THE IKAP MARKET
IKAP offers a varitey of products
which can be purchased from our website. Below, you will
see training materials,
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
to make your request.
Utility: Put mobile phone, glasses,
or pen. We usually put name tag of participants in the
meeting and give to participants as gift.
Made from cotton by Hmong, Akha, and Lahu embroiders.
Price: 200 THB
Utility: Put book, file, or folder.
Karen and Lua's bag weave from natural dying, for
Akha, Hmong Lahu's bag made from cotton.
Price: 55 THB
Utility: Put mobile phone, glasses, or pen.
Materials: Hmong embroider, made from hemp.
||Price: 30 THB
Materials: Made from
small beads and shell.
- 250 THB
This book is primarily a source of individual accounts
of ways of knowing that are ingrained in cultural
categories and practices. It includes case studies
showing environmentally friendly experiences deeply
embedded in particular cultural ways of conceiving
nature and concludes with an epistemological debate
towards an intercultural dialogue among different
ways of knowing and acknolwedging diversity.
The Indigenous Peoples Forum
- 200 THB
The Indigenous Peoples Forum included indigenous peoples
from China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma and
Laos. Indigenous participants discussed Rotational
Farming, Herbal Medicine and Indigenous Seeds and
Plants. This booklet provides insights into perceptions
of the indigenous practitioners about the 3 main topics
and describes the scope and activities of the interethnic
networks across borders.
|| Pga k'nyau Knowledge on Rotational Farming
||People and Forests - 150 THB
Yunnan is still one of the areas of China where swidden
agriculture is preserved by ethnic minorities to a considerable
extent. The author, Professor Yin, reports about the
historic records about swidden agriculture (cut with
knife and plant with fire – the Chinese term).
He also describes with many details the swidden systems
of the Jingpo (Kachin), Bulang, Wa, Jinuo and Dulong.
He ledges for the recognition of swidden agriculture
as a cultural heritage of the indigenous peoples of
Yunnan, which needs to be preserved.
||The Poverty of Development
||Participatory Technology Development (PTD) - 200
The Field Manual on Participatory Technology Development
(PTD) -Linking Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity
for Sustainable Livelihoods focuses on the following
areas: 1. What is PTD?, 2. Basic Concepts of PTD, 3.
PTD Methods, 4. Process and sequence of PTD, 5. Innovations
and experiments, 6. Farmer networks and organization,
7. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation, 8. Training
of PTD, 9. Outlook.
There is also an ample bibliography and web-resources
on Participation, PTD and Indigenous Knowledge.
Indigenous People and Climate Change - FREE
IWGIA, AIPP and IKAP presented this paper about the impact of climate change on Inidigneous Peoples as well as our conepts on it at the UNFCCC Intersessional Meeting, Bangkok, Oct 2009.
||WHO WE ARE: Indigenous Peoples in Asia - FREE
IKAP AND AIPP briefing paper explaining how we use the term Indigenous to help self-define our many distinctive Peoples at the UNFCCC Intersessional Meeting, Bangkok, Oct 2009.
Our maps are not yet ready for sale and distribution. However, we provide the interim versions online (below).
Concept Paper: Strategy Workshop on Rotational Farming/Shifting Cultivation and Climate Change
Rotational Farming/Shifting Cultivation (RF/SC) is a cultural and physical integration of forest and agriculture; it is indigenous agriculture. It is one type of agro-forestry which stresses the connection between the agricultural system and the ecosystem. RF incorporates the dynamics of management and continuous adaptation required by the ecosystem.
By Dr. Prasert Trakarnsuphakorn, IKAP, March 2010
Space of Resistance and Place of Local Knowledge in Karen Ecological Movement of Northern Thailand: The Case of Pgaz K’Nyau Villages in Mae Lan Kham River Basin
This paper is based on an insiders’ view of the ecological movement in Northern Thailand as carried out by Sgaw Karen (Pgaz K’Nyau) people whose knowledge was accumulated in the form of cultural capital [see Yos, 2003; 2], including oral traditions such as legends, storytelling, hta (traditional songs or poems), and rituals.
By Prasert Trakarnsuphakorn, Social Science, Chiang Mai University, July 2007
UNESCO: Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems LINKS
The loss of their specialised knowledge of nature is a grave concern for many indigenous communities throughout the world. Education, as it is understood in a Western context, occupies a pivotal role in this process, highlighted by many as both a major cause of the decline of indigenous knowledge, and also as a potential remedy for its demise. Visit the site to learn more about this book and other resource texts.
What to do with REDD?
Produced by four NGOs (Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, Forest Peoples Programme, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs and Tebtebba) the 188-page training manual provides information for a five-day-long training session. The booklet “What is REDD?” provides the necessary background information for the trainings. Download package (6.2 MB) or visit website to learn more.