Strengthening Similipal Peoples’ Parliament  (India) in its own biosphere reserve

Strengthening Similipal Peoples’ Parliament (India) in its own biosphere reserve

Gram Swaraj– a civil society organization in Odisha, in the east coast of India– works to address core issues of ecological restoration, self governance and human development. Presently the organisation focuses efforts in Similipal biosphere reserve (Mayurbhnaj district), a large … Read more

Controlling and governing mineral resources in an indigenous territory - Bolivia

Controlling and governing mineral resources in an indigenous territory – Bolivia

The indigenous peoples of Leco de Apolo, reconstituted in 1996, establishes the Indigenous Organisation of the Leco de Apolo Peoples (CIPLA) in 1997. CIPLA represents 21 communities and a population of 4000 inhabitants. In 1997, it requests from the Bolivian … Read more

Strengthening the Solidarity Association for Proposals and Action in Petén (Guatemala)

Strengthening the Solidarity Association for Proposals and Action in Petén (Guatemala)

Strengthening ASAPP (Association Solidaire d’Action et Proposition de Petén) in terms of food security, nutrition and health, environmental conservation, organisation and economic solidarity.

The conquest and permanent submission of the Itza people since 1967, and the loss of their institutions … Read more

Proud to be Agta Dumagat (The Philippines)

Proud to be Agta Dumagat (The Philippines)

The Agta Dumagat of the southern Sierra Madre mountain range, in the Philippines, are one of the ancient Negrito ethnic groups with a hunter gatherer background.
Until very recently, the only “educational content” available to Agta Dumagat children was entirely … Read more

Solidarity and wise planning for the Tagbanua of the Calamian group of islands (The Philippines)

Solidarity and wise planning for the Tagbanua of the Calamian group of islands (The Philippines)

 

A General Assembly in the aftermath of Typhoon Hayan: solidarity and wise planning for the Tagbanua of the Calamian group of islands

Baranggay Banuang Daan, Coron Island — April 7 – 9, 2014

This post-emergency PKF grant was agreed … Read more

Small emergency relief for the Coron Island’s communities battered by Typhoon Hayan (The Philippines)

Small emergency relief for the Coron Island’s communities battered by Typhoon Hayan (The Philippines)

After the disastrous passage of Typhoon Hayan, in December 2013, the Foundation helped the Tagbanwa villages in Coron Island to rebuild their 50-seater boat used for tourism operations. The boat—which was the main source of community income and had been … Read more

Community savings and loans - Joint learning towards the “good life” (Ecuador)

Community savings and loans – Joint learning towards the “good life” (Ecuador)

As part of the on-going three-year project called “Paths of community learning” a regional workshop has taken place in Ecuador (near the town of Cuenca) in September 2013, gathering more than twenty participants from Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador and … Read more

The Maasai : building solidarity amongst clans to unify on land rights in northern Tanzania

The Maasai : building solidarity amongst clans to unify on land rights in northern Tanzania

Much of the poverty faced by the Maasai is underpinned by land access restrictions, arising from loss of land resulting from tourism initiatives, and the impact of conservation and commercial farming, both areas the national government has consistently supported. The … Read more

Strengthening pride in Khumbu, Nepal

Strengthening pride in Khumbu, Nepal

The Sherpa indigenous people of the Mt. Everest region of Nepal—a customary territory called Khumbu — regard their high valleys as a sacred place they have the responsibility to conserve.  Many Sherpa cultural leaders, however, are concerned that their territory … Read more

Solidarity and joint learning and action among indigenous communities resisting oil-palm monocultures in the islands of Palawan and Mindanao (The Philippines).

Solidarity and joint learning and action among indigenous communities resisting oil-palm monocultures in the islands of Palawan and Mindanao (The Philippines).

With this initiative the Foundation supports a search for mechanisms to give the stronger possible voice to indigenous communities affected (or potentially affected) by oil palm monocultures in Palawan and Mindanao—two main islands in the Philippines’ archipelago.  The researcher/ activist … Read more

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