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Goma, North-Kivu
Democratic Republic of the Congo



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Added on: Jun 27, 2019

Last Updated: Jul 04, 2019

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Our mission is to "eradicate marginalization, discrimination and enslavement to indigenous Pygmy peoples" through human rights, education, environmental protection, health and safety activities food.

The FDAPID-Hope for Indigenous Peoples came into existence in 1999 but its legal recognition took place on December 31, 2004.
Our organization continues as Vision “To see indigenous Pygmies become sedentary in human dignity by conserving their traditional knowledge, cultures and us”, in the Mission “to eradicate marginalization, discrimination and enslavement towards Pygmy Indigenous Peoples” “.

Our organization achieves the following objectives:
Contribute to the promotion and protection of the human rights of indigenous peoples Pygmies and vulnerable local communities;
Increase the socio-economic levels of indigenous Pygmies and vulnerable local communities to improve their living conditions for a better future;
Promote and promote the traditional and / or endogenous knowledge of indigenous Pygmy populations for their well-being;
Develop community environmental protection initiatives to preserve biodiversity and mitigate the impact of climate change.

In terms of geographic coverage, FDAPID operates mainly in the province of North Kivu specifically in the territories of Walikale, Masisi, Nyiragongo, Rutshuru and rural Goma (Mugunga and Lac Vert) but when the needs expressed by the Pygmy indigenous peoples in other areas, we intervene on everything urgent issues of advocacy and humanitarian and judicial assistance.



I accept on behalf of Batundi Hangi Vicar, I have 15 years of experience as a civil society actor and human rights defender including the rights of marginalized groups and vulnerable people. Within my organization, I am National Coordinator, I take care daily of the execution of the decisions of the board of directors, the coordination of the activities through the various services, the contacts with the partners, the elaboration of the reports, advocacy with authorities and diplomats, ...

Democratic Republic of the Congo