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Our Focus/Thematic Area

Community Action and Governance

Our community action programme is focused on realizing the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) with particular reference to article 17 which state as follows: (1) Indigenous individuals and peoples have the right to enjoy fully all rights established under applicable international and domestic labour law (2) States shall in consultation and cooperation with indigenous peoples take specific measures to protect indigenous children from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child’s education, or to be harmful to the child’s health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development, taking into account their special vulnerability and the importance of education for their empowerment. (3) Indigenous individuals have the right not to be subjected to any discriminatory conditions of labour and, inter alia, employment or salary. CODAF believes that before any development project can be carried out in any community free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) must be conducted in order not to violate the guiding principles of the UNDRIP. We would therefore focus our monitoring community activities under the following subject areas:

  1. Community Health Advocacy
  2. Education Right Advocacy
  3. Strengthening Good Governance & Community Leadership
  4. Conflict management
  5. Human Rights
  6. Participatory Budgeting
  7. SCHOOL OF GOVERNANCE: The “school of governance (SoG)” will strive to create opportunities for all members of a population to make meaningful contributions to decision-making and seek to broaden the range of people who have access to such opportunities.  Click here for more details about the SoG


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