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Green Climate Fund Readiness and Indigenous Peoples (PART 2): The Cases of Paraguay, Cameroon, Nepal, Bangladesh and Philippines

Filename: nda scoping 2 final for web.pdf
File Size: 7.49 MB
Date: 11 November 2019
Description:
This report follows an initial scoping research commissioned in 2017 by Tebtebba to partners in five selected countries: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Vietnam, Peru, Nicaragua, and Kenya.
In the second part of the research, the country case studies point to a series of proposals and recommendations that can help improve the quality of indigenous peoples’ engagement, national level coordination of different climate funds, compliance with Green Climate Fund policies and due consideration of indigenous peoples’ perspectives in country programming.

An Indigenous Peoples’ Guide to REDD+ Results-Based Payments: Opportunities and Challenges

Filename: an indigenous peoples guide to redd and rbp - opportunities and challenges.pdf
File Size: 8.48 MB
Date: 15 August 2019
Description:
Much has been said and discussed in the years about the possible benefits and impacts of REDD+, a topic that has been at the center of indigenous peoples’ analyses, elaborations and activities from community level all the way up to international fora.
This guide seeks to offer therefore an analysis of how some key institutions taking a lead on Results-Based Payments (RBP) and Finance work with respect to REDD+. The guide will also unpack some of the critical and still outstanding matters, such as the issues of carbon rights and non-carbon benefits.

10 Years After the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Filename: 10 years after the undrip.pdf
File Size: 8.87 MB
Date: 30 July 2019
Description:

The stories narrated in this publication tell us that when indigenous peoples communities and families are given direct financial support, they succeed in achieving their lives strategies.

The important element that emerges from this publication is the importance of gathering the knowledge and experience that emerge from the small projects financed by the Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

The IPAF finances small projects up to US$50,000. This may seem small, but feedback from indigenous peoples who took advantage from the IPAF funded projects tell us that from their perspective this support is considerable at the community level.  What matters most to the communities and their organizations is not simply the money they receive through the awarded IPAF grants, rather the power transferred to them in the process to make their own decisions at community and family level with the available resources.  Moreover, we have learned that the IPAF small projects are an important tool for women's role in decision-making.

The communities are adopting innovations, such as the use drone mapping and land use of the Jawatn territory in Indonesia, which is contributing to Village Regulation on the Protection and Management of Customary Forest. This is a preparatory step to their application for the formal recognition of Mondi customary forest in accordance with the Minister of Environment and Forestry Regulation.

This publication is in itself innovative in showing how the projects financed through the IPAF are contributing to the implementation of  the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,  particularly Article 23, whereby Indigenous peoples have the right to determine and develop priorities and strategies for exercising their right to development. In particular, indigenous peoples have the right to be actively involved in developing and determining health, housing and other economic and social programmes affecting them and, as far as possible, to administer such programmes through their own institutions. 

Ulat ng Ikatlong Pambansang Komperensya Kaugnay sa Katutubong Kaalaman

Filename: upakata tk conference final.pdf
File Size: 8.85 MB
Date: 21 March 2019
Description:

Dahil sa mahigpit na relasyon sa kalikasan, ang mga katutubo ay nakapagpaunlad ng mga katutubong kaalaman, teknolohiya at sistema ng pamamahala kung saan ang mga likas yaman lalo na ang mga samu’t saring buhay na kanilang pinagkukunan ng pagkain, gamot at ginagamit sa kanilang kabuhayan ay hindi nawawala, bagkus ay napapayaman pa dahil sa kanilang agprotekta sa lugar kung saan sila matatagpuan.

Fulfilling the Mandate

Filename: fulfilling the mandate - unsr.pdf
File Size: 2.99 MB
Date: 22 March 2019
Description:

The Work of the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

 

"Closing the gap between the recognition of indigenous peoples' rights at the international and national levels and the actual implementation on the ground remains my main pre-occupation."

- Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

 

"She has practiced in her mandate the right to consult with her indigenous sisters and brothers from different socio-cultural regions of the world on the subjects to which she has referred in her reports; and has assured the presence of indigenous women and youth in these consultations."

- Ms. Myrna Cuningham Kain, President, Fondo para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas de América Latina y El Caribe (FILAC)

 

"The issues Ms. Tauli-Corpuz analyzes, whether shedding light on the challenges or outlining good examples, invite us all to re-think critically about where our world is going and where indigenous peoples’ stewardship could actually provide answers for all." 

- Ms. Elsa Stamatopoulou, Director, Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University

Sustaining and Enhancing Indigenous Peoples’ Self-Determined Development: 20 Years After Rio (Volume 1)

Filename: 20 years after rio vol. 1.pdf
File Size: 4.27 MB
Date: 25 January 2019
Description:
Indigenous Peoples have something to offer in this equation for survival. We have the perspective of time. Living in one place for thousands of years has given us an understanding of the complexities of life forces. Our languages are libraries of knowledge that may contain keys to survival... One of our Elders said a long time ago that there will come a time when we will cease to live and begin to exist. For the sake of life and our grandchildren, we cannot let that happen in our generation. 

- Chief Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper
Onondaga and Seneca Nations, Iroquois Confederacy

Sustaining and Enhancing Indigenous Peoples’ Self-Determined Development: 20 Years After Rio (Volume 2)

Filename: 20 years after rio vol. 2.pdf
File Size: 3.40 MB
Date: 25 January 2019
Description:
Indigenous Peoples have something to offer in this equation for survival. We have the perspective of time. Living in one place for thousands of years has given us an understanding of the
complexities of life forces. Our languages are libraries of knowledge that may contain keys to survival... One of our Elders said a long time ago that there will come a time when we will cease to live and begin to exist. For the sake of life and our grandchildren, we cannot let that happen in our generation. 

- Chief Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper
Onondaga and Seneca Nations, Iroquois Confederacy

Enhancing Indigenous Peoples' Development through CBMIS

Filename: enhancing indigenous peoples development through cbmis.pdf
File Size: 8.99 MB
Date: 02 October 2018
Description:

CBMIS is not a new methodology or process. Indigenous peoples have traditionally and continuously been monitoring changes within their own ecosystems, resources, and other developments within their environment in the past until the present times. Indigenous peoples had always openly shared or reported to their communities any changes that they observed in their environment which, in turn, they also collectively analyze and make their own actions and decisions in response to such changes.

Customary Tenure Systems and REDD+: Ensuring Benefits for Indigenous Peoples

Filename: customary tenure systems and redd - ensuring benefits for indigenous peoples.pdf
File Size: 9.50 MB
Date: 29 September 2018
Description:

This publication is a knowledge product arising from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Capacity Building on REDD+ for Forest-Dependent Indigenous Peoples in East Asia and the Pacific and South Asia Regions Project, with Tebtebba Foundation as the Recipient. The project aims to strengthen: (i) the knowledge of targeted forest-dependent indigenous peoples on REDD+ Readiness at the national level; and (ii) knowledge exchange at the regional level.

Green Climate Fund Readiness and Indigenous Peoples

Filename: nda scoping part 1.pdf
File Size: 6.74 MB
Date: 13 August 2018
Description:

The Cases of Peru, Nicaragua, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo and Vietnam

The discrepancies registered in some countries covered by this study between existing legislation on indigenous peoples and the capacity of National Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities to properly understand, own and fulfill obligations related to indigenous peoples... and their lack of awareness and low level of information on the GCF pose significant challenges. [T]hese would significantly jeopardize the potential opportunities deriving from indigenous peoples’ engagement in the GCF activities and programs at the national level as well as GCF’s capacity to fully acknowledge and facilitate the effective positive contribution of indigenous peoples in pursuing its transformational goals for mitigation and adaptation.

Indigenous Peoples’ Low Carbon and Climate-Friendly Sustainable Livelihoods

Filename: indigenous peoples low carbon and climate-friendly sustainable livelihoods.pdf
File Size: 3.02 MB
Date: 23 November 2017
Description:
Traditional livelihoods of indigenous peoples, which are proven to be sustainable over generations, are usually regarded as insignificant, obsolete, impractical and not financially gainful. These are not recognized as a distinct production force and system contributing to the overall economic well-being of local communities and the country, in general.
 
Contrary to claims, traditional livelihood systems of indigenous peoples are still very vibrantly practiced and contribute—not only to food security and subsistence—but to the overall well-being of their communities.

Indigenous Peoples and the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Filename: ips and the gcf.pdf
File Size: 4.09 MB
Date: 04 April 2017
Description:
IPs and the GCFRaising indigenous peoples’ interests at the GCF is a long and continuing arduous process that requires a lot of energy and effort. Indigenous peoples have made significant inroads in the GCF and are opening spaces to meaningfully engage with the GCF at global and national levels... 
 
This publication was conceived to consolidate the reports, letters and briefing notes of indigenous peoples’ engagement with the GCF thus far. It also aims to celebrate the achievements and account for the challenges and opportunities that indigenous peoples face in the Green Climate Fund.
 

Pidlisan Language-English Dictionary: A Handy Guidebook

Filename: pidlisan language-english dictionary a handy guidebook.pdf
File Size: 3.28 MB
Date: 28 February 2017
Description:
The survival and development of indigenous languages will require the will and efforts of indigenous peoples as well as the implementation of supportive policy, especially in the field of education... 
 
Adopted by the General Assembly [in 2007], the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples-along with other relevant human rights standards-provides the foundation for developing policies and laws related to the promotion and strengthening of indigenous languages. 
 
- Fact Sheet on Indigenous Languages, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 2008
 

Mapping Our Lands & Waters, Protecting Our Future

Filename: mapping our lands and waters protecting our future.pdf
File Size: 7.97 MB
Date: 17 December 2015
Description:

Mapping Our Lands & Waters, Protecting Our FutureMany indigenous peoples make and use maps to assert their rights to lands and waters, to manage their territory, to preserve knowledge of their own history, culture and environment, and to communicate some of this knowledge to others. There is thus a wealth of experience and lessons to draw on. Among those who have not made maps in their own communities, there is great interest in learning about the opportunities and risks of mapping and about the range of tools and technologies available for recording spatial information. Moreover, mapping has been identified as an important tool for presenting evidence about key issues that affect indigenous peoples at national and global level.

 

United Nations and Indigenous Peoples in Developing Countries: An Evolving Partnership

Filename: un and ips in developing countries - an evolving partnership.pdf
File Size: 3.77 MB
Date: 03 December 2014
Description:

UN & IPs in Developing CountriesSince the turn of the millennium, the UN system has made solid progress to strengthen its attention and support to indigenous peoples, with the establishment of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the appointment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples—and the adoption of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. These developments confirm the relevance and importance of indigenous issues to the core purposes of the United Nations, and provide the UN system with a common normative framework and specialized mechanisms to promote implementation within Members States and the UN system itself.

United Nations and Indigneous Peoples in Developing Countries: An Evolving Partnership (Draft Report)

Filename: un and ips in developing countries - an evolving partnership draft report.pdf
File Size: 1.09 MB
Date: 22 September 2014
Description:

UN and IPs in Developing CountriesSince the turn of the millennium, the UN system has made solid progress to strengthen its attention and support to indigenous peoples. The most visible institutional and normative breakthroughs are the establishment of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), the appointment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the establishment of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)—and the adoption of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). These developments confirm the relevance and importance of indigenous issues to the core purposes of the United Nations, and provide the UN system with a common normative framework and specialized mechanisms to promote implementation, within Members States and the UN system itself.

 

Indigenous Peoples & the Extractive Sector: Towards a Rights-Respecting Engagement

Filename: ips and the extractive sector - towards a rights-respecting engagement.pdf
File Size: 1.97 MB
Date: 10 September 2014
Description:

IPs and the Extractive SectorThis report provides an overview of the present state of play of the extractive industries in relation to indigenous peoples, taking as its point of departure the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples(UNDRIP) in 2007, together with the 2009 UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues International (UNPFII) Expert Group Meeting on Extractive Industries, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility, and the 2009 International Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Extractive Industries. The report is divided into four chapters and concludes with a set of recommendations 

 

Authors: Dr. Cathal Doyle and Mr. Andy Whitmore, published in 2014 by Tebtebba, Indigenous Peoples Links and Middlesex University.

Understanding the Lumad (Revised Edition)

Filename: understanding the lumad_revised.pdf
File Size: 8.97 MB
Date: 02 July 2014
Description:

Understanding the Lumad (Revised Edition)

Philippine education department publishes revised edition of "Understanding the Lumad"
 
The Philippine Department of Education, with the permission of Tebtebba and Silingang Dapit sa Sidlakang Mindanao (SILDAP-SE), has published the revised edition of "Understanding the Lumad." The education department, through its Indigenous Peoples Education Office (IPsEO), decided to publish this "to make it more widely available to...public school teachers in Mindanao and others who are working with indigenous peoples in various education programs."
 
"The Department of Education (DepED) has earlier adopted the National Indigenous Peoples Education Policy Framework (DepED Order No. 62, s. 2011 or “DO62”) as a response to the long-standing call of indigenous communities for reforms in the education system that would make it capable of valuing and nurturing culturally rooted education..."
 
Tebtebba Foundation and Sildap-SE published the book in 2011 to help popularize the issues and situations of indigenous peoples in Mindanao, southern Philippines, who are called Lumad. The idea for the book was first broached by Fr. Frank Nally of the Columban Fathers who approached Tebtebba. Tebtebba and Sildap-SE then partnered together to undertake the research. One value of the book was that Lumad researchers were the ones who researched and wrote the various stories. 
 
Understanding the Lumad is our humble contribution to efforts that surface the Lumad’s voices. Only when we have a genuine understanding of who the Lumad are, can we begin the process of tearing down the walls of prejudice, ignorance and discrimination that have oppressed the Lumad and denied them of their rights for so long.
 
 
Download the first edition here.

Realizing Indigenous Women's Rights: A Handbook on the CEDAW

Filename: realizing indigenous womens rights - a handbook on the cedaw.pdf
File Size: 5.78 MB
Date: 08 March 2014
Description:

Realizing Indigenous Women's RightsThis handbook is an introduction to the human rights of indigenous women.  It provides details on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as the only instrument specifically for women. It also provides a brief overview of the other available human rights mechanisms.

 

The handbook is published by Tebtebba and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP).

Indigenous Peoples' Agenda and the Alta Outcome Document

Filename: ip agenda and the alta outcome document.pdf
File Size: 4.38 MB
Date: 16 January 2014
Description:
IP Agenda and the Alta Outcome DocumentThis publication contains two documents: the Indigenous Peoples’ Agenda and the Alta Outcome Document. Tebtebba is reproducing these in three languages—English, Filipino and Cebuano.
A collective effort of indigenous leaders and representatives from 60 organizations nationwide, the Indigenous Peoples’ Agenda was first formulated in 2010 after President Benigno Aquino had just assumed office. But to their dismay, indigenous peoples did not get any substantive government response. 
The Alta Outcome Document, which Philippine UNDRIP Network members and other indigenous peoples also endorsed. Agreed upon by 700 indigenous representatives from all over the world during the Global Indigenous Preparatory Conference in Alta, Norway on June 10-12, 2013, this document contains recommendations for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in 2014.
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