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Emerging Strategies

Indigenous Maskoke residents of Ekvn-Yefolecv gather for ethnobotanical education in a language immersion context, on their traditional homelands they recently reclaimed, 180 years after forced removal. Photo Credit: Ekvn-Yefolecv

We are building new models that cross program boundaries to bring shared learning and systems thinking to the deeply urgent issues of our time.

Our current grantmaking initiatives explore important questions, such as:

— How can philanthropy better support Indigenous communities, and honor their cultural knowledge and wisdom to guide us in stewarding land, water and other resources?

— How do we tackle the plastics problem with a “systems approach,” from extraction of fossil fuels through to the disposal of plastic waste?

— How can we ethically and effectively harness data science and machine learning in the service of human rights, environmental protection and ocean research/stewardship?

— As we transition to renewable energy, what measures are needed to prevent human rights and environmental abuses from mining in battery supply chains?

We believe this much needed effort to help philanthropy break down siloed approaches will provide new avenues for advancing strategic priorities and channeling more funding to evolving areas.

Kinohi Pizarro, Lohe Pono fellow at Kuaʻāina Ulu ‘Auamo (KUA), Kane'ohe, HI.
Kinohi Pizarro, Lohe Pono fellow at Kuaʻāina Ulu ‘Auamo (KUA), Kane'ohe, Hawaii.

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