Who we are
Maliasili Initiatives is a non-profit organization that supports the growth, development and performance of leading civil society organizations working to advance sustainable natural resource management practices in Africa. Our small team of technical and change management experts use our years of experience working on natural resource and development issues in Africa to provide effective and appropriate support to our partners who have the potential to bring about transformative changes to Africa.
What we do
At Maliasili we invest in people for nature. We help solve challenges so that organizations can grow, achieve their full potential and scale up their impact. We provide long-term tailored organizational development services, targeted bridge financing, and technical expertise.
Why we do it
We believe that skilled and committed local organizations are the driving force in bringing about sustainable natural resource use and management outcomes. By strengthening the organizations that are leading innovative approaches to natural resource management and conservation, we seek to enhance their ability to achieve their goals and generate increased impacts. This is how we drive change and achieve impact.
The way we conduct ourselves as we go about achieving our mission and vision is just as important to us as the end results themselves. Therefore, Maliasili Initiatives has identified a set of core values that reflect our ideals and beliefs and we strive to ensure these values guide all of the work we do.
Collaboration – We collaborate with diverse groups of stakeholders and promote collaboration across all areas of our work.
Participation – All of our work relies on the full participation of our partners and collaborators, so that the result of these joint efforts are practical, realistic and can be fully embraced across multiple scales.
Commitment – We are committed to establishing long-term relationships with our partners; in turn, we expect our partners be committed to working together for long-lasting results.
Adaptive – We approach all of our work in an adaptive way to ensure long-lasting and sustainable results that will lead to enhanced and scaled up impacts.
Learning – We incorporate learning across all areas of our work so that we can contribute to a knowledge base of best practices and build upon our experiences to enhance our approach.