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Philippines

In the Philippines, the Transformative Pathways project is focused on holistic support for inter-relationships of indigenous knowledge systems and values with nature through five inter-related workstreams: food systems and traditional livelihoods; health and well-being; youth leadership; indigenous voices in arts and literature; and national and international engagement and policy advocacy.  

Key participants in this country’s project are indigenous communities in the Cordillera region, particularly in Baguio City, Benguet and Mountain Province.  

The project in the Philippines is implemented by Partners for Indigenous Knowledge Philippines (PIKP).

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Project Update April 2024

This Project Update, published in April 2024, brings together updates from the Transformative Pathways partners on their key activities and work undertaken since the start of the project in 2022.   Capacity building sessions on biodiversity monitoring have been a key part of the first phase…
11.04.24
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Community-Based Monitoring and Information Systems in the Philippines 

Resource inventory in Ibaloy ancestral land claims  Residents of Sitio Muyot, Barangay Happy Hollow in Baguio City, conducted a resource inventory within the forested areas of their Ibaloy ancestral land claims last December 2023 and continued in March 2024, with the support of the Philippine…
03.04.24
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Engaging Youth in Local Biodiversity Conservation of Baguio City

The student council of the University of the Philippines Baguio in partnership with the Partners for Indigenous Knowledge Philippines (PIKP) conducted an ecological walk and educational discussion on local biodiversity conservation and promotion in Busol Watershed and Forest Reserve in Baguio City, Philippines in March…
03.04.24
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Project Partners in Thailand receive the E-Sak Ka Ou Declaration

We are thrilled to announce that the Thai version of the E-Sak Ka Ou Declaration has landed in the capable hands of our esteemed partner organizations of the transformative pathways project in Thailand.  Empowering Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Women, Indigenous Youth, and Indigenous Peoples with Disabilities…
03.04.24
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Second Transformative Pathways In-Person Meeting 

In February 2024, twelve project partners of the Transformative Pathways consortium gathered for the second in-person planning and review meeting at Laboot, Chepkitale in Kenya. The meeting hosted nearly 80 participants, including representatives of all organisations, and local community members of the Ogiek of Mt…
02.04.24

A Survey of Jurisprudence Affecting Indigenous Peoples and their Ancestral Land and Resource Rights in the Philippines (2009-2023)

This survey presents an overview of the current legal framework on indigenous peoples’ rights in the Philippines. It historicizes the legal recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights, including territorial rights in Philippine national laws and explores how this finds interpretation through a review of existing jurisprudence…
13.03.24

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Key Activities

  • Developing education sites for demonstration and advocacy on indigenous food systems and home gardening; traditional livelihoods; and medicinal practices
  • Establishing indigenous youth networks and spaces, education programmes, and community hubs focused on leadership, capacity building, and through intergenerational skills sharing and knowledge transmission
  • Convening of festivals and conferences on indigenous education
  • Working with indigenous artists and writers and their communities to demonstrate the diversity and complexity of indigenous perspectives and identities
  • Community-based monitoring and learning exchange on biodiversity and culture, including urban Indigenous Peoples and sustainable cities
  • Convening of roundtables and dialogue processes between government agencies and indigenous peoples towards enhancing laws, policies, programmes and mechanisms relating to biological and cultural diversity
PIKP staff and partners divide heirloom seeds into small packages to be distributed to participants during a home gardening workshop help in Baguio City, Philippines.
PIKP staff and partners divide heirloom seeds into small packages to be distributed to participants during a home gardening workshop help in Baguio City, Philippines. Photo by Ella Carino / PIKP
Foresters carefully mark the trees for easier monitoring during a training on resource inventory mapping held in Nueva Viscaya, Philippines.
Foresters carefully mark the trees for easier monitoring during a training on resource inventory mapping held in Nueva Viscaya, Philippines. Photo by Ella Carino / PIKP