Population growth; climate change; and pressure on land, ecosystems, and natural resources are devastating the environment and threatening the pace of development, leaving the poor more vulnerable than ever. Banyan Global is a worldwide leader in providing sustainable development programming that addresses these threats. We work with communities, civil society, business, and government to promote livelihoods, finance green businesses, strengthen natural-resource management, protect biodiversity and natural habitats, address climate change, mainstream gender issues, and encourage a healthier environment.
Banyan Global focuses on strengthening civil society, the private sector, and governments to create greater environmental awareness, protection, and capacity to meet the rapidly changing requirements of today's economy. Banyan Global's competency areas include the following:
Conservation and wildlife: Banyan Global collaborates with the Center for Rural Empowerment and the Environment in Kenya to support wildlife conservation through the acquisition of eco-san toilets, innovative devices that convert human biological waste into fertilizer, enhancing crop yields for smallholders.
Sustainable livelihoods: Banyan Global partners with small businesses, rural and vulnerable populations, communities, and governments to create and expand sustainable livelihoods that generate opportunities for poverty alleviation, economic growth, and environmental returns.
Green financing: Banyan Global works with commercial banks to expand access to financing for green enterprises and uses innovative financing mechanisms, such as crowd funding, to support asset building and sustainable livelihood development.
Agriculture and climate change: Banyan Global works with the Economic Community of West African States to design and implement a training program about opportunities and constraints related to agriculture and climate change.
Quality-assurance training and technical assistance to agribusinesses: Banyan Global designs and delivers training of trainers and hands-on training courses to agribusinesses on quality assurance to support regional and international exports of sustainably managed products and services.
Environmental compliance training: Banyan Global designs and leads environmental compliance training for private-sector and government representatives.
Environmental safety standards and technical assistance: Banyan Global designs and supports the implementation of environmental protocols with private-sector firms operating in transitional economies.
Health and the environment: Banyan Global operates at the intersection of health and the environment, developing and implementing programming, addressing environmental factors that lead to poor health outcomes.
Gender and the environment: Banyan Global brings a gender focus to its work in the environment, including project design, gender mainstreaming in project implementation, and monitoring and evaluation to measure outcomes across all beneficiaries.