LAND RIGHTS for climate, nature and people!
Applications for the ILC Future Leaders Fellowship are now closed. For any enquiry please contact Ms Carla Donayre Oropeza at email@example.com
- Your personal motivation (a 1-page letter or 1-min video or any other media)
- Your CV (2 pages max)
- An endorsement letter from your organisation (use this format)
How to participate
We are looking for a gender balanced cohort of 25 young and motivated women and men leaders from ILC People’s organisations that want to be part of this experience – check if you meet the criteria and apply!
- You are a young leader from an Indigenous or Local Community between 18 and 35 years old
- You work or volunteer for an ILC people's organisation for a minimum of six months and commit to continue working with the organisation throughout the fellowship and at least six months after its end
- Your organization supports your participation in the different stages of the programme (only one nomination per organisation is accepted)
- You demonstrate passion and leadership in ILC Peoples’ organisations or have a high potential to move into the leadership of such organisations
- You speak English, French or Spanish
Open call for applicants
Online applications close
Interviews shortlisted candidates
Successful fellows notified
27 March 2023
30 April 2023
8-19 May 2023
22-23 May 2023
Estimated time commitment
You are expected to dedicate on average 3-4 days/month over the 15 months fellowship period. There will be weeks of low intensity and other more intense times that will require your active engagement. You will also need to:
- Attend the residential training, the regional exchange and at least 80% of the online sessions
- Participate in monthly mentoring meetings
- Successfully design, implement and document a tailored action plan to produce a change in your organization and/or community
- Be an active ILC ambassador and participate actively in global and regional events
Shortlisted applicants and their organisations’ leaders will be interviewed by the ILC Selection Committee. Candidates will also participate in a recruitment lab (group discussion, individual exercises and presentations).
More information here:
For any inquiries, please contact Carla Donayre: firstname.lastname@example.org
ILC is cultivating the next generation of leaders to build a vision from people-centred land governance, and to take action now for a more sustainable and just world.
Secure land and territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities who live on and from the land are critical to addressing climate change and biodiversity loss, the gravest threats to our planet.
Indigenous Peoples and local communities are guardians of our planet and powerful agents of change. They are in a unique position to offer effective solutions to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, and to preserve ecosystems and biodiversity. Tenure security is central to Indigenous Peoples and local communities to reduce vulnerability, enhance resilience and adapt to climate change. Well-managed collective lands also provide important ecosystem services, contributing to climate change mitigation.
To address the climate crisis, we need to look at change from the eyes and vision of those who will be leading communities, organizations and our world in 2030: the youth.
The ILC Fellowship 2023-2024 is a global 15-month programme for young Indigenous and local communities leaders from ILC members and partners from around the world. It seeks to strengthen the role and leadership of Indigenous youths within their own organisations and communities. We put special emphasis on promoting women’s leadership.
The programme connects youth from around the world; provides tools, knowledge and opportunities; and helps build action that comes from People’s organisations and moves from within the next generation of leaders. It also incubates ideas. Fellows can experiment and learn by exploring concrete solutions to local challenges. ILC provides seed funding for such actions.
Together with our technical partner, the Civil Society Academy, we dive into three dimensions of leadership strengthening to build individual skills, organizational resilience and networking capacity.