Global Mana is a Hawai’i-incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects ideas and people propelling solutions for a sustainable future. Global Mana’s goal is to break down silos of standalone technologies and isolated practices in order to holistically resolve the ecosystemic challenges we face.
Our mission is to identify, develop and advance high impact projects that integrate the fight to save our planet, promote conscious economic growth, eliminate poverty, restore indigenous knowledge, and support clean technology. Global Mana creates bold new frameworks to synergistically address the crucial nexus of food, water and energy for all. We specialize in economically-viable solutions that improve quality of life and empower underserved communities. True environmental stewardship creates equitable opportunities for people and the environment to thrive as one. Most importantly, Global Mana aims to redefine development frameworks — from the destructive and extractive model to a restorative and regenerative economy, creating a new paradigm in the global climate effort.
Aligned with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Global Mana provides diverse stakeholders, public, private and non-governmental organizations with the knowledge and tools that enable a concert of human progress, economic development and nature conservation. Global Mana supports the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, stated in Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. Global Mana helps organizations and developing nations assess their needs and goals, and build impactful action plans that draw on the power of modern science and indigenous wisdom. In total, Global Mana accelerates actions to support the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the landmark Paris Agreement of November 2016, as we chart a new global course toward a sustainable low-carbon future.
THE CRUCIAL NEXUS: FOOD-WATER-ENERGY
By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on earth. To sustain population demand we will require…
Meeting this surge in demand presents tremendous challenges, given competing needs for limited resources amid heightened climate change effects. Food, water and energy are inextricably linked, yet so far they have been addressed in isolation, within sectoral boundaries and artificially-determined divisions.
Global Mana presents a bold new framework for rethinking relationships for a sustainable future. We take a holistic, whole systems approach to provide integrated solutions that synergistically address the crucial nexus of food, water and energy for all. All our projects are tightly linked to cross-industry solutions that close the loop on our food, water and energy systems to capture valuable resources and eliminate wasteful inefficiencies.
With an emphasis on regenerating indigenous knowledge, Global Mana promotes thoughtful integration of new technologies, tools and templates that mimic the elegant design of nature’s ecosystems. We help communities increase capacity and resilience to not only adapt to climate challenges, but to thrive in the new sustainable development paradigm.
Our high-impact food program, the Breadfruit Economy Initiative, is tackling 7 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as promoting clean energy and water systems. This connective agricultural initiative not only provides nutritious food, but also creates jobs, regenerates indigenous knowledge and resources, and supports healthy, prosperous communities.
Global Mana is linking communities to state-of-the-art systems of renewable energy technologies, and waste-to-energy solutions. Whether for off-grid matrices or smart-city applications, these energy solutions integrate compelling technologies that work in harmony with nature to create clean energy and sequester carbon.
We are caring for our oceans, rivers, streams, ponds and all their arteries like our life depends on it—because it does. We connect a culture of conservation with water desalination, cleaning and recycling technologies. Our food and energy solutions also harness the power of water as part of a connected life system.