Who we work with

Who we work with

“Thanks to Claude Garcia and MineSet, the High Conservation Values-Regional Working Group (HCV-RWG) set by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Congo Basin Programme reached a consensus in April 2018, regarding the way of management of Intact Forest Landscapes in Congo Basin forests”
Mathieu Auger-Schwarzenberg
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Congo Basin Programme
“Playing the palm oil game was a real eye-opener for me. It became clear that it is so easy to get the perspective of a small-small holder very fast, like it would for every role one plays. Playing such a game can achieve a lot of understanding of different perspectives in a short time.”
Marten de Groot
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

Our Clients & Partners

Tropenbos International envisions a future in which forests and trees are used sustainably for the benefit of local people and the global community. By using evidence to make conscious choices and finding the right balance between the needs of all the stakeholders involved, we contribute to sustainable solutions for forested landscapes.

“While recognizing that oil palm ventures have risks, gamers in the role-playing workshop also identified winning strategies, noting the value of information, trust and collective action among peers (i.e. in horizontal alliances). They also saw that it was possible to build links with other groups of stakeholders (i.e. vertical alliances), and that they could begin to develop effective joint management of the entire supply chain” Tropenbos International, April 2018

FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

“The role-playing game and Claude Garcia’s facilitation really helped to understand the big picture and the regional impacts of our decisions” – Participant, FSC HCV Regional Working Group, August 2017

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is a global-scale conservation organization that works in 100 countries and consists of nearly 5 million members worldwide. The WWF’s mission—in the simplest of terms—is to conserve nature. Its aims are threefold—to protect natural areas and wild populations, to minimize pollution, and to promote efficient, sustainable use of natural resources.

“This game is great to use with downstream users, hence consumers and retailers, to learn about the complex interactions in the soy market.” – Participant of WWF Brazil, June 2018

The French agricultural research and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions.

– We collaborate on research projects with CIRAD in Africa and Latin America. 

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

– MineSet game session with directors of different IUCN programmes

“Although it is a game and it simplifies complex problems, it leads to realistic discussion about issues. In order plan outcomes, collective action and information are key.” – Participant from IUCN, Sept 2018