NCIP Meets the German Ambassador for Project Epanaw
09 June 2023
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Manila
German Ambassador Anke Reiffenstuel warmly welcomed National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Chairperson Allen Capuyan, along with Office on Education, Culture, and Health (OECH) Director Mary Grace Buasen, Office of Empowerment and Human Rights (OEHR) Director Reynaldo Dingal, and Education and Culture Development Division (ECDD) OIC-Chief Jordine Rose Ocon, to discuss potential collaboration on Project Epanaw and other development projects for our Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs).
Chairperson Capuyan discussed the different phases of Project Epanaw with its objectives and requirements as well as the 11 Building Blocks for Her Excellency’s appreciation. He also handed over a set of Project Epanaw’s Three (3) Coffee Table Books (CTBs), 2020 and 2021 NCIP Annual Accomplishment Report, 11 Building Blocks poster, and a copy of the book “An Island They Called Mazaua”.
Ambassador Reiffenstuel expressed her gratitude, admiration, and support to undertakings and initiatives of the Commission for the betterment of the lives of our IP brothers and sisters. NCIP and the German Embassy to the Philippines will closely coordinate on possibilities for future partnerships.