OUR VISION IS TO EMPOWER PEOPLE AND RESPOND TO SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES
Our mission is to be a game-changing actor driving innovative sustainable development solutions in the forestry, environmental and social sectors.
Using our hub of technical and policy advisory capacities, to combine our multidisciplinary approach with market opportunities, knowledge and social business, we seek to develop and deliver empowering experiences and effective tailored services for an inclusive sense of ownership.
We combine our multidisciplinary approach and expertise through the 6 interconnected pillars of the NODE creating a unique and powerful support. We deliver empowering experiences and inspire change. We focus on people, for an inclusive and effective sense of ownership.
We assist you with business development, product promotion and internationalisation processes. We help you in accessing funding opportunities, facilitating a PEFC national forestry certification system and other kinds of local environmental and social certifications, networking, and finding valuable partners in order to achieve your objectives.
Knowledge should be accessible, usable and equitable. The knowledge cycle is a living process generated both at local and universal level. We embrace and process knowledge, and channel it into the ecosystem again for the benefit of individuals, societies and policy makers. We provide effective knowledge management solutions calibrated to specific contexts and needs. We deliver capacity building training, personalised coaching and build solutions through an effective mix of human techniques and IT tools.
Whether it’s gathering intelligence, identifying problems, assessing the consequences or selecting the right solution, we are here to help you. We support you with analysis and evaluation for policy formulation at a local, national and international level. We provide you with science-based evidence and key thematic expertise to support legislative improvements and modernisation. We keep abreast of the latest technological developments and political dynamics that can impact on your policy design to offer an integrated and strategic advisory service.
We cooperate with leading research centres, universities, technology parks, incubators and the private sector. We facilitate research and technology development through a comprehensive set of services and building upon the great expertise of our partners and network. From state of the art satellite imagery and data analysis, to environmental modelling and management, mobile applications, access to knowledge and open source solutions, we provide the support you need.
It’s about making the right choice. No matter if it is about environmental, economic or social risks we face, or the opportunities we can seize and the benefits we can harvest. Social awareness and outreach play a fundamental role. We raise awareness, inform people about new discoveries and ideas, promote best practices, and foster debate. We finely adapt content to the most effective channels for the greatest impact. We create empathy and connect to audiences. We give messages an emotional mark so to stay vivid and last long in people’s conscience. We tell human stories that can inspire leaders, opinion makers and society at large.
We provide support to progressive policy-making, social inclusion programming and offer training in the forestry and environmental sector, including mobility schemes and professional exchanges (north-south and south-south). We train marginalised and unemployed people, especially youth and women, to reacquire self-confidence, while creating a sense of identity and belonging to a community. We use a comprehensive and cooperative methodology to foster social inclusion and cultural dialogue. We provide people with valuable technical skills to favour their economic independence and a serene reinsertion to society. We raise awareness among communities and policy makers on the social, economic and political benefits of better integrating marginalised people, refugees and migrants through social work for the benefit of all.
The NODE is an agile structure able to swiftly identify the best partners and discover new opportunities.
Our power is in the capacity to connect you with whom you need, when you need it and for exactly what you need.
Join our network and enjoy the benefits of having access to partners, solutions, and knowledge to increase your business, visibility and capacities.
What we offer
Among the services the NODE offers, we highlight:
Business internationalisation, marketing, communication
Satellite imageries and data (GIS analyses)
Environmental modelling; availability and assimilation of new technologies
Access to knowledge and databases
Land-assessment for private, social, educational and research activities
Environmental and social certifications
Seminars, webinars, events
E-Learning & knowledge management solutions
Audio/Visual production & social documentaries
Matchmaking and networking
Analysis and strategic advisory for policy-making and implementation
Capacity building trainings
Training for trainers
Vision, determination and passion. We drive change and open new paths. If you think like us, join the NODE, you are one of us.