Our goal is to support rural communities with the development of sustainable natural resource-based livelihoods through building capacity, catalysing partnerships and influencing policy to create an enabling institutional environment.
Our main areas of work are:
Research on how to improve management of forest, coastal and marine ecosystems to enhance the provision of good and services for sustainable and resilient livelihoods
Capacity building of rural communities and resource users to effectively develop sustainable natural resource-based enterprises and livelihoods
Development and testing of innovative tools to support natural resource-based enterprises and livelihood development
Strengthening and ‘climate proofing’ natural resource-based enterprises for livelihood resilience
Advocacy and strategic partnership building with support agencies at sectoral, national and regional levels to build an enabling institutional environment for sustainable rural livelihoods