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Community / Land projects / CIPO 2016-2020

CIPO 2016-2020



07/16 - 12/20


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Cambodia Indigenous People Organisation (CIPO) is a Cambodian non-governmental organization. It found in June 2014. CIPO’s aim is indigenous community has a sense of ownership and partnership in land and sustainable natural resources management to ensure well-being of economy, society, culture and reducing poverty, discrimination. CIPO’s objectives are to increase awareness, capacity and legal assistance of indigenous people and to collectively organize communities to advocate for their rights. Expected results are: -          Indigenous peoples as collective and individual accessed awareness/knowledge and legal assistance to claim their rights. -          Collective rights of community members organized for the Communal Land Titling. -          Indigenous communities accessed trainings on professional occupation in agriculture and cultural handicraft and improved the use of existing resources in enhancement of sustainable livelihood. -          The cultural identity, tradition/custom, and the rights of indigenous peoples documented, and disseminated to all concerned people. CIPO will provide capacity building and promote community ownership in collaboration with stakeholders in the areas of IP’s rights, land and NRM. CIPO also provides skill trainings to improve the sustainable livelihoods for IPs. CIPO mainly operates in Rattanakiri, Mondul Kiri, and Preah Vihear province. The IP people makes up approximately 1.34% of the 13.5 million, they lack self-confident, awareness on their rights, they are not secure on their land. IP’s rights and livelihoods are under threats due government granted economic land concession, demand land for agro-industrial, mining and hydro power building and the IP areas became target area of development project. CIPO is a member of Cambodia Indigenous People Alliance (CIPA), a steering committee of the Indigenous People Forest Network (IPFN), a member of NGO Forum and other networks and a network member of Asia Indigenous People.  


This project mainly contributes to results within Fair distribution of wealth and access to natural resources. Results will be reported later in the Global Civsam grant period 2016-2020