May 13, 2015
The Nando Peretti Foundation (NPF) is a philanthropic institution founded in 2000 by Ms Elsa Peretti, daughter of Italian businessman Mr Ferdinando Peretti. It offers grants for projects related to charity, education, environmental conservation, medical research, construction, or culture/art. One of the major pillars of the NPF’s philanthropic strategy is the promotion of human and civil rights, with a particular emphasis on the right to an education, children’s rights, and women’s rights. But the NPF has also been supporting unrepresented peoples and oppressed minorities in the defense of their right to exist and to preserve their cultures.
In the last few years, the NPF has been supporting UNPO on several initiatives, such as the Earth, Exploitation and Survival Project (2010-2013), targeting and seeking to address the threats made to indigenous peoples’ environments, cultures, and livelihoods. This Project was renewed for the period 2013-2016. In this framework, the NPF has been supporting some of UNPO’s conferences, round-table discussions – such as the Roundtable on the Environment & Indigenous Rights in Brazil, which took place at the National Congress of Brazil in November 2014 –, meetings, and so on.
To learn more about the Earth, Exploitation and Survival Project, please click here.
To read about the UNPO roundtable discussion on Indigenous Rights in Brazil, please click here.
To learn more about the Nando Peretti Foundation, please visit its website.