Indigenous peoples development in Caraga Region

The Indigenous Peoples Development Programme (IPDP): Caraga Region

The ILO works with indigenous peoples through enabling policies that engage them in exercising a full range of rights, including those delineated in the Philippine Constitution, the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) and the nation’s medium-term development plans.

Caraga in Mindanao is one of the poorest regions in the Philippines. It is home to some 500,000 indigenous peoples (IPs) who face development challenges, including those due to conflict and degradation of their natural resource base.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is working with the indigenous peoples of Caraga and partners that include the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), a project funded through the Government of Spain to support community initiatives. How do we build institutions, promote human rights and gender equality, and reduce poverty? How can IPs be helped to preserve the environment?

The indigenous peoples in north-eastern Mindanao are keen to develop their ancestral domains in the context of implementation of the national Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) and the Master Plan for the Development of IPs (MTPDP-IPs). Government and collaborating institutions are adopting approaches to respond to the aspirations of indigenous peoples.

For further information please contact:

ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila)
19th Floor, Yuchengco Tower
RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue
1200 Makati City, Philippines
Tel. +632 580 9900
Fax +632 856 7597