We see ourselves as facilitators on the landscape. We have developed, tested, refined and applied our Living Landscape Approach, integrating the building blocks of Theory U and the Commonland 4 Returns. This approach brings bottom-based and top-guided processes together to facilitate social learning and collaboration between local stakeholders.
It builds ownership and willingness within local stakeholders and is supported by an integrated effort of the government and private sector to implement and mainstream policies and programmes. A knowledge and evidence base is developed which informs the programmes and policies that arise out of the process.
We have the capacity to implement large-scale rehabilitation projects and other landscape-wide projects, however, our strength lies in the conceptualisation phase of projects where we see ourselves as catalysts for landscape innovation and implementation. We believe in learning by doing – fail fast, learn faster is our motto here.