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Rethinking African conservation funding

“The most important things in the world that need doing cannot be done by large organizations. They will be done by many, sometimes hundreds, sometimes even thousands of smaller groups.” So said Andrew Steer, CEO of the Bezos Earth Fund, when the new fund made a pledge to spend $10 billon to tackle climate change. [...]

By |2022-08-02T15:53:29+00:00August 2nd, 2022|Approach, Conservation, Environment, Funding, Philanthropy|Comments Off on Rethinking African conservation funding

On a learning journey to support locally-led conservation

Sophie Grange-Chamfray, Synchronicity Earth Knowledge and Learning Manager, reflects on what she has learnt through her work with locally-led conservation organisations in the Congo Basin.  At Synchronicity Earth, developing trusted and open relationships with our partners (‘grantees’) is at the core of our conservation programmes. This approach is deeply rooted [...]

By |2022-07-14T09:04:39+00:00July 14th, 2022|Approach, Capacity Building, Collaboration, Community|Comments Off on On a learning journey to support locally-led conservation

Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

With a wave of new pledges of large grants to environmental organisations, as funders, we need to reflect on how our philanthropy can be improved. Building trust between donors and grantees plus reshaping the donor community so it can better support the organisations working on the ground are the foundations of a philosophy and [...]

By |2022-06-21T14:35:48+00:00May 5th, 2022|Approach, Conservation, Environment, Funding, Philanthropy|Comments Off on Placing trust at the heart of environmental philanthropy

My World Conservation Congress was in Kinshasa

Cliquez ici pour lire cet article en français. Merline Touko Tchoko, Cameroonian communications expert and Synchronicity Earth consultant, spent eight days alongside our Congo Basin Programme partners taking part in the first ‘Mini-Congress’ for nature in Kinshasa, timed to coincide with the IUCN World Conservation Congress being held in Marseille. Through the eyes and [...]

By |2022-08-10T09:45:26+00:00September 27th, 2021|Approach, Congo Basin, Events, Indigenous Peoples, IUCN|Comments Off on My World Conservation Congress was in Kinshasa

A new Biocultural Diversity Programme

The Biocultural Diversity Programme (formerly the Flourishing Diversity Programme) is a new Synchronicity Earth programme that supports partners to defend indigenous and community territories; protect and revive biological and cultural diversity; and try to increase the focus on ‘diversity’ more broadly within conservation and development work and funding. Here, our Head of Biocultural Diversity, [...]

By |2022-06-15T05:37:33+00:00February 16th, 2021|Agroecology, Approach, Biocultural Diversity, Biodiversity, Community, Culture, Flourishing Diversity|Comments Off on A new Biocultural Diversity Programme

Guardians of nature in the Congo Basin

Sophie Grange-Chamfray, Knowledge & Learning Manager at Synchronicity Earth, dives into the importance of local communities and Indigenous Peoples as guardians of nature, and the historical importance of the acceptance in the first instance of a proposed law to promote and protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of Congo in [...]

By |2022-06-15T05:36:51+00:00December 16th, 2020|Approach, Community, Congo Basin, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples|Comments Off on Guardians of nature in the Congo Basin