USAID recently launched the Thousand Tribes Campaign, an initiative designed to promote Papua New Guinea’s incredibly vibrant and diverse creative industry through sustainable livelihood businesses.
“The Thousand Tribes Campaign aims to foster internationally design-led, market-driven products and innovative brands that support biodiversity conservation and gender inclusion and have a real economic and social impact on the ground in PNG,” U.S. Ambassador Erin McKee said.
The campaign is part of USAID’s Lukautim Graun Program, a five-year, $22 million program that is aimed at reducing the threats to biodiversity in Papua New Guinea by developing the management of bio-diverse customary lands and waters.
The Thousand Tribes campaign is a joint partnership between USAID PNG Lukautim Graun Program and REAL Impact which is looking to partner with local creative talents to help in the development of the creative economy in PNG and sustainable livelihoods.
Successful applicants will benefit from REAL Impact’s Minimum Viable Business (MVB) MSME Mentoring & Acceleration Programme. The Program aims to foster internationally design-led, market-driven products and innovative brands that are environmentally sound and have a real social impact on the ground in PNG.