Indigenous Peoples Development Programme
Caraga Region, Southern Philippines
The population of indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Caraga Region, Southern Philippines is estimated at 500,000. Recognizing the disadvantaged position and vulnerability of the IPs in the region, the ILO responded by launching the Caraga Indigenous Peoples Development Programme (IPDP Caraga). The Programme seeks to help strengthen the capacity of the IPs for individual and collective self-reliance in the sustainable development and protection of their ancestral domains.