Poverty reduction and indigenous peoples Experience from IFAD IASG 2011, UNFPT, New York By A. Cordone Technical Adviser and Coordinator on Indigenous and Tribal Issues Policy and Technical Advisory Division IFAD. Presentation. Poverty and indigenous peoples Self-determined development
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Poverty reduction and indigenous peoples Experience from IFAD
IASG 2011, UNFPT, New York
Technical Adviser and Coordinator on Indigenous and Tribal Issues
Policy and Technical Advisory Division
(Source: IFAD Rural Poverty Report, 2011)
(Source: IFAD draft COSOP 2011)
IFAD and MDG 1
Eradicate extreme poverty & hunger
All these factors perpetuating a number of interlocking disadvantages
Indigenous peoples often disproportionately affected by these disadvantages and exclusion rooted in power inequalities: gender, age, ethnic identities
Addressing such disadvantages involves action on several fronts at the same time
It requires strengthening people’s assets and capabilities both individual and collective
IFAD New Strategic Framework
“What do you mean by poor?
That we do not have money?
Yes, we don’t have money,
but we are not poor”
(Yoyoyo. Gasmana, West Java, Indonesia)
IPs’ perspective on poverty:
improve access to:
Tivoli workshop March 2008
(Tebtebba F., Christensen Fund, UNESCO and IFAD), defined self-determined development being based on:
IFAD’s Engagement with Indigenous Peoples
Overall improvement of project design
9 provinces (Esmeraldas, Manabí, Los Ríos, Guayas, Santa Elena, Imbabura, Tungurahua, Chimborazo and Loja)
Development based on the Andean indigenous concept of sumakkawsay or buenvivir
Innovative funding tool
strengthening indigenous peoples’ communities and their organizations by financing micro-projects that:
foster self-driven development;
generate lessons learned and approaches for replication and up-scaling.
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