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International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forest

The IAITPTF is an international network of organizations representing indigenous and tribal peoples living in tropical forest regions (Africa, the Asia-Pacific and the Americas)

Presence in: Argentina, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Peru, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uganda
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information

The Alliance was founded in 1992 during an indigenous conference for the establishment of the alliance held in Penang Malaysia, where the Charter of the Alliance was adopted, and has been advocating continuously for the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples ever since.
Mission The Alliance is independent, impartial and objective in its dealings with other international organizations, governments, and individuals and has as its Purposes “To secure respect for Indigenous rights, territories, institutions and processes and to promote an Indigenous model of socially and environmentally sensitive development and conservation in tropical forest regions”.

Our vision is Past, Present and Future
Objectives

– Promote full recognition of the rights and territories of indigenous and tribal peoples;

– Promote the development of indigenous and tribal peoples and their participation in decision and policy making;

– Establish effective networks between indigenous peoples at regional and international levels;

– Exchange information and experiences to empower Alliance members to advocate for the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples, enabling them to impact upon processes falling within the complex UN system, and the policies and decision-making of developmental agencies and multi-lateral development banks;

– Promote worldwide solidarity between indigenous and tribal peoples

People Associated With This Organization

Cindy Kobei

Kenya  
International Alliance of Indigenous...
Joined July 2020
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Ms. Kobei is an indigenous rights activist from the Ogiek indigenous community of the Mau Forest in Kenya. She has a background in law and currently pursuing her post-graduate diploma in law at the Kenya School of Law.
Cindy Kobei is the network champion (main point of contact) for International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forest.

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