The project includes institutions in NCCU: University Outreach Office, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Ethnology Department and Master's Program of Land Policy and Environmental Planning for Indigenous Peoples
The project includes international partners: Ifugao State University, Save Ifugao Rice Terrace Movement Organization, Anthropology department of University of California, Los Angeles and Center for Southeast Asian Studies of University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.
Center for Southeast Asian Studies, NCCU, has long been devoted to research in Southeast Asia and has set up related courses, which gives the university the potential to enrich Southeast Asian research resources and integration. Due the departments and institutes, NCCU also develops research on indigenous peoples and sustainable development, indigenous peoples’ environmental governance, indigenous peoples’ land policies, traditional ecological knowledge, traditional territory surveys, land planning, and community participation (such as the social practice project carried out in Wulai) and has considerable experience and achievements.
IFSU has been in long term collaboration with FAO and Kanazawa University on cultivating the research of indigenous knowledge, development of digital education of ecological preservation, and the assembling of indigenous architecture database.
SITMo focuses on indigenous rights, good governance, community organization work, and cultural conservation. In addition, SITMo also collaborates with local communities to develop community economy, including combine traditional skills and weaving into local industry to promote the community economy.
The department of ethnology, NCCU,has been collaborated with the department of anthropology, UCLA, on field work courses in Ifugao since 2015. The department of anthropology, UCLA is also willing to participate in further education research workshop based on the current collaboration.