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 both bolster and learn from their 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 the skills and insights we build together meet local contexts and adapt to community-defined challenges and aspirations.
Field experience working as allies, facilitators, and liaisons with Indigenous partners, local communities, civil society, and government on applied projects, including coral reef restoration, agroecology and enterprise, community-managed conservation areas, and climate activism.
Advanced capacities in participatory process, 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 having sustained our personal livelihoods as artisanal forest harvesters in one particular market-space of ideas and actions for 25 years.
ISLAND REACH IS A REGISTERED 501c3 PRIVATE OPERATING FOUNDATION