Training Manual

Training Manual for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) published the “Training Manual for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on the Convention on Biological Diversity” on 10 December 2021. The training manual has been prepared in response to the requests in decisions X/40, XII/12 and XIII/23 of the Conference of the Parties to facilitate capacity …

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Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)’s Handbook: Extractive Industries and Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous

The first part of the Handbook gives an overview of extractive industries and mining in Southeast Asia. It reviews national legal frameworks in relation to mining and indigenous peoples, particularly in Cambodia, Philippines and Indonesia. The three countries were selected as the focus of this handbook because of the significant contribution of mining to the …

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RIGHTS! Updated training manual on the UNDRIP – Volume 2

This Training Manual is the second volume in the series of educational and training materials on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) produced by AIPP. Rights! Volume II is an update of Rights! Volume I. It hopes to facilitate the conduct of trainings on indigenous peoples’ rights at the grassroots level by …

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FAO-MANUAL FOR PROJECT PRACTITIONERS: Free Prior and Informed Consent; an indigenous peoples’ right and a good practice for local communities

This Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Manual is designed as a tool for project practitioners (herein referred as project managers) for a broad range of projects and programmes (hereinafter to be referred to as projects) of any development organization, by providing information about the right to FPIC and how it can be implemented in six steps. …

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Indigenous peoples human rights defenders field handbook on human rights documentation and advocacy

This Handbook provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions on how to document human rights violations, particularly indigenous peoples’ collective rights, and use the data gathered for advocacy. The concern for documentation or conducting fact-finding activities related to human rights violations has intensified due to the increasing cases of human rights violations and aggression committed against indigenous peoples, …

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Gender Manual: Good Practices and Lessons Learnt by an Indigenous Peoples Organization

We are not born with Gender. We are not given it at birth. It is something that we do. It is something that we perform and it is socially constructed. We are all surrounded by gender from the minute we are born. Questions like ‘is it a boy or girl?’ set the tone of our …

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Training Manual for Indigenous Peoples on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

This manual is designed for trainers and facilitators to use as a guide when conducting training for indigenous communities on FPIC. The manual consists of eight modules that provides the concept and principles of FPIC; enumerates provisions of international legal instruments on FPIC; mentions safeguard policies of international financial institutions; presents the national legal framework …

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Practical Guide for Media Practitioners on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues in Asia

Two thirds of the world’s 370 million indigenous population are in Asia and they represent a significant proportion of the poorest and most vulnerable groups in the region. Their vulnerability arises from a situation where they are often marginalized in economic development programs and are excluded from political participation in their respective countries in the …

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