Call for Proposals for Non-Profit Indigenous Organizations Addressing Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests Through Video

Deadline: 30 January 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently inviting indigenous organizations to submit a proposal to develop a video of maximum 10 minutes (preferably an animation video) on the practical use that Indigenous Peoples could make of the VGGT.

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The (animation) video should:

  • Highlight the role of the VGGT as a tool for Indigenous Peoples to use in land related matters
  • Turn into a tool that will enable Indigenous Peoples to learn about the VGGT (facilitating exchanges and discussions among them)
  • Bring to light the parts of the VGGT that are most relevant for indigenous peoples
  • Showcase good practices related to their application (e.g. registration of customary land rights of an indigenous community, development of new laws for the recognition and protection of the legitimate tenure rights of indigenous peoples, others)
  • Be of universal character (addressed to indigenous communities in different parts of the world)
  • Emphasize specific/key articles of the UNDRIP affirming rights to lands and resources, subsistence, redress and restitution, traditional knowledge, sacred sites, as well as Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).
  • Reflect self-determination


The amount allocated for this call for proposals is US$ 12.000.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-profit Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations (women and youth’s organizations from all regions are encouraged to apply)
  • Interested non- indigenous and non-profit organizations are kindly asked to create a partnership with an indigenous organization and apply through them.
  • Preference will be given to:
    • Indigenous organizations sending a 1 page describing the storyboard to be developed;
    • Indigenous organizations explaining the video production technique they will use;
    • Projects covering above mentioned objectives;
    • Projects giving concrete examples;
    • Projects making reference to some of the technical guidelines accompanying the Voluntary Guidelines.
      1. Gender
      2. Governance of forest tenure
      3. Free, Prior and Informed Consent
      4. Small scale fisheries tenure
      5. Agricultural Investments
    • Applications should be submitted in English, French or Spanish.
    • The video can be produced in any FAO official language (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian) or in an indigenous language with dubbing and/or subtitles.

How to Apply

Organizations are requested to submit abstracts and proposals via email.

For more information, please visit FAO.

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