Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility

127 projects approved under the Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility since 2007

Photo by GANGA/Cabras/Molinari

The next IPAF Call for Proposals will be announced on this web page. Pending resource mobilization, it is expected that the next IPAF Call for Proposals may be announced during the second half of 2017.

The objective of the IFAD Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF) is to strengthen indigenous peoples' communities and their organizations by financing small projects which foster their self-driven development in the framework of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and to generate lessons learned and approaches for replication and upscaling.

The Facility invites applications from indigenous peoples' organizations and communities, as well as organizations that work with them, for grants to fund projects, innovative approaches and partnerships that promote the development of indigenous peoples and help them fulfil their

aspirations. The Facility provides small grants of US$20,000 to US$50,000 to small projects designed and implemented by indigenous peoples' communities and their organizations. In response to IFAD’s four calls for grant proposals, in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2015, indigenous communities and organizations submitted around 3600 applications from about 90 countries around the world.


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  • Antonella Cordone
    Senior Technical Specialist, Indigenous Peoples and Tribal Issues
    Via Paolo Di Dono, 44 Italy
    Rome, Italy
    Work: +39 0654592065
    Fax: +39 0654593065