30 August 2018


Geneva, Switzerland 

(Partially Funded)


Indigenous Fellowship Program Geneva Switzerland

The training combines theoretical sessions with briefings on the UN system, OHCHR mandate and activities, international Human Rights instruments (Treaties, Conventions, Declarations) and mechanisms (Human Rights Council, Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures) – including those more specifically dealing with indigenous issues (UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, they also  get introduced to the work of other UN and specialized agencies (ILO, WIPO, UNESCO, UNICEF) and of Geneva based Human Rights NGOs, including DoCip.

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The objective of this training program is to enhance the knowledge of indigenous peoples on existing international human rights instruments and mechanisms, so they can use them to more effectively advocate for the rights of their communities and raise their concerns at the international level. At the end of the Program, trained fellows are also in a better position to share and give training sessions on the knowledge gained to their indigenous communities and organizations.

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

  • Human rights

Required Languages

English, Russian, French, or Spanish

Eligible Countries

All world countries 

Program Period

  4 weeks

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • 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.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

The fellowship covers:

  •  A return ticket (economy class) from their country of residence to Geneva.
  • A daily or monthly stipend to cover their basic needs in Geneva, including modest accommodation, food and transport; a basic health insurance for the duration of the Program.

The fellowship does not cover:

  • Any additional expenses such as visa fees and travel insurance.

How to Apply

First Step:
Download the application form  from here.

Second Step:
Send the application and another copy to

Please note: 

  • Application forms must be accompanied by a recommendation letter from the nominating organization or the community. Incomplete forms will not be taken into consideration.
  • The application form consists of two parts. The first part needs to be completed and signed by the candidate. The second part needs to be completed, signed and stamped by the indigenous nominating organization or indigenous community.
  • In view of the high number of applications received,it is strongly recommended to send your form – well before the deadline – by post.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Toka Hossam / Egypt

Reviewed by” Hager Abosedaira/ Egypt

And “Marwan Mansi/ Egypt

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