About Lelewal Foundation
Lelewal has as prime objective to build the capacities of indigenous people leaders both at local and national level on diversed topics and programs to be able to determine and decide the future they want for their families and communities. Lelewal has a series of training programs for its staff , community leaders and organizers.
What we do?
Lelewal Foundation carries out capacity building for indigenous peoples leaders and community organizers on human rights instruments like the UNDRIP, ILO Convention 169, CEDAW ,Climate change related impacts and REDD Plus processes, programs and implementation at the local, national and international levels.
The organization also trains on FPIC principles, on land rights, traditional forest management and ownership, traditional knowledge and sustainable management of traditional livelihood, all these geared towards the realization of the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity on ecosystems management with emphasis on Conservation, sustainable use and equitable sharing of biodiversity resources.
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Despite the increasing demand for assistance of vulnerable children of indigenous peoples, the organization has been able to support One hundred and fifty( 150) of them since 2015. The reason being the vast scope of work and limited resources making it difficult for the organization to satisfy all demands. The organization intends to continue this activity in the future programs and wishes to reach more children.