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Community / Land projects / IMPECT 2016-2020

IMPECT 2016-2020



01/16 - 12/20


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Project of Empowerment and Strategic Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (ESPRIT) under Inter-Mountain Peoples Education and Culture in Thailand Association (IMPECT) target over 4 million indigenous people in Thailand. As Thailand government policy has not yet reached UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, there are common rights violations against indigenous people The project aim for Indigenous peoples (IPs) in Thailand are able (i) to set-up, strengthen and institutionalize the Indigenous Peoples’ Council, as a self-regulated and principal mechanism, primarily taking actions on dispute resettlement process. This Council would then (ii) be accelerated and capacitated on self-determination and management and by the end, there would be certain amounts of laws and by-laws enhancing the existence of identities with rights entitlement and safeguards for indigenous peoples The objectives; empowering IPs network leaders of Council of Indigenous People in Thailand (CIPT), strengthening capacity of IMPECT and IPs networks, promote and deliver cultural and lifestyle through Indigenous Knowledge Management Institute, enhance skill on effective management & administration to support IPs movement in Thailand Expected results are IPs network and leader are empowered and CIPT in Thailand are reinforced, IMPECT and IPs network are able to managed human rights violation, capacity of promoting and delivering cultural and lifestyle of IP to public through IKMI has increased, administration team skills has improved and served program operation Main activities include data development, Ingenious people movement and advocacy for Ingenious People Council and network establishment The thematic area focuses on indigenous people rights, land rights, culture preservation and women rights  Other stakeholder including IMPECT staff, IPs leaders from 14 networks, Partner organization and allied networks, State and Government Agencies, Potential Donors


This project mainly contributes to results within Fulfilment of human rights commitments. Results will be reported later in the Global Civsam grant period 2016-2020

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