This report presents the innovative experience in bamboo forestry management and the process of Communal Land Titling carried out by the community of Huay Hang and Napor, Sangthong District, Lao PDR. The systematization of this experience has been made possible with the cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Planning and Investment of Lao’s People Democratic Republic, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the PROCASUR Corporation. They provided technical and methodological support in the process of documentation of the experience. We express our sincere thanks to them. The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) partnered with PROCASUR Corporation and provided methodological support in the on-field activities of the systematization process of the Learning Route. Our special thanks to Gender and Development Association (GDA), based in Vientiane Capital who earnestly provided all the logistic and technical support for undertaking the on-field activities. Also, special appreciation goes to the District Lao Women Union (DLWU) and District Governor Office for their useful logistic support in the preparatory phase of the fieldwork and for their feedbacks during the activities in Sangthong district. The systematization of the experience was undertaken between August 26 and 29 2012 in Sangthong District, Laos PDR. It involved the community of Huay Hang and representatives from the community of Napor. Activities have been carried out using PROCASUR know how on South to South Cooperation through exchange of best practices and innovations, as part of a regional IFAD financed Learning Route Programme for Asia and the Pacific.
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The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is a regional organization founded in 1988 by indigenous peoples' movements. AIPP 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 47 members from 14 countries in Asia with 14 National Formations, 15 Sub-national Formations and 18 Local Formations. Of this number, 6 are Indigenous Women's Organizations and 4 are Indigenous Youth Organizations.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. The Conference was organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected the Sahelian countries of Africa.
La Corporación PROCASUR ha trabajado desde 1996 en el desarrollo y difusión de herramientas y metodologías para la gestión efectiva del conocimiento, fomentando la capacidad de los actores públicos y privados que participan en la lucha contra la pobreza rural, en América Latina y el Caribe.
The Mekong Land Research Forum seeks to bring research and policy a bit closer together. It does this in part by making the research more accessible and in part by helping to distill the key messages and points of debate so that information overload does not overwhelm policy makers and other advocates for progressive policy reform.