2017 • 9 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development
Nia Tero is a global collaborative designed to directly advance indigenous peoples' and local communities' stewardship of vital ecosystems around the world. The newly founded organization partners with indigenous peoples and local communities to recognize and advance exceptional and enduring stewardship of vital ecosystems. Through a set of long-term partnerships with indigenous peoples, Nia Tero integrates targeted grant funding, long-term sustainable financing, and investment in technical assistance, science, policy, and institutional-capacity building programs. This award contributes to the founding of the organization, and supports its general operations over ten years.