The fashion forest, West Timor
Funding and Strategy
CO₂ Operate B.V.
CO₂ Operate BV builds cooperative partnerships. Peoples ideas, desires, and knowledge are taken into account and acted upon. The knowledge and experience of working in the local context, not only at the grass-root level but also scientifically, means CO₂ Operate BV and its staff are well-positioned as a lead partner.
Besipae is a local NGO in West Timor, working on improving livelihoods of poor rural communities. They bring together stakeholders at village/provincial level to enable local development. .
This is mainly done by supporting more sustainble land use through agroforestry and stimulating local employment opportunities. In this proejct they facilitate the training of local women's weaving groups to develop faschionable materials from local cotton and natural dyes.