Woven Networks - Craft changemakers conserving forests is a one-year partnership between the Forest Foundation and the British Council through its Crafting Futures global programme. It aims to strengthen the voices of local communities by highlighting their sustainable practices and vital role as artisans, thus growing forest resources and livelihood.
The project advocates for more inclusive and gender-sensitive forest management by sparking exciting collaborations and knowledge-exchange between forest dependent craft communities and trusted intermediaries - designers, researchers, social entrepreneurs, leaders and the academe.
What are the Woven Networks Scoping Grants?
Woven Networks Scoping Grants aim to initiate new collaborations and support projects that champion indigenous knowledge systems towards sustainable resource management and improved livelihood of craft communities.
The four-month grant is for proponents to conduct scoping and research activities within Forest Foundation’s focal landscapes:
- Sierra Madre (Region II, Region III and some areas in Region IV-A)
- Palawan (Region IV-B)
- Samar and Leyte (Region VIII)
- Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental (Region X)
In order to:
- identify relevant craft communities who rely on forest products
- understand their challenges and ambitions
- meet new partners and collaborators within the Philippines and United Kingdom
- conduct related researchand propose ways forward.
Join the briefing session
Following the launch of this grant open call, we are organising a briefing session on 7 January 2022, 16.00–17.00 (PH time) / 09.00–10.00 (UK time) that will also serve as a matchmaking session for those who are looking to meet potential collaborators for their application.
Register for the briefing session here.