Indigenous Peoples – Asia Pacific Program

Kapaeeng Foundation has adopted many lessons from the DTP training. The trainings have helped us to engage and collaborate better with Indigenous youth human rights organisations in Bangladesh. DTP training programs offer so many benefits to Indigenous youth of Bangladesh and to Kapaeeng Foundation, and many Indigenous youth gained experience and confidence from participation.

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About the program

DTP has focused capacity building on the rights of Indigenous Peoples since its first course in 1990. Since 2004, DTP has developed and delivered an annual Asia-Pacific regional capacity building program on the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The programs build knowledge of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and how to engage effectively with UN mechanisms such as UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The courses bring advocates together to address issues such as land rights and conflict, the right to healthy environment, the climate emergency, sustainable development, business and human rights and Indigenous knowledge systems.  There is a focus on the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent, and a human rights based approach to development.

Last activity

2020 IP HRB
Online Program

November / December, 2020

This program strengthened the knowledge and skills of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) advocates to protect and promote human rights, and the rights of IPs in the context of COVID-19, increasing threats from climate change, rapid economic development and the impact of large-scale development on the lands and livelihoods of IPs.

Next activity

Participants at Australian HC in KL - MW program
Online Program

10th November - 8th December, 2022

This program will focus on enabling Human Right Defenders (HRDs) advocating for Indigenous people’s rights in Asia Pacific countries to engage with the diplomats of countries that have policies on human rights defenders and the rights of Indigenous people.

Key Issues

  • Free Prior Informed Consent
  • Land Grabbing
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Partners

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Links and resources

A quick-reference guide from DTP to help human rights advocates identify the international law instruments and assistance available to Indigenous Peoples depending on their circumstances.
This animation video from AIPP introduces the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for indigenous peoples.

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