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.
Africa - Eastern Africa
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.
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.