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Topics: Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

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  • Agrosilvopastoral systems in northern Thailand and northern Laos: Minority peoples’ knowledge versus government policy

    Traditional agrosilvopastoral systems have been an important component of the farming systems and livelihoods of thousands of ethnic minority people in the uplands of mainland s...

  • The ‘Karen Consensus’, Ethnic Politics and Resource-Use Legitimacy in Northern Thailand

    Recent Thai research on Karen ethnicity and resource management places significant emphasis on rotational shifting cultivation (rai mun wian) . A broad consensus has emerged tha...

  • Myanmar: UNPO Submission to the UN OHCHR Universal Periodic Review

    The Unrepresented Nations and People's Organization (UNPO) is an International, Non-violent and Democratic Membership Organization. Its Members are indigenous peoples, minoritie...

  • “Indigenous Practices for Sustainable Social Development: Summary Workshop Repor

    Indigenous people play a key role in the domestication, conservation and adaptation of genetic resources and agricultural biodiversity, not just for their immediate surroundings...

  • Traditional Customary Laws and Indigenous Peoples in Asia

    For years, traditional laws – or customary laws – in Asia have been eroded. This report argues that remaining customary laws should be retained and discusses the extent to which...

  • Contribution of Open Data to the Protection of Indigenous People’s Livelihood, Land Security and Natural Resource Sustainability

    The overall objective of this paper is to follow up on the research that aims to understand how indigenous communities’statistics have been widely used in development projects i...

  • Using Open Data and Digital Mapping to Aggregate Evidence for Identifying and Protecting Indigenous Peoples’ Lands and Resources in Cambodia

    This paper examines the threats posed to the lands and resources of indigenous peoples in Cambodia, and the difficult process of obtaining communal land titles. It explores the ...

  • What can Indigenous Peoples, local communities and women expect from Global Climate and Forests Funds in terms of their rights? An introduction and comparison of Safeguards and Participation Mechanisms

    As a result of the regime on ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and enhancing forest carbon stocks’ (REDD+) adopted by the UN Framework Convention on ...

  • The struggle over Lao PDR’s forests: New opportunities for improved forest governance?

    The forests of Lao PDR have dramatically diminished in recent decades. The main drivers of deforestation are changes in land use with forests being converted to agriculture, hyd...

  • World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples: Laos-Lao Soung

    The page gives update information on Lao ethnic groups known as Lao highlanders or Lao Soung. Most Lao Soung grow upland rice, maize, and opium traditionally. Major ethnic group...

  • World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples: Tai and other hill people

    Tribal Lao Tai live in the higher valleys and on the middle slopes of the mountains in northern Laos (and in adjacent areas of south-west China, north Thailand and north-west Vi...

  • World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples: Laos

    The page gives an overview of ethnic groups in Lao PDR. It distinguished ethnic groups into three categories geographic areas: Lao Loum, Lao Soung and Lao Theung.

  • World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples: Laos-Lao Theung

    The page offer information on Lao ethnic group: Lao Theung. Most Lao Theung are nomadic; they commonly live in upland areas. Originated from Mon-Khmer, they practice swidden cul...

  • Government of Laos and policies supporting gender equality and ethnic diversity

    A handout that covers Lao law and treaties on women's rights and equality for ethnic groups.

  • The geography of poverty and inequality in the Lao PDR

    A breakdown of economic inequality and resource access in Laos based on geography.

  • Gender and poverty issues in the forest regions of northern Lao PDR

    In this study, Participatory Poverty Assessment (livelihood matrix, food seasonal calendars, mobility maps, SWOT analysis and problem cause analysis) was conducted in the 12 pro...

  • Stable forest cover under increasing populations of swidden cultivators in central Laos: The roles of intrinsic culture and extrinsic wildlife trade

    The purpose of this research is to attempt to quantitatively confirm or refute a qualitative impression of sustainability of swidden cultivation in Nakai-Nam Theun national prot...

  • Population diversity and rice in Laos

    An archaeological account of population trends and ethnic diversity in Laos dating back thousands of years, including description of agricultural development and spread of rice ...

  • Impacts of land and forest policies on the livelihoods of ethnic minorities

    This study intends to contribute to a better understanding of how institutional arrangements governing ethnic minorities’ rights to access and control over land and ...

  • Research on the customary law of ethnic minorities and fores policy in Vietnam (Final Draft)

    “Research on the customary law of ethnic minorities and forest policy in Vietnam” is an empirical study and policy review that contributes to the implementation of the “Action o...

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