Faced with increasingly complex global events, such as poverty and inequality, health emergencies, political instability and the climate and migration crisis, we have chosen to extend the scope of our development initiatives going beyond the boundary of our operational areas, by building alliances with leading internationally recognised partners in the area. This joint action and sharing of know-how can contribute to improving the living conditions of people in the countries where we are present, in line with the United Nations' 2030 Agenda, country level plans and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
It is an enormous challenge that requires everyone's support: governments, international organisations, the private sector, investment funds, universities, research centres and civil society organisations – including the faith based organisations sector – that know the area and understand the fragility and primary needs of the people in the places where we operate. This is where the value lies and therefore there is a need to identify partners capable of guaranteeing longevity to activities.
Enrico Mattei's instinct and Eni's “vocation” to support the growth of communities and people, our dual flag approach, is more relevant than ever in this historical moment, a fertile ground for acting in accordance to the role that the international community, with growing awareness, is attributing to the private sector.