Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee

The Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC) is a network of 135 indigenous peoples’ organisations in 20 African countries. It is a membership organisation. Members elect an Executive Committee representing six geographic and cultural regions in Africa including a special regional representative of indigenous women. Any legitimate organisation run by African indigenous peoples for the promotion of indigenous peoples’ rights and welfare is welcome to apply for membership.

IPACC has three core duties which are deliver through our programmes:

  • Promote African indigenous peoples’ human rights and gender equality
  • Promote African indigenous peoples’ rights and participation in environmental conservation and climate justice
  • Sustain and support a regional network of African indigenous peoples’ organisations that is democratic, transparent and effective