Friday, May 2, 2014
The International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) invites foundations and individual donors to submit a proposal for the World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy. This historic event which will take place in New York City from September 24 – 26, 2014.
The deadline for session proposal submissions has been extended to Wednesday, April 30th and download the application can be downloaded here.
The theme this year is: Weaving a New Path in Indigenous Philanthropy: Challenges and Opportunities in Changing Times with three tracks and half a day dedicated to resource mobilization for Indigenous women.
Track 1: ALTERNATIVE MODELS FOR SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
Track 2: USING A RIGHTS-BASED APPROACH TO PROMOTE SELF-DETERMINATION, LAND RIGHTS, AND THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Track 3: INTERGENERATIONAL RELATIONS AND CULTURE
The Summit will foster the cultivation of funding partnerships and will draw global attention to the importance of Indigenous philanthropy. We firmly believe that Indigenous Peoples are invaluable partners in solving many of today’s complex problems such as climate change, conservation, and sustainable management of natural resources. Their relationship with the environment has honed millennia of mitigation and sustainability strategies.
This will be the biggest event in IFIP’s history and will take place right after the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP), providing an extension to this high-level UN meeting. IFIP’s Summit is uniquely positioned to bring together thought leaders, philanthropists, donor agencies, and Indigenous visionaries in a powerful and informative event, resulting in concrete actions that will take Indigenous philanthropy to the next level.
Please see here for the Call for Sessions and make sure to review the Criteria before submission.