គុណតម្លៃរបស់អង្គការគាំទ្រសហគ​​មន៏ជនជាតិដើមភាគតិច:​ ធ្វើការជាក្រុម​ ការគោរព ការផ្ទេរអំណាច សិទ្ឋសហគមន៏ជនជាតិដើមភាគតិច ភាពស្មោះត្រង់ និងសេចក្តីសុចរិត និងតួនាទីជាអង្គការសង្គមស៊ីវិល។ Core Value: Team work, Respect, Empowerment, Indigenous People's Rights, Honesty and integrity, and The role of our NGO in civil society.

Backgroud

History:

ICSO was established on 1st July 2006 by a group of Governance Board members, key Community Forestry International (CFI) project staff and IP elders. In the process of creating the organization, the Governance Board recruited a National Program Coordinator for support. In 2008, this position changed to Executive Director.

ICSO registered with the Royal Government neither of the Kingdom of Cambodia on 13 July 2006, Certification #840 SorChor Nor of the Ministry of Interior, and started to operate in Ratanakiri province, Cambodia on 01st January 2007 in order to provide services to support the indigenous communities through its 2007-2009 Strategic Plan.

From the beginning in 2007, ICSO knew the traditional indigenous communities are organized at the scale of villages, as the village is the main social, economic and jurisdictional structure. However, the challenges that indigenous communities are now facing can seldom be solved at such level. This new context forces indigenous communities to establish links and networks in order to extend their capacity for solidarity, advocacy and rights defense. Moreover, confrontation with the external world requires new knowledge, new techniques and capacities that are not available at village level. Networking is therefore an important step for indigenous communities at that stage.

At the current situation, ICSO provincial program office-based in Ratanakiri has implemented its different project components in 84 villages, in 22 communes of 5 districts (OuYaDav-OYD, Bar Kaev-BK, Ou Chum-OCH, Lumphat-LPH and AndoungMeas-AM district). There are 3 main project components such as, 1). IPOs-Indigenous Communal Land Titling Project (IPOs-CLTP), 2).IPOs-Institutional Empowerment Project (IPOs-IEP), and 3). IPOs-Economic Empowerment Project (IPOs-EEP).

Through the above projects; ICSO-Rat program has worked with 1,468 (493 were female) of IPOs/ICBOs members as of its target groups such as community committee members for identity strengthening, legal entity registration and communal land title application. The community Saving Group members, Saving Group Leaders and members and ICBOs committee members are to assist and support saving groups, committee members of community-based forest protected areas, IPOs secretariat committee members and youth groups.

The total of IPs that we have worked with and through was 50,994 (25,699 were female), including men, women, youth and elders. There were also 418 (134 were female) of local authorities and government line departments/ministries were involved with actions.

The ICSO program office based in Mondulkiri is implementing projects in 18 villages, 4 communes of PechChenda district. There are 2 main project components such as 1). Indigenous Community Natural Resources Management and Networking Project (IC-NRMNP), and 2). Indigenous People Organizations Economic Empowerment Project (IPOs-EEP).Through these projects; ICSO has worked with 493 (195 were female) of IPN, Saving Groups members (SGMs), Saving Group Leaders (SGLs) and IPOs/ICBOs members on Economic Development. The total of IPs that we have worked with and through was 14,973 (5,946 were female) IPs, including men, women, youth and elders, and 32 (5 were female) of duty bearers.

At ICSO Phnom Penh head officer, the Community Leader Development Program is working with Indigenous Rights Active Members (IRAM) which will constitutional to be real IP national Association or Organization in the near future. There are 95 IRAM members (20 female), from national widewith difference geographic area of67 villages, 49 communes and 30 districts of 15 provinces. The IRAM members are working through 07 Community Leaders (CLs) consist of 30 membersto supports of Indigenous People Organizations (IPOs) which is consist of 12 multi-ethnic groups, 497 members (197 female), 129 villages, 45 communes and 26 districts of 11 provinces.