Synergos is a global nonprofit organization that brings people together to solve complex problems of poverty.
We work on issues such as health, nutrition, agriculture, and youth employment – creating opportunities for individuals and communities to thrive.
Systemic change requires collaboration. Solutions to poverty are often built in silos – and therefore fail. Governments, civil society, nongovernmental organizations, corporations, marginalized communities, and other participants in systemic change must work together – not in silos – to achieve long-term solutions to poverty around the world.
Our advantage is an approach that builds trust among partners so they can create solutions together, rather than imposing top-down solutions. This approach uses four elements that increase individual and collective effectiveness to address complex problems – resulting in solutions that stick (learn more).
Our major partnerships are improving:
- education in Brazil
- agriculture in Ethiopia and Nigeria
- maternal and child health and nutrition in Namibia
- lives of children and youth in South Africa
- social development, education, and employment in Mexico.
We also recently concluded a partnership that improved child nutrition and girls’ empowerment in India.
In addition, Synergos Consulting Services offers similar support to businesses seeking to increase their social impact.
Synergos also works with networks of individual leaders around the world, helping increase their impact as changemakers. Our networks include:
- Synergos Senior Fellows
- Global Philanthropists Circle
- social entrepreneurs in the Arab World
- LINC network of professionals working to improve the lives of children in South Africa.
Over the course of more than 25 years, Synergos has supported innovative initiatives in more than 30 countries and regions.
Synergos was founded in 1986 by Peggy Dulany, who serves as our Chair, and is headed by Don Mohanlal, President and Chief Executive Officer. We have staff and representatives in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
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