Founded in the early Eighties and formally registered in 1994, ICITP is now a confederation of 310 Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ organizations involved in issue-based movements throughout India. It employs advocacy, education and empowerment strategies to protect and promote Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ rights and the influence of their voice in decision making and policies affecting their cultures, languages, lands, waters, forests, environmental biodiversity, educational options, and socio-economic development.


Our mission is to facilitate critical awareness and greater solidarity among India’s various tribal groups and their regional activities to mutually empower them, enhance their local autonomy, and promote their informed participation and discretionary intervention in all matters affecting their communities, environments and rights.

Objectives of ICITP

  1. To empower India’s Adivasis (Indigenous & Tribal People) with effective tools, tactics and strategies.
  2. To work on common issues affecting Adivasi people especially those relating to their human rights, lands, forests, waters, and other eco-cultural legacies.
  3. To strengthen Adivasi networks and collaboration in India and internationally


National Office
C/o C.W.W.S., Plot No. 1, West Kidwai Nagar, New Delhi-110023
Phone : 011-26884097, Fax : 011-26884096, Email : icitpoffice@gmail.com
Office hours: Monday to Friday (10 am to 5 pm)

Delhi Zonal Office   –
C/o  C.W.W.S., No. 1 , West Kidwai Nagar, New Delhi-110023
Phone : 011-268827051

North West Zone Office
C/o SEVA, Jaisant Building, Opp. Hotel Jiwan Jyoti, Reckong Peo,
Dist. Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh – 172107, M-09418572700 (Secretary)

West Zone Office
C/o Patheya, 3, Aishvarya Apartments, Near Sardar Patel Statue,
Navjivan P.O., Ahmedabad , Gujarat -380014, M-09879084563 (Secretary)

South Zone Office
No. 4-7 / 74, Anbu Illam, M.N.Patty, Ayothiyapattinam,
Dist. Salem, Tamil Nadu-636103, M-09440510330 (President)

South East Zone Office
Plot No.165, Sector–3,  M.V.P. Colony, Vishakapatnam,
Andhra Pradesh – 530017, M-09440510330 (Secretary)

East Zone Office
Flat No. SB /30, Adibasi Jankalyan Cooperative Housing Society Limited,
Vill. Bankra Dakshin Pally, P.O. Bankra, Dist. Howrah, West Bengal – 711403
M- 09433025921 (Convenor)

Central Zone Office
C/o Adiwasi Buddhijiwi Manch, MIG / A-14 , Harmu Housing Colony
Argora. Ranchi, Jharkhand  M-09234632443 (Convenor)

North East Zone Office
House No.313(A) , 1st Floor, Ward No.6, R.N.B. Road ,
Kokrajhar, BTAD, Assam-783370, M-09957985500 (Secretary)


National NGO Affiliates

All India Tribal Literary Forum
Adivasi Ekta Parishad
Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad
Adim Jati Sewak Sangh
Adivasi Jan Adhikar Manch

International NGO Affiliates

Society for Threatened People, Germany
World Adivasi Council, Germany
Survival International, UK
Forest Peoples Programme, UK
NCIV, Netherlands
Forum of Indigenous People of Bhutan
DAMAAN, Pakistan
Kirat Welfare Society, Nepal
American Indian Law Alliances, USA
World Himong Congress, USA
Taram Laha, Bangladesh
United Zo Indigenous Peoples, Myanmar


 Past donors:
Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED) , Germany
ActionAid India

Experience with UN Agencies: 
Since 1987, ICITP has been closely associated with Indigenous & Tribal Peoples movement throughout the world. It regularly participates in the deliberations of Working Group of Indigenous People (WGIP), Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP).

ICITP received a UN Trust Fund grant in 2006 (# ASI/06/005) for a campaign to promote the historical and cultural heritage of India’s Adivasi (indigenous people) through multimedia interventions in the states of Orissa, Jharkhand and Rajasthan.