As a small professional international grassroots organization, we pursue our mission with a focus on ALLYSHIP AND SUPPORT, working with communities and groups in the Global South to back local leadership responding to advancing climate disruption, biocultural decline, and denaturing economies of scale. We work within both new and existing projects and at each step, prioritize dialogue with our partners to ensure that any skills and insights we build together meet local contexts and adapt to community-defined challenges and aspirations.
Overview of Resources
Field experience working as allies, facilitators, and liaisons with Indigenous partners, local communities, civil society, and government on applied projects, including agroecology and enterprise, coral reef restoration, community-managed conservation areas, and climate activism.
Knowledgeable in participatory process, food system transformation, narrative framing, and implementation research gained from advanced professional training in Cultural Anthropology, Cross-cultural Analytic Psychology, Critical Theory, and Human Ecology.
Working across spheres, from the personal to inter-cultural, with Value Webs and narrative framing.
Documentary film work and a focus on the power of storytelling to facilitate peer-to-peer networking, share lessons learned, bolster collective action, and build mutual recognition and reciprocity across difference and distance.
Pragmatic, experiential knowledge gained from decades as artisanal harvesters and marketers.
ISLAND REACH IS A REGISTERED 501c3 PRIVATE OPERATING FOUNDATION