Fondation Ensemble is a private, state-approved Foundation, set up in 2004 by Gérard Brémond and his wife, Jacqueline Délia Brémond.
Since it was established in 2004, the Foundation has given a central role to the sharing of experience.
Their Board of Experts, made up of 34 volunteer professionals, is at the heart of our organization. Every year, during the selection process, they give their recommendations on all the projects submitted, and their guidance often extends to the field during the monitoring stage.
Finally, the Foundation is a member of various international networks for the exchange of expertise and experience.
The more they share their experience and their know-how, the better they can tailor their responses and the more capable they will be of mobilizing their energies together. Everything is interconnected.
EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED… TOGETHER (ENSEMBLE).
All the elements in the chain of life are interconnected. The greatest poverty is always found in areas where environmental problems are greatest. But if people treat the earth with respect, following sustainable farming practices, the land comes back to life and nourishes us once again.
If people follow sustainable fishing practices, stocks depleted by overfishing can be rebuilt, not only for the benefit of local populations but also in their own interests and those of future generations. Everything is interconnected – resources and ecosystems.
Preserving the forests means keeping thousands of interdependent plant and animal species alive, enabling scientific progress to be made and ensuring food security for many communities. It also means combating soil erosion, reducing greenhouse gases and tackling climate change.
The resilience of land and marine ecosystems is astonishing. When biodiversity is preserved, the natural balance of an ecosystem is gradually restored. And the conclusion is clear: it is by supporting local communities in their everyday trials and tribulations that the most effective and long-lasting solutions are to be found. Thinking globally means acting locally. Everything is interconnected.
Nature teaches people to make connections. Together, these connections shape the Foundation’s mission throughout the world; they are the common denominator of all the initiatives they support through their four focus sectors:
– Sustainable agriculture
– Sustainable fishing
– Land and marine biodiversity conservation
– Sustainable technologies