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Ecosystem Restoration Camps

Healthy ecosystems underpin everything that humanity needs, but 75% of our Earth is degraded. Climate Disruption, the biodiversity crisis, desertification, flooding, loss of livelihoods, poverty and hunger are directly linked to collapsing ecosystems. Humanity is degrading and depleting its most important resource: functioning natural systems. The need for addressing these crises and for a change to a resilient, regenerative and sustainable co-existence with our natural world is understood. Yet, worldwide, people feel powerless to turn the tide. In response, we are catalyzing a global movement to restore and rehabilitate our degraded ecosystems and change the way we live with nature through introducing regenerative productive systems. Ecosystem Restoration Camps ("ERC") is a global, inclusive, bottom-up movement. We catalyse action towards restoring and rehabilitating natural systems to maintain the web of life. We do this by facilitating the emergence of Camps around the world. Camps are living labs where local communities, lay people, experts and scientists come together to restore and rehabilitate degraded ecosystems. Camps empower local communities to restore their environments and livelihoods by providing them with the tools, skills, and knowledge to bring back abundance and increase their resilience. OUR VISION: We envision a fully-functional, peaceful, abundant, biologically diverse Earth brought about through cooperative efforts for the ecological restoration of degraded lands. OUR MISSION: To work together to restore ecological functionality, to build Research, Training and Innovation Centers for Ecological Restoration, to engage people in inquiry into ecological restoration, and train people in how to restore degraded lands in perpetuity. OBJECTIVES - To train people in techniques for restoring land and provide practical opportunities for people to practice new approaches to landscape restoration. - To build research, training and innovation centers to engage people in ecosystem restoration. - To manage a flow of volunteers of all ages to restore agricultural and natural ecosystems. - To increase the organic matter, carbon content and water retention capacity of the soil to stimulate large scale carbon sequestration. - To improve the livelihoods of farmers, landowners and local communities around the camps. OUR VALUES Restoring Earth positively impacts both livelihoods and communities. To ensure that our contribution to humanity is ethically sound, we have embraced a set of core values that guide the work of the Foundation: - We believe that all beings are equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights; - We recognise that without thriving ecosystems we are nothing and feel a profound obligation to preserve and restore degraded land where it may be found; - We are not self-seeking but rather committed to working together towards a collective outcome that is bigger than any individual, that benefits us all, and that benefits future generations; - We voluntarily, joyfully and with peaceful intent wish to restore basic ecological function so that all people and other living things can live together in harmony; - We willingly share our knowledge, our time, our expertise and our labour, making it as accessible as possible, knowing that we are doing the right thing; - We treat one another with respect and as equals in our shared endeavour, no matter how much or how little each of us may be able to give; - We believe in collaboration, and therefore work with organisations, experts, and local communities in partnership; - We work as a bottom-up movement, each Camp is an independent entity designed and organised according to its own local context, ensuring that the benefits are really felt by the local population; - We communicate openly and honestly celebrating our diversity, and embracing our differences without allowing these to impede progress towards our shared goal; - We act with open minds and hearts, prepared to learn new skills and methods for land restoration from those with knowledge and expertise in this area; - We strive to communicate the essence of our work to others such that together we can build a movement that restores resilient abundance to land and ecosystems that we have degraded. ERC Foundation works with an executive Board of Directors, a volunteer and financially responsible Supervisory Board and a strategic Advisory Council made by the world's leading experts in agroforestry, permaculture, regenerative farming, and ecosystem restoration. ERC is a supporting partner to the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

Tanzania Social Light Foundation (TSLF)

MISSION: Our mission is to support livelihood challenged communities to sustainably improve their standard of living through community empowerment approaches for human development in partnership with stakeholders. VISION To have a country where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive and owns his or her future life regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion or location. OBJECTIVES AND MANDATE The objectives of TSLF as stipulated in the organization's constitution are; - 1. Promotion of access to basic social Services such as Quality Education, Health care, infrastructure, Water and Sanitation. 2. Advocate for Women, youth, Girls, People Living with HIV/AIDS, People with Disability and Children's rights. 3. Raising awareness on Environmental Conservation, Protection and Rehabilitation. 4. Empower the Community embrace development initiative and economically. 5. Improving agriculture by promoting sustainable farming systems which are environmentally sound, economically viable and socially acceptable, which will improve agricultural productivity and market opportunities for small holder farmers and promote sustainable agriculture, control over land and other natural resources. CORE VALUES Our Core Values Commitment describes who we are, what we do, and how we do it. It reflects our Core Values of Equity, Respect, Integrity, collaboration, Innovation, Teamwork, and Commitment; - Equity: Everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. Respect: We respect the rights and dignity of every human being and community irrespective of their social standing. Integrity: We uphold transparency, accountability and efficiency in dealing with others and within. Collaboration: We work with others in a dedicated manner towards the achievement of common goals. Innovation: We build a reflection and learning culture as we strive to evolve and share best practice. Teamwork: we value working together for positive change. Commitment: We are committed to performing tasks accurately and in timely manner.

Friends of Barefoot College Geneva

FOBC's mission is to support the work and global programmes of Barefoot College International by receiving and managing tax efficient donations to support this work. FOBC was created specifically for supporting Barefoot College International's work to improve the lives of people and especially women living in rural poverty through an innovative combination of solar engineering training and renewable energy equipment provision, education, and regionally targeted entrepreneurial, microenterprise and livelihood training aimed at raising remote communities around the world out of poverty. e. V.

Labdoo is a non-profit global platform where people around the world collaborate to bring unused laptops loaded with powerful educational software to needy schools using CO2-neutral means. Labdoo is a global collaborative project founded in 2010 with the dream to make education accessible to every child on the planet by repurposing computer devices. Since then, Labdoo has spread to more than 135 countries helping more than 600 thousand students through hundreds of hubs and thousands of volunteers that engage by collecting, preparing and bringing educational devices to more than 2000 schools globally. Everyone involved in the Labdoo Project is a volunteer and none of our members receives any remuneration for the time contributed to the cause, other than the satisfaction of seeing the joy of a child receiving education. We are just ordinary people working for an extraordinary cause. Join us!

LGBT+ Danmark, Landsforeningen For Bsser, Lesbiske, Biseksuelle Og Transpersoner

The Danish national organisation for lesbian, gay, bi/pansexual and transgender persons, is an NGO working with sexual orientation and gender identity & expression. It is the main Danish interest organisation of the LGBT+ community and the second oldest LGBT+ organisation in the world, founded in 1948. Since then, it has worked to promote the respect for diverse gender identities and sexual orientations at all levels (local, national, regional and international). The purpose of the association is to work for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people and other minorities in terms of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and gender characteristics, and to work for their political, social, cultural and labor rights, equality, health and well-being both nationally as well as internationally.

Heart to Heart Foundation

Based on love and compassion of Christianity, Heart to Heart Foundation serves children and families suffering from poverty, disabilities and diseases to empower them and to create "Inclusive Society" for all. Heart to Heart Foundation aims to create inclusive society for all by preventing avoidable disability and achieving social integration of the people with disability. In Korea, where the Foundation's headquarter is located, the foundation promotes capacity building for the people with disability through encouraging full social participation and increasing education opportunities tailored to their needs. At the same time, Heart to Heart Foundation is the leading organization in raising awareness about the abilities of people with development disabilities. Internationally, the Foundation is devoted to preventing avoidable blindness in the developing countries and increasing the sustainability of the comprehensive eye health system in those countries by increasing the capacity of the heath care and non-healthcare professionals in partnership with local governments and various civil society partners. Activities for achieving the purpose of the Foundation as follows: Domestically/Nationally - 1) project for supporting the medical expenses for achieving the purpose of the Foundation and supporting the self-reliance of the low-income group, 2) project for promoting child welfare, welfare for the disabled, and family welfare, 3) other projects necessary to achieve the purpose of the Foundation Internationally/Globally - 1) health and educational support projects for the poor, disabled and neglected children, 2) projects for the development and welfare promotion of the area to support, 3) education of volunteer, sponsors, and members, 4) PR activities and print production through various media, 5) other projects necessary to achieve the purpose of the Foundation In 1988, Heart-Heart Foundation took the first step as an organization to carry out professional social welfare projects to support children and their families marginalized and suffering from poverty, disability, and disease, and contribute to improving the quality of life. Promoting local social welfare, the General Social Welfare Center was opened in September 1991, and for 10 years, various welfare programs were implemented to reflect the needs of children, youth, the disabled, and the elderly. We developed a unique area of welfare service by actively reflecting the changing social environment and changes in the needs of the local community, expanding medical expenses support in areas requiring special attention in connection with national general hospitals, and the first orchestra with developmental disabilities and blindness in Korea. We started overseas support projects in 2006 to support health, nutrition, and education for the vulnerable not only in Korea but also in developing countries. Since 2009, we have started eye health projects in underdeveloped countries, and as a regular member of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), we are able to develop a better future by improving their quality of life and providing various opportunities by carrying out various and integrated blindness prevention activities at home and abroad. The development of the field of vocational rehabilitation through music activities for the developmentally disabled and the improvement education for the disabled in the participatory type presented new possibilities for the social integration of the developmentally disabled people and improved the expertise of overseas eye health projects through connection with international organizations. Projects are expanding to the disease eradication and water-related disease.

The Endangered Wildlife Trust

The Endangered Wildlife Trust is dedicated to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa to the benefit of all people.

Okoa Maisha Ya Watoto (OMAWA)

Mission. To support the education of vulnerable children and thereby create livelihood and reduce poverty in the rural districts in Tanzania Vision A Tanzania in which every vulnerable child attains the right to attend school at every level - primary, secondary and vocational training Core Values Accountability: We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results and being accountable to donors, partners, community and most of all children. Ambition: We are demanding of ourselves and our colleagues, set high goals, and are committed to improving the quality of everything we do for children. Collaboration: We respect and value each other, thrive on our diversity and work with partners to leverage our national strength in making a difference for children. Creativity: We are open to new ideas, embrace change and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions for and with children. Integrity: We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal honesty and behavior; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of children. Principles Our Principles are operating standards that guide our actions and their adoption and implementation is obligatory and should be demonstrable. Participation: All of our actions guarantee and promote the right to participation of children and those who support them. We also foster a participatory culture within our organization. Non-discrimination: Our work is built upon the belief that all children should have the opportunity to fulfill their rights, irrespective of age, sex, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, race, religious or political beliefs, disability, physical or mental health, socio-economic background, or any other aspect of their background or identity Transparency: We base our work on honesty, responsibility and maximum access to information regarding the management of resources and the impact of our actions, in pursuit of the highest level of social and economic accountability. Dynamic spirit: We have the capacity to adapt and be creative in our response, seeking innovation and quality in our action. Advocacy: Local level advocacy, linked to national and global policy processes will lead to better governance and social accountability for improved service delivery as well as increased demand and utilization of social services.


The mission of Ayúdame3D is to create and provide 3D-printed prosthetic devices to people with limb differences, regardless of their socioeconomic status. The organization aims to promote a culture of inclusion, empowerment, and innovation, by leveraging technology, education, and community engagement. Ayúdame3D envisions a world where every person with a disability has access to affordable and functional assistive devices that enable them to live with dignity, independence, and full participation in society.

Ilula Orphan Program Italia

IOP Italia is a non-partisan, non-denominational, non-profit association with a democratic structure which goals are: - spread a culture of justice and the knowledge and the implementation of human rights - fight against poverty as a primary cause of basic human rights violation, especially through education and self-improvement of the communities; - promote the reciprocal knowledge between different cultures to favor the elimination of any form of prejudice based on race, sex, religion or any other social, economic or cultural sphere; - Promote dialogue with those living in a disadvantaged situation with a particular attention to the prison environment, including minors, in order to facilitate the creation of a detention system increasingly oriented towards the recovery of individuals and their reintegration into society.


To empower communities with skills and resources to lead access to health, education, economic activities and sustainable development.

African Technology Innovation Hubs Initiative - AFRILABS

To support innovation hubs and their communities to raise high potential entrepreneurs that will stimulate economic growth and social development in Africa. We achieve this through capacity building, financing, networking, policy advocacy, and providing insightful, reliable data.