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Training manual on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in REDD+ for indigenous peoples

Publisher: IWGIA and AIPP
ISBN number: 978 87 92786 21 0
Release year: 2012
This manual aims to build the capacities of the indigenous peoples, networks and organizations to advocate and work for the effective implementation of FPIC for indigenous peoples in the activities and projects relating to REDD+. In particular, the objective of this manual is to equip indigenous peoples with the knowledge and understanding of FPIC and REDD+; and to provide a general guide to co...
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IWGIA Annual Report 2011

Publisher: IWGIA
Number of pages: 36
Publication language: English
Release year: 2012
IWGIA's Annual Report 2011 gives examples of some of the activities implemented or supported by IWGIA during 2011 and major results. You can order a free copy through: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakd8034b9765981342d66f03a0eba8a855').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; ...
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Manuel sur la Promotion et Protection des Droits des Populations/Communautés Autochtones à Travers le Système Africain des Droits de l'Homme

Publisher: CADHP et IWGIA
Number of pages: 85
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-31-9
Publication language: French
Region publication is about: Africa; Afrique
Financially supported by: Ministère des affaires étrangères du Danemark et du Ministère des affaires étrangères de la Norvège
Release year: 2012
Depuis les dix dernières années, la Commission africaine des droits de l’Homme et des peuples (commission africaine) a pris des mesures audacieuses pour comprendre, expliquer et aborder la situation des droits humains des communautés autochtones en Afrique. Le Groupe de travail de la Commission africaine sur les populations/communautés autochtones (Groupe de travail) a été le point d’anc...
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Forest is Life - A Story of Climate Change, Forest and Communities

Publisher: IWGIA and AIPP
Number of pages: 22
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
Climate change has become an environmental problem affecting people throughout the world. Climate change is mainly the result of increasing global temperature, which results in shifting weather patterns such as unseasonal rains that affect agriculture, droughts, floods, plagues and diseases. Global warming is mainly the result of the increase of greenhouse gases, above all CO2, in the earth’s at...
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Integrating Indigenous and Gender Aspects in Natural Resource Management - Guidelines for Practioners

Publisher: WWF, IWGIA, KULU, Nepenthes & DIIS
Author: Elisabeth Kiørboe, Diana Vinding, Martha Salazar, Vibeke Tuxen and Helle Munk-Ravnborg
Number of pages: 48
ISBN number: 87-87740-56-7
Publication language: English
Release year: 2005
The aim of the guidelines is to offer conceptual and practical tools for improving natural resource management activities and to open a dialogue among practitioners as to how gender and indigenous concerns can best become an integrated part of any natural resource management process anywhere in the world. The First Part offers a number of case stories on the consequences of excluding and includin...
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The Indigenous World 2012

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Compilation and editing: Cæcilie Mikkelsen
Number of pages: 591
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-15-9
ISSN number: 1024-0217
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: World
Financially supported by: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NORAD
Release year: 2012
Release month / day: May
Available as book and CD. In 61 country reports and 12 reports on international processes, The Indigenous World 2012 gives a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples and their human rights, and reports on the most important developments in international processes of relevance to indigenous peoples during 2011. The majority of the country reports document how the escala...
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Customary Law in Forest Resources Use and Management - A Case Study among the Dzao and Thai People in North-West Vietnam

Publisher: IWGIA, AIPP and CIRUM
Number of pages: 46
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-13-5
Country publication is about: Vietnam
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
Vietnam is home to 53 ethnic minority groups who mostly live in the forested uplands. Numbering over twelve million people, they highly depend on forests for their livelihood and development. But the pressures on these forests are ever increasing, posing a serious threat to the lives and stability of millions of people. Since the early 1990s, Vietnam has attempted to address deforestation by ...
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Rapport du Groupe de Travail de la Commission Africaine sur les Populations/Communautes Autochtones. Visite de Recherche et d'Information au Kenya, 1 - 19 mars 2010

Publisher: CADHP et IWGIA
Number of pages: 99
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-14-2
Publication language: French
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Financially supported by: Ministère des Affaires étrangères du Danemark et du Ministère des affaires étrangères de la Norvège
Release year: 2012
La Commission africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples a mis en place un Groupe de travail sur les populations/communautés autochtones (Groupe de travail) qui formule des recommandations et propose des mesures pour prévenir et remédier aux violations des droits de l’homme et libertés fondamentales des populations et communautés autochtones. Le Groupe de travail a effectué une visit...
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Report of the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communties. Research and information visit to Kenya, 1 - 19 March 2010

Publisher: ACHPR and IWGIA
Number of pages: 89
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-14-2
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Financially supported by: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Release year: 2012
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has established a Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities (Working Group) that formulates recommendations and proposals on appropriate measures to prevent and remedy violations of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples and communities. The working group paid a research visit to the Republic of Kenya from Mar...
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Manual on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Populations/Communities through the African Human Rights System

Publisher: ACHPR and IWGIA
Author: Korir Sing’Oei
Number of pages: 81
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-29-6
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Financially supported by: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Release year: 2012
Over the last ten years, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) has taken bold steps to understand, expound and address the human rights situation of indigenous communities in Africa. The African Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities (Working Group) has been the institutional anchor for these efforts. Through various sensitization se...
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Understanding Community-based REDD+ - A Manual for Indigenous Community Trainers

Publisher: IWGIA & AIPP
Author: Christian Erni, with contributions from Maria Teresa Guia-Padilla, Portia Villarante, Delbert Rice and Somsak Sukwong
Number of pages: 226
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-02-9
Publication language: English
Release year: 2011
A manual for indigenous community trainers While the first guide in our manual series, "What is REDD?" aims to help indigenous communities to understand what REDD+ is and what its implications may be for them more generally, this manual looks at REDD+ on the project level. The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance to indigenous trainers to prepare and conduct trainings on Community-based R...
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Rapport du Groupe de Travail de la Commission Africaine sur les Populations/Communautes Autochtones. Mission en République du Congo, 15 - 24 mars 2010

Publisher: CADHP et IWGIA
Number of pages: 99
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-08-1
Publication language: French
Country publication is about: Republic of Congo, République du Congo
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Financially supported by: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères du Danemark et du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères de la Norvège
Release year: 2011
La Commission africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples (CADHP ou Commission africaine), qui est l’organe des droits de l’homme de l’Union africaine, s’occupe de la situation des droits des peuples autochtones depuis 1999. Les populations autochtones font partie des groupes les plus vulnérables et les plus marginalisés du continent africain. Depuis la 29ème Session ordinaire de l...
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Report of the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communties. Mission to the Republic of Congo, 15 - 24 March 2010

Publisher: ACHPR & IWGIA
Number of pages: 93
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-08-1
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Republic of Congo, République du Congo
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Financially supported by: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Release year: 2011
The African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities undertook a country visit to the Republic of Congo in March 2010. The aim of the visit was to encourage the government to adopt a law on indigenous peoples’ rights and to follow up on a visit conducted in September 2005. The report gives an account of meetings held with government authorities, civil society organization...
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Nossos Olhares Sobre a Cidade

Publisher: AJI/GAPK, IWGIA y FMUSP
Author: Editores: Alejandro Parellada & Maria de Lourdes Beldi de Alcãntara
Number of pages: 120
ISBN number: 978-87-3264-452-5
Publication language: Portugués
Country publication is about: Brazil, Brasil
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2011
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Rapport du Groupe de Travail de la Commission Africaine sur les Populations/Communautes Autochtones. Visite de Recherche et d'Information en République Democratique du Congo, 9 - 25 Août 2009

Publisher: CADHP et IWGIA
Number of pages: 89
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-07-4
Publication language: French
Country publication is about: Democratic Republic of Congo, La República Democrática del Congo
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Financially supported by: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères du Danemark
Release year: 2011
Rapport du groupe de travail de la Commission Africaine sur les populations/communautés autochones en la Republique Democratique du Congo, 9-25 Août 2009.
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Report of the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities. Research and Information Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, 9 - 25 August 2009

Publisher: ACHPR & IWGIA
Number of pages: 87
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-07-4
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Democratic Republic of Congo, La República Democrática del Congo
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Financially supported by: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Release year: 2011
This report describes the situation of the indigenous populations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and makes recommendations to the government, civil society organizations, and the international community. The report is based on research and meetings with government authorities, civil society organizations and indigenous communities in Kinshasa, North Kivu, and South Kivu (Goma and Bukavu) unde...
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IWGIA Annual Report 2003

Publisher: IWGIA
Publication language: English
Release year: 2004
The Annual Report 2003A is a status report that describes the activities of IWGIA in 2003. You can order a copy through: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloake0a97ceb2a9fa05f9199c089a9f46b39').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addye0a...
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IWGIA Annual Report 2004

Publisher: IWGIA
Publication language: English
Release year: 2005
The Annual Report 2004 is a status report that describes the activities of IWGIA in 2004. You can order a copy through: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak109d1e5ebc6ade04dd8747448f066b49').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy109d...
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IWGIA Annual Report 2005

Publisher: IWGIA
Publication language: English
Release year: 2006
The Annual Report 2005 is a status report that describes the activities of IWGIA in 2005. You can order a copy through: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak5b4b951c8f59bf124ff32116cbf093b6').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy5b4b...
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What to do with REDD? A manual for indigenous trainers

Publisher: IWGIA , AIPP, FFP, Tebtebba
Author: Christian Erni and Helen Tugendhat (eds)
Number of pages: 188
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-71-3
Release year: 2010
Training manual written for indigenous trainers who intend to facilitate a training on REDD for indigenous leaders. It has been devised for a proposed five-days training programme with five modules. The manual includes suggestions for the objectives of each module, activities and methods, materials and a schedule. It is suggested that you use this training manual together with the informati...
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Alienation of the Lands of Indigenous Peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh

Publisher: Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission & IWGIA
Author: Shapan Adnan & Ranajit Dastidar
Number of pages: 186
ISBN number: 978-984-33-3494-7
Country publication is about: Bangladesh
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2011
The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh had been historically inhabited by indigenous peoples (IP), locally known as the Paharis. From the 1970s, however, counter-insurgency operations resulted in the forced eviction of the IP. Massive numbers of Bengali settlers were brought in from outside and placed on Pahari lands, forcibly changing the demographic composition and land distribution of t...
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IWGIA Annual Report 2010

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: IWGIA
Number of pages: 46
Publication language: English
Release year: 2011
The Annual Report 2010 is a status report that describes the activities of IWGIA in 2010. You can order a free copy through: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak357080a3ad325498c9671cdd7f3a3673').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var add...
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Qu'est-ce que la REDD? Guide à l'intention des communautes autochtones

Publisher: IWGIA, AIPP, Forest Peoples Programme et TEBTEBBA
Number of pages: 97
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-93-5
Release year: 2010
Ce livre présente des informations sur la REDD (Réduction des émissions dues à la déforestationet à la dégradation des forêts dans les pays en voie de développement), l’unedes mesures d’atténuation mises en avant actuellement pour combattre les changements climatiques,et sur ses implications pour les peuples autochtones. Il vise principalement à aiderles peuples autochtones à compr...
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The Rights of Indigenous Peoples - The Cooperation Between Denmark and Bolivia (2005-2009)

Publisher: DANIDA and IWGIA
Number of pages: 128
ISBN number: 978-97-91563-80-5
Country publication is about: Bolivia
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2010
The Danish support programme for indigenous rights in Bolivia came to an end on 31 December 2009, after 10 years in operation. The aim of the programme was for indigenous peoples to "obtain full exercise of their economic, political, social and cultural rights", and substantial results were achieved in this regard. In order to analyse this process and the programme’s overall results, particu...
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What is REDD? A Guide for Indigenous Communities - 2nd Edition

Publisher: AIPP, FPP, IWGIA and Tebtebba
Author: Writers: Eleonor Baldo-Soriano, Joan Carling, Raymond de Chavez, Christian Erni, Helen Tugendhat
Number of pages: 100
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-66-9
Publication language: English
Release year: 2010
This book provides information material on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries), one of the mitigation measures now promoted for combating climate change, and its implications for indigenous peoples. It is intended primarily for indigenous peoples as a guide in understanding climate change, REDD and how they relate to the recognition and exerc...
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The Indigenous World 2011

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Compilation and editing: Kathrin Wessendorf
Number of pages: 551
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-97-3
ISSN number: 1024-0217
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: World
Financially supported by: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NORAD
Release year: 2011
Release month / day: May
Available as book and CD. This yearbook contains a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples and their human rights, and provides an overview of the most important developments in international and regional processes during 2010. In 66 articles indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists provide their insight and knowledge to the book with country reports coverin...
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