Our Partners and Networks
Our partners, which are indigenous organizations and networks with whom we have developed formal partnerships, represent the most disadvantaged and marginalized indigenous peoples in their countries. These indigenous formations are also the ones who are leading the indigenous peoples’ movements in their countries. Thus, they have proven track records and have high credibility in their respective countries and communities. Their work is grounded in community-level work but they have also built their capacities to engage in national and global processes with the support of Tebtebba.
These partner organizations and networks of Tebtebba are the following:
1. Indigenous Partnership on Climate Change and Forests with 15 partners in 12 countries: Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN) and Institut Dayakologi (ID) - Indonesia; Maleya Foundation – Bangladesh; SILDAP and Montanosa Research and Development Center - Philippines; Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) - Nepal; Centre for Research and Development in Upland Areas (CERDA) - Viet Nam; Lelewal – Cameroon; Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organisation (MPIDO) and Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA) – Kenya; Servicios del Pueblo Mixe – Mexico; Centro de Culturas Indígenas el Perú (CHIRAPAQ) – Peru; Centro para la Autonomía y Desarollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CADPI)- Nicaragua; Conselho Indigena de Roraima (CIR) – Brazil; Union pour l'Émancipation de la Femme Autochtone (UEFA) - Democratic Republic of Congo
Through these organizations and networks we have direct partnerships as well with indigenous communities which are the demonstration sites for REDD Plus. These indigenous territories and communities are the following;
- Tanjung and Pendaun Villages in West Kalimantan, Indonesia – people are Dayak;
- Khasur Village in Lamjung District in Nepal – people are Gurung
- Vo Nhai District, Thai Nguyen Province, North Viet Nam, various indigenous peoples occupy this District
- Tasba Pri Territory, Autonomous Region in the Atlantic Coast, Nicaragua – peoples are Miskito and Mayangna
- Chandigarh, Junin Region; Oxapampa, Pasco Region, Puerto Inca, Huanaco Region; The people are mainly Yanesha and they belong to FECONAYA (Federation of Native Communities of Yanesha)
- Community of Santiago Malacatepec, Mixe Region, State of Oaxaca, México – people are Mixe.
- Loita, Narok District, South Kenya – people are Maasai.
2. Indigenous Peoples Global Network on Climate Change and Sustainable Development (IPCCSD) with 26 indigenous networks and organizations: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact; International Indigenous Women’s Forum; Asian Indigenous Women’s Network; Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Network on Climate Change and Biodiversity, Taungya and Maleya Foundation – Bangladesh; Comuna Sta Elena – Ecuador; Confederacion Mapuche de Argentina – Argentina; Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN) and Institut Dayakologi - Indonesia; SILDAP and Cordillera Peoples Alliance - Philippines; Forum for Indigenous Peoples Perspectives and Action – India; Indigenous Representatives Active Members – Cambodia; Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) - Nepal; Centre for Research and Development in Upland Areas (CERDA) - Viet Nam; Lelewal – Cameroon; Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organisation (MPIDO), Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA) and Ogiek Peoples Development Program – Kenya; Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People – Nigeria; Servicios del Pueblo Mixe – Mexico; Centro de Culturas Indígenas el Perú (CHIRAPAQ) – Peru; Centro para la Autonomía y Desarollo de los Pueblos Indígenas - Nicaragua; Alaska Native Science Commission – USA; Tebtebba
3. Indigenous Peoples Global Research and Education Network (IPGREN) with 58 indigenous researchers and 9 indigenous organizations (Indigenous Information Network – Kenya; National Khoi-San Consultative Conference – South Africa; Instituto Muni-kat – Guatemala; Maleya Foundation – Bangladesh; Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN) and Institut Dayakologi – Indonesia; Confederacion Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas, Indigenas y Negras del Ecuador Versalles (FENOCIN) – Ecuador; SILDAP – Philippines; Tebtebba)
4. Asian Indigenous Women’s Network (AIWN) with 19 member federations and organizations from 12 countries: Indigenous Women’s Network of Thailand (IWNT) – Thailand; BAI/Philippine Indigenous Women’s Federation – Philippines; Naga Women’s Union, Indigenous Women’s Forum in Northeast India and Adivasi Women’s Network – India; Women’s Resource Network and Taungya – Bangladesh; Center for Sustainable Development in Mountainous Areas – Viet Nam; Palaung Women’s Organization – Burma; Dongba Cultural Institute of Lijiang and Yulong Culture and Gender Research Center – China; Association for Taiwan’s Indigenous Peoples’ Policies (ATIPP) – Taiwan; Partners of Community Organisations (PACOS) – Malaysia; Centre for Human Rights and Development – Mongolia; National Network of Indigenous Women, Nepal Indigenous Women’s Federation and Association of Newar Women – Nepal; Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN) – Indonesia; Tebtebba
5. Asia Network of Indigenous Lawyers (ANIL) with 23 indigenous lawyers from the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Indonesia.
6. Indigenous Peoples’ Network on Sustainable, Self-Determined Development (IPSSDD), composed of 20 indigenous individuals who are members of their own organizations but who participate in their individual capacities. This network also includes non-indigenous experts on indigenous peoples’ development who come from the academe and NGOs like PRATEC in Peru, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Forest Peoples’ Programme, IWGIA and multilateral bodies like the FAO, Bioversity, IFAD, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and philantrophic funders like The Christensen Fund and the Ford Foundation.
7. Global Network on Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples, a network which Tebtebba helped establish after it organized the “Global Conference on Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples” in 2010 April. This has around 30 member organizations which are mainly indigenous peoples’ formations based in Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, India, Cambodia, Mongolia, USA, Canada, Norway, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo. It has regional focal points in each of the regions who compose the Global Steering Committee. Non-indigenous organizations and individuals also took part and are members of the network. These are the ones engaged in campaigns related to extractive industries in oil, gas and mineral extraction.
8. Philippine UNDRIP Network with 5 indigenous national and regional federation/alliances (aside from the NGO, government and UN/Multilateral Bodies clusters)
9. Philippine Traditional Knowledge Network with 58 traditional knowledge holders and 5 communities in the Philippines
Aside from helping establish issue-based networks, Tebtebba is also a member of other civil society networks. These include:
- Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), a respected network of NGOs, donors and intergovernmental bodies that looks into rights and tenure issues related to forests
- Third World Network (TWN), an international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World, and North-South issues.