Snap Shot of Indigenous Participation

Key to the empowerment and participation of indigenous people is “access”: indigenous people should be provided with equal access to opportunities (such as education, employment, land rights), services (such as healthcare) and information.

Key to indigenous participation and empowerment is also “equity”: all indigenous people should be able to participate.

Involving indigenous people in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluating of indigenous-related policies, programs and services makes them more relevant, efficient and effective for their target group – indigenous people!

Zashnain

An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at zashnain.com and @bedlamfury

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