Legado Inc

Legado means legacy. It's who we are and what we do.

Jackson, NH   |  www.legadoinitiative.org

Mission

Legado activates the power of legacy around the world so that people and nature can thrive together

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director and Founder

Majka Burhardt

Main address

Po Box 173

Jackson, NH 03846 USA

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EIN

82-2030366

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Rural (S32)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Climate change is the greatest threat of our time. But how we’re talking about solutions is wrong. We don’t just need to protect land and biodiversity, we need both places and people to thrive. Solutions also need to be locally-led, if they are to last. We must begin with indigenous peoples and local communities, who live on and steward 85% of land needed to meet climate targets and are among the most vulnerable to climate impacts. When they thrive, we all do.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Legado: Namuli

Legado: Namuli, in Mozambique, is Legado’s flagship initiative which aims to develop a community-based sustainable management system around Mount Namuli to conserve its rich and unique biodiversity as well as the critically important ecosystem services it provides to its surrounding inhabitants.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Mulago Foundation Henry Arnhold Fellow 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of local communities with legally recognized rights to land

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of African descent, Extremely poor people

Related Program

Legado: Namuli

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As part of Legado's effort to establish Mount Namuli as a Community Conservation Area, 100% of 10 local communities received official ownership of their land.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Legado is a global nonprofit that works alongside indigenous peoples and local communities in places important for biodiversity to ensure they have the tools, resources, and partnerships they need to create and lead solutions that benefit both their communities and landscapes—an outcome we call Thriving Futures. The ultimate goal is to build a sustainable, locally-led system for collaborative problem solving that fosters adaptability and resilience in communities for meeting current and future challenges, such as those brought on by climate change.

1. Partnership - In a high-priority area for biodiversity, Legado partners with an existing and like-minded local organization to launch a partnership and assemble an inclusive group of people committed to leading change in their community.

2. Legacy Engagement - Using the concept of legacy, Legado jumpstarts individual motivation and action through a series of workshops that help participants define their own personal legacy visions and commitments for creating a Thriving Future—where both people and their environment can thrive.

3. A Community Plan - Participants then build on their personal legacies by coming together to create a shared legacy vision and commitments for the Thriving Future of their community. Community assets and resources are assessed then a realistic plan of action is built for priorities that are decided by consensus.

4. Effective Collective Action - Community members next begin implementing their plan. Legado plays a key role by serving as a “backbone” to foster effective collective action. Work is monitored and evaluated regularly by the collaborative to ensure adaptive management along the way and, ultimately, that community priorities are met.

5. Accompaniment - Legado provides three years of intensive on-the-ground support to build effective collective action and connect communities with partners and funders. The end goal, however, is to ensure a sustainable, locally-led system for collaborative problem solving. We therefore emphasize use of current community assets as much as possible. Ultimately, Legado’s backbone role is then transitioned to the local organization and community, and Legado continues to support the collaborative through their network of partners.

-Staff expertise in biocultural approaches to conservation, implementing community-centered conservation programs, and participatory action research methodologies
-A decade of experience implementing legacy-based programs with communities in Mount Namuli, Mozambique
-A decade of experience implementing Quality of Life planning with communities in the Andes Amazon
-Legado Model - a set of training curricula and engagement and project management strategies based on research tested methodologies and tailor-made for indigenous and local communities
-Staff embedded with local partners to support programs and set them up for long-term success

-Legado Model being implemented on Mount Namuli, our Flagship site in Mozambique. Results from actions toward Thriving Futures goals include: (1) Mount Namuli is slated to be one of the country’s first Community Conservation Areas; (2) land rights are secured for 100% of communities; (3) community health care access has increased by 225%; (4) a new value chain with a private partnership exists for non-timber forest products, ensuring a reliable source of income for families in 5 villages; (5) sustainable farming practices have been adopted in 5 communities, resulting in increased yields, diversified production, and improved food security; (6) a conservation action plan is being implemented

-New site added in 2021 - Namunyak Conservancy in Northern Kenya. Legacy programming underway and a Community Legacy Plan will be completed in 2022 Q1 with action on priorities pursued thereafter.

-Vetting other sites and partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America

How we listen

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Financials

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Operations

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Legado Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/13/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Peter Vorbrich

Eric Lundgren

Alaka Wali

Seid Aman

Meg Gardiner

Dan Sarles

Ailis Tweed-Kent

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/22/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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