The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) conducted the Regional Exchange Workshop on UNDRIP and Human Rights Advocacy on 12-15 November 2013 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. AIPP member-organisation Cambodia Indigenous Youth Association (CIYA) hosted the workshop which was participated by 25 participants (13 men and 12 women) from member/partner-organizations from Cambodia, Nepal, Northeast India, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand.
This workshop is part of the programme to promote the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It provided a forum for exchange of experiences and knowledge and cross-learning among the participants with regards to their work in capacity building, awareness-raising, and advocacy work on the UNDRIP at the local, national as well as regional levels
Indigenous Peoples of Asia shared their experiences in REDD+ at Climate Change Talks in Warsaw (COP 19)
Nov. 15 2013, Warsaw, Poland
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) organized a side event “Experiences on REDD+ and Its Implication for Indigenous Peoples in Asia” at the Nineteenth Conference of Parties (COP 19) on 12 November 2013, in Warsaw, Poland. Mr. Lakpa Nuri Sherpa of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) moderated the side event. The side event was successful in presenting the ground experiences and the lessons learned by indigenous peoples of Nepal, Indonesia and Cambodia to the international communities. The representatives of indigenous peoples’ organizations, civil society organizations, governments, youth and students attended the side event.
YAB Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud
22nd Floor, Wisma Bapa Malaysia
Petra Jaya, 93502 Kuching
Mr. Torstein Dale Sjotveit
Chief Executive Officer,
Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB)
No. 1, The Isthmus,
Subject: Respect Indigenous Penan’s Native Customary Rights over the Murum Dam Project
We, indigenous organizations from Malaysia and Asia, are deeply concerned about the Sarawak State Government’s actions against the Indigneous Penans protesting the impounding of water at the Murum Dam in Ulu Belaga, Sarawak.
Appeal for support for the indigenous peoples affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Philippines
November 13, 2013
As you may all know, the Philippines is now under a state of calamity with the massive and widescale destruction of lives and properties by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), the strongest typhoon recorded in history early this month. The coverage from various media outfits show part of the damage wrought by the typhoon in the Visayas region. What is not yet being publicized is also the situation of many indigenous communities who live in far flung communities and are now isolated because of the massive damage in their areas and the lack of communication facilities. Many of them have lost their homes and their sources of livelihood. The poor state of infrastructures and adaptation measures as well as their poor socio-economic conditions made them most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of typhoon Yolanda.
Managing forests, sustaining lives, improving livelihoods of indigenous peoples and ethnic groups in the Mekong region, Asia
Lessons learned from the Learning Route
This paper presents the Learning Route, ‘Managing Forests, Sustaining Lives, Improving Livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Groups in the Mekong Region’, undertaken in November 2012 by PROCASUR and AIPP with the support of IFAD. It describes the Learning Route process, outputs and outcomes, as well as lessons learned, in addition to two case studies – one in Lao PDR and the other in Thailand – of community-based forest management, communal land titles and sustainable livelihoods. The document also provides a general overview of the land tenure system and its effect on the traditional livelihoods of indigenous peoples and ethnic groups in Asia, with particular focus on Lao PDR and Thailand.
The Learning Route is an innovative initiative, promoting sustainable grass-roots solutions to economic underdevelopment. This collective undertaking brings together key stakeholders – donors, governments, civil society organizations, indigenous peoples and local communities – to interact with each other for a period of at least seven days while learning about community-based projects worth replicating in other areas.
- Update on Indigenous Peoples' Issues in Asia (Nov18 - Nov 24, 2013)
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- Regional Exchange Workshop on UNDRIP and Human Rights Advocacy
- Indigenous Peoples of Asia shared their experiences in REDD+ at Climate Change Talks in Warsaw (COP 19)
- Update on Indigenous Peoples' Issues in Asia (Nov 3-10, 2013)
- Update on Indigenous Peoples' issues in Asia (Oct 25-31, 2013)
- Update on Indigenous Peoples' issues in Asia (Oct 21-25, 2013 )