Vision, mission statement, and values



ADAP advocates for a world where:

  • Sustainable management of natural resources is at the center of attention
  • Local people manage natural resources themselves and secure stable income for future generations
  • Protected areas are key elements of environmental management and sustainable development

Mission Statement

To realize this vision, ADAP sets three global tasks:

  • Strengthen local capacities, building on existing skills and community management of natural resources
  • Enable local communities to generate income from sustainable management of natural resources, securing their autonomy
  • Mediate between the local level and global level by raising awareness, and by generating dialogue at all levels of its activities


The following values drive ADAP’s activities:

Integration of

  • Local communities’ concerns and needs
  • All actors in a project involved, directly or indirectly

Pragmatism in

  • Finding solutions with local populations, and developing projects
  • Selecting potential donors
  • Allocating human, financial, and material resources

Respect of

  • Rural communities’ interests
  • The legal framework in the regions of intervention
  • Local traditions, customs and lifestyles


  • To contextual changes of any setting triggered by human, social, and political factors
  • To the needs of local communities


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