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To create lasting and sustainable change, it's important to analyze root causes rather than symptoms. We do this by pulling together resources to identify and understand the economic and social challenges a region faces.

Examples of data that may be considered during this phase include:

  • Regional Needs Assessments

  • Economic Opportunity Baselines

  • Collective Stakeholder Analysis

  • Market Value Chain Analysis

After accumulating relevant data, we design solutions collaboratively for greater impact.

By bringing the people and organizations intended to take part in a program fully into its design process, we can help ensure the commitment required to make lasting, sustainable changes.

Using this method, the Hāmākua Institute has created:

  • Collective Impact Initiatives

  • Rural Development Programs

  • Economic Development Programs

  • Company Social Investment

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After a plan is created, we facilitate its implementation to complement, not duplicate, the efforts undertaken by the group. By having a clear understanding of who's doing what, where gaps can be filled, and how to build upon existing efforts rather than starting something separate, the Hāmākua Institute works to ensure a smooth and efficient process. In addition, we're able to call upon expertise from a global network to support these local initiatives.

Our experience includes:

  • Convening Partnerships

  • Capacity Building for Nonprofits

  • Training

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