Directors & policy
Purpose of the foundation is to further the environmental biodiversity, and the wellbeing of the local population, in and around the mangroves along the Indian East coast, and anything that may be related or conducive to this. The point of departure of foundation Man & Mangroves is, that the need for a specific action is formulated in Odisha. The foundation wants to prevent that project plans are formulated in the Netherlands which do not, or not sufficiently, match local wants or needs.
Chair: Josien Hofs (Rotterdam)
Treasurer: Gilles Tenhaeff (Utrecht)
Secretary: Carel Tenhaeff (Almere)
The foundation Man & Mangroves does not have a reward policy, since all activities are performed on a voluntary basis.
Man & Mangroves collaborates with the agency DHARA, established at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.Our contact comprises much more than a vivid correspondence. We also devote much energy to exchange and work visits.
In July and December 2012, two groups of young people, guided by coaches, studied the feasibility of applying sustainable energy sources in the countryside of Odisha. In this project we collaborated closely with Foundation Commundo and the European EVS programma.
In 2012 a feasibility study was conducted in Odisha on the use of brakish water ponds for nurturing crabs and water chestnut.
Also, a group journey with persons interested in our actions was organized.
The main topics of income and expenditure in 2012 where 3 journeys to India, i.e. the regular group journey with persons interested in our actions (February 2012), and the two goups of younsters on the feasibility of sustainable energy in the Odia countryside (July and /december, 2012). Besides, an amount of EUR 5.000 was generated, and remitted to Dhara for our “women project”.