Karina Javier

Training Specialist at LOGOFIND Project

Active in Country: Philippines

DTP Alumna: 2012 Indigenous Program - Malaysia

A quick update form Karina Javier, an alumnus of the DTP Indigenous Peoples Program held in Malaysia in 2012.

Its been so long since I had the time to provide the DTP with updates on what we are doing from this side of the world as I have been busy recovering from my accident, then I had to focus on my studies.

 

I had the opportunity of providing a brief orientation to select IP Mandatory Representatives of San Jose and Magsaysay, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines about the provisions of the Republic Act 8371, also known as the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) last February. The activity also discussed the provisions of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Memorandum Circular 2010-119 in connection with the Republic Act 7160 (Local Government Code of 1991) on Mandatory Representatives.

 

As a result of this activity, I will be conducting a follow up activity this May 28-30, 2016 in San Jose Occidental Mindoro with select IP mandatory representatives of the whole province of Occidental Mindoro. The acitivity will focus on the orientation and training on the roles and responsibilities of IP Mandatory Representatives to the Local Legislative bodies, using a toolkit developed for mainstream local council members. (The toolkit was developed by DILG for mainstream councillors, and was funded by the World Bank.) Since the participants are members of Indigenous peoples, I had to revise the toolkit to make it culturally appropriate, using the contexts of IPs.

 

These are still in line with the overall advocacy framework which initiated immediately after my training at the DTP last May 2012 in Sabah, Malaysia.

 

This is all for now. Good luck on your activities, and thank you so much for keeping the alumni posted!

 

In service of the marginalised, I remain.

 

Profile written June 2012