Thematic Areas

FoN’s core actions are grounded within the following areas: Natural Resources & Assets, Environment & Climate Change, Community Development. These are completed with targeted advocacies and various campaigns.

The Environment & Climate Change actions are designed as a cross cutting to contribute to global efforts at combating drivers of climate crisis – human-induced actions and heat trapping gases warming the earth, oceans, and atmosphere. We focus on promoting environmental and climate Justice through constituency strengthening, multi-stakeholder conversations and actions that trigger investments in nature-based solutions, and ecosystem restoration as safe conditions for sustainable living.


FoN’s Natural Resources & Assets actions are aimed at promoting rights-based inclusive and accountable natural resources and environmental governance practices and campaigns for sustainable Climate-Smart ecosystems and efficient use of natural assets. We focus on enhancing active citizenship, constituency strengthening and holding conversations for transparent and improved natural resources management in the marine, coastal landscapes, and extractive sectors particularly, areas of productive and healthy ocean, mining, oil and gas, sustainable seafood, and food security.


FoN’s Community Development actions are structured at promoting holistic grassroot development that is grounded in the principles of social justice, human rights, inclusivity, empowerment, self-determination and collective action for human security and dignity. We focus on enhancing Open Governance and active citizenship at all levels to foster transparency, accountability, and mutual interfaces between rights holders and duty bearers. While at that, we pay particular attention to raising constituencies and dialogue platforms.