A conference was jointly organized by KASAPI and PAFID with support from the UNDP-GEF and the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation. The ICCA consortium in the Philippines was formally launched during a three-day conference at the NORFIL Foundation Training Center in Quezon City from 19-22 February 2013.
In a unanimous decision, the participants agreed to organize the consortium and adopted the name Philippine ICCA Consortium.
The newly formed organization aims to fulfill the objectives of promoting recognition and support of ICCAs in the Philippines. The Philippine ICCA Consortium is expected to help develop a national program for ICCAs in the country which could serve as the framework for cooperation among agencies, donor institutions and support organizations in advancing the ICCA agenda in the country.