Sustain a regional indigenous peoples’ network
Sustain a regional Indigenous peoples’ network
IPACC’s initial purpose and sustaining mission is to be a home and solidarity network for the indigenous peoples of Africa. IPACC was born out of the will of different African indigenous peoples to unite and work together to promote their rights as well as to improve the quality of democracy and good governance in Africa.
IPACC’s members vote every 3 years for representatives to serve on the IPACC Executive Committee. Six different regions have representation on the Executive, leading to an 18 member Committee which guides programme implementation and represents the network internationally.
The Executive Committee elects its own Chairperson, Deputy Chair and Regional Women’s Coordinator. The Executive is supported by the Secretariat in Cape Town, South Africa. The Secretariat raises funds and assists in project implementation at site level or assisting leaders to get to UN or regional meetings.
The entire IPACC network has a legal Trust which governs its financial accountability and is answerable under South African law for auditing and accounting of funds, as well as labour law compliance. IPACC is governed by a Constitution and by a Code of Conduct.