The DGM is getting ready for the Third Annual Global Steering Committee Meeting to be held in Brasilia, Brazil! The GSC will be reviewing proposed activities for the upcoming fiscal year, approving important documents such as the Communications Plan, and learning about the progress of implementation in the various DGM countries. Representatives from Brazil, Burkina Faso, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal and Peru will be present. Special thanks to DGM Brasil for their support throughout the planning process! Stay tuned for updates between April 18-20, 2017.
On April 4, Adam Grider of the DGM Global Executing Agency gave a presentation at the Forest Investment Program's Monitoring and Reporting Stocktaking Workshop. This included an overview of the DGM Program and its monitoring and reporting framework. After the presentation, workshop participants discussed the integration of DGM monitoring and reporting into FIP monitoring and reporting, and participants agreed that the FIP would begin including data from the DGM's Semi-Annual Program Reports in its own annual reporting.
The DGM Indonesia was launched on March 17, 2017 during the 5th AMAN Congress held in in Tanjung Gusta, North Sumatera. The AMAN Congress was attended by thousands of Indigenous Peoples from the regional and village chapters of national alliance of Indigenous Peoples (AMAN). The DGM Indonesia launching was opened by program introduction from Abdon Nababan – former Secretary General of Indigenous People’s Alliance of Archipelago. This was followed by welcoming speeches from several people. Iwan Gunawan, Senior Natural Resource Management of the World Bank announced the approval of the DGM Indonesia by the World Bank; Mina Setra, a member of the Global Steering Committee, described the role of DGM Global Project; Yunus Ukru, Head of NSC in Indonesia, explained the composition of National Steering Committee; and Suraya Afif, Head of Board of Samdhana Institute, which is the DGM Indonesia National Executing Agency described what type of activities they will be supporting. The launching was marked by the drumming of traditional drum.
The launch is an important milestone for indigenous people and local communities. Land governance in Indonesia is complex, creating barriers for forest dependent groups to defend land rights and livelihoods. At present, Indonesia has embraced the concept of REDD+ in an effort to achieve its target for GHG emission reductions. REDD+ has creates an opportunity for indigenous peoples and local communities to resolve issues regarding land claims and rights because unclear tenure is seen as an underlying driver of deforestation and forest degradation. The DGM Indonesia project is an opportunity to secure community land titles for indigenous communities. Based on that, DGM Indonesia priority aims to strengthen the capacity of indigenous people and local community’s households to obtain secure and equitable access – and control over – forest and agricultural land, including increasing their livelihood, knowledge and access to participate in the development of related policy at national and local level.
The DGM Global Learning and Knowledge Exchange project is seeking qualified applicants to redesign the DGM Global website (www.dgmglobal.org) and build a password-protected knowledge platform for DGM project participants to share their knowledge and experiences, securely access project resources, and enable more efficient project reporting. The website will also have an external component for sharing information on the activities of the DGM Global Project and Country Projects, country grant-making, and decisions made by the international DGM Global Steering Committee.
Qualified applicants should submit their Expressions of Interest no later than March 17, 2017. Shortlisted respondents will be asked to submit a full proposal once all submissions have been evaluated. Please review the linked Request for Expressions of Interest for further information.
The Dedicated Grant Mechanism hosted the third of four international exchanges focusing on IPLC engagement in climate policy and finance!
The Asia Regional Exchange on IPLC engagement in Climate Change and Policy took place from Friday February 10th until Monday, February 13th, 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The objectives of the workshop were to: (1) Strengthen the capacity of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) to participate in the Forest Investment Program and other REDD+ programs at local, national and global levels. (2) Strengthen the networks and alliances of IPLC organizations within and across Asia region with a view to enhancing their representation and voice in national, regional and global policy fora. Highlights included a deep dive into REDD+, UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement, and the Green Climate Fund; a stakeholder mapping session that identified opportunities and challenges for IPLC engagement in climate related actions, and a field trip to Muang Ang Village to see first hand a REDD+ pilot project
We had 29 representatives from indigenous and local communities from 10 countries throughout Asia!
The World Bank highlights the DGM and its' efforts to strengthen the capacity of indigenous peoples and forest communities to participate in efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation! Read more about the shift towards community-based forestland here!
Indigenous peoples and local community leaders from around the world came to Marrakesh to contribute to the agenda for the action of Paris Agreement. The Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities has coordinated the participation of 8 leaders from Asia, Africa and Latin America prepared to focus on providing inputs mainly related to Climate Finance, NDCs, NWP, Adaptation as well as Lulucf, agriculture among other important topics.
In preparation for their participation at COP22, the GSC delegation has actively participated in the DGM Global Workshop on Climate Policy and Finance and the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change. GSC members will be sharing the implementation experience in several events in the blue and green zone of COP22, in an effort to demonstrate how IPLCs are strengthening their experiences to contribute for climate action after the Paris Agreement.
Further, the delegation will be meeting daily to exchange information gathered while observing the negotiations and provide updates on decisions made during the sessions relevant to IPLC issues.
The DGM will be participating in two side events at the Indigenous Peoples' and Communities Pavilion (Green Zone):
The benefits of global climate funds and the engagement of iplcs in climate action, with case studies from the dgm and the fcpf capacity building in africa
Date: 7 November 2016
Time: 15:45 - 17:15
PANEL ON CAPACITY BUILDING FOR IPLCS TO ENGAGE IN ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION ACTIVITIES
Date: 14 November 2016
Time: 12:30 - 14:30
The event will present capacity building initiatives for indigenous peoples and local communities to help them gain direct access to climate funds. Speakers from DGM country projects in Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, and Burkina Faso will explain the background of this initiative and highlight focus areas where communities are benefiting from DGM funding. They will also share the status of projects being implemented in their respective countries and the types of climate-related activities that have been prioritized by communities in these countries.
The DGM Global Executing Agency is hosting a Global Exchange on IPLC engagement in Climate Policy & Finance. This workshop will take place Wednesday, November 2 to Friday, November 4, 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco; 22 indigenous peoples and local community representatives from 15 countries throughout Asia, Latin America, and Africa have been invited. The objectives of the workshop are to strengthen the capacity of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) in topics related to UNFCCC, Paris Agreement, NDCs, Climate Finance and the Green Climate Fund and strengthen the networks and alliances of IPLC organizations in order to enhance their contribution in the debate of definition of policies, guidelines and implementation representation and participation in the climate finance arena. More information about DGM global and regional trainings can be found here.
The DGM participated in two events at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii:
Accessing Global Financing: Funding Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities
Room: 314-UNDP Kauhale
Date: 4 September 2016
Time: 08:30 - 10:30
The DGM will join the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), as well as several foundations, at this roundtable focused on sharing financing options for indigenous peoples and local communities, and how financing opportunities can be expanded, increased and enhanced to better target indigenous peoples and local community needs and aspirations. For more information, visit the WCC 2016 site here.
Dedicated Grant Mechanism: Providing indigenous peoples with direct access to climate funds to strengthen conservation initiatives within their territories and communities
Date: 4 September 2016
Time: 14:30 - 16:30
This Knowledge Cafe session will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss topics including:
- What opportunities exist now for IPLCs to access direct funds?
- What do you think are the most challenging issues/concerns for IPLC in the direct access to funds? (Process, language barrier, need for training – capacity building, etc?)
- What do IPLCs need to strengthen in their organizations capacities in order to receive and manage funds?
For more information, visit the WCC 2016 site here.
The DGM Global Executing Agency, in coordination with IUCN-Burkina Faso (the National Executing Agency for DGM Burkina Faso), hosted the Africa regional training on climate change in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from the 19th to the 23rd of July, 2016. Thirty-four participants representing 12 African countries and three African IPLC regional networks attended the workshop.
The objectives of the workshop were two-fold: first, to strengthen the capacity of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) to participate in the Forest Investment Program and other REDD+ programs at the local, national and global levels and second, to strengthen the networks and partnerships of IPLC organizations within and across the region to enhance their representation in regional and global policy fora.
During the workshop, the GEA facilitated a mapping exercise with the workshop participants, which will be used as part of a social network analysis to allow for better understanding of how information and resources move through networks of individuals and institutions in the region. Participants also learned more about climate change, REDD+, and the UNFCCC, and visited with provincial government officials and local communities in Sapouy (a little more than 100 km south of Ougadougou) to learn more about sustainable forest management techniques being utilized there. On the final day of the training, participants received training on negotiation skills from Samuel Dotse, a civil society advisor for the Ghana delegation in UNFCCC negotiations.
As part of the 2016 FIP Pilot Country Meeting in Oaxaca, Mexico, DGM members organized a panel on Monday, June 13, highlighting the “Implementation of the DGM in FIP Pilot Countries.” Moderated by Vince McElhinny from Conservation International, the DGM Global Executing Agency, the panel brought together stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of the DGM at the national and global levels. The exchange focused on the role of IPLCs in the sustainable management and conservation of forests, particularly in within the FIP investment plan. Speakers discussed progress in establishing the DGM at the national and global levels, the first projects financed by the DGM in Peru and Brazil, and opportunities for collaboration/coordination between the DGM and other FIP-funded projects.
The lively exchange between government, indigenous and local community stakeholders in the DGM highlighted the positive advances, some early lessons, and the overall significance of the IPLC-led initiative within the Forest Investment Program, and beyond.
Read more about the FIP meeting on the CIF Voices blog here.
Indigenous peoples participants from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Russia at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues attended a side event hosted by the DGM titled “Illustrating how direct funds governed by IPLCs can contribute to adaptation, mitigation, and conflict resolution” at the UN Headquarters in New York City on May 13, 2016.
The DGM Global Steering Committee (GSC) Co-Chair from the Philippines was present alongside one of the DGM GSC representatives from Peru, and the Director of the DGM Global Executing Agency (GEA). Together, the three presented the objectives and status of the DGM at the international level and at the country level through the example of Peru.
The Co-Chair presented the history, objectives, governance, and implementation structure of the DGM as a unique example of direct financing for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) in the domain of climate finance. The representative from Peru presented an overview of the progress and challenges encountered in establishing the Peru DGM country project, which along with the DGM Brazil country project, is one of the first two projects to launch on-the-ground activities. In Peru, the first call for proposals led by indigenous peoples in the Amazon to receive sub-grants to fund activities for land titling has recently finished, and sub-grantees will be finalized soon.
The participants raised questions on the consultation process for the projects as the funds come from the World Bank, and the Peru representative explained that in Peru they have proposals that are prepared and requested by indigenous peoples and they implemented their own consultation systems. A woman of Maya people emphasized the need to include elders in the communications process of DGM. Maria Eugenia Choque one of the experts of the Permanent Forum called to work towards an international standard for consultation processes which includes free prior and informed consent (FPIC)..
Presentations were followed by a discussion, led by the GEA Director, to explore topics that could be important to exchange in regional trainings in Latin America, Asia, and Africa; participants from Honduras and Nicaragua stated that they can share with DGM their experience on territorial governance and community bio cultural protocols. The session closed with the emphasis that, in the words of the Co-Chair, the DGM is designed by IPLCs for IPLCs, and IPLCsstrongly negotiated the DGM with the World Bank as a pilot and example of how direct financing can increase the participation and contributions of IPLCs.
Posted by the GEA.
In late April, the DGM Global Steering Committee approved a DGM Grievance and Redress Mechanism and Complaints Procedure at their 2nd annual meeting in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The operation of a Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) is a core accountability commitment of the DGM, and the Global Steering Committee will implement the mechanism in close coordination with DGM National Steering Committees participating in the program.
In the role of Global Executing Agency for the DGM, Conservation International (CI) will facilitate the GRM operation on behalf of the GSC, with Johnson Cerda, the DGM Director for CI, as the primary GEA contact for the receipt of any complaints. Complaints may be submitted by telephone, email, regular mail, text or in person, after which the GEA will follow-up in a timely manner. Eligibility is limited to IPLCs living in regions of tropical forest country that are targeted by the DGM projects in those countries. Complaints related to the country projects may be addressed to the NEA for each country.
As a decision-making body comprised primarily of indigenous peoples and local communities, the DGM Global Steering Committee operation of a GRM sets an important precedent: Indigenous peoples and local communities across 14 countries will operate a grievance redress mechanism in ways that incorporate customary decision making and conflict resolution procedures already existing in most indigenous territories. The DGM will also report on the implementation of the GRM procedure at the global and country levels as part of managing the DGM monitoring and evaluation framework.
The GRM procedure was designed in coordination with the DGM National Steering Committees to seek consistency in the design and application of grievance mechanism at the global and country levels of the DGM. These emerging good practice examples in grievance redress led by indigenous peoples will influence the design of further project-level mechanisms elsewhere.
DGM Brazil: Centro de Agricultura Alternativa do Norte de Minas (CAA/NM)
DGM Burkina Faso: IUCN Burkina Faso
DGM Democratic Republic of Congo: Caritas DRC
DGM Indonesia: Samdhana Institute
DGM Peru:World Wildlife Fund Peru
Written by CI as the Global Executing Agency.
The Second Annual DGM Global Steering Committee (GSC) Meeting was held in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from April 25-28 alongside two events to announce the DGM country project in DRC.
At a ceremony held in Kinshasa on April 25, the DRC Chief of Cabinet of the Ministry of Environment, Conservation of Nature, and Sustainable Development was present to announce and voice support for the DGM country project in DRC. The DGM GSC Co-Chair from DRC spoke about the DGM to a group of roughly 40 stakeholders including government members. The following day, Caritas DRC signed a grant agreement with the World Bank finalizing Caritas’ role as the National Executing Agency for DRC.
The objective of the project in DRC is to strengthen the capacity of targeted Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC) in selected territories and at the national level to participate in REDD+ oriented land and forest management activities. The project includes three components: 1) reinforce the participation of IPLCs in forest and land management processes related to REDD+; 2) support community-based sustainable forest and land management; and 3) increase the Capacity to Implement Development Activities for IPLCs and consolidate feedback.
In addition to the two events, committee Members from 9 countries convened for the Second Annual GSC meeting. Members from Burkina Faso, DRC, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, and Philippines were joined by observes from the DGM in Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, and Republic of Congo. The World Bank, Forest Investment Program, and Caritas DRC attended as observers, and Conservation International, as the Global Executing Agency, organized the meeting.
During the sessions, status updates on implementation were provided for the country projects and the global project, and Members approved the global project Year 2 Workplan and Budget (pending modifications) and a common monitoring and reporting framework for the program. The Committee voted to form three sub-committees: a Workplan and Budget Sub-Committee; a Grievance Redress Mechanism Sub-Committee; and a Communications, Advocacy, and Outreach Subcommittee.
Mr. Moussele-Diseke Guy, member of Baka indigenous peoples, is one of the first delegates to arrive in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo to participate in the Second Annual DGM Global Steering Committee (GSC) Meeting. Mr. Moussele-Diseke Guy is native to the Impfondo area in the Republic of Congo, which is one of the second group of countries approved for DGM allocations by the Forest Investment Program in 2015.
The DGM in Congo currently has an interim Steering Committee and is holding consultations with indigenous peoples to establish the DGM National Steering Committee. Mr. Moussele-Diseke Guy has participated in activities related to UNREDD and also the FCPF and believes that what has been missing from these initiatives is consultation with indigenous peoples. He is motivated that working with the DGM it will be possible to strengthen the role of indigenous peoples of the Republic of Congo in climate change and REDD+ policy discussions. In Congo, indigenous peoples have been recognized by the Law since February 2011, and the Article 1 prohibited the use of the term “Pygmy”, which was considered offensive and punishable under penal code.
The Second Annual DGM Global Steering Committee meeting will include exchange of experiences between DGM Country Projects and the Global Project, update on current and upcoming DGM activities, approval of a Program Logical Framework, and approval of the Year 2 Work Plan for the Global Project. Many activities to strengthen indigenous and local community leaders held at regional and global levels will be organized in Year 2. At the opening of the meeting, Mr. Kapupu Diwa, Co-chair of the GSC and a member of a bambuti community of the Kivu region of DRC, is encouraged by the leaders present for the event. The meeting is taking place at DRC's National Executing Agency, CARITAS, from April 25-27, 2016.
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Provisional National Steering Committee of the DGM Mozambique holds second national meeting
On March 30-31, 2016, 17 representatives from Mozambique’s civil society gathered in the northern city of Pemba, for the second meeting of the country’s interim National Steering Committee (NSC) of DGM. This workshop was an important milestone to bring the DGM process forward in Mozambique; as it is a platform to share and discuss what incentives and opportunities are most important and desired for forest dependent communities in Mozambique to improve forest management and their livelihoods.
In Mozambique, over 70% of the population live in rural areas and are heavily dependent on forests and natural resources for their livelihoods. Our country’s rich and dense forest and woodlands provide rural communities with numerous essential goods and services for communities’ subsistence, cash income and cultural reasons.
The interim NSC includes 15 representatives from the 3 regions of the country – North, Center, and South and is mostly represented by civil society organizations that work close with local communities. It was created after a three-month process of regional and national consultations that went on from August to November 2015 and convened more than 270 stakeholders from 10 (out of 11) provinces of the country. In addition to civil society, the interim NSC also includes observers from the government (Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development), private sector, representatives from the FIP Steering Committee and the World Bank as observer – all which were selected among civil society following the regional and national consultations.
The intense 2-day workshop included discussions on the desired objectives of the DGM in Mozambique as well as considerations for how to best establish the final NSC within the next six months including the choice of its members. In order to meet the ambitious goals of soon establishing the final NSC and working towards finding a suitable National Executing Agency (NEA), the Interim NSC are in the process of hiring an NGO or consortium of NGO to help operationalize the many tasks ahead.
“There are a number of strategic areas that the DGM could cover. For example, the promotion of income-generating activities for communities, promotion of non-timber forest products (such as fruits, honey, roots etc.) as well as conservation agriculture and other activities "said Daniel Maula, Director of RADEZA (Network of Organizations for Environment and Sustainable Development of Zambezia).
"We are committed to ensuring the participation of women in the DGM in Mozambique and to do this we would like for women to be well represented on the final NSC” said Pedro Ferreira, of MUGEDE (Organization for Women Gender and Development) .
Participants also discussed how Mozambique could learn from other countries that are currently preparing or implementing the DGM. Two events in particular were highlighted: participation in the Global DGM meeting in Kinshasa April 25-27 and a broader FIP/DGM south-south knowledge exchange to Brazil that is taking place in May 2016. Three representatives from the Interim NSC, along with two FIP Steering Committee members, government representatives and private sector will participate in this exchange, that focuses on learning more about everything from successful models of multi-stakeholder dialogues to the process of designing and implementing the DGM in Brazil, including its decision-making mechanisms, types of eligible activities, the functioning of its funding windows and desired results.
Building on the great work that has been done up until now, and as we conclude this workshop, it is important to remember that in order for DGM to be successful, the process going forward needs to continue to be as transparent and inclusive as possible. Because if managed well, DGM can have a transformational impact in helping to put Mozambique’s local communities’ needs at the forefront when designing initiatives to address deforestation and improve rural livelihoods.
It is with this responsibility and confidence in mind that we continue to lead the DGM process forward.
by the Interim National Steering Committee of Mozambique
Comité Nacional de Gestão provisório do DGM de Moçambique realiza segundo encontro nacional
Dezassete representantes da Sociedade Civil de Moçambique reuniram-se na cidade nortenha de Pemba, em Cabo-Delgado, entre os dias 30 e 31 de Março de 2016 para a segunda reunião do Comité Nacional de Gestão (CNG) provisório do DGM. Este encontro foi um marco importante para conduzir o processo do DGM em Moçambique. Este grupo de trabalho é uma plataforma para compartilhar e discutir quais incentivos e oportunidades são mais importantes e desejados para as comunidades que dependem da floresta. Assim, pode-se melhorar o maneio florestal e seus meios de subsistência.
Em Moçambique, mais de 70% da população vive em áreas rurais e depende fortemente das florestas e dos recursos naturais para a sua subsistência. As ricas e densas florestas proporcionam numerosos bens e serviços essenciais para a subsistência das comunidades rurais, renda e outros benefícios culturais.
O CNG provisório do DGM integra 15 representantes das 3 regiões do País - Norte, Centro e Sul e é representado principalmente por Organizações da Sociedade Civil que trabalham com as comunidades locais. Ele foi criado depois de um processo de três meses de consultas públicas regionais e nacionais entre Agosto e Novembro de 2015, tendo reunido mais de 270 actores-chave das 11 províncias do País, incluindo a Cidade de Maputo. Além da Sociedade Civil, o CNG provisório inclui observadores do Governo (do Ministerio da Terra Ambiente e Desenvolvimento Rural, MITADER), do Sector Privado (representantes do comite do FIP e governo) e do Banco Mundial, identificados durante as consultas públicas regionais e nacionais.
A reunião de 2 dias em Pemba incluiu discussões sobre os objectivos do DGM em Moçambique, bem como considerações para a melhor forma de estabelecer o CNG final dentro dos próximos seis meses, incluindo a escolha de seus membros. A fim de cumprir as metas ambiciosas de estabelecer logo este comité e trabalhar no sentido de encontrar uma Agência Nacional Executora adequada, CNG provisório está em processo de contratação de uma ONG ou consórcio de ONGs para ajudar a operacionalizar o roadmap de DGM.
“Há uma série de áreas estratégicas que o DGM poderia cobrir. Por exemplo, a promoção de actividades de geração de renda, promoção de produtos florestais não madeireiros (tais como frutos, mel, raízes, etc), agricultura de conservação, entre outras actividades”, disse Daniel Maúla, Director da RADEZA (Rede de Organizações para Ambiente e Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Zambézia).
“Estamos muito empenhados para assegurar a participação das mulheres no DGM em Moçambique e para isso gostaríamos que elas estivessem bem representadas no CNG final”, disse Pedro Ferreira, da MUGEDE (Mulher Género e Desenvolvimento)
Os participantes também discutiram como Moçambique pode aprender com outros países que estão actualmente em preparação ou na implementação do DGM. Dois eventos, em particular, foram destacados: a participação na Reunião Global do DGM em Kinshasa (25-27 Abril) e uma viagem ao Brasil para intercâmbio sul-sul sobre FIP /DGM a realizar-se em Maio de 2016.
Três representantes do CNG provisório, juntamente com dois membros do CNG do FIP, representantes do Governo e do Sector Privado irão participar neste intercâmbio, que se concentrará sobretudo nos modelos bem-sucedidos de diálogos entre as partes interessadas para o processo de concepção e execução do DGM no Brasil, incluindo os seus mecanismos de tomada de decisão, tipos de actividades elegíveis, o funcionamento dos seus sistemas de financiamento e resultados almejados.
Aproveitando o grande trabalho que tem sido feito até agora, é importante lembrar que, para que o DGM para seja bem-sucedido, o processo deve continuar sendo o mais transparente e inclusivo possível. Porque se bem gerido, o DGM pode ter um impacto transformacional para ajudar a colocar as necessidades das comunidades locais de Moçambique na vanguarda durante a concepção de iniciativas para reduzir o desmatamento e melhorar os meios de subsistência rurais.
É com essa responsabilidade e confiança em mente que continuamos a levar o processo do DGM para a frente.
Comité Nacional de Gestão provisório do DGM de Moçambique
Our third issue of the DGM Digest newsletter is now available. The issue focuses on DGM activities in Brazil and an update of the process to establish the DGM Ghana project. It is available in English below.
DGM Digest Issue #3 January-February 2016
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DGM Brazil Launches its First Call for Proposals
DGM Brazil, approved in March 2015 with the aim of strengthening Indigenous Peoples, Quilombolas, and Traditional Communities, published its first Call for Proposals on January 25th, 2016, which will support projects in natural resource management, market oriented projects, and projects that respond to immediate threats in the Brazilian Cerrado biome. Applications will be accepted until April 25th, 2015.
Established organizations, representatives of Indigenous Peoples, Quilombolas and Traditional Communities, and advisory entities in the Cerrado Biome can respond to the call and participate in the project. The Cerrado, the second largest biome in Brazil, is the savanna with the greatest biodiversity on the planet (5%). It occupies nearly one fourth of the Brazilian territory, including 11 states where more than 25 million people live – 15% of the national population. It is known as the “cradle of water” or the “water tank of Brazil” for housing the sources of principle water basins in Brazil, in addition to being one of 25 biodiversity hotspots in the world.
As a communication strategy for the Call for Proposals, DGM Brazil carried out dissemination workshops with organizations representing Traditional People in the north and center west regions of the country. These activities, in addition to explaining the DGM Brazil initiative and Call for Proposals, allowed participants to ask questions and discuss tropics related REDD+ and the rights of communities.
In Brazil, the fund supporting Indigenous Peoples, Quilombolas, and Traditional Communities will have a duration of 5 years and will be executed by the Centro de Agricultura Alternative do Norte de Minas (CAA/NM), which was selected through a public process to serve as the National Executing Agency (NEA). More information about the DGM Brazil can be found at the site: http://www.dgmbrasil.org.br/.
DGM Brasil lança o primeiro edital do projeto
O DGM/FIP/Brasil, aprovado em março de 2015 com o intuito de fortalecer os Povos Indígenas, Quilombolas e Comunidades Tradicionais, publicou no dia 25 de janeiro de 2016 o seu primeiro edital, que irá apoiar projetos de gestão de recursos naturais, projetos orientados para o mercado e projetos em respostas a ameaças imediatas, tendo como área de atuação o bioma do Cerrado brasileiro. As inscrições se encerrarão no próximo dia 25 de abril.
Podem se inscrever no edital e participar do projeto as organizações de base juridicamente constituídas, representativas dos Povos Indígenas, Quilombolas e Comunidades Tradicionais, e entidades de assessoria do Bioma Cerrado. O Cerrado, segundo maior bioma brasileiro, é a savana com maior biodiversidade do planeta (5%). Ocupa quase 1/4 do território brasileiro, abrangendo 11 estados e onde moram 25 milhões de pessoas – 15% da população nacional. É conhecido como “berço das águas” ou “caixa d´água do Brasil” por abrigar nascentes das principais bacias hidrográficas brasileira e é um dos 25 pontos de biodiversidade(hotspots) do mundo.
Como estratégia de comunicação do edital, o DGM Brasil realizou oficinas de divulgação destinadas às organizações representativas dos Povos Tradicionais nas regiões norte e centro-oeste do país. Nestas atividades, além de divulgar a iniciativa do DGM Brasil e seu primeiro edital, os participantes esclareceram dúvidas e discutiram temas centrais como REDD+ e Direitos dos Povos.
No Brasil, o fundo de apoio aos Povos Indígenas, Quilombolas e Comunidades Tradicionais terá duração de cinco anos e será executado pelo Centro de Agricultura Alternativa do Norte de Minas (CAA/NM), que foi escolhido por um processo de seleção pública como a Agência Executora Nacional (AEN). Todas informações sobre o projeto DGM Brasil podem ser acompanhadas através do site: http://dgmbrasil.org.br/.