In East Africa, changes in land use combined with the effects of climate change have increased pressure on, and competition for, natural resources, compromising the functional integrity of ecosystems and the services they provide. In our Hub, we work to promote the coexistence of people and nature by preserving the connectivity, functionality, and health of ecosystems. We aim to leverage the co-benefits of biodiversity for the well-being of both humans and the ecosystem. We are active in Kenya and Madagascar, in wetland, forest and semi-arid biomes. Our incubators in focus on ecological and socio-economic systems, integrating technology and diversification of livelihoods with the preservation and sustainable use of natural assets critical to people, wildlife and ecosystem health.