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Call for Sub-Grant Proposals extended PDF Print
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 10:49

Attached please find an invitation letter and an application form for the project “Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Capacity Building on REDD+ for Forest-dependent Indigenous Peoples in East Asia and the Pacific and South Asia Regions.”


Before completing the application form, we strongly recommend that you go through your country’s REDD+ related materials and meet with the REDD+ National Focal Point to understand what they have done, presently doing and future plans.  This will avoid duplication and/or overlap of activities.  Proposed projects should be aligned with the country’s REDD+ project and implemented in the same pilot area/s.

Should you have questions, kindly send an email to Ms. Helen Valdez at h.valdez[AHT]

Information on the project can be found here.

Indigenous peoples need to engage the Green Climate Fund PDF Print
Monday, 06 February 2017 16:08

5 February (Bangkok) - Indigenous peoples have to be engaged in the Green Climate Fund.

So says Kimaren Ole Riamit, an indigenous Maasai from Kenya during a workshop on a proposed indigenous peoples' policy (IP policy), safeguards, and redress mechanism for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) currently being held in Bangkok, Thailand.

This is because projects being funded by the GCF (or in the pipeline) have the potential to impact indigenous peoples, according to Ole Riamit. Thus, indigenous peoples' voices must be heard in decisions that may affect them.

According to Grace Balawag of Tebtebba, indigenous peoples have had a long experience with projects that have come into their communities without their approval and engagement. This has resulted to their displacement, violation of their rights and destruction of their livelihoods.

Indigenous Peoples and the GCF Side Event PDF Print
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 10:08
Mr. Kimaren Ole Riamit
Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA), Kenya

Ms. Tarcila Rivera Zea
Centro de Culturas Indígenas el Perú (CHIRAPAQ), Peru
Ms. Grace Balawag

Ms. Joan Carling
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Indigenous peoples call for recognition of rights at the Green Climate Fund PDF Print


6 September 2016 - As the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is being pressured to approve more projects and targets disbursing US$2.6 billion by end of 2016, indigenous peoples’ issues are being left out.

In its 13th meeting of the GCF Board in Songdo, South Korea on June 28-30, 2016, indigenous peoples expressed their concern that the GCF is out of sync with the emerging international good practice and transformational approaches.

This is with respect to recognition, promotion and fulfillment of indigenous peoples’ rights within the context of climate change interventions.

“We want to express that we are concerned about how the Fund is seemingly intentional in its silence about indigenous peoples’ issues,” Kimaren Ole Riamit, a Maasai and head of ILEPA (Indigenous Livelihood Enhancement Partners) from Kenya said during the civil society preparatory meeting.

Indigenous Peoples' Submission on the Review of Observers' Participation to the GCF PDF Print
Saturday, 27 August 2016 09:52



Indigenous Peoples welcome the opportunity provided by the request for inputs on the review of Observer Participation with a view to identifying existing gaps and needed improvements, related to observer participation, accreditation of observer organizations and participation of active observers in activities and meetings of the board and to ultimately present a report with recommendations on the outcomes of the review for consideration by the Board no later than its fifteenth meeting[1] as mandated in decision B.01-13/03.

While we are fully aware that the objective of the review is less about expanding the range of active observers (by constituency or otherwise), than its enhancing the participation of current active observer, we still wish to convey our views to the Board and Secretariat. We believe that the lack of recognition of Indigenous Peoples as active observers in the Green Climate Fund is an anomaly, especially given our potential contribution to climate change adaptation and mitigation through our indigenous knowledge systems and traditional occupations with low carbon foot prints, and vulnerability to both direct negative impacts of climate change and unsafeguarded response measures.

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