Who we work with

FPP partners with the following indigenous peoples' organisations, community groups and NGOs to assist forest peoples in Asia, Africa and Central/South America to secure their rights, develop their own organisations and negotiate with governments and companies to determine how economic development and conservation are best achieved on their lands.

Ogiek Peoples' Development Program (OPDP)


Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP) began as an association in 1999 constituting of Ogiek elders, opinion leaders, farmers and professionals who consolidated ideas on how o emancipate the Ogiek Community from oppression and suppression imposed by past and present regimes.

PACOS Trust, Sabah (Partners of Community Organisation)


PACOS Trust is a community-based organisation (CBO) dedicated to supporting indigenous communities in Sabah, Malaysia. Although only registered under the Trustees Ordinance (Sabah) in 1997, it has been actively involved with communities since 1987 as a different legal entity.



PUSAKA was established in 2002 by local activists who have extensive experience in advocacy activities for indigenous peoples’ rights and popular education.

Réseau CREF

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Réseau CREF’s motto is: ‘forest ecosystems for the benefit of mankind’

Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)

United States of America

The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) is a diverse coalition of development organisations dedicated to advancing the land and resource rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.

Samdhana Institute


Formed in 2003, the Samdhana Institute offers an institutional home and living community for those who wish to devote more of their time and energy to the work they are committed to and mentor the next generation.

Sawit Watch


Sawit Watch was established in 1998, investigating the large Indonesian forest and land fires in 1997/1998. It has 143 individual members and works in 17 provinces.


Scale Up (Sustainable Social Development Partnership)

Sustainable Social Development Partnership (Scale Up) is an independent institution established to motivate the development of accountable and sustainable social development through dynamic partnerships between civil society, the government and the private sector for the creat



SETARA Jambi is is a non-government organisation established as a response to concern about ecological destruction, the exclusion of local and indigenous communities as well as palm farmers from natural resource management and expansion of large-scale palm plantations threaten

Social Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development (SESDev)


Social Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development (SESDev) is a local non-governmental organisation founded in 2009 that works on issues relating to natural resources governance. We work to monitor the impacts of resource extraction on human rights and the environment.

South Central People's Development Organisation (SCPDA)


SCPDA was started in 1992 by a group of head teachers who saw the need to upgrade local teachers for the better delivery of teaching services within the South Central area and was originally named the South Central Indigenous Peoples Association (SCIPA).