Vision & Mission


The homeland of the Lundayeh/ Lun Bawang, Kelabit and Sa’ ban peoples in the Highlands of the Heart of Borneo is developed in fair and sustainable ways for the well being of the local peoples and the future generations.



  • Maintain and strengthen the cultural traditions, language, customs and family bonds shared by all the Lundayeh/ Lun Bawang, Kelabit and Sa’ ban people in their common ancestral land of the Highlands of Borneo.
  • Encourage the development of sustainable economic alternatives such as organic agriculture and community-based ecotourism, and establish fair trading networks in the Highlands.
  • Encourage conservation and sustainable development for the Highlands, and ensure involvement and participation of the local Indigenous Peoples in all aspects.
  • Preserve water sources, river banks and community forests, protect cultural and historical sites, and the collective intellectual property rights of the Indigenous Peoples of the Highlands.

Formadat Declaration

“We, the Indigenous Peoples of the Highlands in the Heart of Borneo who share a common heritage and a common land as the Lundayeh, Kelabit, Lun Bawang, and Sa’ban people, come together in the Alliance of the Indigenous Peoples of the Highlands of Borneo (FORMADAT) to: increase awareness and understanding about the highland communities, build local capacity, and encourage sustainable development in the Heart of Borneo.”

Bario, November 2006