Project title:Catalysing the recovery of the culture and forest-linked livelihoods of hinabol weavers of Bukidnon through the forest harvest collective mark in pandemic times scoping study
Focal landscape: Higaonon indigenous community, Bukidnon
Recipient: Emmanuelle 'Nola' Andaya
For the past 18 years, Nola has worked as a consultant in the Philippines and Southeast Asia on sustainable livelihoods for indigenous and forest-dependent people based on non-timber forest product (NTFP), including crafts. Her projects include livelihoods analysis and strategy development, case studies, market research on forest products, policy research, and capacity building. Her direct work with artists from various indigenous communities in the Philippines includes business capacity building, product development, and marketing. She holds a Master's Degree in Cultural Management from Spain, with a project on Indigenous Handicraft Marketing, and a Master's Degree in Comparative Local Development from Italy, with a project on Culture for Sustainable Development. She is a co-founder and board member of the CustomMade Crafts Center, a social venture that helps indigenous community partners promote their products.