The Bridge Collaborative Partners
The Bridge Collaborative is a partnership that operates under the direction of the founding Secretariat from its leading partners: The Nature Conservancy, PATH, Duke University, and IFPRI who guide decision-making and implementation through two parallel tracks. We have established a global coalition that engages over 200 experts from the development, health and environment communities in a rapid, innovative attempt at change toward improvements for nature and people. The first year of this dynamic and evolving effort included two tracks of effort that will be shared at our event in London:
Track I: The Secretariat convenes ~200 experts who participate in multidisciplinary working groups led by Co-Principal Investigators. These groups create key principles that contribute to a paradigm-shifting process for securing the evidence base for collaborative problem-solving.
Track II: World leaders in development, health and the environment work together on an Advisory Council to guide the Secretariat. This council lifts up the findings of the working groups toward overcoming our shared problems.
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of our more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951:
- We’ve protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.
- We are impacting conservation in 72 countries — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. See where we work.
- We address threats to conservation involving climate change, access to clean water, ocean health, and everything in between. Learn how we’re responding.
The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University improves environmental policymaking worldwide through objective, fact-based research to confront the climate crisis, clarify the economics of limiting carbon pollution, harness emerging environmental markets, put the value of nature’s benefits on the balance sheet, develop adaptive water management approaches, and identify other strategies to attain community resilience.
The Nicholas Institute is part of Duke University and its wider community of world-class scholars. This unique resource allows the Nicholas Institute’s team of economists, scientists, lawyers and policy experts to not only deliver timely, credible analyses to a wide variety of decision makers, but also to convene these decision makers to reach a shared understanding regarding this century’s most pressing environmental problems. The Nicholas Institute was established in 2005.
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Consistently ranked one of the top research institutions in the world for agricultural economics and development economics, IFPRI produces cutting edge research to inform policies that provide the basis for ensuring everyone has enough nutritious food to eat and opportunities for growth.
Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries. Our global presence allows us to not only conduct top-quality research and analysis, but to also deliver that information directly to policymakers in the developing world where it can have the greatest impact on reducing poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. IFPRI is a research center of CGIAR, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.
PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health. For 40 years, PATH has been a pioneer in translating bold ideas into breakthrough health solutions, with a focus on child survival, maternal and reproductive health, and infectious diseases.