The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is seeking proposals for its program entitled “Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF)” which focuses on advancing indigenous peoples’ conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity for adaptation and resilience to climate change.
The objective of the Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF) is to strengthen indigenous peoples’ communities and their organizations by financing small projects which foster their self-driven development in the framework of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and generate lessons learned and approaches for replication and up-scaling.
- The applicant must be an indigenous or tribal peoples’ organization;
- The project proposal must have been designed with and by the communities, it will benefit, and evidence of their free, prior and informed consent must be enclosed in the proposal.
- Not-for-profit/non-governmental organizations and local institutions such as a local government can apply if designated by the indigenous peoples’ communities to act on their behalf.
- The applicant’s headquarters must be located in the country of grant implementation, which must also be an IFAD developing Member State, and be close to the area where the project will be implemented;
- The applicant should have an established bank account in the name of the applicant organization and be able to receive international financial contributions under applicable law;
Grant size: US$20,000 and US$70,000.
Deadline: September 27th, 2022