There is no sustainable, large-scale environmental impact without social impact.

Social impact is the result of individual


and collective awareness, evolution and action.

Kinome means "the eye of the tree" in Japanese

Since 2005, trees have inspired us and brought us practical solutions to improve the daily life of the greatest number of people possible, in the fields of water access and food quality, health, employment, innovation, resilience and adaptation to climate change, and education. More than 2 million people have already benefited from our project worldwide.

Vision

Our challenge:

Kinomé is a Kinomé is a social business (ESUS agreement granted by the French administration) founded in 2005 by Nicolas Métro to respond to the global challenge of deforestation by changing the way humans look at nature and themselves, and by creating new models of human and economic development.

Our vision:

to create a world where every human being, starting with children, is able to realize their full potential through the preservation, restoration and valorization of nature.

Our purpose:

to improve the daily lives of as many people as possible.

Our theory of change:

understand, act and grow by nature.

Our four missions:

Research

To better understand the human potential and the potential of nature, particularly that of the forest

Consulting

Creating strategies with a positive impact on people, the earth and the climate, linked to the realities of the field; measuring and constantly improving these impacts

Projects

Uniting all the stakeholders of a territory or a sector to trigger a systemic change generating positive social and environmental impacts

Education

Empowering as many people as possible to take action

Research

To better understand the human potential and the potential of nature, particularly that of the forest

Consulting

Creating strategies with a positive impact on people, the planet and the climate, linked to the reality on the ground; measuring and constantly improving these impacts

Projects

Federate all the stakeholders of a territory/a value chain to trigger a systemic change generating positive impacts. 

Education

Empowering as many people as possible to take action

Our engineering: Ethical Leadership (ELS)

From the life of local populations to global economic strategy: putting humans and nature at the heart of a new development model

For 18 years, Kinomé has been developing and applying expertise in human evolution and economic development. Kinomé is based on the engineering of Ethical Leadership, a dynamic of evolution and global action created by Edel Gött.

Accessible to all, Ethical Leadership helps us understand human functioning and to work on our “savoir-être,” or soft skills, to make our know-how more efficient. By soft skills, we mean the way we look at ourselves and at others, and the quality of the relationships we build with them. This translates into positive impacts on the concrete daily lives of people in the field, leading to a real paradigm shift for companies, governments, institutions and NGOs.

In concrete terms, all our projects are based on the identification and satisfaction of the 7 fundamental and universal human needs:

to be in good health

to live in balance&
and well-being

to be safe

to be respected

to have access to knowledge

to feel included and to include, not exclude

to be fulfilled and to be able to carry out a quality project

* source Edel Gott

These needs are expressed differently but are found in all territories and cultures, and make it possible to break down silos and create a common ground between all the stakeholders of a project.

Community of experts

Kinomé works with a network of over 200 actors in the sustainable development field to create efficient collaborations in more than 40 countries in Europe, Africa, Madagascar and Latin America. These diversified actors with complementary expertise allow us to co-create a real systemic impact.

Our typology of expert partners:

SCIENTISTS

NGOs

INSTITUTIONS

GROUPS OF ACTORS

EXPERTS

UNIVERSITIES

Some key figures of our impact in 2021:

284,903 lives improved

in concrete situations in terms of basic needs

306 people introduced

to Ethical Leadership and engaged in their life skills

14,891,153 trees valued

to improve people's lives and basic needs

171,674 trees planted

with positive effects on the lives of local communities

We are also part of these networks and collectives:

Our team

Trained in interpersonal skills thanks to Ethical Leadership engineering, our teams place human support at the heart of their strategic and technical expertise in order to be attentive to the needs of the stakeholders of each project they support.

Social entrepreneur since 2005, Nicolas wants to put an end to deforestation and invent new models of human development that respect nature. A graduate of ESSEC, Nicolas is an expert in Ethical Leadership and strategy.
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Nicolas MÉTRO

President and founder

Agroeconomist, Yohann is a specialist in the animation of groups of actors engaged in the respectful sectors of the biodiversity and the human being. He coordinates the Kinomé antenna in Madagascar / OI (Antananarivo).
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Yohann FARE

Director of Sustainable Value Chain

With an agricultural background and a passion for plants, Pascale coordinates Kinomé's Education activity and manages the Forest&Life program. She has at heart to give the young generations the means to act.
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Pascale LEPORTIER

Director of Environmental Education

Agricultural engineer, Sophie coordinates the deployment of Kinomé's consulting activity after public and private actors. She also accompanies the organization and the evolution of the team.
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Sophie GENNEVIEVE

Deployment and human potential Manager 

An agricultural engineer with a passion for current societal and environmental issues, Camille advises organizations to improve their impact and coordinates activities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Camille NAVARETTE

Consulting and Project Manager – Latin America

Aline is an agronomist and advises private and institutional clients on agriculture, climate and biodiversity.
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Aline HOAREAU

Senior Consultant – Sustainable Value Chain

Enthusiastic by nature and committed to working with vulnerable communities, Laure has 10 years of experience coordinating climate change adaptation projects in West Africa. She brings Kinomé her expertise and know-how in agriculture, biodiversity, and climate.
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Laure CHAUVIN

Consultant for agriculture, biodiversity, and climate

An avid scuba diver, Quentin has had experience in various fields of the environment, impact, CSR and marine conservation. After a master's degree in Climate and Biodiversity at ESSEC business school, he joined Kinomé as a private-sector partnership consultant.
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Quentin GRILL

Private Sector Partnership Consultant

Geographer and passionate about tropical ecosystems, Cyrielle coordinates the Mangrove Forest Management project from Senegal to Benin from Guinea Bissau.
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Cyrielle DE SOUZA

Project Manager – Mangroves

Passionate about human encounters, forests and cultures, Bettina contributes to consulting missions on agricultural sectors and social impact assessment.
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Bettina MATHOREL

Junior Consultant – Sustainable value chain

Political scientist specialized in social development and impact studies. Gonzalo accompanies you on sustainable development issues and value chain analysis from Bogota.
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Gonzalo DUARTE

Consultant – Latin America

Trained as an engineer and passionate about environmental and sustainable development awareness and animation, Marie leads and coordinates Kinomé's Forest&Life program.
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Marie LORIO

Project Manager – Forest&Life Educational Program

Expert in biodiversity and adaptation, Eli develops key tools for decision-makers and grassroots actors to build human and natural resilience to climate change.
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Komla ELIKPLIM ABOTSI

Senior Consultant – Climate and Biodiversity

Camille is a development economist based in Togo. She participates in Kinomé's consulting missions and in the coordination of projects in the field.
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Camille SACHOT

Consultant Economist 

Web and editorial communication manager, passionate about sharing and digital, Mame Diarra is in charge of communication projects at Kinomé and press relations.
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Mame Diarra THIOUNE

Communication and PR Project Manager

Trained at the Institut d'Etude du développement de la Sorbonne (IEDES), Maïlys participates in the deployment of the consulting activity with institutional actors.
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Maïlys RENARD ​

Institutional Development Officer

Engineer in Water and Forests, Mamy leads actions of biodiversity conservation or forest restoration coupled with human development and education and carries out project evaluations.
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Mamy RAZAFINDRAKOTO

Biodiversity Consultant, environmental education – Madagascar and Indian Ocean

Tahina is an expert in the development of sustainable value chains and rural entrepreneurship, and assists organizations and individuals in the development of agricultural and agroforestry projects.
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Tahina RABEMASOANDRO

Institutional and Private Development Consultant – Madagascar and Indian Ocean

Ravaka is a food engineer and is in charge of the KOBABY project, a fund designed to support initiatives led by protected area managers and market players.
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Ravaka ANDRIAMIFIDY

KOBABY Project Facilitator – Madagascar

Nambinina MIHAJAMANANA

Technician-Animator Moringa South – Madagascar

Denis RAZAFINDRAMANANA

Technician-Animator Moringa sector North – Madagascar

Adrien LE CORNU

Moringa Project Manager – Togo

Scientific Committee

Kinomé is surrounded by a scientific committee chaired by Cindy Morris – Research Director at INRA with the support of Nathalie de Noblet and Véronique Chabernaud. This committee allows us to refine our expertise in areas such as climate, nutrition or education and to enrich current scientific models with concrete data from our field projects. The scientific committee guides our actions in order to rigorously monitor the impacts generated while optimizing them.

Cindy MORRIS

Director of Research at INRA

Nathalie DE NOBLET

CEA Research Director

Véronique CHABERNAUD

CEO of Créer la Vitalité and doctor

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Chef.fe de projet Moringa

Contrat Long Terme | Mars 2024 | Togo

Oficial de Proyectos

Tiempo completo | Febrero 2024 | Bogotá