Capacity Building

The aims and objectives of the capacity building activities are to promote and protect indigenous peoples’ rights in Bangladesh, aiming at strengthening capacity of indigenous peoples and their organizations, and network among indigenous peoples’ organizations and with national and international organizations and promoting and protecting fundamental freedoms and human rights of indigenous peoples in Bangladesh.

Human rights training programmes have been organised in order to develop leadership and capacity among indigenous youths. Hundreds of indigenous youths who are dedicated for the cause of indigenous peoples are trained.

Indigenous Youth Conferences are organized in order to strengthen network among them and to discuss burning issues regarding indigenous peoples, and to organize indigenous youths for the cause of indigenous peoples. Hundreds of indigenous youths and students from all regions and educational institutions of the country have been attended the event. Following activities for capacity building were implemented-

  • Three trainings organised for Traditional leaders of Plain Land Indigenous Communities on ILO Convention No. 107 and 169 and Indigenous peoples’ Issues, in Dinajpur, Tangail (Madhupur) and Sylhet in 2011 with the support of Dhaka office of International Labour Organisation (ILO).
  • Three staff of Kapaeeng Foundation participated in the Asia  regional Training of Traniers (ToT) on Human rights Violations Documentation and Advocacy held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 4-11 November 2011.
  • National Human Rights Training for community-based  indigenous human rights defenders of Bangladesh organised on 7-13 December 2011 at BRAC Lerning Center of Savar in Dhaka with the support of Dhaka office of International labour Organisation (ILO). From this training a human rights defenders network has been formed and they agreed to collect human rights information and send report in a month.
  • Three community seminar on Human Rights and UNDRIP organised in Rangamati, Cox’s Bazar and Barishal district in 2012.
  • An indigenous youth conference titled on `Connecting the Youth: Linking the Future’ and ILO Convention 169 for Indigenous and Mainstream Youth Organizations’ was organised on 5-6 April 2012 at YMCA Training Center of Savar in Dhaka supported by ILO.
  • A four-month internship provided to the indigenous youths and students with an aim to capacity building of the indigenous youths and students as well as to smooth functioning of day to day activities of the secretariat. 12 indigenous youths and students have attended this internship in 2010.
  • Four indigenous youth organization namely Jum Literature Young Society, Tripura Students’ Forum (Central Committee), HOMCHANG and Tripura Students’ Forum (TSF) (Dhaka Metropolitan Unit) supported for publication of magazine marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and celebration of their founding anniversary with an aim to strengthen the capacity and solidarity of the organisations of indigenous youths and students in 2010
  • An Indigenous Youth Conference organised on 1-3 July 2010 at CCDB-Hope Center in Savar with an aim to enable knowledge and understanding of the indigenous youth and students where a total of 60 indigenous youth from 22 communities were attended the conference from different parts of Bangladesh
  • Training Workshop on International Human Rights and Policy Process organised at YWCA in Dhaka from 27 October to 5 November 2004 jointly with HTNF, Taungya and Saami Council
  • Training Workshop on International Human Rights and Policy Process organised at Caritas Centre in Dhaka from 30 March to 1 April 2004 jointly with HTNF