Message from the Advisory Board and the Executive Director
Our reason to be is to work so that Brazil turns its natural parks into points of pride for all Brazilians and so that the country has citizens increasingly engaged in the defense of natural, cultural, historical and archaeological wealth, protected by this unmatched estate.
We believe that this dream, necessarily, goes through the modernization and innovation of public management models and the essential participation of civil society. The lack of resources, infrastructure, and visitors, added to the federation's tax situation and the challenges imposed by the legal system of the public sector, generate difficulties for governments to make the proper administration of these spaces.
For Semeia, partnerships between public and private sectors, adopting innovative management models, are a way to overcome the challenges in the parks. It is essential, however, that such partnerships are made ethically, transparent, efficient and democratic. These are crucial pillars to our way of acting and whose importance have an even greater emphasis on the current scenario of the country.
We operate fostering partnerships between the public and private sectors, as well as the generation and dissemination of knowledge. Throughout our history, we developed studies seeking to understand the reality of the parks in Brazil and in the world; brought to the debate the view of the managers of those spaces and the people who live the day-to-day of protected areas and support the education and training of professionals and public managers. In this way, our main challenge has been to show the public and private sectors the immense economic potential that we have in front of us if we work together, in an innovative way, breaking the old paradigms that do not fit in a country that has an obligation to turn their comparative advantages into competitive advantages.
In 2016, with a new executive board, we opened the doors for another phase of Semeia, in which we direct our actions to a more structured and strategic level in order to unlock bottlenecks and help in the construction of market induction mechanisms. We gave an even greater focus to forming partnerships between the public and private sectors. We approach the citizens, including the urban parks in our scope of practice, and reinforce the role of Semeia as a think tank generator and diffuser of knowledge and solutions to the management challenge.
We continue working for a future in which the parks widely serve Brazilians, promoting the health, welfare, education, scientific research, tourism, and leisure. We are blessed by the richest and most beautiful natural heritage on the planet. Let's get to work: this is our invitation to you.
The Advisory Board and the
Executive Director Fernando Pieroni
Helping Governments to take care of the parks
November was marked by Brazilian Parks event, held annually by Semeia. In 2016, the meeting has grown and, for the first time, hosted a full day of lectures and panels. Internationally renowned participants discussed the future of park management and partnerships with the private sector, bringing the prospect of various sectors, like the government, the private sector, NGOs, park users, and managers.
The speech of the Minister of the Environment, José Sarney Filho, who announced the national parks concession plan was highlighted. Peter Kronstrøm, Director of the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies ended the session of lectures presenting the challenges for the future such as strengthening the bond between people and nature.
27% Public sector (including managers)
13% Private sector
WAS THE PUBLIC SATISFACTION AVERAGE
INSERTS IN THE PRESS
José Sarney Filho
Minister for the Environment
Antônio Velloso Carneiro
Secretary of the Environment of the State of São Paulo
Cataratas do Iguaçu S.A.
Cia. Caminho Aéreo Pão de Açúcar
Pedro de Castro da Cunha e Menezes
General Coordinator of Public and Business Use
Director of Articulations
Marcus Aurelius Barcelos
Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs
Partnerships and investments program from the Federal Government
Fábio André Faraco
Pau-Brasil National Park
Luiz Paulo Pinto
Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica
Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, Latin America
Check out the key events in which Semeia was present.
Viva a Mata
SOS Mata Atlântica
Rio de Janeiro / RJ
Workshop on partnerships for training the ICMBio servers
Brasília / DF
PPP Summit 2016
Hiria, PPP Brasil e Radar PPP
São Paulo / SP
Abeta Summit 2016
Três Coroas / RS
In 2016, we strengthened our work together with the press, placing proposals for better park management in the featured media. We seek to lead the cause beyond the environmental world, establishing a dialogue with policy makers from social and economic public policies, as well as with the private sector.
ESTIMATED MEDIA RETURN
Articles published in the press
Economic and financial results
We seek a management that maximizes the results generated by the resources invested in benefit of Semeia’s mission. In this sense, 64% of our budget is devoted to applied projects, focused on fostering partnerships for park management. This amount corresponds to expenses directly related to the projects: consulting, communication, engagement, and studies, as well as the allocation of team hours *.
Personnel costs, corresponding to the staff hours dedicated to the administration of the institution, total 17% of the executed budget. Finally, "Administrative Expenses", which include maintenance of property and real estate, financial expenses, taxes, and fees, represent 19% of our budget. "
* The hours of the Executive Director are allocated as follows among expenditure categories: 60% projects and 40% administrative management.
Added Value Demonstration
Pedro Luiz Barreiros Passos
Lucilene Silva Prado
Guilherme Ruggiero Passos
João Henrique Bueno
Finance and Administration