Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples of Asia (IKPA)
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) with the financial support from the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) implemented the project “Laying the Foundations for an Indigenous Peoples Partnership on Community Mapping and Monitoring in Asia”. The main outcome of the project is the establishment of the regional network known as “Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples of Asia (IKPA)” in June 2019.
Goal of the IKPA
The goal of the IKPA is to advance the recognition, respect and visibility of Indigenous Knowledge and Community lead initiatives at all levels.
Functions of the IKPA
The matrix below shows the major three functions of the IKPA as well as activities to be implemented to fulfil those functions:
- Establish platforms for information sharing and learning at local, country, and regional levels
- Skills Training on Community Based Monitoring and Information System (CBMIS) Tools and Technologies
- Community-based training for documentation, reporting and monitoring
- Workshops on Community Mapping and Community Protocol
- Sensitization workshop for indigenous youth on the importance and value of Indigenous Knowledge Systems
- Develop local journalists to communicate the ways of life of indigenous peoples (living in harmony with nature)
- Revitalization of Customary Governance and Resource Management Systems
- Production of Information, Communication and Education (IEC) Materials in local, national, and international languages
Community Based Monitoring and Information System (CBMIS) and Mapping Community-based monitoring and information system (CBMIS) is not a new practice in global movement for Indigenous Peoples’ rights. For indigenous communities,
Ms Su Hsin is the Director of Papora Indigenous Development Association and a PhD candidate of Civil Engineering. She is also the East Asia Indigenous Peoples representative to the Executive