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Maliasili

Underhill, United States
Joined June 2018

Investing in people for nature. We help outstanding African conservation organizations become even better.

Presence in: Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Governance, Land & Natural Resources

We help outstanding African conservation organizations become even better.

We find high-impact local organizations that put people at the center of conservation.

HOW WE WORK

High impact organisations are committed, focused, possess the right solutions, and are able to collaborate effectively with others. These groups excel in the field, yet often struggle to build effective organizations that can grow and sustain their work. That’s where we come in.

We work alongside our partners to design, train, and troubleshoot until they no longer need our support.

We help them become stronger by working to identify their problems and find the right solutions.

Solutions to Africa’s conservation challenges exist – but we need to make them even more effective and sustainable and we need to help them grow.

We find organizations that think big, focus on results, and that are connected to their cause and constituents. We believe effective and long-lasting conservation models focus on three key pillars:

  • Rights: strengthening local rights over land and resources
  • Value: Creating economic incentives for stewardship
  • Governance: Strengthening decision-making bodies and governance institutions

We Make them Better

We help our partners identify their organizational challenges and then we design a tailored package of support services to help them get there. From strategic planning, to leadership development, to communications strategies, to fundraising, to board development, we adapt our tools and methodologies to meet our partners’ diverse needs.

People Associated With This Organization

Cara Scott

Tanzania  
Maliasili
Joined June 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Governance, Land & Natural Resources
As a Portfolio Manager, Cara provides support to Maliasili’s portfolio of NGO partners working in the rangelands of northern Tanzania. Originally from London, Cara has more than 15 years of experience working with nonprofits. She has lived in Tanzania for over 8 years and, prior to joining Maliasili, served consecutively as Programme Manager for two of Maliasili’s Tanzanian partners, the Pastoral Women’s Council and the Ujamaa Community Resource Team. Previously, she has worked as a Refugee Services Coordinator for the British Red Cross in London. She also has experience working in rural education in South Africa and in the health field in the UK supporting parents and health professionals.
Cara Scott is the network champion (main point of contact) for Maliasili.

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