Donor: European Union and Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
The overall objectives to which this action shall contribute are the development of IP communities in ARMM that recognize and practice the rights of minority at all levels, and the improvement of living conditions of the most marginalized population in the ARMM.
The specific objective of the action is the design and implementation of Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plans and their inclusion in the Development Plans of the Local Government Units, backed by strengthened IPs governance and justice systems and advocacy campaigns for socio-legal and administrative reforms.
Estimated results: 1. Cultural information and baseline data gathered allow the formulation of the Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plans (ADSDPP); 2. The active participation of the indigenous peoples in ARMM in local governance is increased as result of activities which capacitate and equip them with fundamental and rights-based knowledge and skills towards the promotion of indigenous knowledge, systems and practices; 3. The indigenous peoples in ARMM are capacitated and equipped with necessary knowledge and skills that will eventually build and support sustainable livelihoods and manage natural resources; 4. The inclusion of the ADSDPP in the Local Government Units planning instruments of Community Development Plans is designed and implemented – backed through strategic advocacy campaigns that strengthen and enhance IPs ability to exercise their collective rights in ARMM.
The target groups are 1,672 indigenous traditional and formal leaders, 2,280 IP farmers and fisherfolks, 1140 IP women and youth and 50 personnel from the Office of Southern Cultural Communities and from local government units.
Component 1 Cultural Mapping and Formulation of Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plans (ADSDPP):
- Participatory Rapid Assessment and a demographic survey in 76 Barangays
- Formulation of the ADSDPPs
- Design of culture-sensitive data base
- Set up of linkages with Local Authorities and Non-State-Actors
- Workshops/learning sessions on research and documentation
- Collection of customary laws and other determinants of cultural integrity etc.
Component 2 Capacity Building for Empowerment and Strengthening of Self-Governance:
- Collection of jurisprudence on decided cases using customary law;
- Development of training modules and conduct of trainings for IPs;
- Support on the accreditation process of IPs in the ARMM.
Component 3 Advocacy for Socio-Legal and Administrative Reform:
- Introduction of Empowerment and Sustainable Development Report Cards;
- Trainings on lobbying for the passage of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act;
- Conversion/creation of Tribal barangays for IPs in the ARMM;
- Increased efforts on administrative reforms and establishment of linkages with the National Commission on Indigenous People and other National Government Agencies.
Component 4 Implementation and integration of ADSDPP in the local development plans
Name/profile of staff:
Project manager, 660 m/d, permanent
European co-manager,660 m/ permanent
Administrative Staff/ Secretariat, 3 local staff, 1980