Promotion of Indigenous and Nature Together | Land Portal


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POINT (Promotion of Indigenous and Nature Together) was established in March 2012. It is started as a response to the lack of organization led by “Indigenous Peoples” working for Indigenous Peoples’ issues in Myanmar. In the past, only the religious organizations are the strong civil society working for its related indigenous people’s needs of humanitarian and development assistance to some extent. Therefore, the organization POINT was formed in order to fill the gap of promoting the rights of indigenous peoples along with increased awareness on environmental related knowledge.

After 2010 election, with the new government’s development plan for the country, most of indigenous peoples’ land once the civil war areas are marked for special economic zones, mega dam, mono cropping such as rubber plantation, Gold Mining, Coal, High way road, Deep Sea Port, etc. Thus, indigenous communities are those who will have either positive or negative impacts from the development projects that come alone with peace process in Myanmar. Hence, POINT is working together with indigenous communities so as to fulfill rapidly for the awareness raising to Indigenous communities on UNDRIP and FPIC and other right based approach to development mechanism as well as to advocate and raise the concern of people to the government in relation to sustainable development and natural resource management.


“Indigenous Peoples in Myanmar have rights on their existence and their roles on sustainable development initiatives is recognized and ensured at national, regional and international level.”


  • To promote awareness on the rights of IPs in Myanmar
  • To engage sustainable development initiatives in promoting natural environment of indigenous territories
  • To advocate the right based approach to Development specifically for IPs in Myanmar
  • To establish national network of IPs in Myanmar

Promotion of Indigenous and Nature Together Resources

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Library Resource
Journal Articles & Books
December, 2018

In light of the urgency of both forest conservation and the recognition of indigenous communities’ rights to land and resources, along with the documented potential for creating conservation synergies through recognition of community rights, this study tries to look at the approaches to forest conservation taken in Myanmar so far, and to take stock of their achievements and impact with respect to both forest conservation and the rights and wellbeing of communities.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
February, 2016

Key findings:
"There is no landlessness in the village
and the land is shared equitably. The
land cannot be sold and belongs to the
community. It is the basis of their livelihood and the future of their children.
The forest outside community forest area in Myay Latt territory is being logged
by outsiders. The villagers tried to tackle
illegal logging but due to corruption and
lack of law enforcement, this is still increasing. Recognition of these customary forest areas and of the community's

Library Resource
Policy Papers & Briefs
Institutional & promotional materials
February, 2016

The poster presents an overview of land, livelihoods and customary practices in Myan Latt Village, Magwe Divsion, Myanmar. This poster is one of a five village case studies produced by partner organizations during field-based training on how to document customary tenure systems, supported by MRLG.

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