Prabindra Shakya

AIPP, a regional organization founded in 1988, is committed to the cause of promoting and defending indigenous peoples' rights and human rights and articulating issues of relevance to indigenous peoples. At present, AIPP has forty-seven members from fourteen countries in Asia. With a focus on women and children, AIPP utilizes tools like campaigns, documentation, mechanisms under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and legal education to empower communities and connect coalitions. AIPP has made recent progress on World Bank safeguards, national budgets, megadam projects and land use, as well as economic integration’s impact on indigenous communities.