IFIP conferences convene key Indigenous leaders, IFIP members and visionary grantmakers for deep discussion on the most important issues in the field, from Indigenous women and climate change to decolonizing philanthropy. These popular events consistently receive high ratings from participants as pivotal events that have changed their perspectives and how they work.
Through the years, IFIP has organized over 14 conferences, 4 of them international. As a result, IFIP grew from 40 conference participants to 240 at our latest conference. IFIP also shares our expertise through partnerships with other grantmaker affinity groups, including the Edge Funders Alliance, Council on Foundations, Environmental Grantmakers Association, and International Human Rights Funders Group.
OUR MOST RECENT GATHERING
IFIP’s Regional Conference, held in Lima, Peru, from October 25–27, 2016, was attended by over 240 participants and included a diverse array of leaders from the donor, Indigenous, and NGO communities, highlighting why Indigenous Philanthropy offers a tremendous potential to strengthen the self-development of Indigenous communities. The conference theme was Buen Vivir: Supporting the Role of Indigenous Peoples in Bio-Cultural Diversity, Human Rights and Sustainable Economic Models.
IFIP’s planning committee dedicated the event to the late Lenca activist, Berta Cáceres of Honduras, and to other Indigenous leaders who tirelessly fight to protect their lands. Click here for more details on the LAIFC 2016.
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