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Finding common strategies among neighboring Mekong countries

Last February 8, 2022, NGOs, non-profit associations and local organizations with whom Samdhana had worked with or had supported came together for the Mekong Partners’ Meeting. Twenty-eight participants from 19 organizations from Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos joined the meeting via online. Albeit, it was not face-to-face but the Partners had a meaningful exchange on their current situations, the challenges they have to hurdle, and strategies that for them have been effective.

It Takes a Village to Restore a Forest: Tree Growing in Brgy. Awang

Brgy. Awang in the Municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental, is part of the traditional territories of the Higaonon tribe under the Dulangan Unified Ancestral Domain (DUAD). The community used to have an abundant forest where underground water sources abound. It was also rich in chromite, that brought in mining companies, migrants and businessmen, and with it logging and clearing of the area, leaving its mountains barren.

Fork to Farm Global Dialogue: Crossing Borders, Breaking Down Barriers: The Fork to Farm Global Dialogue

On 5 November 2021, the Samdhana Institute organized The Fork to Farm Global Dialogue for Southeast Asia, as part of COP26 in Glasgow. Co-organised by Nourish Scotland and featuring representatives of communities from various countries worldwide, the event implemented a hybrid format (i.e., with a mix of offline participants in Glasgow and others attending online in their respective countries, in Asia, Africa, Europe, and America)


Menoken in Tanah Timor: Building Youth Leaders in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) for a brighter future and resilient community

As part of its ongoing commitment to foster unity to foster unity in diversity throughout Indonesia the Menoken journey recently travelled to the districts of South-Central Timor, with the aim of strengthening networks, sharing ideas for the protection and preservation of the environment.

Regional Youth Summit Menoken Southeast Asia 2021: A Meeting of Indigenous Youths from Indonesia and the Philippines

Bogor, 18 November 2021. Hosted simultaneously in two Southeast Asian countries, namely Indonesia and the Philippines, this latest Menoken event will be held from 19-21 November 2021. Unlike previous Menoken activities, which took place in a single location but involved several communities, this iteration will involve communities in seven locations in the Philippines, along with nine communities throughout Indonesia.

Regional Youth Summit Menoken Asia Tenggara 2021, Pertemuan Pemuda Adat Indonesia dan Filipina 

Bogor, 18 November 2021. Kegiatan Noken Kembali akan di selenggarakan pada tanggal 19-21 November 2021. Kegitan Menoken kali akan dilaksanakan di dua negara region Asia Tenggara yaitu Indonesia dan Filipina. Berbeda dengan menoken sebelumnya yang di selenggarakan di satu lokasi menoken dengan melibatkan beberapa komunitas, Menoken kali ini akan melibatkan 7 komunitas yang akan menoken serentak diberbagai lokasi di Filipina, sementara akan ada sembilan komunitas di Indonesia.

Youth Noken A Gathering of young Indigenous Peoples in Philippines and Indonesia

The finest hinabol (Binukid name for handwoven Abaca fiber) are woven into Kamuyot, a type of backpack or slingbag used to carry items and used as an offering to Magbabaya or a peace offering during conflicts with other nearby tribes. Kamuyot is a handloomed product that is used by the Higaonon tribe. Both the men and women carry a range of commodities and items using the bag.


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