Global Call for Proposals for Events in the Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion

The Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion is being organized and programmed by the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) with support from the Governments of Norway and France, in addition to UNDP.

The purpose of the Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion is to ensure the effective engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities by providing a dedicated and multi-purpose space for interaction and networking among indigenous peoples and local communities as well as with policy-makers, partners, media and the global public. The Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion aims to provide a “landing space” for key messages, initiatives, policy dialogues, side events, announcements and communications that advance the indigenous and local community climate change agenda. The Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion aims to be an inclusive, accessible, highly visible platform that will create a lasting impact on its visitors and advance indigenous peoples’ priorities beyond the COP itself.

The programme for the Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion will be organized into regional days, one for each of the IIPFCC regions: Africa, The Arctic, Asia, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, The Pacific, and Russia and Eastern Europe. The remainder of the days will be programed to include cross-cutting thematic issues.

Proposals are welcomed for events and activities held in the Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion space and applications can be made by completing the following form. All proposals for the use of the Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion should advance Indigenous Peoples aspirations and intentions for COP 21 and beyond. If you wish for your proposal to be considered for one of the regional days, please indicate that in your schedule preferences.

The Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion offers space to host events, including seating arrangements and basic audio-visual set-up (screen, microphone, projector). However, costs for event materials, interpretation, catering, marketing and other promotional materials, are the responsibility of the event organizers.

Proposals should be submitted as soon as possible. The selection committee will continue to consider proposals according to available space through the COP.

A selection committee of representatives of indigenous peoples from around the world will evaluate proposals based on the following criteria:

●   The proposed activities are in line with the Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion Guiding Principles and Objectives (

●   Relevance and quality of proposal

The selection committee will provide a response to your proposal within 7 days of your application.

Due to the high interest in participating in the Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion and the limited capacity of the space during the conference, the selection committee will do its best to accommodate as many proposals as possible. However we anticipate that we may not be able to accommodate all the proposals we receive. Thank you for your understanding and apologies in advance if there is not room for your proposal.

Name of Contact Person *
Name of Contact Person
(Please include country code)
(if any)
(if any)
(e.g. panel discussion, exhibition, debate, film screening, publication launch etc.)
(200 word maximum)
Duration of Event *
Preferred Timeslot *
Please note: The selection committee will try to accommodate each organization’s request, but appreciates your flexibility in advance. We cannot guarantee preferred date and time for events.
Preferred Day *
(Check all available dates)
(200 word maximum) Guiding Principles and Objectives can be found here:
Intended Audience for the Event *
Space/Set-up Required *
(For catering organizers of selected events will be contacted by the IP Pavilion Planning Team to coordinate interpretation services)
Language of the Event *
(Although the speaker list may change, please provide names/titles/organizations of proposed speakers, moderator, rapporteur)
(About the event or the organizers)