Network and Partners

The COMPAS Network is a dynamic and open network which consists of implementing partner organisations, supporting universities and research organisations, thematic collaborating institutions and complementary networks.

COMPAS supports the work of implementing partners in order to develop endogenous development approaches to issues of health, education and natural resource management in order to improve human well-being and biocultural diversity. COMPAS

Most COMPAS partners work in close cooperation with supporting universities and research centres. In some cases the universities or research centres are also involved as independent partners in the COMPAS network. As part of mainstreaming endogenous development in university curricula COMPAS also improves research capacity through working with academic collaborating institutions such as United Nations University and complementary research networks such as the CAPTURED programme.

COMPAS network works in partnership with specialised organisations in thematic areas such as biocultural community protocols, biodiversity conservation, sacred natural sites, dairy and agriculture and others. At the international, regional and local level, COMPAS partners collaborate with other organisations and institutions which helps mainstreaming endogenous development in the fields of these thematic issues.

As a global network COMPAS works with many other networks of organisations especially at the regional level. This way endogenous development is often recognised as an essential process in alliances of networks operating on food safety, rights based approaches and biodiversity conservation for example.