IFAD has launched the first call for nominations for the Indigenous Peoples Awards to recognize the efforts and the achievements of development projects that successfully engage with indigenous peoples or ethnic minorities living in rural areas.
The Awards will be delivered in a knowledge-sharing session within the fifth global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples’ Forum at IFAD in February 2021.
What are the Indigenous Peoples Awards?
- The Indigenous Peoples Awards, organized by IFAD’s Indigenous Peoples Team in partnership with the members of the Steering Committee of the Indigenous Peoples’ Forum at IFAD and of the Board of the Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF), are awarded biennially to recognize the efforts and the achievements of development projects that successfully engage with indigenous peoples living in rural areas. The purpose is to promote best practices of engagement, share knowledge and lessons learned and identify opportunities to replicate and scale-up results. The awarded projects will gain visibility and recognition throughout IFAD and its network of partners. The prizes will be delivered to representatives of indigenous peoples or ethnic minorities from the awarded projects.
This initiative is directed to:
- IFAD-funded projects targeting indigenous peoples or ethnic minorities
- IPAF-funded projects under implementation
- Other development projects implemented by indigenous peoples or ethnic minorities’ organizations in rural areas
Award Categories & Eligibility Criteria
- Best performing IFAD-funded project
- IFAD staff, Project management staff
- Best performing non-IFAD funded project
- The project must be under implementation for at least two years Best performing non-IFAD funded project Indigenous peoples or ethnic minorities’ organizations, communities, groups or associations implementing projects in rural areas of countries where IFAD operates (Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan,Kenya,Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan,Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal,Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab,Republic,Tajikistan,Thailand,Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan,Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
- Best performing IPAF-funded project
- Organizations implementing projects approved under the fifth IPAF cycle
- Results: The extent to which the nominated project has resulted in a measurable and positive impact in promoting indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination;
- Sustainability: The extent to which the nominated project contributed to the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals;
- Integrated approach: The extent to which the nominated project demonstrates opportunities for linkages and synergies between the engagement with indigenous peoples and the following themes: environment and climate change, gender, youth and nutrition;
- Scalability and/or replicability: The extent to which the nominated project or its innovations can be scaled up and/or replicated elsewhere.
For more information, visit https://www.ifad.org/en/web/latest/news-detail/asset/42006286