Landscapes Investment and Finance Toolkit (LIFT)
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The Landscape Investment and Finance Tool comprises of a set of modules that help landscape initiatives define, develop and find finance for their landscape priorities. The tool guides you through a process to find the types of investors that might be interested in your landscape-specific business cases, and develop pitch materials to successfully acquire that finance.
LIFT is developed for landscape leaders that work as part of a multi-stakeholder landscape collaboration. If you represent an NGO, company or government agency, but work collectively with a broader set of stakeholders in a landscape to establish a set of priority landscape interventions, then you can use the Beta version of LIFT.
It would also be nice if you were excited to be a part of the ongoing development of the tool and willing to work closely with our team to improve the tool so it can better meet your (and others') needs in the future.
The LIFT Kit is currently in development. We've tested it in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, the Northern Coastal Zone of Honduras, the Atewa Forest in Ghana, and the Kilombero Valley of Tanzania, and additional trials are underway in various landscapes across southeast Asia. These tests have demonstrated that the content and process is valuable. We are now focused on making LIFT as effective and easy-to-use for multi-stakeholder landscape partnerships as possible. So we've issued the trial version 1.0 of the LIFT Manual.
If you are interested in using LIFT to help your landscape initiative find finance, we're interested in learning with and from you about what works well and what doesn't.
LIFT is a joint product of EcoAgriculture Partners and the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL). All rights are reserved.
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