Xavier Science Foundation Inc. (XSF) and Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC) organized a training-workshop with the participation of the representatives comprising the committee members and officers from the two (2) Indigenous Peoples Organizations (IPOs), namely, the Nagkahiusang Manobong Manununod sa Yutang Kabilin (NAMAMAYUK) and the Catal Lumad Development Association (CALUDA) at the NAMAMAYUK Tribal Hall, Sitio San Guinto, Brgy. Bacusanon, Pangantucan, Bukidnon held last March 14, 2021.
In recognition of the Indigenous Peoples rights to sustainable community development, the comprehensive training-workshop imparted topics on leadership; organizational management; meetings and facilitation; planning, implementation, monitoring and assessment; and resolving conflicts within the organization in a concerted effort to enhance their knowledge and skills as leaders of their community.
Aiming to uphold meaningful involvement and participation, the training-workshop ensures these representatives are able to effectively and efficiently lead and take hold of their respective organizations while recognizing their tenure and rights over their ancestral lands as their home, culture, livelihood and source of refuge – which include management of resources, engagement in decisions affecting them, and development of initiatives for the general welfare of the IP communities towards a tenure secured future.
The training-workshop is part of the ongoing initiative under the project titled “Enhancing Tenurial Security of Smallholder Farmers in Northern Mindanao, Philippines” of the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) Secure Access to Land and Resources (SALaR) program.