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Resilient Communities

Resilience doesn't happen by accident; rather, it is the outcome of strategic and adaptive planning and purposeful action. Together with our clients and partners, we navigate the complexities of interlocking challenges to support communities that are dynamic, vibrant, and prepared to bounce back after shocks and endure new or increasing stressors.

Our Approach

Supporting resilient communities—those that can adapt, thrive, and grow in the face of challenges—is core to our organizational purpose. We leverage our unique expertise in systems thinking together with adaptive management tools and locally led development principles to build adaptive capacities, improve the delivery of food security and humanitarian assistance programming, and foster productive partnerships.

Agriculture and Food Security

Sustainable food security depends on many factors, including domestic and wild food productivity, equitable access, resilience to shocks and stressors, availability of markets, among others. We help our clients take a holistic approach to understanding food systems and determining the best strategy to overcome contextual challenges. For non-domestic food systems, such as wild caught fisheries and wild meat, we help policy-makers and managers overcome barriers to sustainability, explicitly examine tradeoffs, and weigh management risks. For agricultural or pastoral food systems, we use tools like natural capital valuation, land use planning, habitat quantification, community-based collective action, and market systems facilitation to support sustainable water use, land management, and food market systems. Wild Meat Collaborative Learning Group

Humanitarian Assistance

Conflict, climate change, forced migration, food insecurity, and weak governance systems, among other factors, compound human vulnerability. There is no one-size-fits-all solution—each approach must be carefully tailored to the country, context, and source of disruption. In response, we help our clients develop sustainable solutions for humanitarian assistance by continuously assessing needs, using evidence-based strategies, applying systems thinking, and advancing pragmatic thought leadership. Good Green News

Locally Led Development

The need for locally led development is clear: community-designed, -owned, and -implemented solutions are often the most effective and sustainable. Shifting power to local actors requires thoughtful change management and meaningful stakeholder engagement to forge trusting, lasting relationships. We aim to meet individuals and organizations where they are by listening to their priorities, shaping our support to their desired path forward, and providing spaces for them to be accountable for the outcomes they set to achieve. Together, we use systems-strengthening, evidence-based approaches to help our clients and partners engage local actors more effectively, respectfully, and sustainably to co-create lasting solutions. Compliance and Capacity Support

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