PACOS Trust

PACOS Trust

PACOS Trust is a community-based organization dedicated to supporting indigenous communities in Sabah.
PACOS Trust sees itself as an organization that strives to empower indigenous communities through systematic building and strengthening of community organizations, which can act collectively on its own. They also realized the need to support networking among organizations struggling to assert right over community resources and revitalizing indigenous systems which is what they are currently striving to do.

For more information please refer to the PACOS Trust website.

Winter Vacation 2019

Location: TBC

Dates: TBC

Activity cost: TBC

Cost includes: TBC

Cost excludes: TBC

PACE Travel Grants available (subject to change): $TBC

Current Opportunities

PACE unitUnit timingActivity examples
LAWS452/LAWS899Session 2 (after activity)Assist indigenous communities to record the social and economic history and connection to their land for Native Customary Rights (NCR) claims.

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Unit info

*Please note that the unit availability, timing and activities are always subject to change

PACE unitUnit timingOverseas activity timingPrevious activity examples
LAWS452/LAWS899Session 1/
Session 2
Session 3 (before unit)
Winter Vacation (before unit)
Session 2 (same time as unit)
Assisting indigenous communities to record the social and economic history and connection to their land for Native Customary Rights (NCR) claims.
SSCI301Session 2 (same time as activity)Session 2Working with 6 different villages in Sabah to develop a social impact assessment on the proposed establishment of a hydroelectric dam in a remote and pristine area of Sabah.
GEOP380Session 2 (same time as activity)Session 2Research and documenting a language that is only spoken in the Kiau Forest. The boundary of the community is eroding due to deforestation and the community’s connection to the forest language might disappear. Students will document the reason the language is different in the forest and hopefully use it as a tool for the future preservation of the forest.
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