Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, The Private Sector and Development (Malaysia, 27th Feb-8th March 2017),


Photo: DTP Participants, DTP trainers and DTP staff at ‘Human Rights, Indigenous peoples, the Private Sector and Development’ training program in Sabah. Program Date: Feb 21 – March 08, 2017. Photo taken by: The Diplomacy Training Program

Location: Sabah

Program Dates: 27th February - 8th March, 2017

DTP and JOAS are collaborating with OHCR Regional Office and OHCHR Civil Society Unit on delivering a regional capacity building program on Human Rights, Indigenous peoples, the Private Sector and Development.   Twenty-four participants, mainly from Indigenous communities in Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Myanmar, Cambodia and Bangladesh travelled to Sabah in Malaysia to learn, share knowledge and experiences.   Sabah has witnessed the dramatic impacts of deforestation, dams and plantations. The participants learnt about relevant human rights standards, and UN human rights monitoring and accountability mechanisms that can be used to protect and promote human rights in the context of rapid economic development.   The intersection of the environment and human rights, the preservation of Indigenous languages and traditional knowledge, the diminishing space for civil society and militarization have been among the issues raised. The program was funded with support from Oxfam Australia, the Australian government and DTP’s individual supporters.

See Schedule, Participants' Biographies


See Program Report, and Post-Training Survey Report