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Recent tasks

Charapa is currently working with AIPP, FPP, ILO, IWGIA and Tebtebba Foundation to develop tools for monitoring the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

One of the draft tools developed is a comprehensive matrix, showing the substantial links between UNDRIP and other human rights instruments:

Comparative matrix UNDRIP 7.10.

Another draft tools is a table, identifying possible indicators for monitoring States’ implementation of the commitments made in the Outcome Document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, in September 2014:

monitoring WCIP commitments

Another tool is an indicators framework, which shows the full range of indicators that we have identified for monitoring national-level implementation of UNDRIP. The framework also shows how the indicators  relate to MDG indicators as well as to proposed SDG indicators.

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Charapa Consult has recently undertaken or contributed to the following tasks, among others:

Review of stakeholder engagement requirements and safeguards under UNFCCC, and recommendations for UN-REDD 2015-2020 STrategy (2014); Independent Investigation and Evaluation of UN-REDD Panama Programme (2013)





Lead consultant for the elaboration of a Human rights and development monitoring framework, for AIPP, FPP, ILO, IWGIA, and Tebtebba Foundation. The task includes the elaboration of a comprehensive scoping study and a conceptual framework and related tools for monitoring the implementation of indigenous peoples’ human rights and development. Compilation and analysis of experiences of human rights and development monitoring, including experiences relating to indicators, data compilation and institutionalized monitoring mechanisms, including ILO supervisory mechanisms and treaty monitoring bodies. Elaboration of a comparative table of core human rights and labour standards and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Drafting of a conceptual framework and indicators for community monitoring, and integration with the proposed indicators for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals. Elaboration of tools for field-testing in selected countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Editing of Guide on Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights,

based on the work of UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Professor James Anaya

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ILC positioning paper: indigenous peoples’ rights to land, territories and natural resources

See more at: www.landcoalition.org

Rapporteur at the first global IFAD Indigenous Peoples Forum (2013), and drafting of IFAD Guidance Note on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (2014)

See more at: http://www.ifad.org/english/indigenous/

Forum report: http://www.ifad.org/english/indigenous/forum/proceedings.pdf

Evaluation of the Project “Protecting the Rainforest in Selva Central”,

Rainforest Foundation UK & Central Asháninka del Rio Ene


Catalogue of ideas for supporting indigenous peoples of the Arctic Region,

Greenland Government

World Bank Trust Fund for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development

African Regional Case Studies on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: Traditional Knowledge and Adaptation Strategies

in partnership with Legal Assistance Center (Namibia), MPIDO (Kenya) and Rainforest Foundation (UK)

Guidance Note on consultation with indigenous peoples, Office of the High Commisioner for Human Rights

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Elaboration of a Handbook on ILO Convention No. 169, with a particular focus on indigenous peoples’ right to consultation

Evaluation of the land rights programme of Partners of Community Organisations (PACOS), Sabah, Malaysia


Mid-term review of the Norwegian-funded Programa Maya, Guatemala




Evaluation of Philippines Indigenous Peoples Link (PIPLinks)

Facilitation of Strategy development, Verdens Skove (Forests of the World)


Evaluation of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)





Review of Strategy for Danish support to indigenous peoples, 2001-10.

The review documents results of the last ten years implementation of the Danish Strategy in international
processes, bi- and multilateral cooperation and provides recommendations for future support.

See the report at:

Evaluation, EC-funded projects for indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

Evaluation of project to establish forest corridors on indigenous peoples´ ancestral domains and review of the broader portfolio of projects funded by the European Commission to support indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

Towards a framework for assessing the application of indigenous peoples’ rights.

Birgitte Feiring was facilitator and rapporteur of the Technical Expert Meeting “Keeping track: indicators,
mechanisms and data for assessing the implementation of indigenous peoples’ rights

The meeting discussed the guiding principles and basic features of a common assessment framework for
monitoring the application of indigenous peoples’ rights at global scale. Key conclusions and recommendations are available at:


Hydropower and indigenous peoples’ rights.

A comparative analysis of instruments, responsibilities and good practices to respect indigenous peoples’ rigths
in the context of hydropower projects, undertaken for NORAD.

The analysis focuses on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the ILO COnventrion NO. 169,
the IFC Performance Standard No. 7 and the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP).

Download the report: Report IFC 7- C169 – HSAP FINAL.doc