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WHO WE ARE

About Us

Governance

The FSC-IF is an Indigenous-led global organization, governed by a Council with Indigenous representatives from around the world who is responsible to provide the strategic guidance of the Foundation and ensure that it operates in line with its mission, values, and principles.

FSC Indigenous Foundation Council

Anders Blom Chairperson of the FSC Indigenous Foundation Council and Founder and Senior Advisor of the Protect Sápmi Foundation
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim Coordinator of the Association of Peul Women and Autochthonous Peoples of Chad (AFPAT) and Coordinator of the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC)
Gregorio Mirabal Coordinator of the Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA)
Nicholas Mujah Ason General Secretary of the Sarawak Dayak Iban Association (SADIA)
Kim Carstensen Director General of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Forest Stewardship Council Permanent Indigenous Peoples Committee

The Permanent Indigenous Peoples Committee (PIPC) is a global advisory committee of Indigenous representatives from all regions of the planet to advise the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International Board on the FSC certification system, safeguard Indigenous Peoples’’ rights, enhance forest management, and support Indigenous Peoples in building FSC certified forest stewardship, increasing their market share and value.

FSC Indigenous Foundation Staff

Francisco Souza Managing Director
Dan Sosa Director of Finance and Administration
Alejandro Paredes IPARD Program Director
Salina Sanou IPARD Program Deputy Director and Regional Director for Africa and Asia
Rita Spadafora IPARD Program Lead – Capacity Development and Inclusion
Carlos Blandon IPARD Program Lead – Political Incidence, Rights and Social Participation
Selina Baños Executive Coordinator for Indigenous Affairs and Program Management
Laurence Portal Program Assistant – Capacity Development and Inclusion
Mary Donovan IPARD Program and Communication Officer
Patricia Rojas IPARD Finance and Administration Manager

Donors and supporters

In August 2020, FSC-IF signed the agreement to launch its first major undertaking: a Global Development Alliance (GDA) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC Global Development GmbH).
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Careers

Are you interested in joining our international team to promote Indigenous-based solutions worldwide? See our current vacancies.

Consultancy – Prepare the Indigenous Business in a Box (a toolkit to support the financial and administration strengthening of Indigenous Peoples’ organizations)

Objective: The FSC-IF seeks a consultant to support the institutional strengthening process of Indigenous Peoples’ organizations by providing templates for documents, policies, processes, and forms that could allow them to meet donors’ and private sector compliance requirements.

Type of Consultancy: Individual with payments according to schedule of deliverables and payments.

Duration: 60 days or until all deliverables have been successfully submitted

Status: Accepting applications until September 25, 2022.

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Consultancy – Identify organizations providing capacity development services to Indigenous organizations and key partners

Objective: The FSC-IF is seeking a consultant to identify organizations that provide capacity development solutions and/or services to Indigenous Peoples Organizations in Latin America (Mesoamerica and South America) and Africa (Francophone and Anglophone).

Type of Consultancy: Individual with payments according to schedule of deliverables and payments.

Duration: 40 days

Status: Accepting applications until September 25, 2022

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Request for services of a consultant firm – implementation of the FSC-IF communications strategy

Objective: The FSC-IF is seeking a consultant firm to strengthen the visibility of the FSC-IF, support IPARD’s three objective through communications materials and activities, advocate to international stakeholders to understand the value of Indigenous Peoples, and promote communications as a tool for Indigenous Peoples to achieve their rights and self-development.

Type of Consultancy: Consultant firm with payments according to deliverables.

Status: Accepting applications until September 25, 2022

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