CNVP (Connecting Natural Values and People) is a Dutch based organization operating in the Balkans. Being part of the forestry team within SNV http://www.snv.org a group of committed forestry engineers decided to establish CNVP in July, 2012. From its origins up to today this small team of enthusiastics has grown to 25 people from diversified backgrounds. Currently CNVP is implementing projects in Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
After seven years, in July 2019, CNVP has developed its internal capacities and the leadership was handed over to the existing directors coming from North Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo. This major change in its management structure advanced the organization towards a more regional structure. Sharing the same organizational culture but more important having a good understanding of the local contexts, CNVP continues to pursue its core values, commitment, innovation and team work.
Forests are our focus as one of the most important ecosystems for biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and local economic development. We will keep working together tackling challenges that both nature and people face in developing countries. Working together “to grow a canopy of trees providing home, shelter, food, a livelihood as well as a place to wander”. By promoting sustainable use of the natural resources we provide support to local communities and governments for creating a life in harmony with nature. Through our projects we contribute to a better South East Europe by working in the following six key areas:
- Sustainable natural resource management
- Climate change
- Rural development
- Renewable energy
- Community mobilisation
- European accession