Indigenous Peoples: Partners for safe water, decent work and peace

At the World Water Week 2021 global event, the Philippines shared how indigenous peoples built a water system under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project in the Bangsamoro region, which also respected indigenous rights, culture and traditions.

Date issued: 27 August 2021 | Size/duration: 03:25

Households, schools, and indigenous communities have access to clean and safe water through a water system built by Tedurays, a group of indigenous peoples in Rifao under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project. Mr Ronnie Alagan, indigenous and tribal leader, and President of the Rifao Spring Development Organization shared his experience under the project. He also underscored how the project respected indigenous cultures and traditions.

This video was shown at the World Water Week 2021 as part of the session on Leading the world: Indigenous-led partnerships and governance held on 27 August 2021. This session discussed effectiveness of tangible and intangible indigenous driven solutions for addressing the water crises, along with examples of platforms that foster partnership between indigenous peoples and other communities. It featured groups in Australia, Myanmar, New Zealand and Argentina.