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  • Organisation

    Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC) is the first of its kind as an indigenous regional network composed of Asian NGOs independent from the influence of governments and international bodies. Despite the decline of global funding for programmes, projects on food security, and on land and resource rights, ANGOC remains steadfast in these agendas. In the Philippines, ANGOC acts as the convenor of the National Engagement Strategy (NES), the main platform for members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) to work together at the country-level addressing issues of land and resource rights.

    The network consolidates and harmonises various standpoints of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and to position CSOs to constructively engage governments and the international community. Given that of late, civic space for CSO participation in governance, especially in land and resource governance has been shrinking especially in the Philippine context, this strength has proved invaluable as the ANGOC still maintains its relevance in its engagement with various government agencies.

    • Organisation

      Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC) is the first of its kind as an indigenous regional network composed of Asian NGOs independent from the influence of governments and international bodies. Despite the decline of global funding for programmes, projects on food security, and on land and resource rights, ANGOC remains steadfast in these agendas. In the Philippines, ANGOC acts as the convenor of the National Engagement Strategy (NES), the main platform for members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) to work together at the country-level addressing issues of land and resource rights.

      The network consolidates and harmonises various standpoints of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and to position CSOs to constructively engage governments and the international community. Given that of late, civic space for CSO participation in governance, especially in land and resource governance has been shrinking especially in the Philippine context, this strength has proved invaluable as the ANGOC still maintains its relevance in its engagement with various government agencies.

    • Project

      On 22 June 2018, Republic Act 1738 or the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (ENIPAS) was enacted into law and declared in policy that the traditional resource governance of Indigenous Cultural Communities and Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) shall be recognised within Protected Areas. Other critical provisions in this law is the establishment of additional 94 protected areas and enhanced governance structure of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) including the requirement of having 1-3 IP representative/s when necessary.

      Influencing the ENIPAS law project empowers ICCs/IPs affected by Protected Areas within ancestral domains to fully and effectively participate in the implementation of the ENIPAS through the following interventions:

      • Facilitating the identification of potential indigenous community representatives in the PAMB; IPs’ policy and process review of the ENIPAS; and,

      • Capacity development for IP leaders to effectively represent their ICCs in their respective PAMBs.

      The capacity development for IP leaders is conducted across 2 ethno-graphic regions:

      • Island regions: IV-B, VI, NIR, and VII

      • Eastern and Southern Mindanao: XI and XII

      Advocacy and training materials produced provide ICCs/IPs with the necessary knowledge and tools. This enables them to advocate for their right to self-determination in their traditional territories in their engagement with the enhanced PAMB structure.

  • Project

    On 22 June 2018, Republic Act 1738 or the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (ENIPAS) was enacted into law and declared in policy that the traditional resource governance of Indigenous Cultural Communities and Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) shall be recognised within Protected Areas. Other critical provisions in this law is the establishment of additional 94 protected areas and enhanced governance structure of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) including the requirement of having 1-3 IP representative/s when necessary.

    Influencing the ENIPAS law project empowers ICCs/IPs affected by Protected Areas within ancestral domains to fully and effectively participate in the implementation of the ENIPAS through the following interventions:

    • Facilitating the identification of potential indigenous community representatives in the PAMB; IPs’ policy and process review of the ENIPAS; and,

    • Capacity development for IP leaders to effectively represent their ICCs in their respective PAMBs.

    The capacity development for IP leaders is conducted across 2 ethno-graphic regions:

    • Island regions: IV-B, VI, NIR, and VII

    • Eastern and Southern Mindanao: XI and XII

    Advocacy and training materials produced provide ICCs/IPs with the necessary knowledge and tools. This enables them to advocate for their right to self-determination in their traditional territories in their engagement with the enhanced PAMB structure.

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