#Reforestation; #Agriculture; #Mangrove; #Local_economies; #Food_processing; #Collective_action; #Gambia; #Guinea; #Guinea_Bissau; #Senegal
Kinome’s mission is to build a world where nature is a solution for human and economic development for all. Founded in 2005, Kinome aims at improving human beings’ daily lives thanks to forests and trees and thus reversing the trend of deforestation and climate change. .The focus of Kinome in the Accelerator is 5Deltas (5Δ) collective which was created in order to build a large-scale collective action to protect mangrove ecosystems and improve the daily life of coastal communities in West Africa. Mangrove forests are not only a massive means of carbon capture but also provide excellent defense against rising sea levels, while creating income opportunities for local communities. The 5Δ collective gathers 14 organizations working over 500,000 ha of mangrove for the benefit of 250,000 people, in Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Senegal. The aim is to share, improve and disseminate their tools, methodologies and good management practices to help local communities to live better in mangrove areas.
Represented by Damien Kuhn, International Development Manager, in the Social Investment Accelerator. Contact Damien at [email protected].