Based on Integral Development Theory and the Tibetan Mandala tradition, the SINAL Mandala is the foundation of all our activites, both in our internal operations as well as our projects:
WHY: At the center is the core principle of SINAL.
HOW: Our methodology is represented in the inner petals.
WHAT: Through our fields of action, displayed in the outer petals.
WHERE: The concentric circles are the levels of intervention.
in place and context
Observing the socioeconomic and cultural conditions in the periurban communities between Rio and the Atlantic Rainforest.
Experimenting With Prototypes
Identifying opportunities inspired from global solutions, and piloting small scale prototypes adapted to local values and assets.
Documenting and systematizing lessons learned for replication in similar environments.
Disseminating our knowledge and creating value networks to scale up impact externally.
Our projects are categorized into four action fields. Here are some of our accomplishments since we SINAL was born in 2012:
Strategic meetings, global forums and retreats, with groups between 10 to 70 participants
Certified as a
Global Ecosphere Retreat
Students, interns & volunteers
26 Learning Journeys of agroecology and entrepreneurship ranging from 1 to 10 weeks
4 modules of community resilience training, applied in 3 districts of Peripheral Rio de Janeiro
FOOD And FOREST
10 Agroforestry models
3 Innovative low-cost reforestation techniques tested in 6 areas
Advanced Post of the