The Inter-Mountain Peoples Education and Culture in Thailand Association (IMPECT) is an indigenous organization which was established in 1991. Its aim is to build up learning process to solve the problems commonly confronting the indigenous peoples based on their own culture. IMPECT’s constituency is 10 indigenous ethnic networks (Karen, Khachin, Dara-ang, Hmong, Mien, Lahu, Lisu, Lua, Shan, and Akha) for which it serves as a secretariat.
IMPECT was the main organization who played the secretariat role of Assembly of Indigenous and Tribal People in Thailand (AITT). Moreover, IMPECT also is the leading organization who established the Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT) and organized many public advocacy events annually since 2007. Additionally, IMPECT also leads the push to develop CIPT and hopes that this institute will be the main organization solving problems for indigenous people in Thailand in the future.