Indigenous Peoples’ Initiatives for Land Rights Recognition in Asia

AIPP dedicates this publication to the indigenous peoples in Asia including indigenous women, youth and indigenous persons with disabilities, who continue to assert and defend their collective rights to their lands, territories and resources.  

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Briefer on "Shifting Cultivation and Indigenous Peoples"

An estimated 80 million people in Asia depend fully or partly on shifting cultivation for their livelihood and food security. Majority of the shifting cultivators are indigenous peoples for whom the importance of this activity goes beyond mere economic concerns. It is the pivot around which their annual work and ritual cycle revolve, forming an intricate part of their way of life and cultural identity. The practice of shifting cultivation also enhances the biodiversity of forests with more flora and fauna.

[NEW] Asia Report on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples

This report is a summary of national reports of indigenous peoples from 12 countries in Asia and the results of the regional preparatory meeting of Asia indigenous peoples for the 21st Session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP21). This regional preparatory meeting, which was organized by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) on September 16-18, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was participated by 30 selected indigenous peoples’ representatives coming from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Thailand, Lao PDR, Taiwan/China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines and Vietnam, including representatives of regional networks of indigenous women, indigenous youth and indigenous persons with disabilities. 

Regional Report of the Partnership between Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and the UN-REDD Programme

Thirteen countries in Asia are preparing to get ready for REDD+. While these countries are moving ahead with REDD+ preparation, the awareness raising and capacity building of rights holders and their organizations for policy advocacy is very important. In this context, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), with the support of the UN-REDD Programme, joined hands with its local organizations to promote closer collaboration and cooperation amongst indigenous peoples, and with the UN-REDD Programme and government agencies implementing REDD+ in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Viet Nam.

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Local Actions: Solutions to Global Challenges

Initiatives of Indigenous Peoples in Climate Changes Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Based on Traditional Knowledge


This publication encapsulates the views and perception of indigenous peoples in Asia on the impacts of climate change, their vulnerabilities and responding mitigation policy measures based on the assessment of a three-year MISEREOR funded project, titled “Building Resiliency of Indigenous Communities on Climate Change Adaptation.” This paper also conveys the vast knowledge of indigenous peoples on ecology, adaptation and disaster risk reduction and the affordable and practical measures that they have developed. Indigenous peoples’ contributions which are time-tested, sound and significant are illustrated here.

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