Trust Fund 2008

Trust Fund7On 17 to 18 April 2008, the Bureau of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, acting as the Advisory Group for the projects for the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People, met to consider project proposals received by the Secretariat for funding from the voluntary fund in accordance with General Assembly resolution 59/174 of 22 December 2004. On the basis of available funds, the Advisory Group proposed to award grants to 14 projects totaling $137,779.


The following organizations were awarded grants:

• Collectif de femmes du printemps noir (CFPN), Algeria
• Aube Nouvelle pour la Femme et le développement (ANFD), Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Action for Women and Awakening in Rural Environment (AWARE-UGANDA), Uganda

• China Association of Ethnic Economy (CAEE), China
• Himalayan Indigenous Women Network (HIWN), Nepal
• Community Action and Research for Development (CARD), India

Central and South America and the Caribbean
• Asociación de Autoridades Tradicionales Wayuu JEPIRA, Colombia
• Nación Jach’a Pakajaqi Regional La Paz, Calle Yacuma s/n El Alto, Bolivia
• Asociación Mapuche We Folil, Chile

Eastern Europe, Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia
• Tomsk Regional non-profit organization legal and information center of the Indigenous People of the Northern Tomsk Region, “Kogolika”, Russian Federation
• International Development Fund for Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East (BATANI), Russian Federation
• Novokuzuetsk town public organization “Shoria”, Russian Federation

North America
• Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism, United States

• Te Runanga O Te Rarawa (TROTR), New Zealand