Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund
The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange (IBEX) provides financial assistance to individuals to attend global biocultural events or meetings of international significance which impact their home territory or region. IBEX enables indigenous peoples and local communities to have a voice in global forums that concern biocultural diversity.
What Region Does IBEX Support?IBEX aims to encourage an active and participatory exchange of knowledge systems, especially for, but not limited to, individuals from the following regions: African Rift Valley, Central Asia & Turkey, Southwest U.S. & Northern Mexico, Northern Australia, and Melanesia. Of special interest are indigenous peoples and local communities who have been traditionally under-represented in bio-cultural events, including but not limited to, women, youth, and first-time travelers.
Who Are Our Past Participants?Established in 2013, IBEX has supported participants from the following regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, and Oceania.
EligibilityApplicants must be indigenous or a member of a local indigenous community.