To contribute in achieving the objectives of the INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AGENDA towards building self-governing, self-nourishing, and self-sustaining indigenous peoples communities in 2030

Guiding Principles: 5Cs

The Partnerships for Indigenous Peoples is guided with the following principles in engaging with the IP communities and organizations, in partnership with National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), government agencies, local government units (LGU), and other civil society organizations (CSOs):

    1. Collaborative Partnerships and productive relationships.

      Ensuring community owner and participation through quality partnerships based on trust, respect, honesty, equality and mutuality.

    2. Cultural Competency and Sensitivity.

      Developing a proficient level of cultural competency and sensitivity amongst practitioners and stakeholders by understanding the local context and history.

    3. Consistent with Basic Rights.

      Ensuring that indigenous development activities are consistent with respecting and protecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    4. Cross-cutting issues.

      Committing to addressing cross-cutting issues (gender, disability, child protection, environment, climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness and management).

    5. Culture of Peace.

      Strengthening local structures, leadership and governance which promote harmony, responsibility, security and sustainable peace.

Development Framework

Key Result Areas and Indicators

1. Land Security and Natural Resources Protection, Enhancement, and Management.

  • CADTs / CALTs supported with Sustainable Development Programs
  • ADSDPP and Development Plans developed and implemented
  • IP communities and families involved in implementing a culture-based and peace-promoting development programs
  • IP leaders and community members trained and actively involved in ZEP programs on climate change, adaptation, hazard mapping, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM)

2. Leadership and Good Governance.

  • Functional IPOs formed and strengthened
  • IP leaders trained on organizational development, policy advocacy, program management, and financial management
  • Functional IP representatives in the local government units IMPR / Tribal Barangay
  • Community-based plans / programs adapted / supported by the LGUs
  • Partnerships forged and strengthened relationship with the LGU and other stakeholders

3. Cultural Integrity

  • Systematic documentation of Indigenous Knowledge, Systems, and Practices (IKSP) and Customary Laws
  • Schools with programs on cultural awareness and promotion of value-based, culture-sensitive programs

4. Development Rights and Social Justice.

  • Programs promoting women and children’s rights
  • Functional programs and activities on integrative and basic health, water and sanitation
  • Sustainable programs and projects on Agriculture, Livelihood, and Community-based Enterprises
  • IP children, out-of-school youth and elderly enrolled and graduated in basic education and alternative learning system (ALS)
  • IP youth / adult linked to job opportunities

5. Culture of Peace.

  • Dialogues organized and partnerships forged in promoting sustainable peace and security in IP areas
  • IP leaders and members trained on Basic Paralegal involved in advocacy work

Lead Organizations

Units 503-506 Prestige Tower,
F.Ortigas Jr. Ave., Pasig City 1605

+632 632-1003

Committee Members