Kabir Bavikatte

Defending traditional knowledge rights


Kabir Bavikatte

So, what's the big idea?

Kabir is an environmental lawyer supporting communities to secure their rights to their territories and cultures. He is one of the founders and the co-director of Natural Justice, an organization of environmental law practitioners working in Africa, Asia and Latin America to ensure that community concerns are effectively represented in the development and implementation of domestic and international law and policy.

Kabir is currently focusing on supporting communities to develop biocultural community protocols to assert their stewardship rights to their lands and traditional knowledge.

Kabir Bavikatte's flash grant nominations

Twice a year we award a number of small grants to a collection of social change agents, no strings attached, in support of their work. We call these Flash Grants and recipients are selected based on nominations from our Fellows. Each award is worth $5,000.

Male
Francesco Albano
albanofrancesco.blogspot....
Female
Annamaria Ollson
www.facebook.com/GiveSome...
Male
Michael Rodriguez
www.boundlessawareness.org/
Female
Janelle Orsi
www.theselc.org/
Male
Nicolas Grandi
vimeo.com/user724515
Female
Petra Lentz-Snow
journeysintohealing.wordp...
Male
Lesle Jansen
Male
Negar Tayyar
Male
Abhishek Choudhury
www.behance.net/abhishekc...
Female
Deepta Sateesh

Spend breakdown

At the heart of our co-investment fellowship model is the principle that Fellows continue to invest in their own ideas. The Foundation amplifies the Fellow’s investment by matching it at least tenfold, along with covering the cost of their time for the year.

The figures you see here do not reflect each Fellow’s fellowship year funding, but rather the funds unlocked within our financial year, as the fellowship years start either March or September and Fellows are not required to spend the available funds proportionately throughout the year.

2011

Fellow contribution: $17,720.36
Our contribution: $327,561.85
Total funds: $345,282.21

2012

Fellow contribution: $1,921.88
Our contribution: $31,371.15
Total funds: $33,293.03

2013

Fellow contribution: $259.75
Our contribution: $3,896.21
Total funds: $4,155.96
People
Marketing
Software
Travel
Infrastructure
Training
Office space
Legal
Total funding to date:
$382,731.20