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Engagements with indigenous communities unanimously confirm the strength of traditional governance and the importance of local ownership in cultivating transparency, inspiring creativity, and ensuring the sustainability of gains. Given this, the Self-Determination Training focuses on capacity development interventions to support the exercise of traditional governance by leaders of indigenous communities and facilitate consensus-building processes to anchor project implementation processes on community decision-making.

The Self-Determination Training aims to strengthen capacities of indigenous leaders to manage and resolve conflicts through modules and online sessions on human rights, indigenous peoples rights, conflict analysis, principled negotiation, and advocacy.

Trainees shall be engaged for capacity development on media literacy, evidence-gathering, story-telling, and social media campaigning. They shall be supported to pursue online information campaigns to bolster public awareness on the situation of their communities. Engagements with mainstream and alternative media shall be facilitated to magnify information dissemination. 

The capacity development activities, designed to be participatory in nature, will provide the participants to take on proactive roles not only as learners but also as leaders and holders of cultural and political knowledge. Beyond participation, the ultimate goal of the capacity enhancement would be to enable IPs/ICCs themselves to have meaningful engagement with relevant stakeholders through formal dialogues and the general public through media engagement and social media campaigns.

Functional knowledge and skills on policy analysis, parliamentary procedures, and constructive engagement.

Paralegal knowledge and skills on relevant laws on indigenous peoples and conservation.

Familiarity with good practices on resource mobilization for indigenous peoples in conservation.

Arising from these difficulties, indigenous peoples’ communities have utilized their traditional measures to ensure food security. Some mobilized community members to share food supplies among their kin and neighborhoods, while others have launched communal farming drives to ensure food supply. This has enabled many indigenous communities to remain nourished amidst the looming food crisis that accompanied the pandemic. While ‘community pantries’ emerged as an expression of solidarity among Filipinos confronting issues of hunger and malnutrition, indigenous peoples’ communities have been implementing similar measures in times of food crises since time immemorial. 

Training Courses

Anti-Terror Act

Rights of the Accused



Social media campaigning

Modules also shared with the Inclusive Conservation Academy

Indigenous Peoples Rights Act

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent

Laws on Forest and Wildlife Protection Expanded National Integrated Protected Area System

Writing Project Proposal

Community Royalty

Payment for Ecological Services

Public Speaking

Preparing for Radio and TV Interviews

Facing the Media

How to Conduct Meetings

Basics of a Meeting and Setting the Agenda

Parliamentary Procedures in a Meeting

Training Materials & Resources

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