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People and territories in transformation.

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The Humanize Institute is an institution of the third sector which integrates strategies and articulations for the strengthening of national philanthropy, and the support to reference entities for the sustainable development of the country.

Humanize weaves network connections to contribute to territorial development and the reality of the people who live there, through sustainable use initiatives, socio-environmental impact businesses and public management. In a transversal way, it also works in the institutional development sections of Civil Society Organizations and education, besides supporting the realization of special projects.

For this, Humanize works from an ecosystem which integrates philanthropy, public institutions, private investment and impact businesses, and which leverages resources and skills. Today, the Institute has 11 active partnerships among alliances, strategic partnerships and co-financing.

We believe that we can be part of a virtuous cycle of experiences to collaborate with the regeneration of individuals and territories in Brazil.

Biomes and territories

Humanize supports projects of national reach, working specially to integrate actions in the Amazon (in the states of Pará and Amazonas), in the Atlantic Forest (in the south of Bahia and in the state of Rio de Janeiro) and in the Cerrado (states of Goiás, Minas Gerais and Bahia), which are our priority territories.

Socio-biodiversity Chains

In order to contribute to territorial development and income generation, we support projects which promote the socio-biodiversity chains of fishing, cocoa and honey, in addition to the theme of seeds. We operate through training and the adoption of sustainable techniques, articulation of market access networks, inclusive businesses and entrepreneurial education.

Our Programs

We work from the Sustainable Use, Entrepreneurship and Socio-Environmental Impact Businesses (NISA), and Public Management programs. Institutional Development of Civil Society Organizations and Education are transversal and complement our work.

Staff

José Roberto Marinho

President

Georgia Pessoa

Executive director

Ana Carolina Avzaradel Szklo

Sustainability

Manager

Gláucia Macedo

Public Management, Education and Special Projects

Manager

Michele Rocha

Operations and Institutional Development

Manager

Tatiana Fauza

Communication and Institutional Relations

Manager

Diego Bielinski 

Operations

Coordinator

Eline Martins

Sustainability

Coordinator

Joice Garcia

Institutional Development

Coordinator

Rafaella Lopes

Public Management

Coordinator

Bruna Pinheiro

Operations

Analyst

Carolina Freitas

Institutional Development

Analyst

Celeste Pereira

Operations

Analyst

Claudia Rosa

Monitoring & Evaluation

Analyst

Isabel Bastos

Operations

Advisor to the Executive Director and Office Administration

Laura Bollick

Sustainability

Analyst

Nadja Oliveira

Sustainable Use

Analyst

Vitor Babilônia

Communications

Analyst

Francisco Veras Jr.

Sustainability

Trainee

Juliana Fagundes 

Public Management

Trainee

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Timeline

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Beginning of ISP

Beginning of Private Social Investment (ISP) with the Sertões Project (“Projeto Sertões” in Portuguese) aimed at socio-biodiversity product chains in the Cerrado.

Education

Beginning of support in Paraty (RJ), with the first contribution to the Partners of Education project (Projeto “Parceiros da Educação”).

Public Management

Creation of the Together Program (“Programa Juntos”): beginning of the ISP in public management.

Pará

Beginning of the ISP in the territory of Pará with the Sustainable Pará project (“Projeto Pará Sustentável”).

Bahia

Beginning of the ISP in Bahia, with the Parks to Thrive project (“Projeto Parques para Prosperar”). (Conservation International/CI – Brazil).

Entrepreneurship and NISA

Beginning of the entrepreneurship portfolio, with the Amazon Entrepreneurship Center project.

Birth of Humanize

Humanize Institute is created to manage the Private Social Investment portfolio of its philanthropists, José Roberto Marinho and family.

Strategy development and creation of the alliance concept

Year marked by the transition of the ISP portfolio and by the development of the Humanize strategy, in addition to the definition of sustainability and income generation as important causes. Also, the programs Sustainable Use, Entrepreneurship and Socio-Environmental Impact Businesses, and Public Management were created.

It was also the year of the creation of the Alliance for Impact Leadership in the Public Sector and in the Third Sector (“Aliança para Liderança de Impacto no Setor Público e no Terceiro Setor”), formed by Lemann Foundation, República.org, Brava Foundation and Humanize. A movement that reinforced the importance of innovation for the Institute, as well as the concepts of partnership and co-financing.

Institutional Development

Creation of a program for institutional strengthening and development of Civil Society Organizations.

65% increase in investment in projects with partnerships.

Period completed with 69 active projects and 14 alliances in various stages of implementation.

Blended Finance and challenges facing the pandemic

Structuring blended finance mechanisms for socio-biodiversity chains worked in Humanize priority territories. Strengthening of collaborative networks and performance reassessment; including redirection of resources to emergency actions to combat Covid-19.

Planning a new triennium

Shaping the strategy for a new cycle, which will guide the work of Humanize between 2022 and 2024.