A total of thirty-six indigenous peoples leaders coming from various mining provinces of region 9, 11, 12, and 13 along with fourteen representatives from NGOs and four from government came together in what was dubbed as the first Mindanao’s Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Extractive Industry last November 25-27, 2015 in Davao City.
Bantay Kita, represented by its Communications and Research Officer Marco Zaplan, participated in an open data workshop held in Jakarta, Indonesia last November 24-26.
In a recently held forum in the Asian Development Bank last November 25, 2015, Dr. Cielo Magno of Bantay Kita presented on the lessons learned from civil society’s role and engagement in Philippine implementation of EITI.
Ms. Tina Pimentel of Bantay Kita presented on the current and alternative mining development frameworks in the Philippines in a workshop organized by the United Nations Development Program Philippines held in Tagaytay City last November 23 .
Bantay Kita’s Program Manager Ms. Tina Pimentel presented the economics of mining to a gathering of local chief executives, public administration experts, civil society groups, and community representatives last November 13, 2015 in an event organized by Alyansa Tigil Mina.
Bantay Kita along with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Region XI, various indigenous peoples’ organizations, and the Provincial Government of Compostela Valley organized a technical working group workshop last November 10-12 in Davao del Norte.
Bantay Kita will be partnering with the local government unit of Compostela Valley to organize a technical working group workshop on ancestral domain revenue code to be applied to all five (5) ancestral domains in the province
Bantay Kita, represented by its Board Director Ms. Tess Tabada and Communications and Research officer Marco Zaplan, attended a 2-week regional workshop organized by the Gadjah Mada University and Natural Resource Governance Institute last October 19-31 in Jogkarta, Indonesia.
BK, with its local partner PASAKK (Panaghiusa Alang sa Kaugalingnana ug Kalingkawasan), co-organized the Manobo Traditional Elders Summit held in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur last October 29-31, 2015.