Making It Possible
We are seeking philanthropic support to fund our work during this initial phase.
A global network of like-minded organizations and companies will have greater impact
in addressing the social justice issues wrought by the climate crisis.
N4J's fundamental tenets:
Identify and support various types of partner relationships
Increase and accelerate our impact
Build on and leverage local expertise to create broad, long-range value
We work with three types of partners:
Qualified Field Partners We believe that professionally managed national, or sub-national, conservation and rural development organizations — such as Los Aliados in Ecuador and NCRC in Ghana — will always have a better understanding of the local context and community dynamics than external organizations.
We’re also confident that, with the right support, such organizations will be more cost-effective than international organizations in supporting small-scale producers and relevant organizations. We are convinced that the durability of results is best achieved by working with these partners.
Our role is to build the capacity of our field partners by bringing expertise from other locations, new technologies and processes for smart experimentation, and resources, as needed. We will also ensure the sharing of experience and lessons learned among the network of field partners.
Institutional Partners These organizations, Resolve for example, equally committed to our mission, enable us to have a larger presence, provide key contacts and relationships in places where we have gaps, and expand our reach at low cost.
Such institutional partners enable us to accelerate our impact.
Partner companies are committed to our mission, seek our assistance to connect with communities, and are willing to pay for the value that they derive from these relationships – for instance, the purchase of ecosystem services and carbon credits.
Fundación Aliados enables farmers and communities to build resilient businesses that conserve biodiversity in the Andes and Amazon tropical ecosystems. (Quito, Ecuador)
Nature Conservation Research Centre (NCRC) is recognized internationally as a leader in developing rural ecotourism and community protected areas as a means of economic development and resource conservation. (Accra, Ghana)
RESOLVE forges sustainable solutions to critical social, health, and environmental challenges by creating innovative partnerships where they are least likely and most needed. (Washington, DC)