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Women weavers, village farmers, bee-keepers and volunteers were some of the participants in the Partners’ meeting, which Samdhana held last February 09, 2017 in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. They were grantees which Samdhana supported in the last two year
Samdhana facilitated early recovery for Tagbanwa communities, by providing direct livelihood assistance and small grants to the local Tagbanwa associations in their respective ancestral domains
San Jose is one of the barangays in Coron that is majorly populated by the Calamian Tagbanua. Their ancestral domain claim covers both the barangays of San Jose and Decalachao; the claim is still ongoing processing.
The Samdhana Institute in consortium with P3L, Koperasi Tanggetada and YAPPLIK is implementing a project entitled Achieving Gender Equality Initiative to Improve Community Economy and Environment, in Kolaka District, Southeast Sulawesi Province.
After two years of preparation, Dedicated Grant Mechanism Indonesia (DGM-I) – a grant mechanism focus to assist indigenous people and local communities is launched
There were more than 10 NGOs that came in after Yolanda. But most of them used the dole-out system so most of the communities got used to just receiving assistance without relying on their own capacity
DGM Indnesia (DGMI) falls within project category B which is not expected to have significant environmental and social impacts, but still requires a safeguard framework to ensure the activities will not harm the IPLC, especially the most vulnerable groups
Samdhana is currently participating in the World Conservation Congress (WCC) 2016 of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Hawaii.
NSC and the World Bank’s Task Team Leader are determined to gain the approval of the World Bank Management’s PAD by the end of the first semester of 2016, so that the Implementation Phase can be started by January, 2017.