Programmes

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

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 ...

REPORT OF THE ASIAN REGIONAL MEETING ON THE COMPOSITE REPORT ON TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE (Baguio, 28-3

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, ...

Youth Dialogue Report- June 2006

1. Introduction: This 6-month narrative report covers the period from 1st January to 30th June 2006.   The financial report for the same period accompanies this report.    2. Improving Reporting and Communication  In January 2006, the AIPP Secretary General assessed the reports from the two dialogues in Malaysia and Mongolia held in 2005 and realized that the weaknesses of the reports are the lack of description of follow-up activities and what was needed to be done to overcome the gap between indigenous youth and elders.   The guide to reporting was revised and groups that were interested to host the programme were ...

Youth Dialogue Report – Dec 2006

1. Introduction:  This 6-month narrative report covers the period from 1st July to 30th December 2006.   The financial report for the same period accompanies this report.    2. Promoting the Dialogue and Follow-up   The Shan Youth (Myanmar), the Nationalities Youth Forum (Myanmar) and IMPECT Association, Thailand already showed their interest earlier, so the Secretariat basically followed up with their request.  Unfortunately, the Inter-Tribal Education and Culture youth group under IMPECT, Thailand could not organise the dialogue this year and requested for a postponement.  The Shan Youth had quite a lot of problems understanding the concept of the dialogue, so the Secretariat ...

REPORT ON THREATS TO THE PRACTICE AND TRANSMISSION OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE REGIONAL REPORT: ASIA

Phase II of the Composite Report on the Status and Trends Regarding the Knowledge, Innovation and Practices  Of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Relevant to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity  Prepared for the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity by Glen Kelly  Visiting Research Fellow Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 2005 

Concept

Young people are the segment within indigenous societies who are profoundly affected by erosion of traditional indigenous way of life, economic change, unemployment, globalization and a number of other factors. Within all these changes there is a perception among indigenous youths that their concerns and needs are not always reflected in policies conceived by their elders and also that the traditional institutions are becoming redundant. This is also reinforced by the perception among indigenous youths that their traditional ways of life are archaic and antiquated, hence needs to be changed. It has given rise to a situation where they are ...