THE CHRISTENSEN FUND: Central Asia Program

Deadline: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 23:59
Discipline: 
Open
Region: 
Asia

THIS IS AN INTERNAL DEADLINE ONLY. THE PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATES.

Program update:  The Christensen Fund is in the process of transitioning from its current region-based grantmaking strategies to a thematic approach. As a result of this shift, we will be closing the Central Asia Program and will no longer be making new grants under this strategy. Please visit the Programs page for more details. 

The program combines work on village governance and institution-building; the restoration of traditional philanthropy; biocultural approaches to wildlife conservation with collaborations between stewards and specialists in agriculture and livestock, ecology, conservation science, anthropology, education, digital media, expressive arts, and policy level interventions. Some of the key areas that we focus on include ceremonies, local festivals and networking of sacred sites guardians; practical experimentation; revitalization of traditional knowledge and agroecosystems; and revival of native languages, rich oral and epic heritage and intergenerational transfer; music, dance and contemporary arts. We also support youth who are forming networked centers of biocultural diversity (BCD) on priority landscapes and in major universities.