Web Platform

Opportunity

Call for project proposals to support the biocultural rights of indigenous communities and their biocultural life-heritages as adapted to their local environments from the Siemenpuu Foundation
Siemenpuu Foundation calls for project proposals to support the biocultural rights of indigenous communities and their biocultural life-heritages as adapted to their local environments. The aim is to strengthen indigenous communities’ biocultural diversity and their rights to live in ways which do not threaten or weaken biodiversity and ecosystems. The range of project funding is €30 thousand to €100 thousand for projects with a maximum duration of 24 months. The legal holders of the supported projects should be registered local civil society organizations based in Kenya with potential Eastern African regional linkages.
Opportunity Information
Africa - Eastern Africa
Kenya
Funding support

The aim of this Siemenpuu Foundation’s funding scheme on Biocultural Rights is to strengthen the realisation of biocultural rights of indigenous communities. The concept of Biocultural Rights recognizes each community's identity, culture, governance system, spirituality and way of life, as connected to the community's landscape by local customs to steward its lands, waters and forests. Such rights are increasingly recognized and supported by international law.
Call (https://www.siemenpuu.org/en/news/call-project-proposals-biocultural-rights-kenya-dl-13-march-2022)
Detailed Opportunity Information


The initiatives funded are mainly identified through thematically and geographically restricted calls for project concept papers. Concept papers are evaluated, after which selected applicants are called to submit a full application. Concept papers and full applications are assessed using these Siemenpuu general funding guidelines and criteria, as well as specific thematic priorities set for each call. Special emphasis in the projects should be on the rights of women, who are often carriers of sustainable heritage in their communities.
To present tentative project plans, please fill in the Siemenpuu Foundation’s Concept paper form available on the website.


2022-03-13
Active

Linkages to CBD Initiatives
1. Awareness of biodiversity values
2. Integration of biodiversity values
4. Use of natural resources
10. Vulnerable ecosystems
12. Preventing extinctions
13. Agricultural biodiversity
16. Nagoya Protocol on ABS
18. Traditional knowledge
19. Biodiversity knowledge
Agricultural Biodiversity
Dry and Sub-Humid Lands
Forest Biodiversity
Inland Waters Biodiversity
Island Biodiversity
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Mountain Biodiversity
Scientific and Technical Cooperation
Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing
Biodiversity for Development
Climate Change and Biodiversity
Gender and Biodiversity
Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices
Transfer of Technology and Cooperation
Contact Person
Pending Approval
Ms. Hanna Matinpuro
Director,


Siemenpuu Foundation
Lintulahdenkatu 10, 5th floor
Helsinki, Uusimaa
00500, Finland

: hanna.matinpuro@siemenpuu.org
: +358 50 569 1189 |
Primary Organization
Pending Approval
Siemenpuu Foundation (SF)
Lintulahdenkatu 10, 5th floor
Helsinki, Uusimaa
00500, Finland

: info@siemenpuu.org
: +358 50 569 1189 |

ENGLISH
NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION (NGO)
Contributing Organization(s)