Foyer de Développement pour l'Autopromotion des Pygmées et Indigènes Défavorisés (FDAPID)

 

Country

Democratic Republic of Congo

Organization

Foyer de Développement pour l'Autopromotion des Pygmées et Indigènes Défavorisés (FDAPID)

FDAPID is a small, emerging organization committed to defending the rights of the marginalized, indigenous Pygmy populations in eastern DR. Because of their nomadic lifestyle and discrimination, when pygmies return to their land they often find that it has been occupied by others. FDAPID works to prevent this violation of their rights and empower pygmies to defend their land ownership and natural resources.

Project

Land Rights for the Indigenous Populations of Pygmies in North Kivu Province

Purpose: To protect the land tenure of Pygmy communities by convening two meetings with local and administrative authorities to discuss issues affecting land ownership by Pygmy people in two territories; identifying and mapping plots of land that traditionally belong to Pygmies; and advocating with local authoritizes to secure land titles for those who are displaced.

Project Grant Amount $15,000
Total Grants Received $41,500
Years Supported 3
Theme Natural Resource Rights and Economic Justice
Population Served Men, Indigenous peoples, Youth, Women, Refugees and IDPs