Forest Peoples Programme

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Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) "is a non-governmental human rights organisation, founded in 1990 as a Dutch Stichting. In 1999 it registered part of its work as a UK-registered charitable arm, called the Forest Peoples Project. This was because at that time some of the activities of the organisation fell outside the UK Charity Commission remit. Following the passing of the UK Charities Act 2006 and new definitions of charitable activities, all the work of the Forest Peoples Programme now falls within the UK charitable rules and regulations. Therefore, the FPP board officially changed the name of the charitable arm to Forest Peoples Programme. This took effect in June 2008." [1]


Accessed June 2009: [2]

  • Paul Wolvekamp (Chair) Deputy Director, Both ENDS, Netherlands Community development and livelihoods
  • Saskia Ozinga (Treasurer) Director, FERN The EU Forest Campaign Aid, trade and environment
  • Joji Carino Tebtebba, Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education Indigenous peoples and human rights
  • Chad Dobson Executive Director, Bank Information Center Development policy and civil society
  • Seamus P. Finn OMI Director, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate; Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Ethics and international finance
  • Justin Kenrick Lecturer, University of Glasgow Social anthropology
  • Justin Phipps Solicitor Social anthropology, law and human rights
  • Carolyn Marr Coordinator, DTE International Campaign for Ecological Justice in Indonesia Indonesian peoples, forests and environment
  • Carol Yong Independent researcher-consultant Indigenous peoples, dams, forced displacement, gender and development



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  1. Who we are, Forest Peoples Programme, accessed June 26, 2009.
  2. Who we are, Forest Peoples Programme, accessed June 26, 2009.