Approach

What does TBI do?

We support public, private and civic actors to make informed decisions towards sustainable land use, inclusive governance and responsible business and finance. This is based on a three-pronged strategy:

  1. generating and sharing evidence-based information about natural resources policies and management and their impacts;
  2. building individual and organisational capacity to use that information; and
  3. facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue and building coalitions concerning contentious natural resources issues.

To increase impact, TBI members engage and collaborate with decision-makers, researchers and landscape stakeholders in partnerships and collective action. Typical outputs of TBI's work are policy scenarios, options and recommendations, tools and maps that can be used for decision-making, and new or improved governance arrangements that enable multi-stakeholder dialogue (e.g., in the form of multi-stakeholder platforms or networks).

Who does TBI serve?

By promoting sustainable use of forests and trees in tropical landscapes, TBI contributes to the improvement of livelihoods of people working and living in those landscapes. These are the primary beneficiaries of TBI's work. At the same time the sustainable use of forests and trees brings significant benefits to the global community by improving the delivery of global public goods, such as climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation. In that way TBI connects the realities of forest-dependent people with those of the global community at large.