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Indigenous Advocacy and Research Program

The Indigenous Advocacy and Research Program is a virtual fellowship designed to provide opportunities for young research Fellows to identify ways of best leveraging civil society’s skills, tools, and access to investigate and monitor policy reform strategies. The objective of the Indigenous Advocacy and Research Program is to increase the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. Successful advocacy, research, and inclusion program development and delivery must include all affected parties and be based on real dialogue and cooperation between government agents and local community members. The Indigenous Advocacy and Research Program was conceived through the Policy Network Initiative.
The Policy Network Initiative will provide a platform for young Indigenous voices to lead as a catalyst for conscious thought, inclusive discourse, and policy reform to impact Indigenous nations and BIPOC communities through youth-led research initiatives that focus on human rights, governance, and environmentalism. Programs offered through the Initiative will aim to lead the development of public policy and guided strategic implementation to benefit Indigenous nations and BIPOC communities around the world. To this end, the Indigenous Policy Network Initiative will focus on empowering at-risk minority communities in the policy development sector. 
For too long, the relationship between BIPOC communities and the Western world has been characterized by inertia: the same old, paternalistic policies and the corresponding apathy and neglect. Yet, the resilience of African people continues to manifest, and today, there is a universal acceptance that change is needed for future generations. The challenge is ensuring that the direction of this change is progressive and fair. The Indigenous Advocacy and Research Program can play an important role by thoroughly examining data, advocating for the rights of BIPOC communities, and creating innovative models of change to encourage reform.
Successful advocacy, research, and inclusion program development and delivery must include all affected parties and be based on real dialogue and cooperation between government agents and local community members. Achieving this goal will require bottom-up, culturally appropriate, local engagement, rather than short term, top-down, centrally designed, and imposed models. Through the Indigenous Advocacy and Research Program, research Fellows will have the opportunity to broaden their perspective of human rights and freedom by exploring methodologies of impact and effectiveness.

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The Indigenous Advocacy and Research Program is aimed to impact the migrant community and African diaspora in Italy through youth-led research initiatives that focus on countering Afrophobia and increasing the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. Research Fellows will identify ways to best leverage civil society’s skills, tools, and access to investigate and monitor the systemic treatment of Afro-Italians and the migrant population in Italy of African descent and support peaceful and intellectual advocacy efforts through a variety of media. Fellows will also develop and support a sustained virtual discussion forum to devise ways of engaging the public and relevant stakeholders involved with ongoing human rights reforms in Italy. Each subcontractor should represent one of the three geographic regions of Italy, which have been classified as northern, central, and southern.
The Indigenous Advocacy and Research Program is aimed to impact the migrant community and African diaspora in Germany through youth-led research initiatives that focus on countering Afrophobia and increasing the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. Research Fellows will identify ways to best leverage civil society’s skills, tools, and access to investigate and monitor the systemic treatment of Afro-Germans and the migrant population in Germany of African descent and support peaceful and intellectual advocacy efforts through a variety of media. Fellows will also develop and support a sustained virtual discussion forum to devise ways of engaging the public and relevant stakeholders involved with ongoing human rights reforms in Germany. Fellows should live in Berlin or Brandenburg.
The wondrous works of Taytianna Harris serve as the visual inspiration for the Indigenous Advocacy and Research Program. 

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