The National Coordinating Body of Indigenous Peoples in Panama (COONAPIP) accelerated titling of indigenous lands, resolved tenure conflicts, and developed legal and administrative capacity to protect indigenous land rights. While Panama’s laws on indigenous rights are progressive, implementation lags far behind. With Tenure Facility support COONAPIP capitalized on the current government’s commitments to indigenous rights and favorable rulings of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Panama Supreme Court.
COONAPIP advanced titling of 223,500 hectares in four territories and resolved 18 tenure conflicts affecting communities
To consolidate and protect the collective rights (land, forest and water) of Panama’s Indigenous Peoples