As INTO looks forward to its next decade, its leaders are even more convinced of the value of global co-operation. Conservation is not something that can be neatly parcelled into discrete national packages and the preservation of our built, cultural and natural heritage depends on collaboration. INTO’s new business plan builds on the notion of family and introduces new resources to facilitate exchange, growth and development as well as an ambitious new plan to improve connectivity across the National Trust network.
In the 2018-2020 period, INTO will build on its successful track record of transferring knowledge and expertise from more established Trusts to the smaller, younger ones. This means an increase in staffing at the INTO Secretariat and a ‘war chest’ of funding and other support to call upon through a new technical assistance programme, TAP-INTO.
Initially funded by grants and mobilising the expertise of INTO’s larger members, TAP-INTO will enable new National Trusts to form as quickly as possible and help get the smallest Trusts properly established with fantastic processes, resources and governance.
As the only organisation representing the interests of the National Trust movement at the global level INTO will develop its capacity, tools and platforms for speaking out on issues of common concern.
INTO’s mission is to ‘promote the conservation and enhancement of the natural and cultural heritage of all nations for the benefit of the people of the world’. Over the 2018-2020 period, INTO will draw on the combined experience, talents and resources of the worldwide National Trust movement and its global partners and supporters to take further strides towards achieving this outcome.
We look forward to working with you all to achieve this vision!