Alana Foundation is an independent philanthropic organization founded in 2012 in the United States. The Foundation supports initiatives in the areas of environment, inclusive education and health scientific research through grants and co-funding partnerships. It also engages with networks and global movements in those areas.
Sponsor of the Rainforest XPRIZE
1t.org is the World Economic Forum’s Trillion Tree Platform, serving a global movement to conserve, restore and grow 1 trillion trees by 2030, in support of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. We drive change by mobilizing the private sector, accelerating restoration in key regions, and empowering a new generation of ecopreneurs. 1t.org was launched in January 2020, at the 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Esri, the global market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), offers the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers use The Science of Where to unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75% of the Fortune 500, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, IoT, and location analytics to create maps that run the world.
Check out what our partners at Esri have provided as a resource and demonstration for teams to showcase their solutions and approaches to the competition and enhance the general publics understanding of the rainforest system. As part of our partnership with Esri they have given free access to their globally leading geospatial platform, ArcGIS, for all competing teams.
GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world's governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.
Coordinated through its Secretariat in Copenhagen, the GBIF network of participating countries and organizations, working through participant nodes, provides data-holding institutions around the world with common standards, best practices and open-source tools enabling them to share information about where and when species have been recorded. This knowledge derives from many sources, including everything from museum specimens collected in the 18th and 19th century to geotagged smartphone photos shared by amateur naturalists in recent days and weeks
The Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force is a subnational collaboration of 38 states and provinces working to protect tropical forests, reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and promote realistic pathways to forest-maintaining rural development through direct partnerships with subnational governments, civil society, the private sector, indigenous peoples, and local communities.
Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is the global network for forest science cooperation, open to all individuals and organizations involved in forest research and forest related sciences. It is a non-profit, non-governmental and non-discriminatory organization with a mission to advance research excellence and knowledge sharing, and to foster the development of science-based solutions to forest-related challenges for the benefit of forests and people worldwide. IUFRO attains its objectives by networking activities including the generation, exchange, synthesis, and dissemination of scientific knowledge.
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
KICKOFF is a free digital learning tool that helps informal project managers and project team members launch successful projects—from start to finish—in just 45 minutes.
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The Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions (CNCS) at the National University of Singapore is a focal point for world-class research, thought leadership and education on nature-based solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation in the Asia-Pacific Region. The Centre brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers to produce credible, salient, and legitimate science that informs nature-based climate strategies and actions and build capacity and empower leadership in the public, private and people sectors to respond to climate challenges and opportunities.
National University of Singapore | Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions
The National Parks Board (NParks) is responsible for enhancing and managing the urban ecosystems of our City in Nature. We are the lead agency for greenery, biodiversity conservation, and wildlife and animal health, welfare and management. We are also working closely with the community to enhance the quality of our living environment.
NParks manages some 400 parks, 3,347 hectares of nature reserves, the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Pulau Ubin and the Sisters' Islands Marine Park. Adding to this is the extensive network of Nature Ways, and the over 300 km Park Connector Network that links major parks, nature areas and residential estates island-wide. Every year, we run over 3,500 educational and outreach programmes across our various green spaces.
NParks has developed an urban biodiversity conservation model, which aims to conserve representative ecosystems in land-scarce Singapore. NParks also monitors and coordinates measures to enhance the presence of biodiversity in our urban landscape.
NParks is working closely with partners in the landscape, horticulture, veterinary and animal sectors to increase productivity, and provide training for all levels of the workforce. Enhancing competencies of the industry will support Singapore’s vision of being a City in Nature.
For more information, visit www.nparks.gov.sg and www.facebook.com/nparksbuzz
NATIONAL PARKS BOARD SINGAPORE
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading professional association for a growing community of millions of project professionals and global changemakers.
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The Rainforest Kids Challenge is a competition Powered by Design for Change to educate children globally about the importance of the standing rainforest, encourage them to be part of a community that cares about rainforests, and use the simple FIDS framework to take action to restore them for a better world.
Rainforest Kids Challenge
SCB serves as the premier global membership society of professionals, students, and organizations who dedicate their work towards furthering the science and practice of biodiversity conservation. Our membership has expertise across all conservation fields - from biology and social sciences to marketing. SCB unites this community to share best practices to solve conservation challenges.
Wicked Problem Solving is an online course PMI co-developed with design thinker Tom Wujec that teaches you how to use creative collaboration to solve any problem.
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