Call for applications: WIPO Training, Mentoring and Matchmaking Program on Intellectual Property for Women Entrepreneurs from Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities
Deadline: April 21, 2023
Women entrepreneurs from indigenous peoples or local communities, such as artisans, designers, performing artists, researchers, healers, or small-scale farmers, who have a project or business based on traditional knowledge or traditional cultural expressions with an intellectual property component, are encouraged to apply.
Applications from young indigenous and local community women entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged.
Candidates should submit a duly filled application form.
The application deadline is April 21, 2023.
Applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered.
Who can apply?
Provided that an adequate number of applications are received, every effort will be made to select at least two participants from each of the seven geo-cultural regions recognized by the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, namely:
Central and South America and the Caribbean
Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will select up to 20 participants.
2023-2024 WIPO Training, Mentoring and Matchmaking Program on Intellectual Property for Women Entrepreneurs from Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities has a practical approach and consists of a training phase and a mentoring and matchmaking phase.
The training phase will consist of a practical workshop at WIPO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, that includes a mixture of short presentations, case studies and group work, to take place from September 18 to 22, 2023.
The mentoring and matchmaking phase will take place in 2024.