IVN is a Dutch organisation. They connect people to nature in a local setting at schools, in parks and in their own neighbourhood. 20.000 volunteers, supported by 90 professionals work together in 170 departments. Every year they organize excursions, masterclasses, walks and education. They also initiate campagnes to focus on certain topics.
During the Leaders for Nature Forum of 2015 government, NGO's, corporations and knowledge institutes worked together to find joint solutions for our most pressing natural capital challenges.
IVN is one of active green partners that join Leaders for Nature. This is their challenge: We challenge you to come up with a proposition to make green interventions part of the Dutch standard healthcare system, specifically for Diabetic patients.
On 17th April 2015, IUCN organized the Leaders for Nature forum in Eindhoven. Except supported IUCN in a year long trajectory to prepare and guide the Forum in a new format. This included concept development, stakeholder involvement and preparation of the challenges.
The preparations resulted in 10 challenges brought in by the network of Leaders for Nature. Over 150 participants from business, NGOs and government joined the forum. Guided by Except, teams worked on the most pressing natural capital challenges.