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Community Organizers Training in Cambodia – Report

The Community Organizers Training was implemented in Ratanakiri province. They didn’t have one central learning place, so they had to move from community to community to conduct the training.   Initially, the training was conducted for 5 days a week, but later on it was only 4 days a week because limited time participants could spare for the training. The following are the achievements, lessons learned and challenges of the project. 

Community Organizers Training in Bangladesh – Report

Achievements 1. Translation and Adaptation of Modules:   • PACOS modules adapted and translated into Bangla.   • Finally following Modules have been included for CO training Module 1: Orientation and Basics of Community Organising   Module 2: Governance System   Module 3: Socio-economy, Gender, Culture and Education   Module 4: Constitutional and Fundamental Rights   Module 5: Natural Resource Management Module 6: People’s Organization 

Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas:

A Collaborative Management Learning Network  in Southeast Asia  Six month Project Report July 1 – Dec 31 2006 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Chiang Mai, Thailand Jeremy Ironside  March 2007 


BACKGROUND OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION TRAINING AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING In 2003, the Asia Desk of the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs conducted a general needs assessment and priority identification for its Asia program with partner organizations in South and Southeast Asia. What clearly emerged as top priority is community empowerment through training of young community organizers and leaders.

Narrative Report Philippine Youth-Elders Dialogue Cum Youth Jam

I. Preparatory Phase        In January 2005, the actual preparations for the Youth-Elders Dialogue cum  Youth Jam started. A secretariat was formed to take on the crucial stage of the preparation. It was composed by representatives of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance – Youth Center (CPA-YC), Progressive Igorots for Social Action (PIGSA), Anakbayan-Cordillera (Patriotic Youth), National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) and it was headed by Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Network (APIYN). Later, more volunteers enlisted to help in technical preparations such as leg-working to secure a venue,  distributed invitations and programs, made cards, trinkets and other ...


Summary   The Asian Regional Meeting was attended by experts from 3 Member States and experts from 17 indigenous organizations. A total of 29 persons participated. The participants adopted by consensus, 52 recommendations ranging from general, local, national and international in focus, aimed at identifying and addressing obstacles and process to the retention and use of the knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant to the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity (TK) and specifically to identify processes that may threaten traditional knowledge with the view to the identification and assessment of measures and initiatives to protect, ...