The Philippine ICCA Consortium, in partnership with Philippine Association for Intercultural Development (PAFID), Philippine Parks & Biodiversity (PH Parks), and Cordillera Landing on You (CLOY), developed the Indigenous Peoples’ Platform for Green Recovery to address complex socio-economic and environmental challenges Indigenous People’s (IP) communities are facing due to the pandemic. The project was among the four winners of UNDP Philippines’ Tawid Covid Innovation Challenge.
As part of the Indigenous Peoples’ Platform for Green Recovery, the Consortium is currently working to develop an IP-owned web portal and assets database; establish the first IP-led Fair Trade Alliance to consolidate, streamline, and scale up the marketing of IP products; and design and deliver needs-based training modules and resources for the IP Business Academy. These are being piloted in four (4) IP and community conserved areas (ICCAs) in support of the national efforts to strengthen the management and conservation of natural resources.
UNDP Philippines’ #TawidCOVIDChallenge is an innovation challenge prize to promote innovative ways for socio-economic recovery from the pandemic through recognition of community-based innovations and greater collaboration between local government, civil society, and business. The challenge aims to find, improve, test, and scale novel solutions.