The global internet forum On the Frontlines of Climate Change was launched in June 2008 by UNESCO, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights.
The Frontlines Forum is now calling for community-level project proposals focusing on local experiences with climate change impacts and adaptation. With assistance from the Government of Denmark Frontlines Forum is offering from US$3000 and US$5000 per project. Further funding may subsequently be provided for projects with interesting outcomes.
Proposals can be made by interested groups or individuals, for example, local and indigenous organizations, research centers, researchers, graduate students with interdisciplinary training, community members (youth groups, women, elders) etc.
Proposals should reach UNESCO on or before 15 July 2009