Who are we ?
The Donors’ Initiative for Mediterranean Freshwater Ecosystems (DIMFE) is dedicated to conserving and restoring freshwater ecosystems in the Mediterranean. DIMFE was created in 2021 by three founding members active in the Mediterranean and the Balkans : the Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation, the MAVA Foundation and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
About the Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation
The Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation was established by the Danish master carpenter Aage V. Jensen, whose deep interest and concern about our natural world, wild animals and birds, is today reflected in the Foundation’s primary objectives: Nature conservation and wildlife protection with a special focus on Denmark and Greenland however also supporting nature projects in the Balkans, Africa and South America. The Foundation’s emphasis is on collaboration and developing comprehensive communication programmes that highlight the importance of protecting endangered wildlife and natural habitats to the public.
"This is the first time that the Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation teams up with fellow donor organizations in this way to work together toward a common goal. This type of structured coordination among donors seems to be the best way to ensure maximum impact from our funding." Mette Skov, President of the Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation
About the MAVA Foundation
MAVA is a Swiss family foundation. Its mission is to conserve biodiversity for the benefit of people and nature by funding, mobilising and strengthening its partners and the conservation community. The Foundation promotes the protection of nature, the sustainable management of natural resources, and the shift towards a global sustainable economy. Geographically, it focuses on the Mediterranean, coastal West Africa and Switzerland.
"Freshwater ecosystems are essential to our health and survival, but they are critically underfunded. Freshwater ecosystems have been among MAVA’s priority topics for the past 27 years, and actions to preserve them are part of MAVA's legacy." Lynda Mansson, General Director of the MAVA Foundation.
About the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
In June 2006, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco decided to establish his Foundation to address our planet's alarming environmental situation. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale. The Foundation supports initiatives of public and private organizations, in the fields of research and studies, technological innovation and socially-aware practices.
"Water resource management is one of three priority areas of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. We are delighted to partner with MAVA and the Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation to maximize our efforts to protect and restore these precious resources." Olivier Wenden, Vice President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation