Trust Fund 2009

Trust Fund6On 14 to 15 May 2009, 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 19 projects.


The following organizations were awarded grants:

• Women Environmental Conservation Project (WECOP), Uganda
• Social Economic and Development Group (SEDEG),Tanzania
• Kasese District Women with Disabilities (KADIWOD), Uganda
• Associacion Avenir NEPAD-Congo, Congo
• Nouveau Programme d’Activités pour le Développement Rural (NPADR/RDC), DR Congo
• Nainyoiye Community Development Organization (NCDO), Kenya

• Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Foundation, Thailand
• The International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests (IAITPTF), Thailand
• Society of Tribal Women for Development (STWFD), India
• Nagkakaisang Mga Tribu Ng Palawan (NATRIPAL, Inc.), Philippines
• Rural Health and Environment Development Trust – (RHEDT), India

Central and South America and the Caribbean
• Consejo de Ayllus y Markas de Cochabamba Suyu Sura Aransaya, Bolivia
• Comite Civico Pro Desarrollo de Puerto Estrella, Columbia
• Consejo Machiguenga del Rio Urubamba (COMARU), Peru
• Fundación Kalu Ibaky, Panama

Eastern Europe, Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia
• Kemero region NGO agency for the research and preservation  of taiga – (Aist) Stork., Russia
• Inter-regional NGO “Ethnological information center “Luch”, Russia

North America
• Traditional Native American Farmers Association, USA

• Pacific Concerns Resource Centre Inc., Fiji