$2,500 to support the participation of an Indigenous Waorani woman, Weya Alicia Cahuiya, to attend the 14th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) to meet with allies and government officials and raise awareness on the environmental damages and the violence generated in her region in the Ecuadorian Amazon from oil companies and government agencies pushing to expand oil exploration.
$5,000 to support an advocacy delegation to Iquitos, Peru of elected leaders, elders, youth and women representing the Achuar people of Peru’s Pastaza river basin to request that the Peruvian state annul the Block 64 oil concession for having been created in violation of the Achuar people’s right to prior consultation and to submit paperwork for land title recognition for the entire Achuar ancestral territory, which would help secure the long-term rainforest protection.
$5,000 to support the process to strengthen the capacity of 9 villages in Siak district in Riau, Indonesia, to engage in conflict resolution with Asia Pulp and Paper and promote policies supporting community rights and protection of peatlands.
$2,500 to support a delegation of leaders of the Sapara nationality from the Ecuadorian Amazon to attend the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York and present their case against the government’s auctioning of Sapara territory for oil development without consent before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, DC
$2,000 to support the Climate Caravan team organizing climate dialogues, public events and workshops, and supporting direct actions coordinated by frontline communities and grassroots organizations that are fighting for climate justice as they travel through Mexico, Central and South America, with a final destination of the COP20 UN climate summit in Lima, Peru.
$5,000 to support the travel of litigation and campaign teams to meet with communities in Collingwood Bay, Papua New Guinea to seek their input regarding efforts to secure the cancellation of palm oil plantation leases.
$4,000 to support training members of 30 villages in West Kalimantan, Indonesia to build a community-based monitoring system to track the implementation of APP and APRIL’s forest and social responsibility commitments, while also providing additional trainings and support related to capacity building, mapping of tenure conflicts and the establishment of a conflict resolution roadmap.
$5,000 to support the demarcation and monitoring of the Sawré Muybu territory of the Munduruku people, the last large un-demarcated swath of Munduruku territory in the Tapajós Basin, a jewel of the Amazon and home to an incredible array of plant and animal biodiversity that is threatened by Brazil’s plans to build 3 major dams.
$5,000 to support travel and other costs for two community representatives of Collingwood Bay in Papua New Guinea’s Oro Province to attend the annual Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil meeting in Malaysia to support their RSPO complaint and meet with Malaysian Company Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) and its financiers to call for the withdrawal of plans to develop palm oil plantations.
$5,000 to support the mapping of land conflicts in 5 districts in Jambi province, Sumatra, Indonesia to identify where different types of plantations are located in relation to community claimed lands covering approximately 90,000 acres and to provide negotiation training and help prepare communities for independent mediation with Asia Pulp and Paper.