Indigenous Fellowship Programme

The candidate must be indigenous (non-indigenous persons will not be taken into consideration, even if they have close links with indigenous communities and/or organizations).

Age should not be a limitation to participation in the programme.

Formal education should not be a limitation to participation in the IFP given the socio-economic barriers confronted by many indigenous peoples that limit access to formal educational institutions.

Candidates should agree to train other indigenous persons after the return to their respective communities/organizations.

The candidate should be proposed, and his/her candidacy supported by his/her indigenous organization and/or community. It is desirable that the sponsoring organization has a firm constituency or membership and that it is representative.

The candidate should have a good working knowledge of the language in which the programme is imparted.