nepal. Indigenous peoples including students, women, journalist, youths and indigenous leaders from Dadeldhura, Kanchanpur and Kailali districts attended the training from May 31 to June 2, 2010. Mr. Gothu Ram Chaudhary Chairperson of Shree Tara Nagar Community Forest in the Kailali was also invited to participate in the training. Despite the new topics of climate change and REDD; participants actively participated throughout the training. The total number of ...

National ToT on Climate Change, REDD and Indigenous Peoples at Nagarkot, Nepal

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN)successfully organized a three day national training of trainer on “Climate Change, REDD and Indigenous Peoples” at Hotel Chautari, Nagarkot, Nepal. The training started on 17th May, 2010 where fifty participants including Indigenous leaders, journalists, students and women participated actively. Since the concept of climate change and REDD was new to the participants; they were very eager to know more on climate change and REDD in relation to Indigenous Peoples. The first day began with the welcome speech from Mr. Nima Lama followed by the overview of the training of trainer from Ms. Pasang Dolma ...

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

Summary Report  On EVALUATION OF PHASE 1 OF AIPP’S INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING (ICOLT) PROJECT Please see full report here

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.