Liaison and Networking
Kapaeeng Foundation set up a resource centre for indigenous peoples naming ‘Bangladesh Adivasi Resource Centre’ (BARC) in order to promote and protect the human rights of indigenous peoples in Bangladesh in 2009 in Dhaka. It has following resources and opportunities-
- a secretariat for Kapaeeng Foundation as well as liaison office for networking among indigenous peoples’ organizations and with national & international human rights organizations;
- a library with resourceful book, journals, daily newspapers, documentary films etc related to indigenous peoples’ development, ethnography, culture, languages, human rights, women rights, history, statistics etc;
- an internet facility centre to building network among indigenous peoples organizations and with human rights organizations at local, national and international level and also to conducting internet campaign for the causes of indigenous peoples.
The activities and functions of the BARC are continuing in order to monitor and document human rights situation of indigenous peoples regularly and conduct study and research on indigenous peoples’ issues. It facilitates coordination among the indigenous peoples’ organizations and mainstream population for promotion and protection of human rights of indigenous peoples.
The resource centre became a source of information for research work related to indigenous life and livelihood. It also became a central point for effective networking among the indigenous people’s organizations and other organizations working for the causes of indigenous peoples. At present it has a good collection of books, journals, reports etc. related to indigenous peoples issues. Many organizations, institutions and individuals extended their helping hands for making this center resourceful by providing their publications and