The Indigenous Peoples’ Engagement Strategy is designed to dovetail with the USAID Guatemala’s strategy to: 1. Create innovative and substantive partnerships between indigenous entities, government and the private sector, including non-governmental organizations and other groups within civil society; 2. Increase awareness, knowledge and recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights, culture, history, and knowledge systems; and 3. Increase the participation of indigenous women and men in development interventions through USAID, implementing partners and others. This strategy complements USAID’s portfolio of activities which work to increase self-reliance of indigenous people through inclusion in Guatemala’s social, economic, and political systems.