Annual Report 2017 The Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities


In the second year of the Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (DGM), the DGM is successfully demonstrating how indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) can play leadership roles in the governance and implementation of climate finance. During this year, the DGM passed an important milestone with over half of its allocated funding approved by the World Bank. The IPLC leaders of the DGM, with the support of their executing agencies, have demonstrated effective and responsible management of this funding, in collaboration with governments and non-state actors, in order to build the capacity of their fellow community members to participate in the Forest Investment Program (FIP) and other initiatives related to the reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

As the DGM progresses, capacity building has been a key element of each of the projects. The DGM works directly with IPLCs and related organizations to ensure that they have all the necessary knowledge and skills to engage not only with the DGM, but also with other potential funding mechanisms. This extends from proposal writing to prudent and transparent financial management and beyond. IPLCs have the potential to be key actors in the fight against climate change and the DGM helps them achieve and demonstrate that potential. In several countries, the DGM has worked with national governments to link the efforts of country projects to their countries’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs), which form the backbone of the Paris Agreement. As the projects begin to show more results, this will allow the DGM to demonstrate its value clearly at the national and international levels.”

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