Makmende is proud to announce our new and shiny partnership with IUCN and WWF.
The prospect of this collaboration is very exciting! We aim to open up a dialogue about best practices to protect ecosystems around the world. Not a minor topic, we would say…
The bottleneck seems to be collaboration between business, government and civil society organizations.
Meanwhile, the scale of the problem desperately calls for joint solutions.
So, what works?
What strategies are most successful to forge collaborations and how can we learn from each other’s experiences?
Makmende is going on a trip around the world to find out. And don’t worry, we won’t be burning airmiles. No need, we have our people on the ground. Together with local journalists and filmcrews we’ll gather experiences from Benin, Philippines, Paraguay and the Netherlands.
No polished one-liners or incredible success stories, but perspectives from real people, dealing with the messiness of reality on the ground. Asking them, what works, really? We’ll then publish these perspectives through blogs, interviews, statements and videos and ask an audience of specialists what they think. Again, asking: “what works for you?”
Instead of using our content to dish up simple solutions, we hope to create a discussion between peers.
Because when it comes to the challenges facing our ecosystems today, we’re on uncharted territory. There’s no easy answers. We believe that an organization striving to protect nature can best position itself at the center of a constructive discussion, to then find the best way forward. We congratulate IUCN and WWF on taking the lead and opening up this dialogue and are thankful for the opportunity to contribute.