Mission and goals
Researchers focus on producing knowledge. Partitioners argue direct action is the best way. We believe that knowledge production and action cannot be separated. Just recall what Kurt Lewin said: you cannot understand the system unless you try to change it. We would add: you cannot change the system unless you try to understand it. IFSD believes that innovation occurs only when we are able to integrate processes of research, learning and action.
We are committed to explore, learn, and catalyse new thinking and innovative practice in development, economic management, environmental conservation, and education for the benefit of human communities and the natural environment. We embrace fairness, inclusion and equity as our core philosophy guiding every action and initiative.
Our four strategic goals include: